17 November 2017: Volume 11, Number 13

Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
November 17, 2017, Volume 11, Number 13

developing_research_writing_320 IMPROVE YOUR WRITING SKILLS
Title: Developing Research Writing: A Handbook for Supervisors and Advisors
Editors: Susan Carter and Deborah Laurs
Overview: “This book offers a well-theorized, yet practical and grounded advice conducive to good practices. Book parts are framed by empirical supervisor and doctoral student experiences and chapters within each part provide multiple approaches. The carefully chosen contributors are specialists on research writing and doctoral pedagogy, who guide the reader through the key stages of providing feedback.”–Publisher

makerstudioornaments MAKER MONDAY
Monday, November 20 – Noon to 2:00 p.m.
In the Curry Maker Studio (Ruffner Room 204).

Design a holiday ornament crafted from laser-cut acrylic. Add a die-cut overlay or decorate it by hand with glitter and ribbons. Create a personalized memento of 2017 to share with your family.

All Curry students are welcome to join in and enjoy cookies and cocoa!

 

thanksgiving pet parade HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Our University Library family hope you enjoy some quality time with friends and your family during the Thanksgiving break!

The next issue of the Curry Librarian’s Newsletter will be sent to you on December  1, 2017.

 

open-close_smallLIBRARY HOURS
All of the UVA libraries will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Alderman Library will be open Friday, November 24th and Saturday, November 25th from 1pm-5pm. View all library hours here through December 31, 2017

 

 

 

handbook_of_cognition_and_assessment_320 ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: The Handbook of Cognition and Assessment: Frameworks, Methodologies, and Applications
Editors: André Rupp and Jacqueline P. Leighton
Overview: “This state-of-the-art resource brings together the most innovative scholars and thinkers in the field of testing to capture the changing conceptual, methodological, and applied landscape of cognitively-grounded educational assessments. [This book] offers a methodologically-rigorous overview of cognitive and learning sciences models for assessment purposes as well as the latest statistical and technological know-how for designing, scoring, and interpreting results, covers conceptual frameworks, modern methodologies, and applied topics in a style and at a level of technical detail that will appeal to a wide range of readers from both applied and scientific backgrounds, and   discusses emerging topics in cognitively-grounded assessment, including applications of emerging socio-cognitive models, cognitive models for human and automated scoring, and various innovative virtual performance assessments.” –Publisher

 

campus_sexual_assault_320ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Campus Sexual Assault: A Reference Handbook
Author: Alison E. Hatch
Overview: “This invaluable reference text thoroughly examines the alarming epidemic of campus sexual assault, including a discussion of laws, high-profile cases, controversies, and proposed solutions. Provides coverage of a timely topic that helps contextualize the issue by providing historical background and contemporary analysis of key events, laws, people, and controversies. Presents perspectives from individuals with firsthand experience with the issue of campus sexual assault, including a Title IX investigator, a college counselor, a sexual assault nurse, as well as community advocates and survivors.” –Publisher

 

wiley_international_handbook_of_education_leadership ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Wiley International Handbook of Education Leadership
Editors: Duncan Waite and Ira Bogotch
Overview: “The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Leadership brings together contributions from authors in twenty-one countries, spanning six continents. Topics examined include leadership and aesthetics, creativity, eco‐justice, advocacy, Big Data and technology, neoliberalism, emerging philosophies and theories, critical democracy, gender and radical feminism, political economies, emotions, postcolonialism, and new directions in higher education.” -Publisher

 

 

wiley_handbook_of_social_studies_research_320  ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Wiley Handbook of Social Studies Research
Editors: Meghan McGlinn Manfra and Cheryl Mason Bolick
Overview: “This is the first major reference work on social studies education and research in a decade. [It includes] an in-depth look at the current state of social studies education and emerging trends. Three sections cover: foundations of social studies research, theoretical and methodological frameworks guiding social studies research, and current trends and research related to teaching and learning social studies.” -Publisher

 

 

 

wiley handbook of school choice  ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Wiley Handbook of School Choice
Editors: Robert A. Fox and Nina K. Buchanan
Overview: “The Wiley Handbook of School Choice presents  a comprehensive collection of the latest research findings on school choices in the US, including charter schools, magnet schools, school vouchers, home schooling, private schools, and virtual schools. Viewpoints of both advocates and opponents of each school choice provide balanced examinations and opinions. Perspectives drawn from both established researchers and practicing professionals in the U.S. and abroad and from across the educational spectrum gives a holistic outlook. Includes thorough coverage of the history of traditional education in the US, its current state, and predictions for the future of each alternative school choice.” -Publisher

 

 

Student_Services_A_Handbook_for_the_Profession_320  ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession
Editors: John H. Schuh, Susan R. Jones, and Vasti Torres
Overview: “Student Services is the classic comprehensive text for graduate students in student affairs, written by top scholars and practitioners in the field. Accessible and theoretically grounded, this book reflects the realities of contemporary practice in student affairs. This new sixth edition has been updated throughout to align with current scholarship, and expanded with four new chapters on student development, crisis management, programming, and applications. Twenty new authors join the roster of expert contributors, bringing new perspective on critical issues such as ethical standards, campus culture, psychosocial development, student retention, assessment and evaluation, and much more. End-of-chapter questions help reinforce the material presented, and unique coverage of critical theoretical perspectives, counseling and helping skills, advising, leadership, environmental theories, and other useful topics make this book a foundational resource for those preparing for a student affairs career.” -Publisher

 

Edusemiotics_a_Handbook_320 ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Edusemiotics– a Handbook
Editor: Inna Semetsky
Overview: “Edusemiotics is a pioneering area of study that connects semiotics – the science of signs – with educational theory and the philosophy of education. This volume reflects cutting-edge research by scholars in education and in semiotics worldwide, bridging the two discourses to present the state of the art in this new transdisciplinary field. -Publisher

 

 

 

 HOOS YOUR
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

nancyteachingvaleriebassclass ACQUIRING DATA SKILLS
Librarians offer a wide variety of class instruction including locating and using data sets and learning to use research software.

In this session, Dr. Nancy Kechner is working with students in the course, Research Design for Social Innovation with Youth, taught by Dr. Valerie Adams-Bass to acquaint them with SPSS and Dedoose.

To arrange a class session, Curry faculty can either contact  Kay Buchanan,  Curry’s librarian to help identify a library expert who can offer a session for a class, or faculty can submit an online request to the Library.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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10 November 2017: Volume 11, Number 12

Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
November 10, 2017, Volume 11, Number 12
Current & archived issues of the newsletter

 

apastyle_160 APA CITATIONS & STYLE QUESTIONS
It is that time of the semester! Your class papers, projects, and posters are almost due and you may find yourself needing help with APA citations and style. If so, these APA resources and tips should help you pull through. And it is also fine to contact your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan with those tricky APA questions!

 

orcid-peer-review-unique-number-reviewer-32030-MINUTE ORCID WORKSHOP
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 11am – 11:30am OR  5:00pm – 5:30pm
Location:  Ruffner Hall, Room 302
Workshop: Introduction to Orcid
Description:  Founded nearly five years ago, ORCID is a nonprofit organization that offers a free 16-digit identifier (“ORCID ID”) to academic authors and other contributors to research and scholarship. When you register for an Orcid account, you can attach your citations to articles, data and other scholarship you produce. This iD number allows researchers to connect themselves with their works and affiliations so their outputs can be correctly attributed to the author(s) and tracked throughout their careers. To date, more than 3.8 million ORCID iDs have been minted, and registration is growing at a rate of approximately 25,000 IDs per week. ORCID has produced a fun and informative video that provides an overview of Orcid services.

In this workshop, you will sign up for you free ORCID account. We will also discuss how ORCIDs are increasingly being required by publishers when submitting papers, and how funders are also starting to use them. Please bring along a laptop.
Instructor: Kay Buchanan
Registration is not required.   I so hope to see doctoral students at this workshop!

 

pratt_ginkgo_320pratt_ginkgo_3views_320

BE SURE TO SEE THIS UVA ICONIC TREE
“Beloved by generations of University of Virginia students, faculty and staff, the Pratt Ginkgo, a ginkgo biloba tree on the northwest side of the Rotunda (near the UVA chapel), provides shade in the summer, a spectacularly colorful canopy in the fall, and then drops its leaves for a brilliant golden carpet.” — read the full article about the Pratt ginkgo.

Consider a brisk or leisurely stroll to experience the beauty of this tree at your university. You will be glad you did! Mid November through the first week of December should be a perfect time to visit this year.

 

apastyle_160 doiNEW APA FORMAT GUIDELINES
APA posted this new information: Do you know Crossref? Crossref is an organization “working to make content easy to find, link, cite, and assess” (Crossref, 2016). One of their services is to register digital object identifiers (DOIs), and we follow their guidelines for display of DOIs.

