Past Events

GradDays Resource Fair

March 26, 2014 | 11:00 am
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room

The University has many useful resources to help graduate students in their research, teaching, career preparation, work-life balance, and other aspects of grad student life. Many students are unaware of the breadth of resources available, and the resource fair at GradDays is designed to remedy that! Representatives will be in attendance from various groups and offices at the University, including scholarship and teaching support; support for students' social life and work-life balance; and professional and career development support. Coffee and light refreshments will be served, and students are invited to stop by any time from 11am-2pm.

For more information about GradDays events, check out Grad Studies' GradDays article and see the UVA Grad Council GradDays website.

Scholars Lab Workshop: Web Site Design and Development

March 26, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Alderman Library, Room 421

This workshop will help demystify the process of creating a web site by introducing some basic concepts and methods for web site design and development. By the end of the workshop, students will understand rudimentary HTML for web page markup and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for web site presentation and design. Students should walk away from the class with a simple but tasteful "About Me" page they can publish to the web, and use as a foundation for building a larger web site. Comfort with a computer and web browser will make the workshop easier; prior experience with web design or development could be useful, but is not required.

Instructor: Jeremy Boggs

Intro to Designing and Building Databases

March 27, 2014 | 10:00 am
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Library’s Research Data Services’, Data Management Consulting Group has announced its Spring Workshop Series:

10:00 – 11:30  

Please Register Here
When data gets too unwieldy for storage in basic text files or spreadsheets, databases may be a good solution. This workshop will cover database fundamentals and guide you through the three steps of database design. Additionally, during this session we will give you hands-on opportunity to create a database using Microsoft Access. No prior experience with databases or database software is required.

Excellence in Diversity Workshop, GradDays 2014

March 27, 2014 | 10:00 am
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

This event will provide a space for graduate students, alongside faculty and administrators, to be inspired by and learn about how others have taken practical steps towards enhancing diversity, and thus promoting excellence, within academic, professional and service settings. The event will feature several short presentations by faculty and administrators; a panel discussion with faculty and graduate students; and roundtable discussions in which students are invited to think about concrete steps to pursue collaborations with diverse groups of scholars in order to enhance their work. Breakfast will be served at 9:30am, and the event will begin at 10:00am. Please see this page for further details.

For more information about GradDays events, check out Grad Studies' GradDays article and see the UVA Grad Council GradDays website.

Policy Careers in State and Local Government

March 27, 2014 | 5:30 pm
Garrett Hall, The Great Hall Room (1st Level)

Join the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy for a discussion with alumni and industry representatives to learn more about pursuing public policy careers with state and local government agencies. The panel will be moderated by Diane Lim, Chief Economist with The Pew Charitable Trusts. This program is OPEN TO STUDENTS FROM ALL SCHOOLS AND MAJORS. Pre-registration is recommended, but not required. You may pre-register by going to this link: http://tinyurl.com/policystatelocalgovt

 

Finding and Acquiring Data: Discovering data from library and non-library sources

April 1, 2014 | 1:00 pm
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Library’s Research Data Services’, Data Management Consulting Group has announced its Spring Workshop Series:

 

1:00 – 2:30
Please Register Here
You’re looking for data for your project: where do you find it and how do you acquire it?  You’ll learn how to identify potential sources of data, locate the data you need, and how to gain access to it.  We’ll explore the library’s collections and subscriptions, in addition to data residing in repositories that can be identified by data citations and article references.

Scholars Lab GIS Workshop: Quantum GIS - Adding Remote Data Services

April 2, 2014 | 10:00 am
Alderman Library, Room 421

Would you like to show the live weather radar on your map? How about other live and/or free data? This workshop will show you how to add open web service (OWS) layers to Quantum GIS and use them in a map.

All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.

Instructors: Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston

Scholars Lab Workshop: Data Management for Graduate Students I

April 2, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Alderman Library, Room 421

Does your research result in stacks of books, folders of newspaper clippings, boxes of photographs, digital files, and more? How do you keep connections between physical and digital materials? This workshop introduces the ‘what and why’ of managing your research. We will explore your individual practices as we assess a variety of research management practices. The workshop assumes no prior knowledge and is particularly focused on management of humanities and social sciences research materials. 

