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Sakai Quick Start

Mon, August 29, 2016
 — 3:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This workshop is designed to give Duke faculty and staff preparing to use Sakai the knowledge necessary to create and manage a course or project site. During the session, we will provide an overview of Sakai basics, including the most commonly used tools and how to navigage the settings of a site.

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New Features in Sakai 11

Wed, August 31, 2016
 — 2:30 PM
Bostock 039
West Campus

This demonstration workshop will cover all new features in Sakai 11 including the new responsive user interface, the redesigned Sites area, and an overview of the new features in the Gradebook, Lessons, and Tests & Quizzes tools.

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Exhibit Open House

Thu, September 1, 2016
 — 3:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

You are all cordially invited to attend an open house to meet the curators and tour the new exhibition The Common Ground We Meet Upon:Music Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, September 1, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Biddle Rare Book Room. Light refreshments will be served in the Holsti room nearby. All are welcome.

If you can’t make it-please come another time to visit the exhibition during the regularly scheduled hours from 9-5 Monday-Friday, from August 1-November 1, 2016.

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Assessments in Sakai 11

Tue, September 6, 2016
 — 2:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Come to this workshop to learn how to use Tests & Quizzes and the Gradebook in Sakai 11. The session will cover using the new Gradebook interface, navigating the redesigned settings area for Tests & Quizzes in addition to a new question type and delivery options for assessments.

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Learn IT@ Lunch: Dinosaurs in the Classroom? With Augmented Reality, Yes

Wed, September 7, 2016
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

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Lessons Tool in Sakai 11

Thu, September 8, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

The Lessons tool allows an instructor to organize their course in a modular format to guide their students through learning tasks. It creates structured pages that pull content and functionality from other tools and organizes them as a series of sequential tasks. This session will focus on how to use the Lessons tool including new features such as the page layout option.

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Open Refine: Data Cleaning, Faceting, and Transformations (DVS Workshop Series)

Fri, September 9, 2016
 — 9:30 AM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

OpenRefine is a data wrangling tool used to explore raw or messy data, clean it, transform it, and extend it. In this workshop you will explore data without becoming a programmer, easily find patterns and facets, detect and clean inconsistencies, and exert the power of a data engineer without learning C++ or Python. OpenRefine supports both entry-level and advanced data structure problems. It is an intuitive and powerful tool for normalizing data. Beginners are welcome! No previous experience working with data is required for this workshop.

Please note: Laptops are required for this course.

Questions about this event? Email askdata@duke.edu.

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Sakai Quick Start

Mon, September 12, 2016
 — 2:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This workshop is designed to give Duke faculty and staff preparing to use Sakai the knowledge necessary to create and manage a course or project site. During the session, we will provide an overview of Sakai basics, including the most commonly used tools and how to navigage the settings of a site.

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Intro to R: Data Transformations, Analysis, and Data Structures (DVS Workshop Series)

Tue, September 13, 2016
 — 1:30 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

A gentle introduction to the basics of the R statistical programming language using the RStudio development environment. Learn about managing your R projects, data types, variable assignments, data cleaning and visualization. No previous experience required.

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Introduction to ArcGIS (DVS Workshop Series)

Wed, September 14, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Do you want to find out how geographic information (GIS) software can aid your research? This class will provide an overview of how ArcGIS software can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, as well as discuss ways for managing your GIS project. Examples will focus on social science “feature” or “vector” data, but attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own needs and will be welcome to make one-on-one appointments later for more focused instruction. Questions? askdata@duke.edu

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Assessments in Sakai 11

Wed, September 14, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Come to this workshop to learn how to use Tests & Quizzes and the Gradebook in Sakai 11. The session will cover using the new Gradebook interface, navigating the redesigned settings area for Tests & Quizzes in addition to a new question type and delivery options for assessments.

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Save the date: Jean Kilbourne Lecture

Thu, September 15, 2016
 — 3:30 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

As part of the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History's 25thanniversary celebration, the Sallie Bingham Center is co-sponsoring a program with notedfeminist anti-advertising activist, Dr. Jean Kilbourne. More details forthcoming.

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Data Visualization with Excel (DVS Workshop Series)

Mon, September 19, 2016
 — 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

For many basic charts and graphs, Excel is one of the easiest ways to create a data visualization. Figuring out how to get Excel to produce exactly the chart you want, however, can be a bit of a headache. In this workshop, we will learn how to create and modify many different charts within Excel, in addition to learning how PivotTables can help arrange the data in the best way for the chart we want. We will also cover how to get the best results when taking charts out of Excel and putting them into documents, presentations, and other programs.

Questions about this event? askdata@duke.edu

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New Features in Sakai 11

Mon, September 19, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This demonstration workshop will cover all new features in Sakai 11 including the new responsive user interface, the redesigned Sites area, and an overview of the new features in the Gradebook, Lessons, and Tests & Quizzes tools.

