28 August 2014, Volume 8, Number 2

Raised hands at a workshop held in the Library Data Commons@Curry CURRY LIBRARIANS’ WORKSHOPS
Make your research easier and free up some personal time.  Sign up for one of the Curry Librarian’s Workshops. You still have time to register. Click on the workshop title below to see more information and to register for the workshop.

 

help-desk-keyboardNEED TECH SUPPORT?
Help with technology such as setting up a wireless connection to the UVa network is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

You can call 434-924-HELP or toll free: . You also have lots of other options for assistance with technology including email, chat, in person assistance (faculty and staff); self- help, etc.

 

Worldle composed of software titlesSOFTWARE FOR YOU
Three UVa sites provide you with lists of  software that are available for free download or for a fee (often at a reduced price). If you don’t find the software you need on one of the sites below, be sure to look at the other sites as options vary by software and one’s status (for example, faculty, student, or staff).
1) UVa Software Gateway provides UVa-distributed research software—such as Mathematica  and MATLAB as well as links to general use software, like Microsoft Office.

2) Research Software Support  The Research Software Support team will help you with obtaining and installing site-licensed research software such as SAS, STATA and SPSS. Located in the Library Data Commons@Curry, Ruffner Hall room 302, the Research Software Support team maintains office hours for walk in assistance.  You may also request an appointment by contacting Research Software Support at res-consult@virginia.edu.

3) UVa Hive provides the UVa community with a way to virtually access specialized software programs via the Internet.

 

elevator_ruffnerhallHOW DO YOU GET TO THE 3rd FLOOR?
Did you know that Ruffner Hall has only one elevator  that goes to the 3rd floor where the Library Data Commons is located?  The elevator is located in the North West corner of Ruffner.

 

 

 

 

stairsnumbersHOW DO YOU GET TO THE 3rd FLOOR?
Did you know that Ruffner Hall has only  one set of stairs that goes to the 3rd floor where the Library Data Commons is located?  The stairs are located in the North West corner of Ruffner to the left of the elevator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

lostandfound2014LOST AND FOUND
Lost an item? Check with the librarians in the Library Data Commons. We have a lost and found basket, but we keep found valuables locked.. The Sheila Johnson Center on the Ground floor of Bavaro Hall  also serves as a Lost and Found center. So, put your name on your thumb drives, notebooks and other items of value and that will give you  a good chance of reuniting with them. Which reminds me, did any of you lose a UVa jacket during orientation this summer? If so, we have it!

 

Computer left on at a public computer station  with no one in attendanceWARNING, LOG OFF 
If you use a public computer in a library space, computers in Curry classrooms, or other locations remember to log off the computer not just the browser pages, because  the person who uses it next would have access to your email, Box  account,  etc.

To logoff a PC, click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner and select LOG OFF.  To log off a Mac, click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner and select LOG OFF from the drop down menu.

 

Cover of the Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Develpmental Disorders, Volume 1 2014 4th editionNEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
TITLE:  Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Volume 1: Diagnosis, Development, and Brain Mechanisms ; Volume 2:  Assessment, Interventions, and Policy, 4th edition  2014
EDITORS:   Fred R. Volkmar, Sally J. Rogers, Rhea Paul, and Kevin A. Pelphrey
OVERVIEW:  “… The new, updated Fourth Edition includes the changes in the way the disorder is defined in the DSM5 and ICD-10 that may have profound implications for diagnosis and, by extension, access to services. Along with providing practical clinical advice—including the role of psychopharmacology in treatment—the handbook codifies the ever-expanding current body of research throughout both volumes.” Publisher

 

Speaker icon with an orange backgroundMAKING NOISE IN THE MUSIC LIBRARY
The Music Library is sponsoring Making Noise, a series of presentations, performances, or installations by UVa students, faculty, staff, Charlottesville community members, and unaffiliated artists, scholars, and musicians (if sponsored by a UVa student, faculty or staff member).

Three types of opportunities are available for individuals or groups wanting to participate in the Making Noise series: ongoing installation (up to 1 month), complete presentation (30 to 60 minutes), and short presentation (1 to 15 minutes) as a part of a larger presentation organized by the music library. The presentations will be on Fridays to coincide with the Final Fridays schedule. The time will vary depending on potential scheduling conflicts and presentation needs (the presentations will not conflict with other events in Old Cabell).

The first presentation is #Carbonfeed by Jon Bellona. #Carbonfeed will have interactive installations in 4 campus libraries – Clemons, Brown, Fine Arts, and Music – and will open this Friday, 29 August at 3 pm.

 

Poster for the movie, TEACHCURRY CLASS CHALLENGE EVENT
Watch and discuss the film TEACH on September 4th at 7:00 pm in 116 Bavaro Hall.  Get an inside look at the challenges educators overcome to make a difference in the classroom.  This event is part of the “Curry Class Challenge” and you can earn points for your class by attending!  This event is sponsored by the Curry Ed Council and the SVEA (Student Chapter of the Virginia Education Association).

 

HOOS YOUR  datalights
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.

 

Logo for the statistical software, RR USERS GROUP KICK OFF MEETING
TIME:
 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
DATE:
Monday, September 8, 2014
LOCATION:
Brown Science and Engineering Library electronic classroom
DESCRIPTION: 
The goal of the UVa R Users Group is to bring R enthusiasts (or the R curious) together to showcase cool R tools and research relying on them. This meeting will feature a 20-30 minute demonstration of advanced data manipulation and visualization with big data by Stephen Turner, followed by plenty of time for introductions, networking, suggestions for future meetings, general R enthusiasm, and snacks!  If you’d like to join the group and RSVP for the event, please go to http://www.meetup.com/UVa-R-Users-Group/

 

3-D view of a map section with the words "Making Maps" on the map.GIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC: 
Making your First Map
TIME:
2:00 pm – 3 pm
DATE:
September 4, 2014
LOCATION:
Alderman Library, room 421
DESCRIPTION: 
Getting started with new software can be intimidating. This workshop introduces the skills you need to work with spatial goodness. Along the way you’ll get a taste of Earth’s most popular geographic software and a gentle introduction to map making. You’ll leave with your own cartographic masterpiece and tips for learning more in your pursuit of mappiness at UVa.
PRESENTER: Chris Gist, GIS Specialist
University of Virginia Library Scholar’s Lab
cgist@virginia.edu | 434.982.2637

 

A wordle consisting of data and statistically related words RESEARCH DATA SERVICES WORKSHOPS
For those of you who like to plan ahead, the Research Data Services has a convenient listing of all the data related workshops currently scheduled for the Fall semester.  The Curry Librarians’ Newsletter will highlight the individual workshops as their dates become closer.

 

Institute of Education Sciences logoJOIN THE IES TEAM
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the Department of Education is seeking applications for a Communications Officer.  Ideal applicants for this position will possess:

  • a demonstrated commitment to connecting research, policy, and practice in education;
  • experience in writing, editing, and media or public relations for both academic and non-academic (e.g., education practitioners and policymakers) audiences and publications;
  • training in social science research methods, including basic statistics;
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • a proven record of working collaboratively with internal and external partners; and
  • a creative and flexible approach to solving problems.

For detailed information view this webpage. If interested, please apply online to either of the following links by Friday, September 12, 2014:

 

This newsletter is produced by the Curry 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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