INTERSECTION OF CULTURE & MINDSET Yang Liu is an artist who was born in China but lived in Germany from the time she was 14. She designed a collection of infographics to represent her observations about Chinese culture and German culture.
I spotted Liu’s collection of infographics and while viewing them, I kept reflecting on the intersection of culture and mindset, as I had just attended the Mindset workshop at the Curry Research Conference given by Joanna Williams, Corrie Kelly, and Wendy Rodgers which was so engaging!
WALTER N. RIDLEY LECTURE
TOPIC: Silent No More: Black Deaf People as an Unseen Cultural and Linguistic Minority
DATE: Friday March 28, 2014
TIME: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
LOCATION: Bavaro Hall – Holloway Hall, room 116
PRESENTER: Dr. Joseph Hill, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
DESCRIPTION: The effects of segregation can be seen in the study of education and language of deaf African-American people who attended special schools for the deaf during the segregation era. The presenter will discuss the ideologies about disability and deafness, the history of education for deaf African-American children, the distinct language patterns and items in the African-American variety of sign language, and the change in the sign language variety after the desegregation.
FOUND A TEST REVIEW? NEED TO CITE IT?
The University of Virginia Library subscribes to two test databases, PsycTests and Mental Measurements Yearbook that provide reviews containing descriptive and administrative information about tests, measures, scales, and other assessment instruments.
While at Curry, you may be writing a paper and need to reference one of these reviews. The APA BLOG has a post that explains how to do that in APA style. Included in the post is a video tutorial. The CLIC librarians provide the following example.
A QUOTATION FOR TEACHERS
“The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.” Solomon Ibn Gabriol
THIS HANDBOOK WAS JUST PUBLISHED ONLINE
Title: International Handbook on the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers, 2006
Editors: Christopher Day and Judyth Sachs
Overview: “This Handbook brings together theoretical and empirical research on purposes, policies and practices of teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) over the last twenty years.” – Publisher
THIS HANDBOOK WAS JUST PUBLISHED ONLINE
Title: International Handbook of Distance Education, 2008
Editors: Terry Evans, Margaret Haughey, & David Murphy
Overview: The publisher writes, “The International Handbook of Distance Education” explores the array of distance education theories and practices as they have been shaped by the late-20th Century and then positions these in terms of the contemporary circumstances of the 21st Century. The Handbook is intended to be a comprehensive reference work for practitioners, researchers and administrators engaged in forms of distance education in private and public education, from schooling through undergraduate and postgraduate coursework to doctoral research programs.” – Publisher
HISTORIC MAPS ONLINE
The National Library of Scotland recently began providing free online access to detailed maps that offer a fascinating glimpse into how every area of England and Wales developed from Victorian times to the 1950s. The maps can be viewed over time for each place of interest.
In addition to this collection, you can also view historical maps from around the world at the website, Old Maps Online. This site allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution. This map is from the David Rumsey Collection and is available under a Creative Commons license.
DATE: April 3, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
PRESENTER: Micki Kaufman
DESCRIPTION: Micki Kaufman is a doctoral student in US history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (GC-CUNY). A GC-CUNY Digital Fellow and recipient of GC-CUNY’s Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant in 2012–2014. She will be discussing her current research which uses the declassified correspondence of Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Her research involves the use of computational text analysis and visualization techniques in the study of the Digital National Security Archive’s (DSNA) Kissinger Memcon and Telcon collections.
LIBRARIES WITHOUT BORDERS
You are probably familiar with the work done by Doctors Without Borders. We recently discovered this newer organization, modeled after its much older predecessor. “Founded in 2007 in France at the initiative of Patrick Weil, historian, visiting professor at Yale Law School, and Senior Research Fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research (France), Libraries Without Borders is today one of the leading Nongovernment Organization working in knowledge and culture-based development in the world and supporting libraries in developing countries.”
