Author: Rubin, Victoria

Student Poster Session: Multilingual Access

On December 6th, 2016 (Tue) ⑨:00 – ⑪:50 a.m. we will be holding Student Poster Session on MULTILINGUAL INFORMATION ACCESS in various global contexts. Western FIMS & Linguistics and broader community welcome! See course description here. Location: Graduate Research Center, Faculty of Information Media Studies, 2nd floor, North Campus Building, Western University. See our posters Read More …

The Politics of Internet Memes

by Yimin Chen, LIS PhD Candidate. In his opening monologue to the first Saturday Night Live broadcast following the 2016 US election, comedian Dave Chappelle admonished his viewers for electing “an internet troll as our president.” And, indeed, trolls may have influenced this election to an unprecedented degree. Like any electoral competition, this one featured Read More …

Rubin Received 2016 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Victoria Rubin is a proud recipient of the 2016 FIMS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the academic development of students in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies” at Western. Please see Teaching Philosophy, courses taught, and student supervision in the LiT.RL lab. “Much gratitude to my colleagues Read More …

Silverman, Buzzfeed Canada, on Spreading the Truth in an Age of Viral Misinformation

Craig Silverman, the Founding Editor of Buzzfeed Canada, will deliver the Fall 2016 Clissold Lecture entitled “Spreading the Truth in an Age of Viral Misinformation”. Location: Rm. 3345, Somerville House at Western, London, ON. Time: November 1, 2016 @ 5pm. Mark Rayner, the Program Coordinator & Committee Chair for the Master of Media in Journalism Read More …

Upcoming Talk @ Mediations, Western

[Image caption: “Prototype of a system in R&D”] Save the Date: “Fake News or Truth? Using Satirical Cues to Detect Potentially Misleading News” Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Western University, London, Room (TBA) Presented by LiT.RL Team Members Abstract: Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research: it is a Read More …

Visit from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

LiT.RL received a visit from Professors Tan Seng Chee, Kevin Hartman, and Betsy Ng, researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The conversation focused on how technology can be used to assess different forms of learning, and how to improve writing and citation skills in classroom settings. Dr. Tan’s research interests include Computer-Supported Read More …

LiT.RL Lab New Team Members

LiT.RL has restarted its regular fall 2016 lab meetings and reinvigorating research activities. We welcome back Sarah Cornwell, previously part of the team as a Master’s student in Linguistic, now in her new capacity as a graduate research assistant at the doctoral level! We also welcome our newest team member, Toluwas Asubiaro (Tolu), as a Read More …