Effective March 2017, Crossref has updated their DOI display guidelines, in part to ensure security (with https). For more details, see https://www.crossref.org/display-guidelines/ and https://www.crossref.org/blog/new-crossref-doi-display-guidelines-are-on-the-way/

Their new recommended format looks like this: https://doi.org/10.1037/arc0000014.

doi_newformat2017
Although we recommend moving to the new format, in APA Style manuscripts, we will be accepting the older formats (doi:10.1037/arc0000014 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/arc0000014) or the new format (https://doi.org/10.1037/arc0000014).

We recommend that you pick one format to use consistently throughout a reference list. Read the entire post here.

 

 

handbook-of-adult-clinical-Psychology_320 ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach
Editors:  Alan Carr and Muireann McNulty
Overview: “The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology provides a reliable source of guidance on the full range of issues associated with conducting evidence based practice in adult mental health. Topics covered include: general frameworks for practice,
mood problems, risk anxiety problems, physical health problems,  and other psychological difficulties  in older adults, anger management and depersonalization disorder.” -publisher

 

handbook-of-child-and-adolescent_320 ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach
Editors:  Alan Carr
Overview: “The third edition of the … Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology incorporates important advances in the field to provide a reliable and accessible resource for clinical psychologists. Beginning with a set of general conceptual frameworks for practice, the book gives specific guidance on the management of problems commonly encountered in clinical work with children and adolescents drawing on the best practice in the fields of clinical psychology and family therapy. In six sections thorough and comprehensive coverage of the following areas is provided.” –publisher

 

 

 HOOS YOUR
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

petealonzi MEET YOUR RESEARCH DATA SCIENTIST
Do you have an idea for a data science project but need help with a design or programming? Maybe you know what you want to do, but don’t know the computation resource scene at UVA. Pete Alonzi, one of our Data Scientists at UVA Library,  can help. Drawing on his background in Particle Physics, Pete specializes in experimental design, computational data analysis, collection, and simulation. Questions?  Contact Pete at datascientist@virginia.edu

 

 

cos  PREREGISTER YOUR RESEARCH DATA

The Center for Open Science (COS)  is offering $1,000 to researchers who preregister their research data.
“If you have a project that is entering the planning or data collection phase, the Center for Open Science would like you to try out a preregistration. Through our $1 Million Preregistration Challenge, we’re giving away $1,000 to 1,000 researchers who preregister their projects before they publish them. It’s straightforward to complete and will enhance your research outputs. Here is how to preregister.

When Should You Preregister?
•Right before your next round of data collection
•After you are asked to collect more data in peer review
•Before you begin analysis of an existing data set

Why Preregister?
•Makes your science better by increasing the credibility of your results
•Allows you to stake your claim to your ideas earlier
•It’s easy and you can win a $1,000 prize for publishing the results of your preregistered research.”–COS

 

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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3 November 2017: Volume 11, Number 11

daylight-savings-time_2017Fall_320FALL BACK ASLEEP THIS WEEKEND  smiley_320
The official end of daylight savings time is 2:00am Sunday, November 5th.  Remember to “Fall Back” this weekend by setting your clocks back one hour.  Enjoy those extra Zs!!!

 

 

Hanging_IndentWORD_320 CREATING APA HANGING INDENTS
Four quick 4 steps you can follow to create an APA hanging indent using WORD.*

    1. Type a reference as a paragraph without any indents.
    2. Select/Highlight the reference, and then select “Paragraph.” A dialog box will appear.
    3. Within the dialog box, click on the down-arrow-head located below “Special,” then click on the word “Hanging.” (Note that at this point, Word will suggest a size for the indent under the word “By.” The standard size is one-half inch (.5).”
    4. Click OK.

read_online_320  * These instructions for crafting hanging indents are located in this online book, Writing Literature Reviews by Galvan and Galvan, see page 5. Click on the title of this book Writing Literature Reviews and then click on the link READ ONLINE to access it full text!

 

 

TimeTravelCausality TIME TRAVEL AND CAUSALITY
“A bit of conceptual fun for this Friday post. Having recently read Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland’s The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., which manipulates quantum physics in the form of witchcraft to provide time travel, combined with a family viewing of Back To The Future, I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to wrap my head around the logic of time travel fiction. Conveniently, the people at Minute Physics have already provided a useful visual methodology for diagramming and understanding the approaches to causality and the paradoxes inherent to the genre. (Note: contains a few spoilers for time travel movies/books).” –David Crotty.  Watch this fun video that diagrams time travel and causality!

 

 

Good_Bad_ConfusingCOPYRIGHT-320
CAN AUTHORS REALLY BE CONFUSED ABOUT COPYRIGHT?
As an author, how would you interpret the following text which is a standard part of any journal contract that Sage publisher has authors sign as part of the traditional publication process (as opposed to Open Access process).

“While copyright remains mine as the author, I hereby authorize SAGE to act on … to enter into this Agreement and to convey the rights granted herein to SAGE …”

Would this allow you to post a copy of the article you wrote on ResearchGate? Your university website?  Elizabeth Gad weighs in on this in a recent column titled, Academics and Copyright Ownership: Ignorant, Confused or Misled? If you have questions after reading this article, feel free to contact your Curry Librarian

 

fidget_spinner_320 MAKER MONDAY
Monday, November 6 – Noon to 2:00 p.m.
In the Curry Maker Studio (Ruffner Room 204)
All Curry students are welcome!

This week, the maker project will involve making a fidget spinners!

 

handbook-on-positive-development-of-minority-children_320ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook on Positive Development of Minority Children and Youth 2017 
Editor:  Natasha J. Cabrera
Overview: “ This Handbook presents current research on children and youth in ethnic minority families. It reflects the development currently taking place in the field of social sciences research to highlight the positive adaptation of minority children and youth. It offers a succinct synthesis of where the field is and where it needs to go. It brings together an international group of leading researchers, and, in view of globalization and increased migration and immigration, it addresses what aspects of children and youth growing in ethnic minority families are universal across contexts and what aspects are more context-specific. The Handbook  examines the individual, family, peers, and neighborhood/policy factors that protect children and promote positive adaptation. It examines the factors that support children’s social integration, psychosocial adaptation, and external functioning. Finally, it looks at the mechanisms that explain why social adaptation occurs.” –publisher

 

 

aldermanFeltAprilBakercolor_320 ARTIST IN THE LIBRARY
Artist in the Library—Fine Arts Desk Manager April Baker on Inspiration & Imagination
By April Baker, Fine Arts Library Desk Manager comments on Working on Art.

Inspiration: The movement of light during the day. Small stones in a creek. Sixty-four Crayola crayons in box. Mud pies. Pokeberry juice paint. The space under a Weeping Willow. Dollhouse rooms and people. The window seat at the library. Old dress fabrics in a quilt. An abandoned hornet’s nest. The brilliance of fallen yellow Gingko leaves.

Materials: beeswax, oils, gouache, Prismacolor pencils, felt, found objects.

Process: observation, selection, arrangement, layering, editing, failing, solving, destroying, rebuilding, improving…The Felt Alderman:

Lately, I have been drawn to felt. After the 2016 election, I made a talisman from felt in the shape of a heart. Felt is able to hold nostalgia. You can almost get your fingers around a particular memory and trap it. I was influenced by Wes Anderson’s use of felt his movies Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom. The carefully constructed felt animals and the scout badges were of particular interest. Meanwhile, I was making campaign felt badges and learning a lot from that process. However, it was not until I watched my daughter construct a 1,000-piece Lego model of the US Capitol Building that I realized that I might be able to make an Alderman out of felt. I would simply need a lot of pieces and a system.

To me, Alderman is a place of feeling and possibility. I love Alderman. Walking through the stacks, one feels contained by walls of books, the endless stories and volumes of information, the hum of the human spirit. The book cover illustrations, old journals, notes left behind, and the smell of printed paper: a sensory delight. It has tremendous pull. Alderman will change and transform over the next decade, but it will still draw us there to work, read, converse, gather information and watch the light move across the checkered floors. It will still be ours.

 

 

 HOOS YOUR
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

education-commission-policy-team KINDERGARTEN INFO BY STATE
50-State Comparison: State Kindergarten Policies
Education Commission of the States has researched kindergarten policies in all states to provide this comprehensive resource: 50-State Comparison: State Kindergarten Policies You can explore the 50-state comparisons showing how all states approach specific kindergarten policies or, choose to view a specific state’s approach by going to the individual state profiles page.

