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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, March 27, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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Data Analysis with Python (DataFest Workshop Series)

Tue, March 28, 2017
 — 6:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Instructors:TBA -MaxPoint
Description:This will be a hands-on class focused on performing data analysis with Python. We’ll help participants set-up their Jupyter Notebook development environment, cover the basic functions for reading and manipulating data, show examples of common statistical models and useful packages and show some of the python visualization tools.

‚ÄčInterested in learning more about DataFest @ Duke? https://www2.stat.duke.edu/datafest/

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Data Management Tools: The Dataverse Project

Wed, March 29, 2017
 — 1:00 PM
Perkins 217
West Campus

The Dataverse is an open source repository software platform for sharing, preserving, citing, discovering, exploring, and analyzing research data. This workshop will provide an overview of the Dataverse Project and demonstrate how the Dataverse can be used to discover research data and manage and share data in compliance with best practices.

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Machine Learning (DataFest Workshop Series)

Wed, March 29, 2017
 — 6:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Instructor:Liz Lorenzi and Isaac Levine - Duke StatSci
Description:This session will demonstrate a few machine learning algorithms. Some background in R is recommended. If you are not familiar with R, make sure to first attend the first R workshop in the series.

‚ÄčInterested in learning more about DataFest @ Duke? https://www2.stat.duke.edu/datafest/

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"Sharing Our Stories" reception for Veteran Feminists of America Conference

Thu, March 30, 2017
 — 4:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

The SallieBingham Center for Women's History and Culturewill present a display of materials from the Veteran Feminists of Americarecords as well as the papers of Southern feminists and will offer tours of the Rubenstein Library spaces. This part of the program is free and open to the public (registration not required).

This event is part of the program for "Sharing Our Stories: The Second Wave Feminist Movement" hosted by Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) on March31, 2017. at theHilton Durham Hotel, 3800 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC.Registration required

The VFA will present a conference including a keynote lecture and panel discussions between Second Wave activists and historians who are studying the women’s movement.. Featured speakers include Dr. Nancy MacLean (Duke, History Department), Mandy Carter (National Black Justice Coalition), and others.

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Working with large data (DataFest Workshop Series)

Thu, March 30, 2017
 — 6:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Instructor:Colin Rundel - Duke StatSci
Description:This session will demonstrate tips and tools for working with large data. Some background in R is recommended. If you are not familiar with R, make sure to first attend the first R workshop in the series.

‚ÄčInterested in learning more about DataFest @ Duke? https://www2.stat.duke.edu/datafest/

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Edible Book Festival

Fri, March 31, 2017
 — 1:00 PM
Perkins 217
West Campus

Welcome to the annual Edible Book Festival sponsored by the Duke University Libraries Center for Instructional Technology. The International Edible Book Festival is on or about April 1st every year. Since 1999, bookbinders and bibliophiles have been creating books made of edible materials for everyone to enjoy. Please stop by Perkins 217 anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 to view the edible art and vote for you favorites. This is also a book drive for Book Harvest.

To submit a entry:

  • Deliver your entry to Perkins 217 no later than 12:00 PM on March 31, 2017 if you wish to compete
  • We have one rule only: Make edible art that has something to do with books as shapes or content.
  • Visit the international website for inspiration.
  • Questions? Email Kim Manturuk. kim.manturuk@duke.edu


Our festivities include:


• Edible Book Festival entries
• Voting on favorite entries
• Prizes for the winner of each category
• Donation drive to collect gently-used children's books for Book Harvest.


Prize categories:


• Best In Show
• Best Student Entry (K-college)
• Least Edible
• Most Edible
• Punniest

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A History of Photography (in 90 minutes)

Fri, March 31, 2017
 — 2:00 PM
Rubenstein 150
West Campus

A crash course in the history of photography from daguerreotypes to digital files. Participants will learn about photographic technology, formats, artists, and movements through the Rubenstein Library’s extensive collection of photographs.The workshop will be taught by Lisa McCarty, Curator of the Rubenstein Library’sArchive of Documentary Arts.

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From Fake News to Clickbait: Teaching Students to Evaluate Online Information

Mon, April 3, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Perkins 217
West Campus

A recent Stanford study concluded that most students lack the critical skills to evaluate different kinds of online information. In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss recent research about students’ online reasoning skills, identify specific skill gaps among Duke students, and suggest lessons and activities that can be incorporated into the classroom.

Details: Monday, April 3rd, 12-1:30 PM, Perkins 217

*Register here*. Please bring a device or laptop to the session. Lunch will be provided.

Presenters:

  • Susan Thananopavarn, Ph.D., Associate Director of Outreach, Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program, Duke University
  • Hannah Rozear, Linda Daniel, and Jennifer Willis, Research & Instructional Services Librarians, Duke University

This workshop is part of the Graduate School'sTeaching Ideas series.

