Fake news webinar series recordings now available

Lifecycle of false information

Zoom recordings are now available for all the programs of our three-part series on discerning truth in the era of fake news:

While the phenomenon of fake news is widely discussed in academic forums and publications, these programs are unique in addressing the problem from a Christian perspective. The Library would like to thank our faculty presenters and CBN News Director Rob Allman for making this series possible.

 

Image source: Meel, Priyanka and Dinesh Kumar Vishwakarma. “Fake News, Rumor, Information Pollution in Social Media and Web: A Contemporary Survey of State-of-the-Arts, Challenges and Opportunities.” Expert Systems with Applications 153, (2019;2020;): https://tinyurl.com/yyc4xcwb

New banners display Library’s core values

Nearly everyone agrees that, both for individuals and organizations, living by certain values is important, but how does this manifest itself in practice? According to Harvard Business School professors Clayton Christiansen and Michael Overdorf, organizational values are “the standards by which employees set priorities” about what is more and less important in their operations.* Along with its Vision and Mission statements, the Library lists four core values, exemplified by Scripture.

With the help of Regent marketing, the Library has created attractive banners for each of our core values. They are in front of the resource desk. Photos of each banner are located on our Facebook and  Instagram pages.

*Clayton M. Christiansen and Michael Overdorf, “Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change. (Cover Story),” Harvard Business Review 78, no. 2 (March 2000): 69, http://eres.regent.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=bsi&defaultdb=bth&defaultdb=buh

Bible treasures on display at the Library

The Word of God is foundational to everything we do at Regent University, especially in academic pursuits. The Library is proud of our amazing collection of 1,884 Bibles in 52 languages and 46 versions, translations, and paraphrases. Our goal is to make the Word of God easily accessible and to create visual reminders of God’s Word and its importance to our work.

The Library is currently displaying a selection of its Bibles in the foyer and throughout the first floor. One example is a reproduction of the Gutenberg Bible. Experts painstakingly reproduced the binding, letters, drawings, colors and even the type of paper stock to make this a near-perfect copy of the original.

We invite our patrons who have been cleared to enter the Library to take a few moments on their next visit to enjoy the displays of these precious Bibles.

– Dr. Esther R. Gillie, Dean of the University Library

Gutenberg Bible facsimile. On display in the Library.

Book Launch – The Holy Spirit and the Reformation Legacy

Join the Library and School of Divinity On Tuesday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. for the launch of a new collection of essays by Regent faculty, alumni, and students. The Holy Spirit and the Reformation Legacy explores the legacy of the Reformation with regard to the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Following the five-hundredth anniversary of Luther’s posting of his ninety-five theses, these essays consider this legacy with particular reference to the work of Martin Luther and John Calvin, as well as broader Reformation themes as they are related to pneumatology and the life of the church today. The book’s editors, Dr. Mark Cartledge and Dr. Mark Jumper will speak at the launch.

The event is free and open to the public and will be videoconferenced on Zoom. To register and receive a link, click here.

Fake News: Question everything

Venn diagram of false information on social media and web

On Thursday October 29, from 12:00 to 1:00, the Library will present the final program of its three-part webinar series on fake news and how to resist it in research. In this week’s webinar, Fake News: Question everything, Dr. Stephen Perry, Robert Schwarzwalder, and CBN News Director Rob Allman will discuss fake news in the media and how CBN addresses it from a Christian perspective. Q&A will follow the presentations. Click here to register and receive a Zoom link to participate.

Image source: Meel, Priyanka and Dinesh Kumar Vishwakarma. “Fake News, Rumor, Information Pollution in Social Media and Web: A Contemporary Survey of State-of-the-Arts, Challenges and Opportunities.” Expert Systems with Applications 153, (2019;2020;): https://tinyurl.com/yyc4xcwb