NEW PRINTING SERVICE
Printing Services staff are installing a new printer/copier in the CLIC. Once it is fully set-up, you will be able to print from any library or computing lab computer and the job will be put in the "Follow You Printer" cue on a server in Carruthers. You will then go to a "Follow You Printer" station such as the one in the CLIC, enter your computing ID such as tj2u and then enter you eservices password. After that, you follow the instructions on the device regarding printing or copying. You will be instructed to insert your ID or Cavalier Advantage card to pay for the printing.
Printing Services will have documentation available at the printer/copier in the near future. We have also heard the unit will be configured to print or copy in color as well as black and white. Do keep in mind you can still use a computer in the CLIC to print to Ruffner, room 277. We will keep you updated about the progress of the installation.
Instructions for setting up your laptop computer to work with the "Follow You Printer" system may be found by clicking on the link that corresponds to your computer's operating system.
WHO: Advanced graduate students and faculty from colleges and universities nationwide, and researchers, education practitioners, and policy analysts from federal, state, and local education, human services agencies, and professional associations are invited to apply.
WHAT: A three-day seminar on the use of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) database entitled, "Using the ECLS-K Database for Research and Policy Discussion."
WHEN & WHERE: June 7-9, 2011, Washington D.C.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: May 6, 2011
COST: There is no fee to attend this seminar. NCES will provide training materials as well as computers for hands-on practice. For out-of-town participants, NCES also will pay for transportation, hotel accommodations, and a fixed per diem for meals and incidental expenses during the training seminar.
DETAILS: The ECLS-K allows researchers to examine the relationships among a wide range of child, family, teacher, classroom, and school variables and children’s development and performance in elementary and middle school. The training this year will focus on the ECLS-K restricted data (e.g., special education teacher data, geocode information, etc.). Applicants must demonstrate that their specific research interests are related to information that can only be found in the restricted data files.
For more information or to register, please visit
To learn more about the ECLS-K and to view reports and products using ECLS-K data, please visit http://nces.ed.gov/ecls/kindergarten.asp
CAREER SERVICES HOURS
April 11 was the last day of Curry Career Services Monday "walk-ins" in the Ruffner Hall CLIC for the spring semester. However, that does not mean you can't obtain assistance with your job search. Hilary Kerner is still available to help, and she welcomes student appointments. To schedule an in-person or telephone appointment just email Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org with some suggested times to meet. May 2011 graduates may meet with Hilary during the summer after graduation. Graduates can subsequently obtain personalized services from the Alumni Career Services Center. Curry Career Services walk-ins will begin again in the fall.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
In honor of National Library Week, your CLIC on-the- Grounds and in-the-Cloud librarians, are letting CNN toot our horn for us. Please take a look at CNN's article, Librarians: Masters of the info universe.
K-12 ENGINEERING TALK
WHEN: 12 – 1 p.m., Monday April 18th
WHERE: Wilsdorf Hall, Room 200
WHAT: K-12 Engineering Education
This talk will provide suggestions from the National Center for Technological Literacy (NCTL) for how to teach “Technology & Engineering” in K-12 STEM classes. NCTL was formed to response to the adoption and integration of engineering into Massachusetts’ science standards in 2001. The NCTL aims to advance technological literacy across the nation by advocating for federal and state policies and programs to enhance formal and informal technology and engineering education and learning and to promote K-12 engineering education. .
WHO: Patti Curtis is the Managing Director of the Washington, D.C., office of the Museum of Science, Boston and the NCTL.
Check out the CLIC's collection of books related to Children's Engineering. Many such as Yi Min's Great Wall are published by the Museum of Science, Boston!
Florida State University, School of Library & Information Studies is using an IMLS grant to explore how school librarians can make it easier for students and their teachers to use digital content to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. Read more here.
READING JOURNALS ONLINE
How do you find out if the UVa library provides full text access to a journal? Watch this one minute video!
READING THE NY TIMES
With the New York Times changing its access model for online articles, you may want to know another method to get your daily NY Times fix. As a UVa affiliate you have the option of using the Factiva database to access NY Times articles. The procedure is a follows:
- Go to the Factiva database home page
- At the top of the Factiva home page, click on “News Pages”
- Scroll down to NYT
- Select the issue and browse the article headlines to determine your choice
- News pages are live for two weeks
Earth Day 2011 is April 22. For instructional activities related to Earth Day, check out the Educator's Network sponsored by the Earth Day Network. There you will find over 300 standards-based lessons, school greening tips, grants for teachers and more.
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