One of its latest projects is an Ideas Box. More accurately, it’s a library in multiple light weight and waterproof boxes, consisting of 15 tablet computers and four laptops with satellite Internet connections; 50 e-readers and 5,000 e-books; 250 printed books; a movie projector, screen and 100 films; chairs, tables and board games. The boxes were designed to be sent to refugee camps. According to Weil, “People who have lost everything need books, films, games and Internet access to feed their minds, connect with loved ones, pursue education, and rebuild their lives.”
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.
DATA MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
TOPIC: 1st National Conference on Big Data Ethics, Law, and Policy
DATE: April 11, 2014
TIME: 11:00am – 4:00pm
LOCATION: Wilson Hall, room 402 in the morning, The Rotunda in the afternoon
DESCRIPTION: The challenges and opportunities of big data derive from the massive amounts of data being collected, aggregated, and processed as well as the techniques used for the processing (data analytics). How will big data change science and the nature of knowledge? How will it affect healthcare, transportation, business, etc.? Who, if anyone, owns data? Is there a threat to privacy when personal data is buried in massive, processed data? What are the value-biases built into particular analytics? Are there categories that should never be used in analyzing personal data? Should some data be publicly available to all researchers? Public discussion, legal analysis and decisions, and policy choices will powerfully shape the development and use of the tools, techniques, knowledge, and applications of new data sciences. This conference will be devoted to discussion of the big ethical, legal, and policy issues around big data.
PRESENTERS: Danah Boyd, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center. Michael Zimmer, Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Director of the Center for Information Policy Research.
DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Planning for Data Management
DATE: Thursday, April 3, 2014
TIME: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
LOCATION: Carter Classroom, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
DESCRIPTION: What’s your plan for managing the data from your current and proposed research projects? Join us for a data management planning workshop designed to help researchers start thinking about questions such as: What standards for file naming and metadata will you use? What repository will you deposit your data into? Do you need permission to share your data? We will: discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review helpful data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan. We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.
PRESENTERS: Andrea Denton, UVa Health Sciences Library, Research and Data Services and Ricky Patterson, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group
DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Finding and Acquiring Data: Discovering Data from Library and Non-Library Sources
DATE: Tuesday April 1, 2014
TIME: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
LOCATION: Bavaro Hall – The CLIC, Room 306
DESCRIPTION: You’re looking for data for your project: where do you find it and how do you acquire it? You’ll learn how to identify potential sources of data, locate the data you need, and how to gain access to it. We’ll explore the library’s collections and subscriptions, in addition to data residing in repositories that can be identified by data citations and article references.
PRESENTERS: Bill Corey, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group and Summer Durrant, Data & Geographical Information Librarian.
DATA MANAGEMENT FOR GRAD STUDENTS
TOPIC: Data Management for Grad Students, Part I:
The ‘what and why’ of managing your research
DATE: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
TIME: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
LOCATION: Alderman Library, room 421
DESCRIPTION: Does your research result in stacks of books, folders of newspaper clippings, boxes of photographs, digital files, and more? How do you keep connections between physical and digital materials? This workshop introduces the ‘what and why’ of managing your research. We will explore your individual practices as we assess a variety of research management practices. The workshop assumes no prior knowledge and is particularly focused on management of humanities and social sciences research materials.
INSTRUCTORS: Purdom Lindblad, UVa Library Scholars’ Lab, Sherry Lake, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group, and Bill Corey, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
TOPIC: Quantum GIS – Adding Remote Data Services
DATE: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421 (map)
DESCRIPTION: Would you like to show the live weather radar on your map? How about other live and/or free data? This workshop will show you how to add open web service (OWS) layers to Quantum GIS and use them in a map. All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
PRESENTERS: Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston, GIS Lab experts
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
POST DOC TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
Applications are available for the eighth Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials. This Training Institute is held to increase the capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions and is sponsored by Northwestern University and Michigan State University through a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences. All applications must be received no later than Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:00pm ET. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of placement by Wednesday, May 7, via e-mail. More information.
When: July 7-17, 2014
Where: Northwestern University; Evanston, IL
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.