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Associate Professor of Mathematics Adriana Salerno teaching her first-year seminar FYS446 "The Communication Equation: A Mathematical Media Tour" in Pettengill 127.Mathematics is everywhere in the news these days, from basic statistics to more sophisticated uses to describe economics, science, and mathematical breakthroughs. Too often we accept numbers and data as the truth, without giving them a second thought. It is therefore important to develop critical reading skills. As creators of information, it also is important to learn to use mathematics and data to support arguments and undertake true scientific reporting. In this course students read breaking news articles and longer features to learn effective uses of mathematics in journalism. They put these best practices to use by writing articles, blogs, and radio pieces. Additional topics may include mathematics in other media such as fiction writing, television, movies, and art. The students discussed "Arcadia," a 1993 play by Tom Stoppard concerning the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, certainty and uncertainty."
‘Very professional, very prepared, very bright’: Bates math students take on real-world projects

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:15 am

Local schools and a regional mental health agency benefited from student work in a new math course created by Adriana Salerno.

Bates in the News: April 24, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020 10:13 am

It's good Bates in the News: On April 17, Jack Allard ’16 left a Philadelphia hospital after a highly publicized weeks-long battle with COVID-19.

‘We’ve always dealt with these issues’: How COVID-19 affects rural schools

Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:34 pm

As schools scramble to provide meals and technology in the pandemic, a Bates scholar looks to the future — and a student school board member makes decisions in the present.

‘Great work!’ Two seniors meet the honors thesis deadline

Friday, April 3, 2020 12:23 pm

"Hannah Johnson and Emma Wheeler have been great to work with — always positive, always thinking,” says thesis adviser Mike Retelle. ⁣

A brief history of Bates and bugs, from smallpox to swine flu, ‘and the best preventive that we have’

Friday, April 3, 2020 10:35 am

People worldwide have, for eons, confronted infectious diseases and overcome them as communities working together — and so too has the Bates community.

Shields up! Bates helping to ease PPE shortage

Friday, April 3, 2020 7:24 am

A Bates biology professor has a notable role in responding to a tough problem created by COVID-19: the shortage of personal protective equipment.

Bates in the News: March 27, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020 10:47 am

As COVID-19 affects study and work, we revisit Bates history, celebrate fellowships and promotions, and follow a Bates alum reality star.

Bates students get an inside look at the law — from a Lewiston court judge, no less

Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:44 pm

Deploying decades of legal experience, Judge John Beliveau helps Bates students understand their rights and how the laws of the land came to be.

This Month in Bates Outing Club History: Video from the 1936 Winter Carnival

Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:19 pm

If a sporting event could be done on bare ground, Bates students were probably trying it on skis, skates, and snowshoes during Winter Carnival.

Video: 45 girls, 25 schools, one great day to be a Bobcat

Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:37 pm

Offering lessons about the fun and empowerment of sports, Bobcats from the college's women's teams hosted a free clinic for local schoolgirls for National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

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