Stories about "Adriana Salerno"
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: Oct. 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019 10:51 am

Recalling Elijah Cummings and Benjamin Mays, a friendship between American and Chinese artists, and a math professor explains her favorite theorem.

Ten Bates professors share their favorite writing assignments

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:28 pm

Through these assignments — such as describing as tree species or penning an op-ed — Bates professors teach their students to write with power and skill.

Bates announces seven faculty promotions, including four tenure decisions

Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:24 pm

Recent faculty promotions at Bates include four professors earning tenure and three being named full professor.