Instructors: Purdom Lindblad, Sherry Lake, and Bill Corey

Scholars Lab Speaker Series: Micki Kaufman on Quantifying Kissinger

April 3, 2014 | 10:00 am
Alderman Library, Room 421

Title: Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: Quantifying Kissinger

Scarcity of information is a common frustration for many historians. However, for researchers of twentieth-­ and twenty-­first century history the opposite problem is also increasingly common. In contrast to scholars of ancient history, who base much of their analyses on rare and unique relics of antiquity, historians studying the ‘Age of Information’ (and the even more recent period of ‘Big Data’) increasingly confront a deluge of information, a vast field of haystacks within which they must locate the needles -­ and presumably, use them to knit together a valid historical interpretation.

As larger and larger volumes of human cultural output are accumulated, historians will continue to adapt and innovate new and existing tools and methods -­ especially those developed in other fields, including computational biology, literary studies, statistics and psychology -­ to overcome the ‘information overload’ and facilitate new historical interpretations of challengingly massive digital archives. The declassification of Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s correspondence by the State Department and the hosting of that material on the Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)’s Kissinger Collection web site presents just such a challenge and concomitant opportunity. 

Micki Kaufman is a doctoral student in US history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (GC-­CUNY). A GC-­CUNY Digital Fellow and recipient of GC-­CUNY’s Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant in 2012–2014, her current research involves the use of computational text analysis and visualization techniques in the study of the DNSA’s (Digital National Security Archive’s) Kissinger Memcon and Telcon collections.

GBS Spring Symposium

April 3, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Jordan Hall 1-14

We are pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Graduate Biosciences Society Symposium on Thursday, April 3rd, starting at 12:00pm in Jordan Lobby and Jordan 1-14.  The schedule is listed below and will feature outstanding student award recipient short-talks and a keynote seminar by Dr. Arturo Casadevall, Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Lunch will be provided.  

http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/education/more/graduate-biosciences-soc...

3rd Annual Building Public Servants Conference: Global Development Careers

April 4, 2014 | 9:30 am
Garrett Hall

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, College of Arts and Sciences Global Development Studies Program, and College of Arts and Sciences Career Services will host this day long conference focused on careers in international development on April 4. We hope you will join us for this great opportunity to learn more about careers in global development, connect with alumni, and meet professionals in the field! The event will consist of a keynote address, moderated career panels, small group discussions, and employer coffee chats. Breakfast, lunch and a reception will also be included. Please contact Barbara Hampton at bhampton@virginia.edu if you have questions. The tentative schedule of events is below.

**Pre-registration for each session is required to ensure that there will be adequate space for all attendees.** Online registration begins on March 18th!

Conference Sessions:
*Keynote Address - The Positive Impact of Careers in Global Development: A Unique Personal and Professional Perspective from Morgan Courtney
*Panel Discussion - Charting Your Path: Career Strategies for Current Students and New Professionals
*Panel Discussion - The Future of Global Development Careers: Preparing for the Changing Landscape
*Panel Discussion - Finding the Right Career Path for You:  Examining the HIV/AIDS Crisis from Multiple Perspectives
*Small Group Topic Discussions on Healthcare, Environment, Energy, Gender Equality, Labor/Working, Hunger, Civil Society/Peace Building/Conflict Resolution, New Professionals, and Governance/Monitoring/Evaluation        
*Coffee Chats - Small group meetings by appointment with employer representatives
Participating Organizations: Chemonics International, Virginia Organizing, Social Impact, DevTech, USAID/Public Health Institute, Crown Agents USA, FHI360, National Democratic Institute, AMEC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IFPRI, Abt Associates, Dexis Consulting Group, PeaceCorps, and U.S. Department of State.
 

