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The Durham County Library will have a registration table in Perkins Library on West Campus, in the lobby in front of the entrance to the Perk Cafe (Von Der Heyden Pavilion).

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CDVS Workshop: Dashboards, slides, and R Markdown

THIS WORKSHOP WILL NOW BE HELD VIRTUALLY. A ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT TO REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS. Explore the variety of reports that can be generated with R. Learn to compose dashboards while easily implementing the inherent interactivity of HTMLWidgets orchestrated through R and RStudio. Flexible and reproducible reports are easily produced using literate programming techniques. The R/RStudio/Tidyverse suite enables you to render your analysis into a wide variety of elegant reports. Simplicity is a key factor.

Open Session with Architects of the Lilly Library Renovation

As you might have heard, Lilly Library is scheduled to be renovated and expanded over the next two years, starting in summer 2020. Construction is expected to last two years.

Curious to know more about the Lilly Project? We'll be hosting a public open session with architects from the firm Dewing Schmid Kearns, who will share previews of the building plans and renderings, walk you through the changes in store, and answer your questions.

Our World: Three Inflection Points ... and what to do about them

Geoffrey Garrett is returning to Duke for a conversation with the Duke community. He is the 3rd highest ranked LinkedIn Influencer in Money and Finance and Dean of the highest ranked business school in the country.

Garrett is presenting, "Our World: Three Inflection Points .. and what to do about them." Topics will include trade with China, the impact of 5G, job vulnerability and automation, populism, and polarization.

Exhibit Opening: Seeing the Invisible: 50 Years of Macromolecular Visualization

Help us celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit in the Chappell Family Gallery. "Seeing the Invisible" explores the history of protein visualization by following the contributions of Duke biochemistry professors Dave and Jane Richardson, who have spent over five decades researching these molecular building blocks of life and finding ways to help both scientists and other people better understand and appreciate their structures.

TEDxDuke 2020

TED began as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged. TED events start on a global scale, but through independently-run TEDx events - like the Duke and Durham community - can spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. This year, the theme is (un)familiar! The idea of this theme is to challenge what we think we know.

Do Lunch with Anita Sarkeesian

Feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian's clarity during GamerGate and after have made us more reflective but have also garnered her death threats and ongoing harassment. With a powerful mix of intellectual insight and striking courage, Sarkeesian illuminates how the virtual becomes the real. She brings a critic's eye to the video game industry and shows how sexism in popular culture has repercussions in everyday life and politics. Come ready with questions about gender, popular culture, media, and virtual reality. We'll supply lunch from Happy and Hale.

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