Archive for October 7th, 2011

Scholars’ Lab Workshops

GIS Workshop: Making Your First Map with ArcGIS10

Tuesday, October 11
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Electronic Classroom

The session gives you a basic overview of ESRI’s desktop GIS, ArcMap, and map making.  By the end of the session, you will have a basic understanding of the ArcMap interface, know how to add data layers to an ArcMap project, and know the basic parts of a map.


SLab and ITS Software Workshop – Eye Candy: Exploring Interesting Visual Displays of Data

Wednesday, October 12
Curry Library Innovation Commons

This workshop is designed to introduce users to data visualization. Instructor: Nancy Kechner.

For more information contact the Scholars’ Lab at 434-243-8800 or send a message online at

MathSciNet Tutorials

The American Mathematical Society is pleased to announce that MathSciNet Tutorials are now available!  Learn how to take full advantage of the rich structure of the MathSciNet database.  Tutorials include – Publications, Authors, Journals, and Citations searches – as well as tutorials on the Free Tools and Preferences options.  Every user will find new features and search options that will enhance their use of the database.

Go to to start using the MSN Tutorials!

Lori Sprague
Manager, Sales Administration
American Mathematical Society
Providence, RI  02904

Digital Media Lab Offers New Spaces

The Digital Media Lab, located on the 3rd floor of  Clemons Library, now offers new Audio/Video Studio spaces and an expanded media creation environment.  Over the past several years the DML has been converting spaces for advanced media production, including:

  • Two sound booths designed for both vocal and musical recording with live mixing and multi-channel recording capabilities.  Each booth is equipped with professional condenser microphones.
  • MIDI music composition system
  • 5.1 surround sound audio/video editing
  • Fully equipped video studio with high definition camera, teleprompter, panel-controlled lighting, live PA system, multiple audio inputs with wired lavalier microphones, and an interchangeable backdrop system.

The DML invites you to visit them in Clemons Library and experience how they are expanding the ways you can create and produce media for your academic and scholarly endeavors.

Post-Doc Fellowships for Women in Science

On October 18, the L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science program call for applications for the 2012 Fellowship Program will commence.  The program is entering its ninth year and since its launch in 2003, L’Oréal USA’s Fellowship program has recognized and rewarded 40 extraordinarily talented young women scientists engaged in breakthrough research projects at leading universities and research institutions across the country.

I invite you to communicate this special fellowship program for exceptional female post-doctoral researchers to your community.

The L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science awards five post-doctoral women scientists with grants of up to $60,000. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering and mathematics.

I thank you for considering this fellowship opportunity for your community and appreciate your partnership in advancing the role of women in science.

More information on the Fellowships can be found on our website,  Should you have any questions or require more information, please e-mail me at


Virginia J. Niz
L’Oreal USA
575 Fifth Avenue – 34 Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel:  212-984-4474

GIS Day Coming Up

In honor of GIS Day, the Scholars’ Lab would like to invite you to participate in our celebration on November 16th.

Starting at 1:30PM, there will be a round of lightning talks followed by the cutting of the GIS Day cake.  We encourage everyone, including students (UVa, PVCC and high school), in the Charlottesville GIS community to participate.  If you have never seen lightning round talks, they can be pretty entertaining: a rapid fire succession of speakers given a set, short amount of time and PowerPoint slides.  At last year’s round in the Scholars’ Lab, we had twenty speakers in one hour giving a powerful message by showing the breadth of disciplines and fields in which GIS is used.

In this year’s round, each speaker will be given five minutes with a maximum of ten slides.  It is a fairly easy task to create and give a lighting round talk (assuming you can deal with time constraints).  Help make this year’s event special by participating in the talks.  You can present on anything spatially related you like.  It could be about a project you have worked on, things going on at your office or just something of personal interest.   If you cannot participate, please come to enjoy the talks and cake!

If you wish to participate in the lightning round talks, please email me at


~Chris Gist

Chris Gist MS, GISP

GIS Specialist

The Scholars’ Lab

Digital Research & Scholarship – UVa Library

Office Phone: 434.982.2637

38°2’11.23″N | 78°30’21.00″W

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Scholarship

Dear University of Virginia SEAS Students,

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) will be holding an information session for upcoming student scholarship and fellowship opportunities. VSGC offers Undergraduate Research Scholarships of up to $8,500 and Graduate Research Fellowships of $5,000 (renewable for one year). The Undergraduate Scholarships can be combined with summer research or an intern position in a lab. These awards look great on your resume if you are applying for a job or to graduate school and SEAS students have a good track record of receiving awards each year, so I encourage to you to attend. Your studies or research needs to be in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields and some how related to NASA’s Mission (even if it is a stretch). The awards are only open to U.S. Citizens.

The information session will be in MEC 215 on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m and there will be free pizza and soft drinks. Please RSVP to


Christopher P. Goyne, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Mech. & Aero. Engr.
Director, Aerospace Research Laboratory

Aerospace Research Laboratory
University of Virginia
570 Edgemont Rd
PO Box 400248
Charlottesville VA 22904-4248 USA

+1 434-982-5355 (office) 982-2037 (fax)

RSS Feed

October 2011
« Sep   Nov »