14 November 2013, Volume 7, Number 12

Sahtiya Logan, a doctoral student in Social Foundations at Curry, won an iPad mini as part of the ITS promotion for their new storage service called Box. Congratulations to Sahtiya for not only winning the mini, but choosing to use Box for storing her files!

 In case you are wondering about UVa Box, here are some basics.  UVa Box is a cloud-based storage and collaboration service that gives eligible members of the University community the ability to access, store, and share a wide range of non-sensitive/moderately sensitive University files securely—anywhere, anytime, on any device.

This service provides 50 GB of storage and is free to current faculty or staff and degree-seeking UVa students (see eligibility info) for as long as the person is at UVa.  Note: UVa Box is not appropriate for certain types of data, including highly sensitive data (see UVa Box User Responsibilities for more information). Federal/state laws and UVa information policies apply to the use of this service.  For additional information, see the UVa Box FAQs.


Logo for the Chronicle of Higher EducationOFF-GROUNDS ACCESS
If you are off-Grounds and you want to read articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education or access one of its special reports,  and you go to http://chronicle.com, you will only be able to read some articles and you won’t be able to access the special reports.  Instead, of going to http://chronicle.com, use one of the 3 methods below, as these will authenticate you as a UVa affiliate and allow you access to all of the Chronicle content.

1.  Use the Journal Finder. In the second search box, type Chronicle of Higher Education.  In your results list, select the first link, from 01/01/2005- present in Publisher. In fact, when you use this link, the URL in your browser will read http://www.chronicle.com! 


2.  Use this URL to access the Chronicle:
If you type or paste the following URL into a browser,  http://proxy.its.virginia.edu/login?URL=http://chronicle.com/ , you will initially be taken to the NetBadge login page (If you bookmark this particular NetBadge URL, you can use it to get to the authenticated version of the Chronicle in the future). Once you enter your eServices login and password, you will be taken to the Chronicle.

3.  Lastly, you can use the Higher Education Research Guide, created by the CLIC librarians, and click on the Chronicle link at the top of the middle column as it authenticates you automatically.


Cover of the Chronicle of Higher Education report, Diversity in Academe Fall 2013DIVERSITY IN ACADEME FALL 2013
Normally an annual report, this year the Chronicle of Higher Education also published a fall edition of Diversity in Academe.  Ideas about campus diversity are expanding and evolving, prompting colleges to look for solutions to a range of specific problems. This issue looks at some of those solutions.



A 30 day free trial of the lynda.com Online Training Library is available to all UVA students, faculty, and staff from November 4th – December 4th, 2013.  This free access includes the entire library of over 2,000 courses and tutorials.  Camtasia, Revit, iMovie, Photoshop, Sketchup, Unity, and “R” are just a few examples of the variety of training areas available. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn a new software application or brush up on one you currently use.   When you take one of the courses or tutorials, be sure to complete the feedback survey!

Click here for more information and instructions on setting up your free trial account so you can start learning  cool stuff!


Measuring Mentoring Processes — Developing a Scale to Measure the Inside of Mentoring
LOCATION: Bavaro Hall (Holloway Hall, First Floor)
TIME: November 21st, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: For 20 years we have known that mentoring can be beneficial, yet we still do not know much about the specifics of what causes these benefits. Patrick Tolan will discuss his study, the first meta-analysis to look at the processes inside mentoring. What difference does modeling, teaching, emotional support, and advocacy make? Is all mentoring positive?
PRESENTER: Dr. Patrick Tolan, Director of Youth-Nex and professor in the Department of Human Services at the Curry School of Education and in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, School of Medicine


