LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD, SCAN CONTENT
Alderman Library recently acquired a high end book and journal scanner that you can use for free. Now, when you find a book in Alderman that you want to read, you have the option of scanning a chapter or checking out the book. You could also consider using the scanner when you use the Library’s Interlibrary loan service to acquire a book that UVa doesn’t have. When you place the request, you can ask to have it delivered to Alderman Library. When you pick it up from there, you could scan the sections you need and return the item to the book return desk instead of taking the book with you.
Where is the scanner located? When you enter the Alderman Library, you are on the 4th floor, walk straight ahead into the area called “the bridge.” The scanner will be on your right just past the book return desk and before you get to the elevator.
PAY FOR PRINTING, PARKING, ETC.
As you know, your UVa ID card can also have a Cavalier Advantage account associated with it. To associate your ID with Cavalier Advantage, you need to add money to your ID card, thus making it a debit card. You can add money either online or in person using a Cav Advantage machine. You can then use the card to pay for a variety of services including 1) printing at public printers on-Grounds, 2) paying for books at the UVa bookstores 3) purchasing stamps in Newcomb, and 4) paying for parking in the UVa parking garages (by using your ID card to pay the parking fee, you get a 25% discount). The Cavalier Advantage machines are located in the following locations.
Health Sciences Library
Science & Engineering Library at Clark Hall
Observatory Hill Dining Hall
As many of you will visit Alderman Library because the books related to education are located there, we thought we would provide directions to their Cavalier Advantage machine. When you enter Alderman Library, you are on the 4th floor. Walk straight ahead about 30 feet to the area known as “the bridge,” and the Cavalier Advantage machine will be on your right next to the scanner, photocopier, a credit union ATM and a recycle unit which accepts batteries, CDs, ink jet cartridges, and cell phones!
HOW TO READ A PAPER
Reading and evaluating research papers can be a daunting task especially for the novice researcher. Trisha Greenhalgh highlighted this issue in the introduction to her article, How to Read a Paper, by summerizing D. G. Altman’s 1994 BMJ editorial, The Scandal of Poor Medical Research. She stated, ”It usually comes as a surprise to students to learn that some (perhaps most) published articles belong in the bin, and should certainly not be used to inform practice.” With this caveat in mind, Greenhalgh then outlined the top reasons articles are rejected by peer-reviewed journals and provided thoughtful critiques to use in evaluating articles that should improve your own research and writing. While the Greenhalgh article focuses on medical journal articles, the information is valid for scientific research involving education.
OPENGROUNDS CHALLENGE 2013
As part of is programs, OpenGrounds is partnering with Hearst Business Media in sponsoring a student competition to answer the question: “How can we help people make better choices about their own health?” UVA undergraduate, graduate students, and post-docs from all schools and disciplines are invited to participate and submit their most innovative ideas to build a healthier society. The winners will receive $15,000 for 1st place, $7,000 for 2nd place, and $3,00 for 3rd place. Idea submissions are due by October 11. For more information you can go to the OpenGrounds Hearst Challenge webpage. Curry students may also contact Cheryl Gittens at email@example.com.
SCHOLAR’S LAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC: 3D Modeling
DATE: Tuesday September 24, 2013
TIME: 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421 (Electronic Classroom)
DESCRIPTION: In this workshop, participants get acquainted with tools and techniques for 3D modeling objects and spaces. The workshop will primarily focus on photogrammetry as an approach for modeling. Though not required, participants should bring a laptop, a digital camera of some kind (a camera on a smartphone should be fine, but bring a fancy DSLR if you want), cords or other paraphernalia for transferring pictures from a camera to a computer, and any objects they might want to use to create a model. The instructors will go through basic camera usage, and strategies for taking pictures for 3D modeling. They will also cover a couple of different software options for creating and modifying your models.
Instructors: Jeremy Boggs and Wayne Graham
TEACHING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning: Principles and Practices for Collaboration Within and Beyond the Classrooms
DATE: Wednesday September 25, 2013
TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Brooks Hall Commons
DESCRIPTION: What assumptions do we make about the role of students in the educational process? In what ways might students be teachers as well as learners? What would happen if we invited students to be our partners in teaching and learning?