 

 

world policy analysis centerWORLD POLICY ANALYSIS CENTER
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center has analyzed educational rights, laws, and policies in all 193 UN member states to produce globally comparative data relevant to making universal access to quality education a reality. In order to shed light on the steps that countries take to protect children’s and adults’ educational opportunities, we investigated education policies and regulations that are currently in place in all UN member states. Our findings about constitutional rights to education, access to free and compulsory education, and the quality of education are displayed on the maps in this section.

The WORLD Policy Analysis Center also provides access to global research, data, and maps for sharing ideas and resources on social policies from around the world.

 

census-social-explorer_320 COMPARING CENSUS DATA OVER SEVERAL YEARS IS NOW POSSIBLE!
Staff at the database Social Explorer have been reallocating Census data to the most current geography, as well as harmonizing variables across all censuses. You are now able to compare the entire Census data collected from 1970 to 2010 on standardized geographies.

 

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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27 October 2017: Volume 11, Number 10

led-jacket_320 led-skirt_320makerstudiojewelry
MAKER MONDAY
Monday, October 30 – Noon to 2:00 p.m.
In the Curry Maker Studio (Ruffner Room 204)
All Curry students are welcome!

This week, the maker project will involve making a project with LED lights!

1.    Design and create light-up jewelry
2.    Design a light-up Halloween pumpkin
3.    Design a lighted holiday ornament as a gift

 

CRC-poster-2017 CURRY RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Are you presenting a poster about your work at the Curry Research Conference? If so, consider uploading your poster to the Library’s institutional repository, LibraOpen. By doing this, you could add a link on your CV, job applications, etc. to provide easy access to your poster. Just FYI, the link provided by Libra is a persistent link so it will always work!

In addition, consider adding the URL to the poster under your name at the top of the poster. Better yet, open an Orcid account, add your poster URL to Orcid, add the citations to your publications to your Orcid account, and then put your Orcid ID at the top of the poster. That way others can go to your Orcid account and view your scholarship and you can promote your research!

Need to learn how to set up an Orcid account? Attend the workshop below or contact your Curry Librarian, Kay Buchanan.

 

orcid-peer-review-unique-number-reviewer-320ORCID WORKSHOPS
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 11am – 11:30am OR 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Location:  Ruffner Hall, Room 302
Workshop: Introduction to Orcid
Description:  Founded nearly five years ago, ORCID is a nonprofit organization that offers a free 16-digit identifier (“ORCID ID”) to academic authors and other contributors to research and scholarship. When you register for an Orcid account, you can attach your citations to articles, data and other scholarship you produce. This iD number allows researchers to connect themselves with their works and affiliations so their outputs can be correctly attributed to the author(s) and tracked throughout their careers. To date, more than 3.8 million ORCID iDs have been minted, and registration is growing at a rate of approximately 25,000 IDs per week. ORCID has produced a fun and informative video that provides an overview of Orcid services.

In this workshop, you will sign up for you free ORCID account. We will also discuss how ORCIDs are increasingly being required by publishers when submitting papers, and how funders are also starting to use them. Please bring along a laptop.
Instructor: Kay Buchanan
Registration is not required.   I so hope to see doctoral students at this workshop!

 

impactfactorlogoexample JOURNAL IMPACT FACTORS
Researchers want to publish in high impact journals and Journal Citation Reports is a go-to database to obtain these impact factors.

You can search for a specific journal to obtain its impact factor, you can compare impact factors for journals in a category such as audiology and speech pathology, or you can restrict to Open Access journals. Give Journal Citation Reports a try!

 

researchgate TAKEDOWN NOTICES TO BE ISSUED
“Elsevier and the American Chemical Society (ACS) have filed a lawsuit in Germany against ResearchGate, a popular academic networking site, alleging copyright infringement on a mass scale….

Elsevier, Brill, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer — announced that ResearchGate had rejected the association’s proposal. Instead, the group, which calls itself the “Coalition for Responsible Sharing,” said in a October 5th statement that ResearchGate suggested publishers should send the company formal notices, called “takedown notices,” asking it to remove content that breaches copyright. The five publishers will be sending takedown notices, according to the group. But the coalition also alleges that ResearchGate is illicitly making as many as 7 million copyrighted articles freely available, and that the company’s “business model depends on the distribution of these in-copyright articles to generate traffic to its site, which is then commercialized through the sale of targeted advertising.” –Slashdot

If you have questions about any research articles you have posted to ResearchGate, contact your Curry Librarian, Kay Buchanan at 434-982-2664 or by email, to set up an consultation.

 

JasonMillertatoos_320 TATTOOS, AVATARS, AND COPYRIGHT
My library colleague recently shared a posting from the website, Library Link of the Day. The website posts book recommendations, research leads, and in some cases what I would call “who knew” information. Check out this article in which the a  lawyer explains who really owns your tattoos… Just because it’s inked on your bicep doesn’t mean it’s yours. (image Jason Miller / Stringer)

 

librarydigitalartifactsaug LIBRARY COLLECTING ARTIFACTS
The Library is building a historical archive around the “Unite the Right” rally & massive community response in Charlottesville. Help us build the archive!

We are interested in your personal digital submissions (including images, stories, audio, or video) from the events at UVA and in the Charlottesville area, so that we may make these materials available to students and researchers studying these events. You have the option to keep your name private if you wish.

 

StephenHawkingsDissertation_320 international_open_access_week
This week to support International Open Access Week, Cambridge University made 1966 Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis ‘Properties of Expanding Universes’  available in the Cambridge repository, Apollo at https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.11283 or in high resolution on Cambridge Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-PHD-05437/1.  Professor Hawking said: “By making my PhD thesis Open Access, I hope to inspire people around the world to look up at the stars and not down at their feet; to wonder about our place in the universe and to try and make sense of the cosmos. Anyone, anywhere in the world should have free, unhindered access to not just my research, but to the research of every great and inquiring mind across the spectrum of human understanding.” When it first went online, the server crashed as so many people tried to access it! You can read more about it here.

UVA doctoral candidates have the option of making their dissertations Open Access. After they complete their dissertations, doctoral candidates upload them to the UVA repository LIBRA. At that point they can designate them as Open Access immediately or they can embargo them for a set number of years. We hope you choose Open Access so as to make UVA scholarship accessible to all people without charge. If you have copyright concerns that you think may not allow you to select Open Access, please contact your Curry Librarian, Kay Buchanan and she will be happy to consult with you about how you navigate copyright waters.

 

routledge-handbook-of-epistemic-injustice ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice
Editor:  Ian James Kidd
Overview: “In the era of information and communication, issues of misinformation and miscommunication are more pressing than ever. Epistemic injustice – one of the most important and groundbreaking subjects to have emerged in philosophy in recent years – refers to those forms of unfair treatment that relate to issues of knowledge, understanding, and participation in communicative practices. The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject.” –publisher

 

handbook of neoliberalism ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Neoliberalism
Editors: Simon Springer, Kean Birch and Julie MacLeavy
Overview: “Neoliberalism is easily one of the most powerful concepts to emerge within the social sciences in the last two decades… The Handbook of Neoliberalism seeks to offer a wide-ranging overview of the phenomenon of neoliberalism by examining a number of ways that it has been theorized, promoted, critiqued, and put into practice in a variety of geographical locations and institutional frameworks. With contributions from over 50 leading authors working at institutions around the world, the volume’s seven sections provide a systematic overview of neoliberalism’s origins, political implications, social tensions, knowledge productions, spaces, natures and environments, and aftermaths in addressing ongoing and emerging debates. ” –publisher

 

 

whyarealltheblackstudents_conversations320REMINDER, PLEASE RETURN THE BOOK
If you borrowed out a copy of the Common read book,  Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and you have finished reading it, please return it to the bookshelf in Ruffner Hall, Room 302 as many people are anxious to read the book for class.

You can read the 1st edition of the book, Why All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria. Just click on this link, then click on the link, Read Online link, and then, click on the Ebook Central – Academic Complete link.

 

 

  authors3500_320 HOW DO YOU CITE 3,500 AUTHORS!
First came the gravitational waves. Then, a burst of gamma radiation. As night fell in Chile, a small telescope had pinpointed the signals in the sky: the first ever neutron star smash-up found with gravitational waves.

Hours after the first signal in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detector in Hanford, Washington, on 17 August, about 70 telescopes and observatories across the planet and in space turned in concert to face the same spot in the constellation Hydra.

“I don’t think it’s out of the question that this is the most observed astronomical event ever.