  Preschool Shared Reading and Children’s Language and Literacy Development
LOCATION:  350 Old Ivy Way, Ste. 100 (FREE parking) (map)
TIME: November 15, 2:00 p.m. – 3: p.m.
ABSTRACT:  The ways in which teachers read aloud to children during the preschool years can have a powerful impact on children’s development of important language and literacy skills. In particular, the extra-textual talk that surrounds the book reading experience can serve as an important mechanism for building vocabulary and print knowledge. This study examines the relations between the extra-textual talk that occurs during shared book reading and gains in children’s skills during the pre-kindergarten year. The Systematic Assessment of Book Reading (SABR) was used to measure teachers’ use of literal and inferential talk, as well as talk about the features of print. We attempt to replicate and build on prior validation studies of the SABR. During the presentation, I will share our preliminary findings, with questions for the group on possible next steps for analyses
PRESENTER: Dr. Sonia Cabell


TOPIC:   “How much of a nudge is necessary? Using Information, Assistance, and Incentives to Increase College Savings and Enrollment”
LOCATION:   Bavaro Hall (Holloway Hall, Rm 116)
TIME:   Friday November 22, 2013; 11:00-12:30 PM
PRESENTER:  Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Academic Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education


 Black and white photograph of a shelf of extremely large books,  3 feet tall, next to a woman bending over and opening one of the books which is on the floor.INFORMATION OVERLOAD!!!
And you thought your laptop was too much to carry. 

This image is courtesy of the Book Patrol web site and it came from the archives of Prague Castle.  Photo by M. Peterka




With the anniversaries of some major historical events coming up or in full swing, there are several new or enhanced resources available for classroom teachers, with many of these providing access to digital forms of primary materials.

United Kingdom National Archives First World War PortalThe First World War Portal -  “With primary sources at its heart, the programme – First World War 100 – aims to attract a new audience for archives during the centenary, as well as offering historians and regular archive users fresh insights into this landmark conflict.”  From the United Kingdom’s National Archives website

Washington State University logoPropaganda Poster Collection  -  A new digital collection at Washington State University Libraries shows how propaganda posters – or “weapons on the wall” – helped governments influence citizens’ public and private behavior and decisions during World Wars I and II.

va_civil_war_sesquicentennial_logoVirginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission
The American Civil War has inspired thousands of books and websites, offering teachers an abundance of Civil War internet sites and resources. In response to teacher requests, the following classroom resources have been chosen and organized based on the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning (SOLs) relating to the Civil War. These diverse resources cover all grade levels and include primary sources, lesson plans, field trips, and multimedia.



HOOS YOUR  Data spelled out in lights
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.


Neatline logoGIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Using Neatline
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00pm
DATE: Tuesday, November 19
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION:  Neatline is a set of plugins for Omeka developed by the Scholars’ Lab. With this tool, anyone can create beautiful, complex maps and narrative sequences from collections of archives and artifacts, and to connect maps and narratives with timelines that are more-than-usually sensitive to ambiguity and nuance. See http://neatline.org for more information.


 APA Journals Pro app iconHOW DO YOU CITE DATA SETS?
With the increased availability of shared data sets, researchers who use shared data sets will find the need to cite them in their reference lists.  APA does cover how you should cite a data set in section 7.08 of the Publication Manual of the APA, pages 210-211.    Below is a copy of the example of a data set citation found in the Manual on page 211.  Remember, when using in the reference list you must “Double space all reference entries.  APA publishes references in a hanging indent format, meaning that the first line of each reference is set flush left and subsequent lines are indented.” Quote from section 2.11, page 37 of the APA manual.

Pew Hispanic Center. (2004). Changing channels and crisscrossing cultures: A survey of Latinos on the news media [Data file and code book]. Retrieved from http://pewhispanic.org/datasets/

For additional information, look at the Michigan State University research guide covering data set citation.


 Cover of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2013 Mathematics and ReadingA NEW APPROACH TO NAEP REPORTING
Individuals interested in accessing the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results can use a new interactive website that presents the results from the 2013 NAEP assessments in mathematics and reading at grades 4 and 8.  The website provides multiple ways to explore the 2013 results in more detail by using interactive graphics, downloadable data, and other features for viewing findings from the states.   A First Look: 2013 Mathematics and Reading, National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4 and 8 presents a brief overview of the 2013 NAEP results and contains links to areas of NAEP website where more detailed information is available.


This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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