Blogging and Social Media for Professionals: Webinar

April 5, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Webinar

* Registration Required

Alumni Career Services Presents:

Should you blog? Can a blog help advance your job or career? What platform should you use? Jennifer McDonald shares her expertise as a blogger (and blogging consultant) who has launched numerous personal and professional blogs. She will address the reasons for blogging, what it takes to start a blog, how to expand your blog’s audience, and ways to incorporate social media into your blogging plans

 

Presenter Bio:

Jennifer McDonald (Col ’91, Educ ’97) is an experienced blogger and consultant, and she freely admits that she spends far too much time on social media. You can see two of her blogs at jenontheedge.com andjennifermcdonald.net.  She lives in Charlottesville with husband and daughters. She does manage to tear herself away from her computer, tablet, and laptop in order to hike, read, travel, and more..

Scholars Lab GIS Workshop: Working with Rasters Using Open Source Tools

April 9, 2014 | 10:00 am
Alderman Library, Room 421

Would you like to show the live weather radar on your map? How about other live and/or free data? This workshop will show you how to add open web service (OWS) layers to Quantum GIS and use them in a map.

All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.

Instructors: Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston

Scholars Lab Workshop: Data Management for Graduate Students II

April 9, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Alderman Library, Room 421

Best Practices for Managing Research - How to keep your stuff organized and “shareable”

Wednesday, April 9
3:00-4:00pm
Alderman Library, Room 421

This workshop will cover best practices for collecting and organizing humanities and social sciences research related to the goal of data preservation and sharing. We will focus on best practices and tips for collecting data, including file naming, and documentation/metadata. This workshop assumes no prior knowledge.

Instructors: Purdom Lindblad, Sherry Lake, and Bill Corey

Introduction to Negotiation Workshop

April 10, 2014 | 3:30 pm
Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room

Hesitant or afraid to negotiate? Or a master of the bazaar? This workshop aims to provide an introduction to negotiation skills by providing lessons from research and practitioners to participants of all backgrounds. Whether you are planning to negotiate your first job offer, buy a few things on craigslist, drive a new car off the lot, or just figure out where to go to dinner, we will walk through some of the basic concepts  and strategies in decision making and negotiation before stepping into  a live simulated negotiation. A short debriefing and discussion will aim to give you the tools to feel more confident deciding when to negotiate and how to do so. No experience required, and all are welcome!

3:30-5:00pm

Refreshments Served.

Registration Full. Please email mhurst@virginia.edu to get on the waitlist.

 

Preserving and Sharing Data: Best Practices and requirements for selecting a data sharing repository

April 15, 2014 | 1:00 pm
CLIC, Bavaro 306

Library’s Research Data Services’, Data Management Consulting Group has announced its Spring Workshop Series:

1:00 – 2:30

Please Register Here
You’ve finished your project, and need to find a location to store or share your data.  We’ll look at the best practices and requirements for selecting an appropriate data sharing repository.  You’ll learn about the repository registries, how to search them for available options for your data and what you will need to deposit it in them.  We’ll also show you how to create your own repository on the Dataverse Network if none of the existing repositories are appropriate.

 

 

Scholars Lab GIS Workshop: Learning Old-School Mapping Techniques

April 16, 2014 | 10:00 am
Alderman Library, Room 421

How did folks make maps before GPS and satellite imagery? In this workshop we’ll focus on plane table mapping. Using just a flat surface, a sheet of paper, a straight edge, and a pencil we’ll learn techniques to create accurate maps for large geographic areas. With plane table mapping, if you can see it, you can map it. 

All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.

Instructors: Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston

Go Government: What to Expect from the Federal Hiring Process

April 16, 2014 | 2:00 pm
Garrett Hall, Great Hall Room (1st level)
So you’ve clicked the submit button and applied for a federal job: now what? Join us as we discuss how to prepare for interviews, what to expect from the security clearance process, and share best practices for how make yourself stand out after you’d submitted your application.
Date:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Scholars Lab Workshop: Introduction to Omeka

April 16, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Alderman Library, Room 421

Introduction to Omeka

Instructor: Ronda Grizzle

Digital Humanities Graduate Student Fellows Panel Brunch

April 22, 2014 | 10:00 am
Alderman Library, Room 421

All are welcome to the Scholars' Lab's Digital Humanities Graduate Student Fellows Panel & Brunch. Panelists, Erik DeLuca, Gwen Nally, and Tamika Richardson, will describe their projects as a way to frame a larger discussion of Digital Humanities collaboration and communication.

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