Serious Games and Rhetoric: 21 Days (Syrian Refugee Game) and the Rhetoric of Failure

Video games can be political. Many video games try to convey a certain ideology. The rhetoric of video games has evolved into a variety of forms, from explicit to implicit. In this session, we will play the simulation game "21 Days" about the Syrian refugee crisis produced by Seoul National University in South Korea. Through this, we shall consider whether a rhetoric unique to video games is possible. We shall further explore the possibilities and limits of developing pedagogical games for universities.

¿New Frontiers in Data and Computation¿

Friday, January 202:30PM - 5PMGreat Hall, Trent Semans CenterPlease join us as Duke faculty present their work & achievements using newly developed Research Computing resources!"Treating Obesity, Digitally"Gary Bennett, PhD with Psychology & Neuroscience, School of Medicine , and DGHI"Massively Parallel Simulations of Human Hemodynamics"Amanda Randles, PhD with Pratt Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, and Computer Science"Simulating Ultrasounds Wave Propagation in Soft Tissues on Micron-to-Meter Scales"Mark Palmeri,

Owen Gottlieb (RIT): Medieval and Religious Law in Game Design

Professor Owen Gottlieb comes to Duke to discuss medieval religious law and learning games in this interactive seminar.Professor Gottlieb is Assistant Professor of Interactive Games and Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he also founded and Directs the Initiative in Religion, Culture and Policy at the MAGIC Center.His Ph.D. is in Education and Jewish Studies, specializing in Digital Media and Games for Learning.

Maya Barzilai: "One Should Finally Learn How to Read this Breath:" Paul Celan and the Buber-Rosenzweig Bible

The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar presents a seminar with Professor Maya Barzilai . The human breath and the Hebrew language are both central components of Paul Celan's poetic thought, but what is the relationship between the two? My essay answers this question by focusing on Celan's dialogue with Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig's Bible translation, begun in the mid-1920s.

Periodic Tables: Car crashes! Death! Cancer! Crime! Things We Fear and How Science Can Help

Fear continues to consume our daily lives: Fear of cancer, fear of crime, and other different pathways that ultimately lead us to death. How do we minimize its looming presence? And how do we do it with science?Featuring:- "Big Answers From Little Biopsies:" A pathologist explores how we can do more with less when it comes to getting information about cancer. By Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Duke Health.- "A Heavy Burden?": How does childhood lead exposure affect the propensity to commit crime?

NSF Grant Writing Workshop

The workshop will cover both the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts components of NSF grants, and will feature an NSF program director as well as a panel of Duke faculty who have received NSF funding and/or served on NSF review panels. You may register for one of two sessions: 9AM- 12Noon 2PM - 5PMBoth sessions will be identical in content. Refreshments to be provided. Registration is required. Please register at: