Social Media: Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Curating Your Own Information Intake – March 30, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. 

Are you trapped in a social media echo chamber? Don’t let yourself become a passive consumer of information in a world where informed discourse is intertwined with ‘hot takes’ from Facebook, Twitter, and other user-driven social media. Learn how to critically consume and challenge social media misinformation and disinformation. Register for the Workshop   Learn… Keep reading

Fact-Checking & Critical Analysis to Combat Information Overload – March 23, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Can you critically evaluate news and media sources for fact-based data that is free from ideology? Learn strategies and tools for identifying inevitable bias (including our own) and practice analyzing information resources for evidence-based problem solving and informed discourse.   Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Research Productivity Workshops

Digital Self-Defense: Protecting Your Privacy – March 18, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Are your online activities being tracked? Privacy is essential for our freedom to generate new ideas and formulate our conception of self. Surveillance can influence our behaviors with manipulation and deception and stop us from engaging with new, radical, or even subversive ideas. Discover how your online activity can be surveilled and learn tools and… Keep reading

SciVal Analytical Database Training

SciVal Workshops Offered Workshops for the new library resource, SciVal, will be offered at the following times. SciVal is an analytical database used in institutional benchmarking and identification of collaborative research opportunities and trends. To register for a session, please email Sharon West. Tuesday, March 23 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. OR Friday, March 26… Keep reading

Deepfakes – March 11, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

How can you defend yourself against manipulation by fabricated media?  ‘Deepfakes’ are synthetic images, videos, and audio that can undermine our ability to detect deception. Discover the machine learning technologies behind deepfakes and the legal, social, and technical tools being used to combat them.   Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Digital Literacies… Keep reading

Presenting Your Research: Narrative and the Elevator Pitch – March 9, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Complex technical information and research data can confuse an audience if not presented clearly. Learn how to use the narrative structures of storytelling to communicate your research in a way that will resonate with your audience. Register for the Workshop   Learn about the Research Productivity Workshops

Examining Statistics in Media – March 4, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Are the statistics and graphics in a news story fact-based and free from ideology and bias? Media sources use statistics and visualizations to support claims, but these elements can be abused to mislead the reader. Learn how statistics and graphics can be misrepresented and how you can detect deception with critical examination. Register for the… Keep reading

Zotero for Citation Management – March 2, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Keeping track of sources for a research project can be challenging. Citing your sources in the appropriate style required for your project can be confusing. This workshop will introduce you to the free research productivity tool Zotero that can help you collect, organize, and cite your research.  Register for the Workshop   Learn more about… Keep reading

Candid Conversations: Supporting a Positive Mood through Food | Friday, March 5, 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Candid Conversations: Supporting a Positive Mood through Food  |  Friday, March 5, 1:00-1:45 p.m. Featuring: Jamie Pope, Assistant Professor of Practice in Medicine, Health, and Society Can food boost our mood? Evidence supports that mental health can suffer when our eating pattern is irregular or we aren’t consuming sufficient essential nutrients to supply our body’s… Keep reading