Month: October 2016

October 24, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

Carla Hayden, the new head of the Library of Congress, at a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, April 2016. [Photo by: Drew Angerer/The New York Times/Redux] Some of you may enjoy reading and thinking critically about the upcoming changes at the Library of Congress. Carla Hayden, who was sworn in as the new Librarian of…

October 21, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

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…

October 17, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

“Fake News or Truth? Using Satirical Cues to Detect Potentially Misleading News” Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Middlesex College, Room 6 @ Western Presented by Dr. Victoria Rubin, Niall Conroy, Yimin Chen and Sarah Cornwell Responses from: Meredith Levine and Victoria O’MearaAbstract: Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research:…

October 13, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

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 & Communication…

October 4, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

[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 MembersAbstract: Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research: it is a type of deception that intentionally…

October 4, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

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…

October 4, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

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…