This October one of the many articles about this event was published and the following article, Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger caught my eye. That got me to wondering how does one cite an article using APA with 3,500 authors! I found the answer in the APA Blog. In it Chelsea Lee wrote, “The world of scholarly publication is not so different from the movies, at least as far as authorship is concerned. Authors are generally listed in order of contribution to the research, but the last author can also be a contributor of distinction, often the principal investigator… The first six authors are listed; all subsequent authors except the last are omitted and replaced with an ellipsis; and then the name of the last author listed in the manuscript is used.

 

 HOOS YOUR
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

datapalooza2017logo_320 REGISTER NOW!
Join the University of Virginia Data Science Institute for DATAPALOOZA 2017, in coordination with UVA’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Office of the Vice President for Information Technology. Featuring innovative and exciting data science research across disciplines and industries, this year’s event will feature panels in healthcare, business, and social media analytics, research across Grounds, and presentations from leaders in the field.

The day of data science will begin at 8am on Friday, Nov. 10 with registration and breakfast, and will end at 6pm with a reception. All events will take place in Newcomb Hall on Grounds.  This year’s event will kick off with a talk by New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins on Thursday, Nov. 9  If you have questions or feedback, or for more information, email datascience@virginia.edu. Register now for Datapolalooza

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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13 October 2017: Volume 11, Number 9

goal THE HANDBOOK COLLECTION
I had a goal back in 2009.  I hoped to buy all new handbooks as online handbooks instead of print-based handbooks. I reasoned that more students including the many who live off-Grounds and those who take online courses from Curry would have easier access to these authoritative handbooks.

Of course, it was not that easy as publishers were not always offering the online version. Now, thanks to changes in publishing house protocols, I  can now purchase most of the new handbooks online. In fact  two prominent publishers have put together online packages of hundreds of handbooks, and the Library has purchased them: Routledge Online Handbooks Database and Sage Research Methods Online Database. Of course, we will continue to purchase individual handbooks and we will purchase the online versions.

You can access the handbooks by going to these two databases.  You can also access the online handbooks in these two databases as well as the handbooks we have purchased individually online by using VIRGO, UVA’s online catalog.

Between now and November 30, if you have a favorite print handbook and you me to find out if it is now available for us to purchase online, please let me know. After exams in December, the Library will move the remainder of the print handbooks in Ruffner Hall to Alderman Library where they will continue to be accessible to all of you. I will continue to include links in this newsletter to the new online handbooks we acquire, as I know you will want to continue to read the new research they report and cite the handbook chapters in your papers! They will also be links to handbooks on your Curry Library Research Subject Guide that you have bookmarked.

 

Cover of The Handbook of Educational TheoriesLOOKING FOR AN EDUCATIONAL THEORY?
Students and faculty are often required to engage in research which, in turn, requires them to find an educational theory (also referred to as pedagogical, instructional and learning theory). These theories (theoretical constructs) explore how we best learn so that those who teach can apply corresponding research findings to applied practice.  To help you discover these theories, we recommend the book, Handbook of Educational Theories
Title: Handbook of Educational Theories
Editors: Beverly J. Irby, Genevieve Brown, Rafael Lara-Alecio, and Shirley Jackson
Overview: “Although educational theories are presented in a variety of textbooks and in some discipline-specific handbooks and encyclopedias, no publication existed which served as a comprehensive, consolidated collection of the most influential and most frequently quoted and consulted theories.” Now there is this handbook! — publisher

 

handbook-of-youthNEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title:  Handbook of Youth Mentoring (2nd edition)
Editors: David L. DuBois and Michael J. Karcher
OVERVIEW. “The definitive reference on youth mentoring, the Handbook of Youth Mentoring is a state-of-the art compilation of the research, practice and application of best practices in the field of youth mentoring. The first edition won the award by SRA for the best edited book, and the new edition, aims to increase its focus on practical application and implementation of best practices. The new edition of the handbook includes several new chapters on emerging areas of research and practice.” –publisher

 

researchgate
PUBLISHERS TAKING RESEARCHGATE TO COURT
Many of us regularly go to ResearchGate to locate new research and either download or request articles from authors. This week,  Science magazine reported publishers are taking ResearchGate to court, alleging massive copyright infringement.

“The five publishers will be sending takedown notices, according to the group. But the coalition also alleges that ResearchGate is illicitly making as many as 7 million copyrighted articles freely available and that the company’s “business model depends on the distribution of these in-copyright articles to generate traffic to its site, which is then commercialised through the sale of targeted advertising.”–Dalmeet Singh Chawla

 

makerspaceslab LEARN TO SEW!
Workshop: Introduction to Sewing  
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: Noon: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421
Description: Are you new to sewing? Would you like to learn the basics of operating a sewing machine? This Scholars’ Lab Makerspace workshop is for you. We will cover general sewing vocabulary, winding a bobbin and threading the machine, basic stitching, and basic understanding of needle and fabric type.
Instructor: Paula Archey, Teaching and Learning Librarian
No registration is needed.

 

 

 HOOS YOUR
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

tableau  VISUALIZATION WITH TABLEAU 
Workshop: Visualization with Tableau, (map #10 at A4)
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: Noon: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room  133 (Enter brown, turn left. The classroom will be on your left before the study carrels.
Description: This is an introduction to the Tableau platform starting from beginner, to building an interactive visualization on the web.
Instructor: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Research Computing Specialist
Registration: Register

 

graduation-rates NEW IES/NCES REPORT
Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2008-13; Outcome Measures for Cohort Year 2008; Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2015-16; and Admissions in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2016: First Look (Preliminary data) First Look (Provisional data).

This First Look report includes preliminary data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) winter 2016-17 data collection, which included four survey components: Graduation Rates for selected cohorts 2008-2013, Outcome Measures for cohort year 2008, Student Financial Aid data for the academic year 2015-16, as well as Admissions for Fall 2016.

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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6 October 2017: Volume 11, Number 8

refworks2logoWORKSHOP
TOPIC: Cite it Right in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Other Styles: Use RefWorks Software
WHEN: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5:00pm – 5:45pm
WHERE: Ruffner Hall, Room 302
DESCRIPTION: Did you ever wish there was a magical way to create citations for the paper you are writing? Now, there is and it is called RefWorks! Citation management software–whether it is RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley–can keep your research organized and save you lots of time! During this workshop, you will set up a RefWorks account, search a database and export the article citations from the databases into a RefWorks folder. RefWorks will then automatically create citations for the articles in the bibliographic style you need to use such as APA, MLA, Chicago and American Medical Association style. The introductory workshop is targeted for graduate students. Please bring your laptop!
REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP: Register

 

Handbook of the Economics of Education  NEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of the Economics of Education
Editors:  Eric Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann
Overview: “The volume of research into the economics of education has grown rapidly in recent years.  This edition of this handbook demonstrates how new methodologies are yielding fresh perspectives in education economics, uses rich data to study issues of high contemporary policy relevance, explores innovations in higher education, competition, and the uses of technology. ” -publisher

 

 

Handbook-of-Research-Based-Practices-for-Educating-Students-With-Intellectual-Disability  NEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Research-Based Practices for Educating Students With Intellectual Disability
Editors:  Michael L. Wehmeyer and Karrie A. Shogren
Overview: “The Handbook of Research-Based Practices for Educating Students with Intellectual Disability provides an integrated, transdisciplinary overview of research-based practices for teaching students with intellectual disability. This comprehensive volume emphasizes education across life stages, from early intervention in schools through the transition to adulthood, and highlights major educational and support needs of children and youth with intellectual disability. The implications of history, recent research, and existing information are positioned to systematically advance new practices and explore promising possibilities in the field. Driven by the collaboration of accomplished, nationally recognized professionals of varied approaches and philosophies, the book emphasizes practices that have been shown to be effective through multiple methodologies, so as to help readers select interventions based on the evidence of their effectiveness.” -publisher

 

Handbook-of-Research-in-Education-Finance-and-Policy  NEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy
Editors:  Helen F. Ladd and Edward B. Fiske
Overview: “Sponsored by the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), the second edition of this groundbreaking handbook assembles in one place the existing research-based knowledge in education finance and policy, with particular attention to elementary and secondary education. Chapters from the first edition have been fully updated and revised to reflect current developments, new policies, and recent research. With new chapters on teacher evaluation, alternatives to traditional public schooling, and cost-benefit analysis, this volume provides a readily available current resource for anyone involved in education finance and policy.” -publisher

 

 

Routledge-Handbook-of-Sport,-Race-and-Ethnicity  NEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Routledge Handbook of Sport, Race and Ethnicity
Editors:  John Nauright and David K. Wiggins
Overview: “Few issues have engaged sports scholars more than those of race and ethnicity. Today, globalization and migration mean all major sports leagues include players from around the globe, bringing into play a complex mix of racial, ethnic, cultural, political and geographical factors. These complexities have been examined from many angles by historians, sociologists, anthropologists and scientists. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the full sweep of approaches to the study of sport, race and ethnicity… Written by a world-class team of sports scholars, this book is essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in sports studies.” -publisher

 

 

routledge-handbook-of-youth-sport  NEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport
Editors:  Ken Green and Andy Smith
Overview: “The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is a comprehensive survey of the latest research into young people’s involvement in sport. Drawing on a wide diversity of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, policy studies, coaching, physical education and physiology, the book examines the importance of sport during a key transitional period of our lives, from the later teenage years into the early twenties, and therefore helps us develop a better understanding of the social construction of young people’s lives.

