Category: Events

Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are the focus of the 2018 Prism Panel

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What is the Prism Panel? The current focus on interdisciplinary research and teaching at SMU and universities around the world is producing a range of innovative approaches, which are now shaping curricula, research agendas, and policies. Objective One of Goal Three of the SMU Strategic Plan, 2016-2025, Launching SMU’s Second Century, is to: -“Encourage widespread…Continue Reading Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are the focus of the 2018 Prism Panel

Spotting Fake News

Why do people fall for fake news?  How do you verify a piece of news as real?  How do you determine bias?  What is the place of personal responsibility in finding good news? There have been a lot of solutions proposed to fight the fake news problem – human fact-checking services, crowd-sourcing, and artificial intelligence…Continue Reading Spotting Fake News

Interview with GIS Bootcamp guest lecturer, Stace Maples

The Initiative for Spatial Literacy is  preparing for another GIS Bootcamp taught by Stace Maples on  March 20th, 2018.  This year’s focus is on the utility of GIS to graduate student research. In advance of the GIS Bootcamp we took some time to get to know Stace. He is a graduate from SMU earning his bachelor’s…Continue Reading Interview with GIS Bootcamp guest lecturer, Stace Maples

Join Us to Discuss the Library Collections Budget

SMU Libraries collection development staff will hold a Library Collections Budget Town Hall meeting on Thursday, January 18th from 2-4 pm in DeGolyer Library, room 309.  Collections staff will present information about the library’s budget and the cost of current subscriptions. We will also answer questions from faculty and other interested campus community members. Why…Continue Reading Join Us to Discuss the Library Collections Budget

Finals Week at the Libraries

Finals week is a stressful time of the year for any university campus. Research shows that effectively managing stress improves memory, mood, and academic performance. The “Week of Wellness” is a series of events and activities that the libraries, with our friends across campus, are hosting to help students alleviate stress and finish the semester strong….Continue Reading Finals Week at the Libraries

Building a Digital Collection for Academic Research

A digital collection, which can contain just a few or thousands of items, can be an incredibly useful tool for a researcher who needs a searchable database of digital files relating to an academic project or area of interest. For example, you may visit multiple archives and obtain dozens or hundreds of digitized documents, images,…Continue Reading Building a Digital Collection for Academic Research

5 Minutes with GIS: What is it?

We met with Sylvia George-Williams to spend a few minutes talking about GIS. Sylvia is one of Fondren Library’s Science Research Librarians and the subject librarian for engineering. She and Dr. Jessie Zarazaga, Project Director for Initiative for Spatial Literacy, will be leading the upcoming “Introduction to GIS Mapping for Research” workshop. Q: What exactly is GIS…Continue Reading 5 Minutes with GIS: What is it?

Library Staff Music Playlist: Listen Now!

Listen Now! Get the playlist Finals are almost here so it is time to hit the books! Enjoy a playlist of hand-picked songs from the Libraries Staff to help you focus while studying. Have Spotify Premium on your phone? Enter spotify:user:ncdsatsmu into the Spotify search. Questions or Comments? Email us at ncds@mail.smu.edu. Sponsored by Norwick Center for Digital Services…Continue Reading Library Staff Music Playlist: Listen Now!

Angela Duckworth Book Signing, May 12

Thursday, May 12 Angela Duckworth presents GRIT: The Power and Passion of Perseverance 6 p.m. Author’s Reception. Cost, $30 (includes signed book). RSVP Required Cash or check accepted at the door. Signed book included. 7 p.m. FREE Lecture and book signing. No RSVP required. Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)…Continue Reading Angela Duckworth Book Signing, May 12