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, April 3, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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Promises & Pitfalls of Social Media as a Primary Source in Research

Wed, April 5, 2017
 — 3:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

From hashtag activism to public policy unfolding on Twitter, social media is trending as an important data source for our understanding of today’s socio-political atmosphere. In what ways can social media data provide researchers with a glimpse into social behaviors and human interactions? How are researchers harnessing, analyzing, and making sense of social media data? What are the ethical considerations of capturing and using this data?

Join us as Dr. Negar Mottahedeh and Dr. Daniel Vallero discuss the role of social media as a source for their own research, as well as the limitations and ethical considerations at play.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Kate Zambreno: Book of Mutter (Reading)

Thu, April 6, 2017
 — 5:00 PM
Other (see event description)
East Campus

Location: Pink Parlor, East Duke Building

Author Kate Zambreno will read from her new publication Book of Mutter. From the MIT Press website: “Composed over thirteen years, Kate Zambreno’s Book of Mutter is a tender and disquieting meditation on the ability of writing, photography, and memory to embrace shadows while in the throes—and dead calm—of grief.” Kate Zambreno is the author of two novels, O Fallen Angel and Green Girl. She is also the author of the work Heroines (Semiotext(e)). She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College. Co-sponsored by the English Department, Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

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Images for Scholarship: Copyright and Discovery

Fri, April 7, 2017
 — 1:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

An RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) course option pointed toward social science and humanities graduate students and faculty on how to A) find high-quality research images, B) determine authenticity, C) determine ownership and D) conclude copyright. The hands-on session will be lead by David Hansen, J.D., Duke's scholarly communication officer, and Lee Sorensen, Duke Library'sVisual Studies subject specialist. Half the time will be allotted to online experimentation and participant discussion of specific copyright situations. All attendees should bring a laptop.

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, April 10, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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Technology, Hope, and Motherhood: What We Can Learn from the History of the Infant Incubator

Tue, April 11, 2017
 — 5:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Jeff Baker, M.D., Ph.D. will present Technology, Hope, and Motherhood: What We Can Learn from the History of the Infant Incubator. At the turn of the last century, a new medical invention known as the infant incubator captured the imagination of physicians and the public. The device became a public sensation and appeared in settings ranging from hospitals to world fairs midway side-shows (complete with live infants). But in the process it set off a great controversy regarding whether so-called premature and weak infants should be rescued in the first place, and whether their care should be entrusted to mothers, physicians, or scientifically-trained nurses.

Dr. Baker is the Director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at Duke University. He is the author of The machine in the nursery : incubator technology and the origins of newborn intensive care and a world renowned authority on the history of the infant incubator.

Sponsored by the History of Medicine Collections in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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DUL Low-Maintenance Book Club Meeting

Tue, April 11, 2017
 — 6:00 PM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Our next book club will be onApril 11that 6:00pmin The Edge Workshop Room. In honor ofNational Poetry Monthwe will be readingCitizen: An American Lyricby Claudia Rankine. We will be reading the following selections:

"I" (pages 5-18)

"V" (pages 69-79)

"VII" (pages 139-161))

You can find several copies of this collectionatour libraries. Durham County Library also hascopies.

Register for this discussionhere.

The Low Maintenance Book Club provides space for members of the Duke community to connect over reading. Realizing how busy people are (and how much reading you probably have to do for classwork and research), we focus on quick reads. We will read textslike short stories, graphic novels, interesting short essays, poetry, etc. We hope you will join us for some fun and thought provoking conversations!

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Data Management and Grants: Complying with Mandates

Wed, April 12, 2017
 — 10:00 AM
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Today, researchers are increasingly faced with requirements from both federal and private funders to share, archive, and plan for the management of their data. This trend began in 2003 when NIH released their data sharing policy and in 2011 the NSF began requiring that all grant proposals include a two-page Data Management Plan (or DMP). Then in 2013 an Office of Science and Technology Policy Memo directed all federal agencies with over $100 million in annual funding to develop plans to make research products, including data, openly accessible. This workshop will provide an overview of funding agencies’ DMP requirements, the primary components of data management plans, and suggestions for integrating data management updates into grant reporting. Attendees will also learn about tools and resources that can help them write a DMP that complies with funder mandates. A portion of this workshop will include a hands-on data management plan exercise.

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PebblePad Introductory Training

Fri, April 14, 2017
 — 10:00 AM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

PebblePad is Duke's new ePortoflio tool. We will walk you through creating your first portfolio items in PebblePad, plus how to create assignments for students (or others) to complete. In addition, we will explore the reasons to utilize PebblePad for reflection and for student stories of learning. You can either bring a laptop or use a lab computer.

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, April 17, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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Re-Imagining: Revisited and Revived

Tue, April 18, 2017
 — 4:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Distinguished historian Dr. Sara M. Evans, WC’ 66, will provide a history of the Re-Imagining Movement nearly 25 years after 2000+ theologians, clergy, and laity assembled at the first Re-Imagining conference to address injustices to women and promote equal partnership with men at all levels of religious life. Reception to follow.