The book covers youth sport in all its forms, from competitive game-contests and conventional sport to recreational activities, exercise and lifestyle sport, and at all levels, from elite competition to leisure time activities and school physical education. It explores youth sport across the world, in developing and developed countries, and touches on some of the most significant themes and issues in contemporary sport studies, including physical activity and health, lifelong participation, talent identification and development, and safeguarding and abuse.” -publisher

 

 

practical statistics for educators NEW ONLINE  BOOK
Title: Practical Statistics for Educators
Author:  Ruth Ravid
Overview: “Practical Statistics for Educators, Fifth Edition, is a clear and easy-to-follow text written specifically for education students in introductory statistics courses and in action research courses.” publisher

 

libra_logo WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Cite it Right in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Other Styles: Use RefWorks Software
WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 10:00am – 11:00am
WHERE: Byrd/Morris Seminar Room – Harrison/Small, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library (map: #19)
DESCRIPTION: Have you recently presented at a conference, collected sharable data, or had a paper published? You know you have been meaning to get it off your hard drive and into your colleagues’ consciousness. Spend a few minutes with Ellen Ramsey, Sherry Lake, and Brandon Butler to hear quick highlights of what Libra accepts, then spend just a few more uploading your work so it is visible in Libra, Virgo, ORCID, and beyond. Bring your laptop and the digital files you are ready to deposit.
ADD THIS EVENT TO YOUR CALENDAR

 

funding next exit  GRANT FUNDING WORKSHOP
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time:
10:30am – 12:00pm
Location:
Brown Science and Engineering Library – Room 133
Workshop Description:
Funding discovery databases help researchers identify opportunities from public and private funders. UVa now has access to two discovery tools licensed by the Vice Provost of Research, Pivot and GrantForward. These tools allow faculty, students and staff to search for funding and set up email search alerts based on a researcher’s area of interest. After the workshop, the attendees will learn how to create an account, search the databases, share funding opportunities with others, as well as save search strategies for email alerts regarding new opportunities. All students, faculty and staff at the University have access and the ability to create personal accounts. Please bring a laptop for use for this hands-on workshop.
Presenter: Dr. Ricky Patterson
Register for the Grant Funding Workshop.

 

llama-llama-red-pajama-book-coverllama-llama-red-pajama

We all love the book, Llama, Llama Red Pajama and we bet you will love this freestyle rapping version performed by Ludacris.

 

 

healthy-children-logo family-media-planA FAMILY MEDIA USE PLAN
From TV to smartphones to social media, our lives are dominated by 24/7 media exposure. Despite this, many children and teens have little guidance around their media use. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) helps you create a Family Media Use plan.  It also includes AAP recommendations on screen-free zones, media manners, and much more.

 

 

HOOS YOUR DATA!

Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

Pushpins in a map of the USA GIS WORKSHOP
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: Noon: 3:00 – 4:00 pm 
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421, (map #1 (D2) Alderman Library)
Workshop:  Points on Your Map: Street Addresses and More Spatial Things
Description: Do you have a list of street addresses crying out to be mapped?  Have a list of zip codes or census tracts you wish to associate with other data? We’ll start with addresses and other things spatial and end with points on a map, ready for visualization and analysis. All sessions are one hour and assume participants have no previous experience using GIS.  Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance
Instructor: Chris Gist and Drew MacQueen, GIS specialists
Registration: Registration is not required.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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29 September 2017: Volume 11, Number 7

clemons-library-aviatorYour Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
September 29, 2017, Volume 11, Number 7
Current & archived issues of the newsletter

 

 

 

Clemons-2-booths_320 Clemons-2-desks

TOTAL ADVISING CENTER IN CLEMONS OPENS OCTOBER 4
On Oct 4th, the Total Advising Center will open on the 2nd floor of Clemons Library! Riley Walsh writes in this Cavalier Daily article, “The main part of the space is a large room reminiscent of the main floor of Clemons but with a higher ceiling and lighter atmosphere. Where there used to be bookshelves are glass rooms slated to be offices for student advising resources during the day, and in later hours students can reserve them for personal use. The center of the room will have carrels instead of the long tables there before the floor closed.”

 

chronicle of higher ed paper Education Week

KEEP UP TO DATE
Are you keeping up with the news about higher Education and K-12?  You can stay informed by reading the Chronicle of Higher Education and Education Week (EdWeek). In addition to the articles in these publications, note the links at the top of the page that lead to additional types of information such as data about higher education and K-12,  job postings, and special reports.

There is a link to the Chronicle and EdWeek on all of the Curry research subject guides. Just click on the link, Chronicle of Higher Education & EdWeek in the blue navigation boxes on each of the guides. By using that link, you can access all of the articles in each of the publications as the UVA Library has paid for the subscription and these links authenticate you as a UVA student, staff, and faculty.

 

fall reading daysREADING DAYS
Reading Days will start Saturday, September 30 and run through Tuesday, October 3.

Here are the hours for all of the UVA Libraries during Reading Days.

Enjoy the change of pace and recharge!

 

 

Introduction-to-Intermediate-and-Advanced-Statistical NEW ONLINE BOOK 
Title:  Introduction to Intermediate and Advanced Statistical Analyses for Sport and Exercise Scientists
Editors:  Nikos Ntoumanis and Nick Myers
Overview: “It is motivating  to have a statistics text devoted to enabling researchers studying sport and exercise science to apply the most sophisticated analytical techniques to their data. Authors hit the mark between using technical language as necessary and user-friendly terms or translations to keep users encouraged. Text covers traditional and well-used tools but also less common and more complex tools, but always with familiar examples to make their explanations come alive. As a dynamic systems theorist and developmentalist, I would love to see more researchers in my area create study designs that would enable the use of tools outlined here, such as multilevel structural equation modeling (MSEM) or mediation & moderation analyses, to uncover cascades of relations among subsystems contributing to motor performance, over time. This text can facilitate that outcome.” Beverly D. Ulrich, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, USA

 

orcid-peer-review-unique-number-reviewer-320 ORCID WORKSHOP
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: Noon: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location:  Brown Science & Engineering Library in Clark Hall (map #10 at A4)
Workshop: Introduction to Orcid
Description: Distinguish yourself with an ORCID ID – ORCID IDs (or ORCIDs) are permanent unique identifiers for researchers, which allows you to unambiguously associate all of your research and scholarship with your name, regardless of discipline, location or time. In this workshop, we will sign up for our own (free) ORCID, look at the available ways to claim academic output, so that it is associated with our ORCID. We will also discuss how ORCIDs are increasingly being required by publishers when submitting papers, and how funders are also starting to use them. Please bring along a laptop (or a tablet) to fully participate in this hands-on workshop.
Instructor: Dr. Ricky Patterson
Registration: Please register

 

edpolicyworksSPEAKER SERIES
Date: Monday, October 2nd 2017
Time:
11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Holloway Hall (Room 116), Bavaro Hall
Topic:
The Effects of School Turnaround Strategies in Massachusetts
Presenter:  John Papay, Assistant Professor, Brown University

 

Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Development ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Development
Editors:  Patriann Smith and Alex Kumi-Yeboah
Overview:The Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Development provides an authoritative exploration of cross-cultural approaches to language learning through extensive research that illuminates the theoretical frameworks behind multicultural pedagogy and its myriad applications for a globalized society. With its comprehensive coverage of transnational case studies, trends in literacy teaching, and emerging instructive technologies, this handbook is an essential reference source for K-20 educators, administrators in school districts, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, and researchers in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA).”

 

handbook of neoliberalism ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Neoliberalism
Editors:  Simon Springer, Kean Birch, and Julie MacLeavy
Overview:The Handbook of Neoliberalism seeks to offer a wide-ranging overview of the phenomenon of neoliberalism by examining a number of ways that it has been theorized, promoted, critiqued, and put into practice in a variety of geographical locations and institutional frameworks. With contributions from over 50 leading
authors working at institutions around the world, the volume’s seven sections provide a systematic overview of neoliberalism’s origins, political implications, social tensions, knowledge productions, spaces, natures and environments, and aftermaths in addressing ongoing and emerging debates.”