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How I Write: The Versatile Scholar, Writing Beyond the Academy

Tue, September 20, 2016
 — 11:15 AM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

How can research in the humanities and social sciences make a difference, both inside and outside the university? How can PhD students use their skills and experience to write for different audiences? Join us for a panel discussion with Jacqueline Looney, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity; Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies; andEladio Bobadilla,PhD candidate in history. They'll discuss their writing lives, the challenges and opportunities of writing outside the academy, and why writing matters.

This conversation is co-sponsored by the Faculty Write Program, The Graduate School, Duke University Librariesand the Forum for Scholars and Publics and is part of theHow I Writeseries at Duke.

Light lunch served at 11:15. Please RSVPhere.

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Designing Academic Figures and Posters (DVS Workshop Series)

Tue, September 20, 2016
 — 1:30 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Figures and other forms of visual representation can have a huge impact on the communication of research to a broader audience. A well designed figure can summarize research, captivate audience interest, and/or explain complicated phenomena and processes. Likewise, becoming familiar with good strategies for poster design allows researchers to take full advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues and promote their own research. This workshop will cover basic considerations for designing effective academic figures and posters, including use of color, layout, fonts/typography, and software choices.

Questions about this event? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Introduction to Stata (DVS Workshop Series)

Wed, September 21, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Introduction to Stata focuses on core concepts necessary for using Stata in a research setting. This workshop provides a hands on overview of how to load, manage, manipulate, and analyze data. The workshop will also include a brief introduction to Stata graphics as well.Prerequisites: Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and working with data.

Questions about this event? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Regular Expressions: Matching Patterns in Your Data (DVS Workshop Series)

Mon, September 26, 2016
 — 11:00 AM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Learn to use regular expressions as a powerful method for finding patterns in text and data. For example: find all words ending in "ing"; all words which begin with a capital letter; all telephone area codes that begin with either the number 7 or 8; all email addresses which contain "duke.edu". We’ll use RegExr.com to help you leverage the text mining and transformation capabilities inherent in many applications and programming languages. Beginners are welcome.

Please note: Laptops are required for this course.

Questions about this workshop? Email: askdata@duke.edu

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Web Scraping: Gathering data, parsing, APIs, and Twitter (DVS Workshop Series)

Tue, September 27, 2016
 — 10:00 AM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

This hands-on workshop will enable participants to

  • Build a data corpus of congressional press releases

  • Interact with a hands-on introduction to HTML parsing
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Participants will receive a briefing/introduction to

  1. Application Programming Interface (API) concepts
  2. JSON data format
  3. HTML tagging and parsing
  4. Overview of automation techniques related to social media data gathering

Please note: Laptops are required for this course.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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New Features in Sakai 11

Tue, September 27, 2016
 — 11:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This demonstration workshop will cover all new features in Sakai 11 including the new responsive user interface, the redesigned Sites area, and an overview of the new features in the Gradebook, Lessons, and Tests & Quizzes tools.

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Making Data Visual (DVS Workshop Series)

Thu, September 29, 2016
 — 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

The process of making data visual can be nuanced and iterative. Sometimes we start a project with a very specific idea of the kind of visualization we want, but other times we may not be sure what will work best. This workshop will address three important aspects of making data visual: identifying the goal of your visualization, identifying the audience of your visualization, and understanding the pros and cons of different types of visualizations. This workshop will focus not on any specific software application, but instead will focus on helping attendees develop instincts for what kinds of visualizations match well with particular datasets, goals, and audiences. The emphasis for this workshop will be on standard visualization types, like bar charts and scatter plots, rather than non-traditional visualizations or graphics.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Improve your course with mid-semester feedback

Thu, September 29, 2016
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 024
West Campus
Students can help you improve your teaching. In this workshop, we will consider several different ways of gathering actionable feedback from students at mid-semester using surveys, Small Group Instructional Feedback and focus groups. Participants will be able to select a method for gathering student opinions and will learn how to most effectively use this feedback to improve their course.

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Introduction to QGIS (DVS Workshop Series)

Thu, September 29, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Looking for an open source desktop application for Geographic Information System (GIS)? QGIS Desktop is one alternative to using other mapping applications that can be costly and QGIS runs of multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix, and Linux. In this introductory workshop we will discuss the benefits of using QGIS, introduce basic mapping concepts, and demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Advanced Tableau - Data Structures (DVS Workshop Series)

Wed, October 5, 2016
 — 1:30 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This workshop will focus on the challenges of using different types and structures of data in Tableau. We will learn how to clean and organize various data sources for Tableau, how to join and blend data to combine datasets, and how to design visualizations when datasets have been joined or blended.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Graphic Design for Conceptual Diagrams (DVS Workshop Series)

Fri, October 7, 2016
 — 9:30 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Well-designed diagrams aren’t just pretty; they convey information effectively by working in concert with human perception. The problem is that effective graphic design isn’t intuitive – it takes some training that not many of us have had. The good news is that with a bit of guidance, we can quickly make large improvements in what we produce and recognize how to improve what we’ve created in the past. In this workshop you will learn a few core principles of good graphic design, some common visual metaphors for conveying your ideas, and practice visual brainstorming for more creative communication. There are no prerequisites, but you may want to compliment this workshop by taking the Adobe Illustrator workshop the following week!