Co-Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Office of Religious Life, Duke University Chapel, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University.

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Re-Imagining: Revisited and Revived

Wed, April 19, 2017
 — 12:00 AM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

Distinguished historian Dr. Sara M. Evans, WC’ 66, and feminist theologian Dr. SherryJordonwill facilitate a conversation on the future of the Re-Imagining Movement, nearly 25 years after 2000+ theologians, clergy, and laity assembled at the first Re-Imagining conference to address injustices to women and promote equal partnership with men at all levels of religious life.

Location:Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chemistry Building 011)

Light lunch will be served beginning at 11:45am.

Co-Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Office of Religious Life, Duke University Chapel, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University.

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New Directions in Instructional Design: Keeping Pace in a Time of Rapid Change

Wed, April 19, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 024
West Campus

Wednesday 4/19/2017 and Thursday 4/20/2017
12:00 - 3:30 pm each day (attend all or part of either or both days)
Bostock 024

This ELI Focus Session is an interactive virtual conference across two days, featuring live web-based presentations, participant discussions, and activities supporting the theme: "New Directions in Instructional Design." See the full event schedule here.

Instructional design has emerged as the key resource for fueling change and innovation in teaching and learning. This new importance brings with it significant challenges, as instructional design must keep pace with—if not remain a step or two ahead of—the new directions and opportunities to support learners:

  • What new organizational models and practices do instructional design teams need to adopt?
  • How can instructional designers best make use of the increasing amount of learning data that is available?
  • What kinds of evidence-based practices make the most sense for instructional designers?
  • What are some professional development approaches that provide structure for instructional designers to share their mutual areas of expertise, while focusing on key areas of professional growth?

This online event will bring together a variety of teaching and learning professionals to explore successful models for leadership in teaching and learning. The session will be valuable for:

  • Learning technologists and instructional designers
  • Campus teaching and learning center directors and staff
  • Faculty members and instructors
  • Senior teaching and learning administrators (e.g., deans, provost office staff)
  • Librarians

Join CIT staff in our meeting room for one or both days,to view the sessions and engage in discussion with Duke colleagues and those from other institutions. Please register if you plan to attend.

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New Directions in Instructional Design: Keeping Pace in a Time of Rapid Change

Thu, April 20, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 024
West Campus

Wednesday 4/19/2017 and Thursday 4/20/2017
12:00 - 3:30 pm each day (attend all or part of either or both days)
Bostock 024

This ELI Focus Session is an interactive virtual conference across two days, featuring live web-based presentations, participant discussions, and activities supporting the theme: "New Directions in Instructional Design." See the full event schedule here.

Instructional design has emerged as the key resource for fueling change and innovation in teaching and learning. This new importance brings with it significant challenges, as instructional design must keep pace with—if not remain a step or two ahead of—the new directions and opportunities to support learners:

  • What new organizational models and practices do instructional design teams need to adopt?
  • How can instructional designers best make use of the increasing amount of learning data that is available?
  • What kinds of evidence-based practices make the most sense for instructional designers?
  • What are some professional development approaches that provide structure for instructional designers to share their mutual areas of expertise, while focusing on key areas of professional growth?

This online event will bring together a variety of teaching and learning professionals to explore successful models for leadership in teaching and learning. The session will be valuable for:

  • Learning technologists and instructional designers
  • Campus teaching and learning center directors and staff
  • Faculty members and instructors
  • Senior teaching and learning administrators (e.g., deans, provost office staff)
  • Librarians

Join CIT staff in our meeting room for one or both days,to view the sessions and engage in discussion with Duke colleagues and those from other institutions. Please register if you plan to attend.

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Guantanamo and the Trump Presidency: Peter Honigsberg, Witness to Guantanamo Project

Thu, April 20, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Other (see event description)
West Campus

President Donald Trump had said that he would “load [Guantanamo] up with some bad dudes.”He also said that he would be willing to bring American citizens to Guantanamo for trial, although current law forbids the trial of Americans in Guantanamo. What does the future hold for the current 41 prisoners at Guantanamo, and could the Trump Administration transfer other alleged terrorists to Guantanamo?

The Witness to Guantanamo Project is the world’s most comprehensive collection of filmed stories about the prison camps at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. Join Peter Honigsberg, founder and director, for a special lunchtime discussion. Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Location: Forum for Scholars and Publics, 011 Old Chem Building

Sponsored by theHuman Rights Archivein the Rubenstein Library and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

More about the Witness to Guantanamo Project:

witnesstoguantanamo.com

For more information, contact:

Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist


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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, April 24, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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Duke PebblePad Showcase

Thu, April 27, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room), Rubenstein 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
West Campus

To mark the end of the pilot year of PebblePad, please join the early adopters to learn about their use of portfolio materials. This will include examples of student reflections and portfolios, the implementation of portfolios for departmental assessment, and examples of instructor assignments developed. Lunch will be served.

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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, May 1, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, May 8, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, May 15, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Mon, May 22, 2017
 — 12:00 PM
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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