 

handbook of epistemic cognition ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Epistemic Cognition
Editors:  Jeffrey A. Greene, William A. Sandoval, and Ivar Bråten
Overview:Handbook of Epistemic Cognition brings together leading work from across disciplines, to provide a comprehensive overview of an increasingly important topic: how people acquire, understand, justify, change, and use knowledge in formal and informal contexts. Research into inquiry, understanding, and discovery within academic disciplines has progressed from general models of conceptual change to a focus upon the learning trajectories that lead to expert-like conceptualizations, skills, and performance. Outside of academic domains, issues of who and what to believe, and how to integrate multiple sources of information into coherent and useful knowledge, have arisen as primary challenges of the 21st century.”

 

savethedate TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017 @ 6pm
The Diversity Action Committee will present the documentary “13th.” This is an important, thought-provoking presentation of the mass incarceration of African Americans. We hope you will attend the documentary and join the conversation!

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
View the trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk

 

 

HOOS YOUR DATA!
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

 

early-childhood-program NEW REPORT FROM NCES/IES 
Need some stats or data about early childhood program evaluation for your research paper, dissertation, or journal manuscript? The National Center for Education Statistics released a new report today (Sept. 26) entitled Early Childhood Program Participation, Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016.

The survey collected data on children’s participation in relative care, nonrelative care, and center-based care arrangements. It also collected information from parents about the main reason for choosing care, what factors were important to parents when choosing a care arrangement, and parents’ participation in various learning activities with their children. earning activities with their children.

 

data-is-pluralCRIME DATA SET
Jeremy Singer-Vine produces Data Is Plural a weekly newsletter of useful/curious datasets that he sends out via email.  Jeremy is the data editor for BuzzFeed News.

Here is one of the four datasets he featured this week on easier-to-use crime data. Earlier this month, the FBI and 18F released the first iteration of their Crime Data Explorer, a website that simplifies access to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program. You can download bulk data on individual incidents, state and national trends, hate crimes, arrests, assaults on officers, police employees, human trafficking, and cargo theft. You can also access the data via an API. Caution: The FBI’s data collection program is voluntary; not all law enforcement agencies participate. (In fact, more than 3,000 agencies don’t submit hate crime data.) [h/t Nick Wright]

 

first-generation_320 A NEW REPORT FROM NCES/IES 
Need some stats or data about first generation college students for your research paper, dissertation, or journal manuscript? A new study finds that about 20 percent of first-generation college students had obtained a bachelor’s degree 10 years after their sophomore year in high school. This is a lower percentage than continuing-generation college students with at least one parent with a bachelor’s degree or higher (42 percent).

The findings are from “First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students: A Comparison of High School and Postsecondary Experiences,” a new Statistics in Brief that examines background and educational characteristics, plans for college, postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion patterns of first-generation college students and their peers whose parents have college degrees. The brief also explores how postsecondary plans, attendance, and completion varies between these two groups of students, as well as student-reported information regarding the reasons why some postsecondary enrollees did not obtain a credential.

 

 

tableau  TABLEAU FOR BEGINNERS
Workshop: Tableau for Beginners, (map Clemons Library #11 @ D2)
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: Noon: 2:00pm – 2:50pm
Location: Clemons Library, Room 407
Description: An introduction to the Tableau platform starting from beginner to building an interactive visualization on the web.  This workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to learn about presenting data or making dynamic and interactive visualizations.
Instructor: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Research Computing Specialist
Registration: Register

 

parent-and-family NEW REPORT FROM NCES/IES
Need some stats or data about parent and family involvement in education for your research paper, dissertation, or journal manuscript? The National Center for Education Statistics released a new First Look report, entitled Parent and Family Involvement in Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016.

The Surveys collected data on children enrolled in public or private school for kindergarten through 12th grade or homeschooled for these grades.

The survey gathered information about various aspects of parent involvement in education, such as help with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school. For homeschooled students, the survey asks questions related to students’ homeschooling experiences, the sources of the curriculum, and the reasons for homeschooling.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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22 September 2017: Volume 11, Number 6

aldermanlibraryreferenceroom ALDERMAN LIBRARY, REFERENCE  ROOM Photo courtesy of Timothy Jarrett using a Creative Commons License

 

refworks2logoWORKSHOP
TOPIC: Searching Databases and Using RefWorks Citation Management Software
WHEN: Friday, September 22 from Noon – 12: 45pm
WHERE: Ruffner Hall, Room 302
DESCRIPTION: If you are writing a literature review for your class project, a journal article or your dissertation, RefWorks software can help you keep organized.   In this workshop, you will set up a RefWorks account. Then, we will search several databases for articles and download the citations fro those articles. We will then put the citations into RefWorks database and with just 3 clicks, the citations are transformed into APA citations!

Your RefWorks account if free and it stays “live” even after you graduate.  You can also store PDF copies of the articles you find in your folders in RefWorks.  You do NOT need to register for this RefWorks workshop. Please bring your laptop if you can!

 

 professional_development_320 JUST FOR YOU
In case you haven’t caught the latest buzz, there are plenty of professional development workshops being offered in Curry! Here is the working calendar of professional development workshops offered by Curry’s maker and design lab communities.  No registration is required. Everyone is welcome!

Maker workshops are held in Ruffner 204 every Monday from 12-2pm. For example, this Monday, September 25 from noon-2:00pm in Ruffner Hall, Room 204 the topic is Maker Studio: Making Die Cut Cutouts.

Educational technology workshops are available in Ruffner 300/302 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Next week there  8 sessions are planned.  I’m hoping to attend the Discussion Tools session on September 25th from 10:30 – noon. I hear they will demonstrate the discussion tool, Google Slides!

In addition, this coming week there will be a special workshop, Monday, September 25th from 4pm-5:45 pm in Ruffner Hall, Room 302. This workshop will feature a panel of teachers from Albemarle County Schools discussing the use of social media in the classroom.

 

rachelwahl DIALOG ON RACE AND EQUITY
On Saturday, the University of Virginia will host a series of discussions designed to further education and dialogue around issues brought to the forefront in Charlottesville – and across the country – after the white supremacist rallies here on Aug. 11 and 12.

The “Dialogues on Race and Inequity” – which will include more than 30 discussion sessions and four film screenings – were originally scheduled for Aug. 12, but were canceled due to safety concerns after violence at that day’s rally in downtown Charlottesville. Four films will also be screened in the Harrison Small Auditorium in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library: “White Like Me” (11 a.m.); “I Am Not Your Negro,” a 2017 film based on James Baldwin’s book about the lives and assassinations of Medger Evers, Malcolm X and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (12:30 p.m.); “That World is Gone: Race and Displacement in a Southern Town,” sharing the story of Charlottesville’s Vinegar Hill neighborhood (3:30 p.m.); and “An Outrage,” a documentary on lynching in America (4:10 pm.).

A full schedule of events and information on parking and transportation is available here. (Photo above of Rachel Wahl, an assistant professor in the Curry School of Education, led a discussion on activism before sessions were suspended on Aug. 12. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

 

global_week_luncheon GLOBAL FIESTA: JOIN US!
Date: September 29 2017
Time: Noon: 4:00 – 6:00 pm 
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421, (map #1 (D2) Alderman Library)
Description: The UVA Library is sponsoring a small celebration honoring Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month for students and the UVA community.  As part of the  Final Friday events, the fiesta will take place in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library R-Lab on September 29 from 4:00-6:00pm and will feature food, drink, and art! The Fine Arts Library will feature the work of New Media artist and McIntire Department of Art Faculty member Federico Cuatlacuatl during the Fiesta.
Registration: Registration requested

 

WWC_practiceguidereading WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE
What Works Clearinghouse practice guides are publications that present recommendations for educators to address challenges in their classrooms and schools. They are based on reviews of research, the experiences of practitioners, and the expert opinions of a panel of nationally recognized experts. Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade is an example of a practice guide.

 

 

Linda_Darling-Hammond EFFECTIVE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Linda Darling-Hammond, Maria E. Hyler and Madelyn Gardner wrote a policy brief titled,  Effective Teacher Professional Development.  They state, “To define features of effective PD, we reviewed studies meeting our methodological criteria that emerged from our extensive search of the literature over the last three decades.  Using this methodology, we found that effective professional development incorporates most, if not all, of the following elements: 1) is content focused, 2) incorporates active learning, 3) supports collaboration, 4) uses models of effective practice, 5) provides coaching and expert support, 6) offers feedback and reflection, and 7) is of sustained duration.” Additional information including a fact sheet, webinar, and report can be found at this site in the right column. (Photo: Linda Darling-Hammond)

To locate more research on this topic by these experts, search the 7 Education Ebsco Education databases,  the PsycInfo database, and the Web of Science database using these authors’ names!