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker: Carlos Sandoval | Reception & Public Conversation

Wed, October 12, 2016
 — 5:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library is proud to welcome Carlos Sandoval as the fourth Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker.

Sandoval will engage in a public conversation with Dr. Diamonstein-Spielvogel on his career and work in the Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room on October 12. Refreshments available at 5:00. The conversation will begin promptly at 5:30pm.

Event is free and open to the public.

More information: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/documentaryarts/news

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Introduction to ArcGIS (DVS Workshop Series)

Thu, October 13, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Do you want to find out how geographic information (GIS) software can aid your research? This class will provide an overview of how ArcGIS software can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, as well as discuss ways for managing your GIS project. Examples will focus on social science “feature” or “vector” data, but attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own needs and will be welcome to make one-on-one appointments later for more focused instruction.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Book Talk: Eric Fair, Author of "Consequence: A Memoir" (2016)

Thu, October 13, 2016
 — 4:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Eric Fair, an Army veteran, served as an interrogator in Iraq working as a military contractor. He was stationed at the Abu Ghraib prison and in Fallujah in 2004. In his new memoir, Consequence (Henry Holt & Co., 2016), Fair writes about feeling haunted by what he did, what he saw, and what he heard in Iraq, from the beating of prisoners to witnessing the use of sleep deprivation, stress positions, diet manipulation, isolation, and other so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

In this talk, Fair will discuss the fallout from that experience, from a war-strained marriage and a heart transplant to the moral struggle of speaking out publicly against his country’s use of torture on prisoners.

Free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

Sponsored by the Duke University Libraries, Duke Human Rights Center@the Franklin Humanities Institute, Forum for Scholars and Publics, and Duke Chapel.

More about Eric Fair

For more information, contact:

Aaron Welborn, Director of Communications


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Adobe Illustrator for Diagrams and Visualizations (DVS Workshop Series)

Fri, October 14, 2016
 — 9:30 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

In this workshop you will learn the basics of using Adobe Illustrator, the professional standard in vector graphics software for creating conceptual diagrams, infographics, and for fine-tuning charts and graphs. Many people avoid using it because of its steep learning curve, but you will see that it is quite easy to combine simple shapes to create interesting and clear diagrams, and to give all your work that professional edge. There are no prerequisites, but consider complimenting this with Graphic Design for Conceptual Diagrams, given the previous week!

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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ArcGIS Online (DVS Workshop Series)

Mon, October 17, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

ArcGIS Online is an online mapping application that can be used in conjunction with ArcGIS for Desktop or independently of ArcGIS for Desktop Users can create web maps, store and share spatial data online, and create presentations in ArcGIS Online. In this workshop we will focus primarily on creating a Story Map within ArcOnline. Through the process of creating a Story Map we will talk about ArcGIS Online accounts, add various types of data, and create maps that can be used in Story Maps. This workshop is intended for those who have no GIS experience.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Introduction to Stata (DVS Workshop Series)

Tue, October 18, 2016
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Introduction toStatafocuses on core concepts necessary for usingStatain a research setting. This workshop provides a hands on overview of how to load, manage, manipulate, and analyze data. The workshop will also include a brief introduction toStatagraphics as well.Prerequisites: Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and working with data.

Questions about this event? Emailaskdata@duke.edu

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Visualizing Qualitative Data (DVS Workshop Series)

Wed, October 19, 2016
 — 1:30 PM
Perkins 217
West Campus

So many of the tools that have been developed for data visualization focus on data that are in spreadsheet format, especially data that are number-heavy. For qualitative research, numerical data may not be the primary focus, or the numerical data may be difficult to visualize for other reasons. This workshop will explore some of the complications of trying to visualize qualitative data, walking through examples of different types of qualitative data projects and the visualizations that have been produced from those projects. The workshop will include recommendations for tools that may be useful, but we will focus more on the process of finding the visual elements of a qualitative data project than on a specific software application.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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Visualizing Basic Survey Data in Tableau - Likert Scales (DVS Workshop Series)

Thu, November 10, 2016
 — 1:30 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement with this statement, “I would like to produce better visualizations of simple survey data.” Do you strongly disagree, disagree, feel neutral, agree, or strongly agree? If you answered one of the two latter choices, you should attend this workshop where you will learn the basics of data preparation and visualization of Likert scale data in Tableau. You do not have to already know how to use Tableau to attend.

Questions about this workshop? Email askdata@duke.edu

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