GRE WORKSHOP HELD
A GRE prep workshop was hosted by the Director of Student Support Services, Cheryl Gittens. Zack Beamer from Kaplan provided key GRE facts, test strategies, and sample questions during the workshop. A dozen Curry undergraduates participated in anticipation of the need to take the GRE in the near future to gain admittance to graduate study here at Curry or elsewhere. Another GRE session is anticipated in the Fall.
A VIRTUAL YOKNAPATAWPHA
Professor Steve Railton and a UVa team of database and web developers are creating an online resource to enable the mapping and study of William Faulkner’s fiction and his imaginary county of Yoknapatawpha. The project will include two dozen Faulkner scholars from around the country who have signed on since the University Library’s Digital Media Lab built the prototype of the Digital Yoknapatawpha.
LISTENING TO FAULKNER
William Faulkner was a writer-in-residence at UVa from 1957-1958. Here you can listen in on William Faulkner’s sessions with audiences. The online archive includes almost 30 hours of Faulkner reading from his fiction, giving remarks at public events and answering questions about his work in English classes at UVa.
CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS
“PLOS, the Public Library of Science, is launching the Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP). These awards recognize the use of scientific research, published through Open Access, which has led to innovations in any field that benefit society. Major sponsors include the Wellcome Trust and Google.” …
“Three top awards of $30,000 each will be presented. The nomination period is open from May 1 to June 15, 2013. Winners will be announced in Washington, DC in October 2013, at an Open Access Week kickoff event hosted by SPARC and the World Bank.”
“For more information, including the full details of the ASAP Program, nomination process, and the Award specifics, go to http://asap.plos.org. For Program rules visit http://asap.plos.org/nominate/rules/.”
CLCD APP OF THE MONTH
“Planets” is free app lets you look at the planets from both a 2-D and 3-D perspective. It is the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database recommended app for this month. It’s easy to use. Touch the Globe option to view 3-D models of each planet. The Visibility option lets you check out moon phases. Available for both iPhone, IPad and iPod, Planets is a free app and has received great reviews.
A 3D PRINTER FOR $1,300.00
Staples became the first major U.S. retailer to announce the availability of 3D printers. The Cube® 3D Printer, starting at a cost of $1,300.00 per printer, is ready to use right out of the box. The printer features Wi-Fi, is compatible with Mac or Windows, and comes with 25 free 3D templates designed by professional artists, with additional templates available online. Additional information may be found in this Staples News Release.
CONFERENCE PAPERS FULL TEXT
If you have been trying to locate a conference paper, check OpenDOAR to see if it is available full text. OpenDOAR contains conference papers from the U.S. and international institutional repositories as well as other open access documents. You can search repository contents, browse a list of repositories, or search for repositories.
The CLIC will maintain summer hours from May 13-August 23, 2013.
Hours at other UVa Libraries
The CLIC staff would like to thank everyone for making the CLIC an enjoyable and rewarding environment in which to work and for letting us get to know you. You can contact us this summer if you need our assistance.
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data. See this week’s featured data information below.
STATLAB WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
The StatLab, an applied statistical consulting service for researchers across Grounds, is holding several workshops this summer. Each workshop is offered twice so you may select the day/time that’s most convenient. To learn more about each workshop, just click on the workshop title link. To register, click on the link for the workshop date you want to attend.
|Multilevel Models I: Introduction, implementation, interpretation||Thursday, June 20||9-11:30||Bavaro 306|
|Fri., June 21||2-4:30||Brown 133|
|Multilevel Models II: Assessment, estimation, generalizations||Thursday, June 27||9-11:30||Bavaro 306|
|Fri., June 28||2-4:30||Alderman 421|
|Matching Methods I: Logic, limitations, and algorithms for matching on covariates||Thursday, July 25||9-11:30||Bavaro 306|
|Fri., July 26||2-4:30||Brown 148|
|Matching Methods II: Propensity score approaches||Thursday, August 1||9-11:30||Bavaro 306|
|Friday, August 2||2-4:30||Brown 148|
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
TOPIC: The basics of parallel and high-throughput computing
DATES: June 10th – June 14th
TIME: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
LOCATION: 205 MEC (Mechanical Engineering Building)
DESCRIPTION: The University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (UVACSE) is offering a High Performance Computing (HCP) Bootcamp. HPC Bootcamp is a FREE one-week short course for those who wish to learn the basics of high-throughput and parallel computing. Topics covered include MPI for distributed systems and OpenMP for multicore systems.
NEW WEBINARS ON FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Dates: May–July 2013
Are you considering applying for an IES grant for FY 2014? If so, these webinars should be of interest. The Institute of Education Sciences will host a series of funding opportunities webinars. These webinars focus on a wide range of topics for applicants to the FY 2014 grant programs, including the application process, grant writing, and overviews of specific funding opportunities. Full descriptions of the webinars are available and registration is now open.
DATA SETS, INSTRUMENTS, AND ANALYSIS TOOLS
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. As part of its services, Research Connections offers access to datasets, instruments, and tools for analysis. In order to make use of the datasets, you will need statistical software and a good understanding of statistical methodology. The instruments indexed by Research Connections are from studies following quantitative research methodologies and those using qualitative methodologies. The online analysis system functions with many of the available datasets.
Research Connections is a partnership among the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and the Office of Child Care, and the Office for Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE).
NEW NCES REPORT
The “First Look” report, Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts for School Year 2009-10 (FY 10), furnishes finance data for all local education agencies (LEAs) that provided free public elementary and secondary (PK-12) education in the United States for school year 2009-10. State education agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia provide the data to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.
NEW REPORT FROM THE NATION’S REPORT CARD
To improve the measurement and reporting of socioeconomic status (SES) and its relationship to academic achievement in the context of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) convened a panel of experts to provide recommendations concerning SES as a construct, with the understanding that their recommendations might ultimately lead to a new measure of SES that could be used for NAEP. The report, Improving the Measurement of Socioeconomic Status for the National Assessment of Educational Progress: A Theoretical Foundation, from the committee is available for download.
This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians,
Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman for the Curry School
of Education to support digital scholarship and research