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The therapy animals from VT Helping PAWS are returning to the second floor lobby of Newman Library from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Come take a break from studying to pet and hang out with these friendly balls of fur and their vet school handlers.
Rosetta Stone offers online instruction in 25 languages, including English as a second language. Start with the Login with CAS link, where you'll create a personal profile to track your progress. Mobile app versions are available as well.
If you're writing an article for a scholarly peer-reviewed journal, the university will give you $1500 to publish it in an open access journal. In this session, we will go over the requirements and award criteria. You will do a practice or real fund request with the fund manager at hand. At the conclusion of the session you will be in a good position to have your next article funded, which you can link to your CV, FAR, and/or P&T dossier.
Profound changes are occurring in the production, dissemination, and evaluation of research. This session invites participants to bring their experiences and questions to a conversation on issues affecting their peer-reviewed articles, monographs, and other scholarly resources, such as open access, copyright, data management, and altmetrics. The discussion will be preceded by a brief presentation outlining these trends. Participants will leave the session better informed about today's publishing environment, and gain familiarity with campus services to help them succeed.
Do you want to make your presentations more visually interesting and engaging? Did you know that research findings indicate that colors, shapes and typefaces elicit certain types of audience responses?
This two-part presentation will engage faculty in understanding basic color, shape, and typographic theory, encourage faculty decision-making regarding designing for intended audience response, explore resources for finding existing visual & multimedia resources, and convey information regarding how to legally use third party works (with emphasis on Creative Commons) in teaching, student group advising, conference, and commercial contexts.
Join us for a discussion of scholarly communication issues in life sciences and health sciences. Share your journal selection and publishing experiences. Find out about options to keep the copyrights you need to use your published works in teaching, to make your published works freely available for public interest research, and to provide long-term access to supplementary data sets - in Virginia and beyond.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Newman Library multipurpose room, first floor
Have you heard about the reproducibility crisis in science (ex. in AAAS and Economist) and worry about false positive results? Ever wondered how you could increase the reproducibility of your own work? Join us for a workshop on reproducible research, hosted by the Center for Open Science (and other collaborators when applicable). Learn about factors that contribute to the reproducibility crisis, and techniques and tools you can incorporate into your workflow to increase the openness and reproducibility of your work.
This database is on trial through October 31, 2014. PolicyMap provides data through interactive maps about communities and markets across the U.S., for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications, and impact analysis. PolicyMap is a "GIS tool for non-GIS experts."
PsycTESTS from APA PsycNet indexes psychological tests, with the full text of the test available in most cases. Test instruments available in HTML and PDF. Please complete this survey to provide feedback on this database trial.
PsycTHERAPY from APA PsycNet provides unscripted videos of therapy sessions, with searchable transcripts and the ability to create playlists. Please complete this short survey to provide feedback on this database trial.
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