Through a combination of reflection, dialogue, and imagining, participants will explore the challenges and possibilities of student-faculty partnership in teaching and learning, and participants will come away with ideas for practical approaches to partnership work.
Presenter: Alison Cook-Sather, Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education and Coordinator of The Andrew W. Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute, Bryn Mawr College. Register Now
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data. See this week’s featured data information below.
WHAT: The Quantitative Collaborative CAFÉ: A Research Retreat
WHEN: Friday, September 27; 8:30 am – 8:15pm
WHERE: Boar’s Head (directions)
DESCRIPTION: Consider attending the Quantitative Collaborative CAFE: a research retreat for faculty and graduate students working using quantitative methods to explore and understand social behavior.
REGISTER BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th. There is no charge for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but you must register by September 20!
WHAT: Research Data and Technology Fair
WHEN: Friday, October 25; 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Jordan Hall Conference Center (#16 D4 on map)
DESCRIPTION: Collaborative networked science is dramatically impacting research and is inspiring several movements which seek to “open” knowledge and resources using network technologies. Our half-day event is designed to engage the research community around the topic of access to biomedical data and will feature two nationally known keynote speakers, a panel discussion of innovative research and data initiatives at UVa, and poster exhibits to highly UVa research support service providers. The half-day event will also include exhibitors from UVA research and data service providers, innovative initiatives at UVa, and free lunch! See the full agenda.
WHY ALL THE TALK ABOUT IES?
The Institute of Education Science (IES) is the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, and by law its activities must be free of partisan political influence. IES focuses on education research, evaluation, assessment, development and statistics and its mission is to provide rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn’t, and why, they aim to improve educational outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure.
Basic Overview of IES: In this webinar, IES staff provided a general overview of IES, NCER funding opportunities, the IES goal structure, and the peer review process.
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STATLAB METHODS WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Duration/Survival/Hazard Models
DATE: Wednesday September 25, 2013
TIME: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Bavaro Hall room 306, The CLIC
Presenter: Michele Claibourn
DESCRIPTION: Duration analysis, aka survival, hazard, or event history analysis, is an increasingly popular methodology in the medical, social, behavioral, and organizational disciplines to model events occurring in time. This workshop will introduce concepts like censoring, hazard rates, and survival functions and work through the implementation and interpretation of both parametric and semi-parametric duration models in Stata and/or R.
The workshop is intended for participants who are comfortable with multiple regression and limited dependent variable models. REGISTER HERE
DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Metadata: Social Sciences Focus
DATE: Tuesday September 24, 2013
TIME: 1 pm – 2pm
LOCATION: Bavaro Hall room 306, The CLIC
DESCRIPTION: A critical part of making data usable and shareable is to ensure they can be understood and interpreted by others. This requires clear and detailed data description, annotation and contextual information. Data documentation is a vital part of managing your research data that needs to be done throughout the project, not just at the end. Come learn and explore tools like Colectica, Nesstar, Morpho, and iPhoto that will help you document your data while you collect and analyze it. Bring your laptops and if you have a data set, bring it!
PRESENTERS: Sherry Lake and Jeremy Bartzak REGISTER HERE
METHODOLOGY REPORT RELEASED
To be used in conjunction with the annual suite of Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) First Look reports, this report describes the universe, methods, and editing procedures used in the 2012-13 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data collection. IPEDS data consist of basic statistics on postsecondary institutions regarding tuition and fees, number and types of degrees and certificates conferred, number of students enrolled, number of employees, financial statistics, graduation rates, and student financial aid.
ATTENTION MATH AND POLICY STUDENTS TIMSS 2011 DATASETS RELEASED
U.S. versions of the public-use datasets and the restricted-use datasets for the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are now available. The TIMSS U.S. national public-use data files also include additional U.S.-specific information that is not included in the International Database. These data do not include international variables for countries other than the United States.
This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.
The newsletter is intended to support faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.