 

JamesERyanWaitWhat TAKE 5 AND LISTEN
Dean James E. Ryan delivered the Commencement address at Harvard in May 2017. In it he outlined how if we get in the habit of asking the following 5 Essential Questions in Life, you will live a happier and more successful life. His address provides lively examples of these 5 habit. Give a listen the the commencement address and practice them daily. Start by being curious and asking questions.

  1. Wait, what?
  2. I wonder?
  3. Couldn’t we at least?
  4. How can I help?
  5. What truly matters?

BONUS QUESTION: Did you get what you wanted out of life, even so?

 

roomreservationbrownBOOK A STUDY SPACE
The UVA Library has many group study spaces. Here is a short tutorial showing how to book a group study room. In addition, you can also look for study spaces (not bookable, but designated for studying) in the various libraries. The video covers both.

 

Russell-stephen EDPOLICY SEMINAR
Topic: LGBTQ Youth Health & Resilience
Presenter: Dr. Stephen T. Russell from the University of Texas at Austin
Date & Time: Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:00-12:30 PM
Location: Holloway Hall (Rm 116), Bavaro Hall

 

activateatoy GRIT: KEEP TRYING TO ACTIVATE THAT TOY
The title of a new article in Science reads, “Infants make more attempts to achieve a goal when they see adults persist.”  The results suggest that adult models causally affect infants’ persistence and that infants can generalize the value of persistence to novel tasks.

Leonard. Lee, and Schulz show that …”infants can learn from adults to persist through failure at arduous tasks . Infants who had observed adults struggle for half a minute before activating a toy persisted when given their own complicated toy to play with, in contrast to the lesser grit displayed by infants who had seen only rapid and effortless adult successes.” I wonder if children watch as their Mom and Dad study with great persistence. If so, Curry parents will have children with lots of GRIT!

 

qualtrics2017 FREE, ONLINE QUALTRICS WEBINAR
“You’re invited to Qualtrics ExperienceWeekOCTOBER 16-19 the premier event for researchers, with dedicated speakers and sessions for improving academic research.
We’re welcoming academics, researchers, practitioners, and leaders from the world’s most respected institutions. Presenters from the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University will be sharing compelling stories and best practices for researchers, professors, and administrators. Our dedicated academic sessions include:
•    UPenn’s Angela Duckworth (author of GRIT) on the importance of non-cognitive factors in academic (and life) success
•    Jackson College’s Lee Hampton on improving academic success for students of color
•    In addition to academic thought leaders….” -Qualtrics staff
REGISTER NOW

 

 HOOS YOUR DATA
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

Jenn Huck MEET JENN, YOUR DATA LIBRARIAN
Do you have an idea for a project, but need secondary data to analyze? Maybe you are looking for specific data but can’t find it, or just need general ideas on the kinds of data available in your field. On the other hand, perhaps you know exactly what you need and where to find it, but are having trouble accessing it, like Census data.  Jenn Huck, the Data Librarian here at UVA Library, can help you find the data you need. Drawing on her background in Sociology, Jenn specializes in data discovery and access, and also manages the Library’s Data Purchase Program. Learn more about the licensed datasets the Library offers at Data Discovery and Acquisition.  Questions?  Contact Jenn at data@virginia.edu

 

georeferencing_a_map  GIS WORKSHOP
Date: September 26 2017
Time: Noon: 3:00 – 4:00 pm 
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421, (map #1 (D2) Alderman Library)
Workshop: Getting Your Data on the Map
Description: Do you have a list of Latitude/Longitude coordinates or addresses you would like to see on a map?  We will show you how to do just that.  Through ArcGIS’s Add XY data tool and Geocoding (address matching), it is easy to take your tabular lists and generate points on a map. All sessions are one hour and assume participants have no previous experience using GIS.  Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance.
Instructor: Chris Gist, GIS specialist
Registration: Registration is not required.

You can also schedule a consultation with Chris Gist, GIS expert. You can locate Chris in Alderman Library, Room 417,   at 434.982.2637, by email him at dcg6b@virginia.edu or at 38°2’11.23″N | 78°30’21.00″W.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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15 September 2017: Volume 11, Number 5

Harry Potter Room in Alderman Library

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whyarealltheblackstudents_conversations320 CURRY’S COMMON READ & CONVERSATIONS
10 print copies of the 2017 edition of  Curry’s Common Read book,  Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria  are now available in Ruffner Hall, Room 302.  Copies of the book are on the top of the bookshelf to the right as you enter the room. Just pick up a copy and bring it back when you finish so others can use it! Join the Curry conversations  about this topic as we gain an understanding of history that we need to fight for an equitable world where we hold as an ideal that all racial groups are equal.

An online copy of the 1997 first edition of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria is available online through the UVA Library’s online catalog, VIRGO.  Just click on the Read Online link then, click on the Ebook Central – Academic Complete link.

 

kkk320 KKK NEWSPAPERS ONLINE
“Reveal Digital is an open access publishing program whose mission is to document a range of viewpoints that chronicle the historical record of 20th century America, whether driven by racial, gender, social or political motivations. By publishing these primary source collections,  Reveal Digital seeks neither to affirm nor deny the political and ideological thought voiced within them. Rather we strive to expose the opinions and thoughts of their authors for scrutiny in scholarship and public discourse… The KKK Newspapers collection brings together for the first time local, regional, and national newspapers published by Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers across the U.S. during this period. It also includes the voices from several anti-Klan newspapers.

To understand today’s version of populism, American nationalism, and the Alt-right, we need to go back to the 1920s when the Klan re-emerged as a slick and successful recruiting and marketing engine that appealed to the fears and aspirations of middle-aged, middle-income, white protestant men in the middle of America. At its peak in 1924, Klan-paid membership exceeded 4,000,000 and its national newspaper, the Imperial Night-Hawk, had a circulation larger than the New York Times.

 

apa-word-setup-320 SET UP MS-WORD FOR APA STYLE
Totally awesome! Watch this 9 minute YouTube video to learn how to set up MS-Word for your APA style papers.  As of  today, September 15th, it has  1,669,496 views!

 

 

 

refworks2logoWORKSHOP
TOPIC: Searching Databases and Using RefWorks Citation Management Software
WHEN: Friday, September 22 from Noon – 12: 45pm
WHERE: Ruffner Hall, Room 302
DESCRIPTION: If you are writing a literature review for your class project, a journal article or your dissertation, RefWorks software can help you keep organized.   In this workshop, you will set up a RefWorks account. Then, we will search several databases for articles and download those citation. We will then put them into RefWorks database and with just 3 clicks, the citations are transformed into APA citations!

Your RefWorks account if free and it stays “live” even after you graduate.  You can also store PDF copies of the articles you find in your folders in RefWorks.  You do NOT need to register for this RefWorks workshop. Please bring your laptop if you can!

 

curry-librarians-newsletter-archived_320  CURRY LIBRARIAN’S NEWSLETTER
If you missed reading one of the Curry Librarian’s newsletter, they are also online.

 

 

 

 

jamesRyan_320  JAMES E. RYAN: UVA’s 9th PRESIDENT
James E. Ryan, president-elect of the University of Virginia, spoke to University community members gathered at the Rotunda on Friday, following his election by the Board of Visitors. Here are James Ryan’s remarks that he delivered today.

 

stephenautism_320  CQ RESEARCHER REPORTS
Need to find a topic for your research paper? CQ Researcher may be able to provide you with some great ideas. Here are some topics related to education. These are authoritative reports and can provide you with an overview of the topic, great keywords you can use when search the  Ebsco databases targeted for Education  for journal articles, and listing of experts on the topic.

PHOTO: Stephen Wiltshire, an autistic savant from England, works on a drawing of New York City based on memory. He needed only one helicopter tour above the skyline to draw the landscape in detail.   (Getty Images/Barcroft USA/James Ambler) View the AUTISM report where this photo is featured.

 

 HOOS YOUR DATA
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data.   Check out our newest data workshops, tools, and resources below.

 

r   INTRODUCTION TO R
Date:  Monday, September 18, 2017
Time:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
Designed for the absolute beginner, this workshop provides a gentle introduction to R and RStudio. R is a free, open-source software environment and programming language designed specifically for statistical analysis. Since its introduction in 2000, R has rapidly increased in popularity thanks to its power, price (free!), and supportive community. RStudio is a free integrated development environment (IDE) that makes using and learning R much easier. In this workshop we’ll get you started using R with RStudio, show you how to import data, do some basic data manipulation, create a few graphics, perform some basic statistical analyses, and point you in the direction to learn more and go further with R!
Presenter: Clay Ford, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register for wait list!

