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The Duke Global Baton is back this summer

Grab the Duke global baton! This summer Global Communications will once again highlight Duke community members and their activities around the world through the Duke Global Baton, an around-the-world photo relay.  To learn about the project and sign up to “hold the baton”, visit:  http://dukeglobalbaton.tumblr.com/join.

Free Corporate Education Online Webinars

Corporate Education Group (CEG) is providing free informational programs that are available in both live and on-demand formats. Topics include project management, business analysis, management, leadership, and business process management. Go here for details: http://www.corpedgroup.com/resources/webinars.asp Duke partners with CEG through Duke Continuing Studies.

3D Innovation Co-Lab Challenge for students

As 3D printing opens up new opportunities for product development, art and research, the Innovation Co-Lab is seeking student ideas for making use of this new technology in its next challenge. Read more on the Co-lab website.

Blue Sky: A New Platform to Share Your Ideas for Duke

Contributed by Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab

Blue Sky (bluesky.duke.edu) is a new online platform where you can discuss the things you care about at Duke. Whether it’s academics or technology, student life or extracurricular involvement, Blue Sky provides a space to think creatively and collaboratively.

The opportunity to participate is threefold: You can share your own innovative ideas; comment on those submitted by others; and connect to conversations hosted by administrators, peers, student leaders, and organizations. Recent topics include improving the independent housing model, producing meaningful engagement through social media, and envisioning the future of the Duke classroom.

Our model is simple: Share ideas. Earn points. Win prizes. Participants earn points for actions like referring friends, contributing ideas, providing feedback, and voting on the best submissions. Points can then be redeemed for gift cards, t-shirts, iPad mini tablets, and other rewards. With Blue Sky, we will build a better community, make meaningful conversations happen, and improve the way we live and work at Duke.

Co-Lab names ‘Innovation Stories’ challenge winners

The Innovation Co-Lab has announced the winners of its latest “Innovation Stories” challenge, which asked students to identify and highlight innovations that are happening on campus. First place went to Eric Lam’s film “The Pratt Pouch,” which highlights a Duke laboratory that is building the next-generation medicine delivery system. Read more on the Co-Lab website and watch all the videos online.

Meet the co-founder of reddit

Meet Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit. This event is sponsored by Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network.
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Learn how to create better PowerPoint charts with Think-Cell

Adding charts and graphs to a PowerPoint slideshow can help summarize a lot of information and make it easier for an audience to stay engaged with a presentation. PowerPoint is primarily a slideshow program, though, and it can be tricky either to use the built-in chart tool or to create charts in another program and pull them into PowerPoint. Think-cell, a Microsoft add-in that is freely available to members of the Duke community, provides an easy editor and a wider range of charts and features than those that come packaged in PowerPoint. This seminar will cover installation and use of the think-cell add-in for PowerPoint, demonstrating a few common and uncommon chart types that can be created quickly to spice up your presentations.

powerpointBetter PowerPoint Charts with Think-Cell (Free Seminar)

Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time:  2:30 – 3:30p.m.
Location:  Room 217 Perkins

To register, go to: http://training.oit.duke.edu/reg/

 

Google Glass: on campus and local learning opportunities

Check out these opportunities to learn about Google Glass (a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display):

Come see your world through Google Glass

Date:  Saturday, October 5
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Bay 7, American Tobacco Campus

What Google Glass Means for the Future of Photography

Speaker: Marc Levoy, Computer Science, Stanford University
Date: Monday, October 28
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: North 311, Duke (telecast from UNC)
More information: http://www.cs.duke.edu/events/?id=00000001687

Have a “Case of the Mondays”? Check out this Productivity Pointers tutorial

Go online to view a new lynda.com tutorial called “Monday Productivity Pointers.”  Here you’ll learn the latest tools that will help your work and life including how to run things more efficiently. Go here to connect: http://www.lynda.com/tutorial/114903?org=duke.edu

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2013 Froshlife film festival winners

Jarvis Residence Hall movie takes top honors in this year’s Froshlife film festival. Learn more about Froshlife & watch the winning video here: https://today.duke.edu/2013/03/froshlife

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