Congratulations to those of you who will be walking the Lawn and graduating this May. If you missed our information on library resources for alumni, check out last week’s newsletter.
The CLIC will maintain summer hours from May 12-August 25, 2014.
Hours at all UVa Libraries
UNIQUE GRADUATION CAPS Graduates everywhere are donning caps and gowns and some are coming up with some very creative graduation caps!
The CLIC Librarians really liked this tip of the hat to Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You Will Go!
THE NEWSLETTER’S SUMMER SCHEDULE
As the University begins its summer sessions, the CLIC Librarians are taking a little break from weekly newsletter production. Instead of a weekly publication, the newsletter will be produced bi-weekly with the next newsletter arriving, May 22.
YOUTH-NEX WORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING
TOPIC: “Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).”
DATE: Thursday May 15, 2014
TIME: 12:30pm – 1:45pm
LOCATION: Bavaro Hall – Holloway Hall, Room 116
PRESENTER: Catherine Bradshaw, Professor and the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the Curry School of Education and Co-director of the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention at Johns Hopkins
ABSTRACT: This presentation provides an overview of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model and presents findings from a series of three randomized trials testing the impact of the PBIS model on student outcomes and school climate. More…
THE VIEW FROM SPACE, LIVE
All you science teachers or astronaut wannabes, this is for you. NASA has placed four cameras on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) so the public can see Earth as the astronauts in the ISS see it, in real time. The live video stream is made available by the ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment. The stream switches between the four cameras every few minutes. The screen will be black when the ISS is in the night portion of its orbit. This happens every 90 minutes and lasts about 40 minutes. However, if the screen is gray, the cameras are switching or the communications downlink from the ISS not available. Typically the gray screen does not last long.
Title: Handbook of Racial-Cultural Psychology and Counseling, Volume 1 Theory and Research
Editor: Robert T. Carter
Location: Ivy Stacks RC455.4 .E8 H368 2004
Table of Contents: Volume 1,
Overview: “This two-volume handbook offers a thorough treatment of the concepts and theoretical developments concerning how to apply cultural knowledge in theory and practice to various racial and cultural groups.
Volume One focuses on theory and research, and covers: acculturation, language and culture, social class, ethical research, and emerging areas of inquiry.” – Publisher
Title: Handbook of Racial-Cultural Psychology and Counseling, Volume 2 Training, and Practice, 2004
Editor: Robert T. Carter
Overview: This two-volume handbook offers a thorough treatment of the concepts and theoretical developments concerning how to apply cultural knowledge in theory and practice to various racial and cultural groups.
Volume Two focuses on practice and training, and addresses such topics as: assessment, testing, group therapy, occupational therapy, supervision, ethics, couples and family therapy, continuing education.” – Publisher
Title: Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative, International Perspective, 2004
Editor: George Ritzer
Overview: “The Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative International Perspective provides a unique, broadly comparative perspective on the current state of social problems and deviance in a variety of societies around the world. Editor George Ritzer, along with leading U.S. and global sociologists, examines the relationship between social problems and a society’s level of development and affluence. The essays in this volume focus on interrelated issues involved in the relationship between social problems and the level of development and affluence…” – Publisher
Title: Handbook of International School Psychology, 2007
Editors: Shane R. Jimerson & Thomas D. Oakland & Peter T. Farrell
Overview: “The Handbook of International School Psychology provides a description of the specialty of psychology devoted to the global provision of services to children and youth, their teachers, and parents. Authors from 43 countries provide valuable information and insights regarding the following areas: the context of school psychology; the origin, history, and current status of school psychology; the infrastructure of school psychology; the preparation of school psychologists; the roles, functions, and responsibilities of school psychologists; current issues impacting school psychology; and key references.” – Publisher
IS THIS YOUR JACKET?
Mrs. Curry has found yet another new fashion accessory in the CLIC’s “Lost and Found” basket. Since she is a gracious, southern lady, Mrs. Curry will happily relinquish the jacket to its rightful owner when he or she comes in to claim it.
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.
EASIER DATA MANIPULATION IN R
Whether you’re brand new to R or a long time user, you need to check out the new dplyr package, a package for fast and easy data manipulation. Released in January 2014, the dplyr package provides simple functions that can be chained together to easily and quickly manipulate data.
NEW TOOLS FOR RESEARCHERS
The UVa Library recently purchased CPS Utilities Historical Series Complete: Annual Social & Economic (March) Supplement, 1962-2013 from Unicon Research. CPS Utilities is an integrated set of tools to help researchers find variables of interests and extract their values from the United States Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) data files. The software enables users to locate relevant variables with relative ease, to produce data files by simply naming variables and years, to collect and view in compact form all coding and universe information for a variable across all survey years, and to ascertain easily the survey questions that led to the variable of interest.
UVa faculty, staff, and students can download CPS Utilities here. Log into NetBadge and download the zip file to install the software on a Windows computer, or burn the ISO file to a DVD. If you need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.