Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 3-15-18

HDCC Film Series, Introductory Python Workshop, Fake News Workshop

In this issue:

  1. HDCC Film Series, Global Oneness Project Short Films
  2. Introductory Python: Making Pictures with Code
  3. Fake news, misinformation, and political bias: News literacy for the 21st century

1. HDCC Film Series, Global Oneness Project Short Films
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 20, 6pm-8pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom I

As part of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series,  a showing of films from the Global Oneness Project will be held at Fogler Library. The short videos detail how climate change impacts individuals, communities, and other resources on the planet.

The film showing includes a discussion led by Beth Hufnagel, Assistant Professor of Science Education.

The Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series is sponsored by the Anthropology Department, the Climate Change Institute, the College of Education and Human Development, Fogler Library, and the Island Institute. Upcoming films in the 2018 series include:

  • Island Institute Short FilmsMarch 27, 2018
  • Years of Living Dangerously “The Surge,” April 3, 2018

2. Introductory Python: Making Pictures with Code
Date & Time: March 22, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1

This seminar will introduce you to the basic concepts of writing and executing code using the Python language. No prior knowledge of coding is expected. We’ll go over how to write, edit, and execute a Python program and basic programming concepts like functions, loops, and conditional statements.

This workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group. If you would prefer to attend online instead, please contact

For more information about the workshop and the presenter, please visit our website.

3. Fake news, misinformation, and political bias: News literacy for the 21st century
Date & Time: March 26, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1

Claims about fake news, bias, and misinformation have become much more prevalent in the past few years. But what is “fake news”? And what role does personal bias play in our perception of the news? Being a more informed 21st-century citizen requires a critical approach to the media. Join Judith Rosenbaum, Assistant Professor in Communication and Journalism, and Jen Bonnet, Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian, for an interactive workshop where we will unpack the many meanings of “fake news” and learn how to critically evaluate information we find online.

Space is limited. Attendance is first come, first served.