COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Paul Opiyo

An SEL student assistant tells his COVID-19 pandemic story: Hi my name is Paul Opiyo.  I’m a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and I work at the Stevenson Library. When the pandemic started last year and Vanderbilt closed, I went to Atlanta and spent some time with family. I came back to Vanderbilt in May… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Janice Mutuku

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I left campus and flew home to Nairobi, Kenya. I was excited to be home even with the COVID-19 restrictions. I spent a lot of time with family during the last half of the spring semester and the summer…. Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Erskine Nyoike

An SEL student assistant tells his COVID-19 pandemic story: One thing I can say I picked up during the pandemic was leisure reading. As a student, I often read required books for my classes. However, with more time on my hands I decided to venture out and try new books on topics that I was… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Coco Kariuki

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: Initially, the quarantine downtime was much needed and not all bad. Taking some time to step back and regroup was probably a great thing for all of us. But for me, the routine of waking up and preparing for nothing got old quickly. So, I started… Keep reading

AccessEngineering: Overview of Book Content

Learn how to quickly and conveniently access useful, quality information by attending the webinar AccessEngineering: Overview of Book Content. Mark your calendar for April 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will focus on enhanced book content and features such as: • Searching and browsing capability using site taxonomies • Filtering options to narrow… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Nairah Moustafa

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: Hello! I am Nairah Moustafa, a junior studying biomedical engineering and engineering management. I am from Egypt but my family lives in Saudi Arabia. I got stuck away from my family for almost a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so as soon as I had… Keep reading

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