2011 SLAUGHTER LECTURE
WHEN: Thursday, March 24 from 2 to 5 pm
LOCATION: The Curry Library Innovation Commons,
(the CLIC) 3rd floor Ruffner Hall
Jeff McCubbin, Executive Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor of Exercise Science, Oregon State University
WHAT: Physical Activity and Health of Persons with Disabilities: An Imperative for Change
Professor McCubbin's research interests on improving health and reducing complications of disability with effective physical activity programs have examined the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk of populations with MR and MS. His research intervention projects demonstrate reductions in CV risk factors and improve functional ability and independence. In collaboration with others he is investigating the efficacy of physical activity health promotion programs for persons with disabilities.
WHEN: Friday, March 25 at 3pm (reception follows)
LOCATION: South Lawn Auditorium (Nau Hall 101) (#44 on this map)
WHAT AND WHO:
UVa Digital Humanities Speaker Series features John Unsworth presenting "Idiosyncrasy at Scale: Data Curation in the Humanities"
Abstract: The argument of this presentation would be that in the past, the humanities have been characterized by data sets that are significantly smaller than those in the sciences, but also significantly more idiosyncratic. Now we face a situation where humanities data, at least in textual form, and soon enough in other forms, is large-scale. Can it still be idiosyncratic? What are the trade-offs between the requirements of curation and the needs of the users for whom that data is curated? What models or initiatives are out there that could help us grapple with idiosyncrasy at scale?
John Unsworth is dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. John is formerly the founding director of IATH at UVa, and one of the most prominent figures in the field of digital humanities.
MAKING A DIGITAL MAP
Say you have a print map featuring the historic school districts of Charlottesville, and you have socio-economic status data (SES) about Charlottesville based on census data. Did you know you can get help digitizing the school district map and adding another "layer" onto that map featuring the SES data using ArcGIS 10 software? And what's more, you can learn how to export that map to a format (KML) so the map can be viewed using Google Earth software. Where can you begin to learn how to do this? By attending the following session!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 30 from
2 pm to 3 pm
WHERE: Alderman Library Electronic Classroom
WHAT: Georeferencing Maps with ArcGIS 10
One of my favorite signs of spring is the sight of the star magnolias blossoms bursting forth from the Brenda Loyd Memorial Tree located on the South side of the Bavaro/Ruffner Commons. I hope you will be able to enjoy its majestic presence this year.
Brenda was a staunch library advocate and often referred her students to the librarians for assistance with lit reviews.
Dr. Brenda H. Loyd, Professor of Education, died December 6, 1995. She had been a member of the faculty since September 1, 1981. Her research, as reflected in over 50 publications and professional papers, was focused in two major areas: measurement of educational achievement and measurement of attitudes.
Google's Books settlement (GBS) was rejected March 22nd by New York court judge Denny Chin. Judge Chin said, "In the end, I conclude that the ASA [Amended Settlement Agreement] is not fair, and reasonable. As the United States and other objectors have noted, many of the concerns raised in the objections would be ameliorated if the ASA were converted from an "opt-out" to an "opt-in" settlement."
Google's Managing Counsel Hilary Ware said Google found the judgment disappointing but vowed to review the court's decision and consider its options.
"Like many others, we believe this agreement has the potential to open-up access to millions of books that are currently hard to find in the US today," Ware added. "Regardless of the outcome, we'll continue to work to make more of the world's books discoverable online through Google Books and Google eBooks."
The GBS March Madness chart displays what's next. Here are some responses to the decision: E-Week response and the American Library Association.
WHEN: Monday, March 28 from Noon-1pm
LOCATION: The Curry Library Innovation Commons, 3rd floor Ruffner Hall
PRESENTATION BY: Sherry Lake, UVa Library, Scientific Data Consultant
WHAT: Good data management is the foundation for good research. Today, more and more funding agencies and publishers are requiring researchers to share their data. Having a data management plan fulfills agency requirements and makes your data easier to share. Sherry will go over the data management plan template UVa has designed and discuss what this new requirement means for you. A question and answer segment will follow.
Representatives from Curry Centers and Labs are encouraged to attend.
To which journal editor will you submit your journal manuscript? A variety of factors will feed into your decision including the topic on which you are writing, impact factor of the journal, acceptance rates, etc.
To help you with that decision, we have purchased online access to Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities -- Educational set. Cabell's directories help an author determine which journal will most likely accept a manuscript by providing information on such things as: the aims and scope of the publication, acceptance rates, type of review (blind or editorial), number of external reviewers, and more.
There are three Education Directories available:
Educational Curriculum & Methods
Educational Psychology & Administration
Educational Technology & Library Science
When trying to access this resource from off-Grounds, be sure to use your Proxy account or UVa Anywhere.
Contact Nancy Kechner for help with your data.
For instance, if you need to survey people to determine the differences in their attitudes on public education based on their income and level of education, Nancy can help you:
-design an on-line survey
-drop their answers into Excel or SPSS for analysis
-explore the data and perform the analyses
-understand the results
-present your results visually in an effective manner
-coach you as you write up your results
And all you have to do is walk up to the CLIC on Wednesdays from 1-5pm!
HOW DID YOU DO?
Were you able to download the Kurzweil software (that we mentioned in last week's newsletter) or access it from the HIVE? If you are experiencing problems accessing this software contact Kay or Carole. We can help!
APPLICATIONSThe IES 2012 Request for Applications and Grants has been released. There are some new elements this year (which include a new focus on teacher effectiveness) and most of the same structures and criteria are retained from prior years. The next deadline for applications is in June 2011. Be sure to check in with Marianne Lampert, Curry's grants administrator (Ruffner Hall 196) if you are thinking about or planning a submission.
The six competitions are:
- Education Research Grants (84.305A)
- Special Education Research Grants (84.324A)
- Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences (84.305B)
- Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Special Education (84.324B)
- Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (84.305D)
- Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies (84.305E).
THE CLIC LIBRARIANS
On Thursday, March 31, the CLIC librarians will be away from the CLIC all day. Kay is attending the Association of College and Research Libraries conference and Carole is attending an all day Photoshop workshop. If you need help while they are away, you can email Kay or contact a member of the Alderman Library staff at 434-924-3017.
WE MAKE OFFICE CALLS
Can't come to us? We'll go to you. CLIC librarians can come to student, staff, and faculty offices to help you. Contact: Kay Buchanan 434-982.2664 or Carole Lohman 434-924-7040.
Click here to read previous issues of the Education Services newsletter.