Forums and workshops

Science News Literacy

Posted by Angela Brcka for University Libraries

Learn how to fact check the sound bites and understand the truth behind the story.

“Dark chocolate helps you lose weight!” “GMOs cause birth defects!” The headlines are everywhere. What impact does misinformation, spin and bias have on our understanding of science? Why do fake stories spread so easily and how can we help stop it? Join us as we discuss fact, fiction and their impact on the news. We will develop strategies for recognizing misinformation and combating it when we see it. 

Presented by librarians Edward Eckel, Carrie Leatherman and Dianna Sachs via Webex. Free. 

Register today

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 11:00am to noon
Location: Webex
Contact: Dianna Sachs
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