 

georeferencing_a_map  GIS WORKSHOP
Date: September 19 2017
Time: Noon: 3:00 – 4:00 pm 
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421, (map #1 (D2) Alderman Library)
Workshop: Georeferencing a Map: Putting Old Maps and Aerial Photos on Your Map
Description: Would you like to see historic map overlaid on modern aerial photography?  Do you need to extract features of a map for use in GIS?  Georeferencing is the first step.  We will show you how to take a scan of a paper map and align in it in ArcGIS.
Instructor: Chris Gist, GIS specialist
Registration: Registration is not required.

You can also schedule a consultation with Chris Gist, GIS expert. You can locate Chris in Alderman Library, Room 417,   at 434.982.2637, by email him at dcg6b@virginia.edu or at 38°2’11.23″N | 78°30’21.00″W.

 

spss-logo-easypowerfulINTRO TO SPSS WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Introduction to SPSS
TIME1:00 –2:00 pm
DATE: 
Wednesday, September 20th
LOCATION: Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will introduce students to tools needed to utilize SPSS for quantitative data analysis. Instruction will include lecture, discussion, and hands-on activity. Topics covered include: getting data into SPSS, labeling data, manipulating variables, limiting the dataset, and computing descriptive statistics
REGISTER 5 seats remain!
PRESENTER:  Aaron Pannone, PhD

 

dedooseDEDOOSE WORKSHOP
Date:  Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
New to Qualitative Research? Imagine being able to blend your video, audio, and text data with your spreadsheet information in an on-line tool to get the most out of all of your information! Dedoose is an easy to learn, feature rich, and affordable web app that can help you visualize a variety of information from your work that you can share with the research community. Come and see Dedoose in action to see if you want to add qualitative analysis to your research toolbox.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register now as the available seats go quickly!

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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8 September 2017: Volume 11, Number 4

The Science & Engineering Library is in
Clark Hall just over the McCormick Bridge!

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Brown study there GREAT STUDY SPACE
This Brown Science & Engineering Library (pictured at the top of this page as well as this interior photograph) has transformed the east end of the main floor into a study space for individuals or groups. Study carrels and tables are available on a first-come basis.

 

 

writing literature reviews 7th_edition PERFECT TIMING! NEW ONLINE BOOK
Title:  Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 7th edition
Location:  Ruffner Hall, Room 302
Overview:  You will love this book! It outlines how to find, analyze and manage the articles you will need for your literature reviews. This book gives lots of practical and concrete tips, and can help you acquire the essentials skills you will need to develop to write a literature review for your paper or dissertation. Your Curry Librarian highly recommends you combine this with the RefWorks workshop and the Literature Review workshop listed below.

 

refworks2logoWORKSHOP
TOPIC: Searching Databases and Using RefWorks Citation Management Software
WHEN: Wed., September 13 from 6:30pm  to 7:30pm
WHERE: Ruffner Hall, Room 302
DESCRIPTION: If you are writing a literature review for your class project, a journal article or your dissertation, RefWorks software can help you keep organized.   In this workshop, you will set up a RefWorks account. Then, we will search several databases for articles and download those citation. We will then put them into RefWorks database and with just 3 clicks, the citations are transformed into APA citations!

Your RefWorks account if free and it stays “live” even after you graduate.  You can also store PDF copies of the articles you find in your folders in RefWorks.  You do NOT need to register for this RefWorks workshop. Please bring your laptop if you can!

 

howtowritealiteraturereview_320 LITERATURE REVIEW WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Learn the Tools, Tips, and Time Saving Steps for Your Lit Review
WHEN: Friday, September 15 from Noon – 1:00pm
WHERE: Ruffner Hall, Room 302
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will focus on tools to help students with effective strategies for finding and organizing information for a literature review. Come learn which databases to use and how to search them. Learn about our handbook collections that are online and in print.    You do NOT need to register for this literature review workshop. Please bring your laptop if you can!

 

 voice of freedom CHILDREN’S BOOKS  IN CLEMONS LIBRARY
The UVA Library’s children’s book collection has more than 7,900 award winning books in VIRGO.  Most of the children’s books are in Clemons Library. Just take the steps or elevator to the 1st floor and the collection will be on your left on many shelves!

 

collecting-digital-artifacts HELP MAKE UVA HISTORY
Recognizing the significance of events on the weekend of August 12, the University of Virginia Library is building an archive of materials surrounding the “Unite the Right” rally and counter-protests.

We are interested in your personal digital submissions (including images, stories, audio, or video) from the events at UVA and in the Charlottesville area, so that we may make these materials available to students and researchers studying these events. You have the option to keep your name private if you wish. Read this to learn how you can help build an archive of materials.

 

spencer-dissertation-funding DISSERTATION FUNDING
The NAED/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:00pm ET.  Sign up for the webinar and find additional guidelines and the fellowship application form on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-dissertation-fellowship-program/

 

rock-star-teacher-ethics-nyt $$$$$ROCK STAR TEACHER
Kayla Delzer, a teacher in Mapleton, N.D., has created a flexible classroom where her third graders sit where they please and learn to post on Instagram. Tech companies are courting teachers like Ms. Delzer to help improve and promote their education tools,” posted Dan Koeck for The New York Times.

Natasha Singer of the NYT continues the story writing, “Ms. Delzer is a member of a growing tribe of teacher influencers, many of whom promote classroom technology. They attract notice through their blogs, social media accounts and conference talks. And they are cultivated not only by start-ups like Seesaw, but by giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft, to influence which tools are used to teach American schoolchildren.

Their ranks are growing as public schools increasingly adopt all manner of laptops, tablets, math teaching sites, quiz apps and parent-teacher messaging apps. The corporate courtship of these teachers brings with it profound new conflict-of-interest issues for the nation’s public schools.

Moreover, there is little rigorous research showing whether or not the new technologies significantly improve student outcomes.” Read the NYT article .

Ms Delzer also gave this TedX talk asking why do some classrooms look the same now as they did 70 years ago?

On a related note, your Curry Librarian recommends this blog post by Dean Robert C. Pianta’s, The Responsibility of Schools of Education in Preparing Teachers to Teach With Tech published in the Huffington Post.

 

 

ericTaylor EDPOLICY SEMINAR
Topic: Learning Job Skills from Colleagues at Work: Evidence from a Field Experiment Using Teacher Performance Data
Presenter: Eric Taylor, Assistant Professor, Harvard University
Date & Time: Monday,  September 11th 2017, 11:00-12:30 PM
Location: Holloway Hall (Rm 116), Bavaro Hall

 

 

kennedy_michael_j YOUTH-NEX WORKS IN PROGRESS TALK
Topic: Impact of a Multimedia-Based Professional Development Process on Inclusive Middle School Science Teachers’ Vocabulary Instruction
Presenter: Michael J. Kennedy, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Curry School of Education
Date & Time: Thursday,  September 14th 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Location: Ruffner Hall (Rm 206)

 

 

 HOOS YOUR DATA
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data.   Check out our newest data workshops, tools, and resources below.

 

Home page for the University of Virginia Library Research Data Services web siteSTAY INFORMED ABOUT DATA
The University Library’s Research Data Services (RDS) web site features all of the various services and resources provided by RDS in one convenient location.  You can also sign up for the monthly RDS newsletter here!

 

health-sciences-library WORKSHOPS @ HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
Whether you’re a computing novice or a seasoned programmer, the Health Sciences Library’s workshops have something for everyone. There are sessions on popular programming languages, including R and Python, as well as software packages such as SAS and SPSS.

All sessions take place at the Health Sciences Library, and are taught by experts from SOM Research Computing, Public Health Sciences, Bioinformatics Core, Health Sciences Library, and UVA Library’s Research Data Services. All workshops are FREE for UVA students, faculty, and staff, including UVA Health System employees. View the list of workshops offered by the UVA Health Sciences Library. 

 

excel320   WORKING WITH DATA IN EXCEL
Date:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
This workshop is for those new to Excel as a data tool. We will go over everything from the interface, to formulas, charts, and pivot tables.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register for WAIT list.

 

r   INTRODUCTION TO R
Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
Designed for the absolute beginner, this workshop provides a gentle introduction to R and RStudio. R is a free, open-source software environment and programming language designed specifically for statistical analysis. Since its introduction in 2000, R has rapidly increased in popularity thanks to its power, price (free!), and supportive community. RStudio is a free integrated development environment (IDE) that makes using and learning R much easier. In this workshop we’ll get you started using R with RStudio, show you how to import data, do some basic data manipulation, create a few graphics, perform some basic statistical analyses, and point you in the direction to learn more and go further with R!
Presenter: Clay Ford, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register for wait list!

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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