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ONLINE Book Talk: Rachel Lance, Author of "In the Waves," on Solving the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine

On the night of February 17, 1864, the tiny Confederate submarine HL Hunley made its way toward the USS Housatonic outside Charleston harbor. Within a matter of hours, the Union ship's stern was blown open in a spray of wood planks. The explosion sank the ship, killing many of its crew. And the submarine, the first ever to be successful in combat, disappeared without a trace.

Canceled : Listen To Your Gut: Engaging the Public with Science and Sound

Connecting science to the public is an important task that scientists are asked to do more and more. It can range from the classic science café or rehearsed TED talk to the interactive museum demo. In this Lunch & Learn, join Dr. Erin McKenney and artist, Jude Casseday, to learn how they engage the public with science and sound. Together, they have collaborated to transform Dr. McKenney's microbiome research examining the microbes in your gut and the microbes in sourdough bread into experiential soundscapes-the listener can HEAR the changes in the data!

Digital Health Tools: How Do We Scale?

Presented by Dr. Joy Bhosai, Chief of Digital Health & Strategy, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Digital health has beckoned new avenues for clinical care and research. However, such tools face many challenges in scaling and widespread adoption. Necessary strategic partnerships and evidence are needed to accelerate the acceptance of innovative tools in clinical settings.

This talk will focus on an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing digital tools in healthcare and review case studies in digital health.

Duke China-U.S. Summit 2020: Beyond 2020

As China-U.S. relations enter a new era of rising tensions, Duke China-U.S. Summit (DCUS) 2020 seeks to engage experts, commentators and professionals across industries to discuss emerging opportunities for China and the U.S. to maintain a constructive relationship. The summit is schedule on Saturday, Feb 29th at Penn Pavilion. Conversations will be centered around the theme of "Beyond 2020: China-U.S. Relations in the New Decade".

Biomedical Data Integration Towards Precision Digital Health

Technology and innovation can also incorporate genetic, environmental, and lifestyle information. We are collecting and using this multi-scale biomedical data to gain a more precise understanding of health and disease at molecular and physiological levels and developing actionable, predictive health models for improving cardiometabolic outcomes. We are simultaneously developing tools for the digital health community, including the Digital Biomarker Discovery Pipeline (DBDP), to facilitate the use of mobile device data in healthcare.

Power Lunch with Dr. Sara Vakhshouri

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sara Vakhshouri, founder and president of SVB Energy International, a strategic energy consulting firm with offices in Washington DC and Dubai. Dr. Vakhshouri has over two decades of experience working in the energy industry with an extensive experience in global energy market studies, energy strategy, energy security and geopolitical risk. She has consulted for numerous public and private entities, and policy leaders and international organizations like IMF & World Bank. Lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required, as space is limited.

What Happens When Netflix Is Dead?

Join us to discuss the legal future of our cultural heritage. This presentation by Kyle K. Courtney (Harvard University) and Will Cross (NC State University) will address how copyright law and the licensing systems that have now become so prevalent for consumer-licensed content--such as through Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes--are jeopardizing the ability of libraries and archives to preserve those works and make them available to researchers in the future.

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.