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Media Literacy, Civic Engagement, and Democracy

An exploration of media, polarization, and the functioning of American democracy.

Fall 2023 MLCED programs

Media Literacy, Civic Engagement and Democracy Project

MLCED is a multiyear project to inform and engage the southern Maryland community on the important relationship between the media and American democracy.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Misinformation In and About Science
Presented by Jevin D. West
Campus Center, Cole Cinema at 4:45 p.m.

Co-author of the book "Calling Bullshit: the Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World," Jevin West is an associate professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. He co-founded the Center for an Informed Public. He studies the science of science and worries about the spread of misinformation. His laboratory consists of millions of scholarly papers and public posts about science. He develops knowledge discovery tools to facilitate and study science, with a particular interest in how sociological and economic factors drive and slow the evolution of science.

Please contact for more information.

Hilda C. Landers Library

Center for the Study of Democracy

St. Mary's College of Maryland,
the National Public Honors College