Academic research careers consist of a succession of ranks within a fairly predictable time frame. There are some steps researchers can take to make sure that this progression goes as planned as they go up the academic ladder.
Read this enlightening article by Laura Bonetta from Science.
PUT UP YOUR FEET
Contact Dr. Nancy Kechner for help with your data. Then, kick back and write the next chapter of your dissertation, a journal article, or grant!
Nancy holds office hours in the CLIC on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00pm - 4:00pm during the Spring semester.
You can set up an appointment by calling 434.924.0911, dropping by her desk in the CLIC, or stopping by her office in Alderman Library's Scholars' Lab.
BAGELS & COFFEE
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
WHAT: Coffee & Bagels in the CLIC
WHERE: Ruffner Hall, Room 302, The CLIC
DESCRIPTION: Join us in the CLIC for coffee & bagels. Sponsored by Ed Council.
THIS WILL BE FUN!
DESCRIPTION: Seeds4Change hosts a conversation. We will share the topic with you soon. Keep your eyes open!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 11:30a.m. -1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ruffner Hall, Room 302, The CLIC
GOOD TO KNOW: Seeds provides the food!
MORE ABOUT TIBET
The CLIC librarians take this opportunity to help further your knowledge and interest about Tibet by pointing out the Tibetan and Himalayan Library (THL). The THL was founded on March 1, 2000 in conjunction with the University of Virginia Library and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. Here is a sample project.
TRC SPRING WORKSHOPS
The Teaching Resource Center will offer several excellent workshops this spring including one taught by
Josipa Roksa, Sociology, University of Virginia, and co-author of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, a book published by the University of Chicago Press. Registration for the TRC workshops is encouraged. Read a review of Academically Adrift. Dr. Roksa also has a courtesy appointment in the Curry School of Education.
Need a definition? Want to look up the origin of a word? Want to trace the history of a word? Want to have some fun with words? The Oxford English Dictionary is at your service. If you are off-Grounds, you will need to be using your Proxy or VPN UVaAnywhere to connect to the full text.
The staff at Science posted this information in the February 11, 2011 issue. "Scientific research and decisions about important societal issues depend on the availability and use of data. We would like to know more about the issues and challenges you are facing with respect to data use so that we can do our part to better serve the scientific community. Please take a few minutes to answer the brief questions below. Thank you for your help.
Please consider taking this short data survey.".
SPECIAL ISSUE ON DATA
In the 11 February 2011 issue, Science joins with colleagues from Science Signaling, Science Translational Medicine, and Science Careers to provide a broad look at the issues surrounding the increasingly huge influx of research data. This collection of articles highlights both the challenges posed by the data deluge and the opportunities that can be realized if we can better organize and access the data.
The Science cover (above) features a word cloud generated from all of the content from the magazine's special section.
Read all of the articles.
Of special interest is one by Gary King titled, "Ensuring the Data-Rich Future of the Social Sciences."
Abstract: Massive increases in the availability of informative social science data are making dramatic progress possible in analyzing, understanding, and addressing many major societal problems. Yet the same forces pose severe challenges to the scientific infrastructure supporting data sharing, data management, informatics, statistical methodology, and research ethics and policy, and these are collectively holding back progress. I address these changes and challenges and suggest what can be done. Full Text.
Plan ahead. Look for opportunities to present your work and network. The National Education Association provides a list of education related conferences for 2011. Each conference site will list program information, conference rates and registration deadlines, accommodations and more.
CONFERENCE: SAVE $$$ Register by February 28, 2011 to qualify for the early bird registration fees.
AERA invites education-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal data bases. Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.
Deadline: March 9.
WHAT: The Future of Fair Use
WHEN: Friday, March 25, 1:00a.m. -2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online FREE
DESCRIPTION: In this EDUCAUSE Live webinar, Steve Anderson will discuss ethics and strategies for overcoming institutional roadblocks related to publishing and teaching with copyrighted media. As fair use protections and potentials continue to expand, how can nonspecialists help shape a more rational future for fair use? Topics will include the myths and realities of fair use, best practices, DMCA exemptions, and the practicalities of working with copyrighted media across a full spectrum of scholarly and pedagogical activities.
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