A MUST READ
TITLE: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
Book Review by Eric Rosten of the Washington Post
At a recent Curry School faculty meeting, Drs. Tolan and Trent were passionately recommending that Curry students and faculty read the book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."
Dr. Tolan said, “This is the most compelling book I have read in recent years. It tells about the intersection of scientific progress and human dignity and shows in very personable stories, the thorny issues that need to be carefully considered by all of us undertaking research. The layering of the story of Henrietta’s life and family on the evolution of appreciation of (or lack thereof) of research participant rights against the background of race relations in our society and the remarkable reach of scientific advances related to her immortal cells makes a fully engrossing and convincing reminder of what human subject protections are all about.”
There is a copy of the book on the CLIC'S Kindle. You can, of course, borrow the CLIC's Kindle or you can get a copy from one of the UVa libraries. Click this VIRGO link to find a copy of the book.
What: Panel Discussion
When: Tuesday, May 11th, 11:00.m - noon
Location: CLIC, 3rd floor, Ruffner Hall, room 302
Topic: “Preparing an IES Grant Application: Tips From Curry School IES Reviewers.”
Dan Berch writes, "Six Curry School faculty will briefly provide their own perspectives and tips on what makes for a good (and bad) grant proposal. Then we will open it up for questions. I believe this discussion will be valuable for those of you who are planning on submitting an IES application for the June, 2010 competition. The panel will include: Patrick Tolan, Jim Wyckoff, Xitao Fan, Andy Mashburn, David Feldon, and Dan Berch."
TITLE: Handbook of Child Development and Early Education : Research to Practice / edited by Oscar A. Barbarin, Barbara Banna Wasik
LOCATION: Handbook Area
CALL NUMBER: HQ772 .H33 2009
Table of Contents
TITLE: How to be an Explorer of the World
Art Life Museum
LOCATION: Children's Engineering Center Area
CALL NUMBER: BF 318.5 .S65
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? FUN!!!
TITLE: Presenting Your Findings: a Practical Guide for Creating Tables
LOCATION: Reference: Research and Writing Area
CALL NUMBER: HA 31 .N53 2010
CONTENTS: How to present tables in journal articles, books, etc. Introduction -- Frequency and demographic data -- Means -- Chi-square -- t Test of means -- Post hoc and a priori tests of means -- Correlation -- Canonical correlation -- Analysis of variance -- Multivariate analysis of variance -- Analysis of covariance -- Multivariate analysis of covariance -- Cluster analysis -- Log-linear analysis -- Discriminant function analysis -- Factor analysis -- Multiple regression -- Logistic regression -- Confirmatory factor analysis -- Structural equation modeling -- Meta-analysis -- Word tables.
15 NEW BOOKS
Fifteen new books focusing on engineering are coming to the CLIC this May. Each book from the series "Engineering is Elementary" storybook features a child character from a different racial/ethnic background, and storybooks are set in countries all over the world. Over the course of the story, the child character, with the help of an engineering mentor, works to solve a problem using the engineering design process. The storybooks introduce readers to the field of engineering and the engineering design process and reinforce the relevant science concepts.
Each storybook features original illustrations, a vocabulary list, and a "Try It" hands-on activity.
TEA & TECHNOLOGY
Join us in the CLIC from 11:00am-noon, Thursday, May 6th. This talk will focus on the multiple uses of technology in the federally funded Project Parallax. The discussion will spotlight the use of two primary technology
applications: 1) embedded dynamic media within a curriculum framework focused on high level differentiated STEM content for the purpose of developing talent in
high poverty elementary classrooms; and 2) the use of network cameras for collecting data during the implementation of the STEM curriculum will also be demonstrated
Wendy Amato has served as the Curry School's representative for the past two years on the Library Student Advisory Committee. This group meets with the Director of the Library, Karin Wittenborg and several library staff members twice yearly to discuss library services, library resources, and issues related to students and their use of both physical and virtual library spaces. Topics for discussion at the meetings included the Library's student survey, access to the UVa books Google scanned, and the Library budget's impact on students. We extend a special thank you and job well done to Wendy knowing her contributions make a difference to Curry. If you have suggestions about services provided by the librarians in the CLIC, suggestions about how to improve the library’s web site, or suggestions in general about the library, contact Wendy. She would love to hear from you and pledges to help make your library experiences positive.
In a presentation yesterday in the CLIC, Dr. Pamela J. Hines, senior editor of Science magazine focused her remarks on how to get published in Science. "The magazine looks for authors whose articles reflect their ability to be leaders, outliers, and closers on scientific topics, " stated Hines. Reasons for acceptance are three-fold: 1) important questions are asked, 2) the questions are interesting, and 3) the paper is great science.
You can view her PowerPoint slides here. They are terrific!
Hines said the writing style for Science can be represented by a pyramid and has the "punch line” at the top, the “so what” in the middle, and the “broad perspective” at the bottom of the pyramid.
Whereas, the writing style for scientific papers is represented by an inverted pyramid and has "background" at the top, the "supporting evidence" in the middle, and the results/conclusions at the bottom of the pyramid.
She also provided links to 3 resources that provided additional tips for authors.
- What Editors Want
- Learning the Ropes for Peer Reviewing
- 21 Suggestions for Writing Good Scientific Papers
Compendium of Student, Teacher, and Classroom Measures Used in NCEE Evaluations of Educational Interventions
This NCEE Reference Report is a ready resource available to help evaluators researchers' select outcome measures for their future studies and also assist policymakers in understanding the measures used in existing IES studies. The two-volume "Compendium of Student, Teacher, and Classroom Measures Used in NCEE Evaluations of Educational Interventions" provides comparative information about the domain, technical quality, and history of use of outcome measures used in IES-funded evaluations between 2005 and 2008. The Compendium is intended to facilitate the comparisons of results across studies, thus expanding an understanding of these measures within the educational research community.
Focusing exclusively on studies that employed randomized controlled trials or regression discontinuity designs, the Compendium also used outcome measures that were (1) available to other researchers and (2) had information available about psychometric properties. For example, Volume I describes typical or common considerations when selecting measures and the approach used to collect and summarize information on the 94 measures reviewed. While Volume II provides detailed descriptions of these measures including source information and references.
View, download, and print the Volume I as a PDF file (601 KB)
View, download, and print Volume II as a PDF file (1.7 MB)
RENEW BOOKS: AVOID FINES
Students, return or renew the books you have checked out. To renew, go to VIRGO, click on the red menu bar's SERVICES button and click RENEW ITEMS.
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