1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
- GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!
- Other regular GLC services are on hiatus for the summer. Please contact Career Services and the Writing Center if you need assistance.
2. SUMMER YOGA SERIES IN THE GLC
Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting May 30, 12:45-1:45pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Taught by graduate student Susan Beck, yoga sessions will be offered in the GLC twice a week. Bring your own yoga mat (there are some at the Information Desk for check out while supplies last) and wear comfortable clothes. Sessions have been scheduled for 6/4, 6, 13, 20, 25, 27. Further sessions may be scheduled based on participant interest and instructor availability.
3. GLC CAFÉ – WE NEED YOUR INPUT!
Thursday, May 30, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or outside on the GLC side patio (near Bookstore)
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues. If the weather is nice (=not raining), the café may move out to the newly furnished side patio on the Bookstore side of the GLC, behind the hedges. We need your input for finding a good name for this outdoor location that would help graduate students instantly identify where and what it is.
4. NOTES FROM EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTATION
Graduate students in the liberal arts and human sciences seeking external funding in the form of travel grants or dissertation fellowships may be interested in resources now available online: a copy of Tom Ewing’s presentation in April and a list of external funding opportunities. In addition, students who wish to be involved in writing groups related to external fellowship applications can register their interest by completing this survey. Before participating in this proposal writing group, graduate students must consult with their faculty advisor(s), who should be kept informed of these efforts. The online resources will be updated, and more information sessions and workshops will take place during the fall semester. Questions may be directed to CLAHS Associate Dean Tom Ewing (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5. NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES DATABASE – 2nd posting
The Office of Research announces the availability of the Grant Forward funding database to VT faculty, postdoctoral associates, staff, and students. This service allows anyone with a VT e-mail address to search for research funding by entering key words. In addition to research funding, the Grant Forward database includes fellowship and scholarship opportunities, travel grants, etc. with an inventory 8,000+ federal and 6,000+ foundation funding opportunities in academic fields including the arts, medical sciences, education, humanities, social sciences, business, engineering and technology, physical sciences, law and more. Grant Forward can be accessed directly from a campus computer, or from an off-campus computer by setting up an account using your VT e-mail address: http://www.grantforward.com/.
6. WRITING CENTER SUMMER HOURS
The Writing Center is located in the Learning Commons (2nd floor of Newman Library). Summer hours are: Summer I May 28-Jul 3, 12:30-1:30 and 5:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. Summer II Jul 9- Aug 15, 6:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. To make an appointment stop by, or call 231-5436.
7. STATS SHORT COURSES THIS SUMMER
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. Go online for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule:
- Monday, Jun 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS;
- Monday, Jun 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data;
- Monday, Jun 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R;
- Monday, Jul 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R;
- Monday, Jul 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R;
- Monday, Jul 15: SAS Programming I;
- Tuesday, Jul 16: SAS Programming II;
- Monday, Jul 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso;
8. VT CREW TEAM SEEKS COACH – 2nd posting
The VT Crew team is a club sport organization, run by students and through the VT Recreational Sports Department. Currently, they are looking for coaches for the upcoming seasons. Must have coxing/rowing experience; coaching experience not required. Contact email@example.com for more information.
9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A LOWER BACK LOADING STUDY – 2nd posting
Grad student researchers are conducting a study to investigate how biomarkers change with lower back lifting. The study will include multiple experimental sessions, each lasting about 3 hours. Compensation is $10/hour + $10 for completion. Qualifications are: normal weight (BMI: 18.5-25), have no current or recent (≤3 years) history of musculoskeletal disorders, and have no conditions that limit your mobility. The protocols used in this study have been approved by the VT IRB (IRB #13-059). If you are interested please contact Marc Christian, 536F Whittemore Hall, (234) 788-3939.
10. SMART PHONE USERS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
Volunteer smart phone users are sought to install an Android application (available on the Google Play Store ) on their daily-use Android smart phones, and allow it to run without interruption for an IRB-approved study. The application collects anonymous usage data (e.g. location, browsing, communications, connectivity, etc). The application does not collect any identifying information, and the data collected cannot be tracked back to the user. URLs, email addresses, and phone numbers are encrypted (hashed and salted) locally on the phone before being sent to the server. After the first run, the application hardly requires any further interaction from the user. Before installing the application, please read the recruitment letter at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7bc1n6iTHrGM0tWSDhxcjhROFU/edit for more details and instructions. Contact Amr Abed, 540-449-3336 for any details or concerns.
11. UPCOMING EVENTS:
STATS SHORT COURSE: STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING (SEM) USING AMOS
Monday, Jun 10, 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg
Structural equation modeling (SEM) encompasses such diverse statistical techniques as path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, causal modeling with latent variables, and even analysis of variance and multiple linear regression models. This short course features an introduction to the logic of SEM, the assumptions and required input for SEM analysis, and how to perform SEM analyses using the AMOS (Analysis of Moment Structures) software. Instructor Khaled Bedair will cover time–related latent variables, the use of modification indices and critical ratio in exploratory analyses, computation of implied moments, factor score weights, total effects, and indirect effects. The first two hours of this course covers the concepts of structural equation modeling with an application to the data set. The last hour of the course will be AMOS lab session and basics of the power analysis using R.