Stories about "Carrie Diaz Eaton"
Associate Professor of Digital and Computational Studies Carrie Diaz Eaton teaches (in Carnegie 226) her course DCS 105. Calling Bull in a Digital World.Our world is rife with misinformation. This course is designed to hone digital citizenship skills. It is about "calling b***s*** ": spotting, dissecting, and publicly refuting false claims and inferences based on quantitative, statistical, and computational analysis of data (with R). Students explore case studies in policy and science; possible examples include food stamps, caffeine, improving traffic, and gendered mortality rates. Students practice visualizing data; interpreting scientific claims; and spotting misinformation, fake news, causal fallacies, and statistical traps. In so doing, the course offers an introduction to programming. New course beginning Winter 2019. Enrollment limited to 29. [Q] C. Diaz Eaton.
Bates professor Carrie Diaz Eaton wins $300K grant to support open education

Friday, April 24, 2020 8:16 am

Reflecting Bates' leadership in the field, Bates professor Carrie Diaz Eaton and colleagues will use a $300,000 grant from the Hewlett Foundation to create and share free educational materials — with a focus on equity.

Faculty and students find low cost, versatility in open educational resources

Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:36 pm

Faculty, staff, and students across Bates are using advances in information technology to make course materials cheaper and more accessible.

Bates in the News: June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:40 am

Bates goes carbon neutral, students get real-world research experience, and a 1942 graduate turns 100.

Students bring new analytical, visual skills to busting fake news

Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:50 pm

The bull is in their court as students in a new digital studies course learn to discern real facts from fake.

Bates’ 148th Commencement ceremony itself takes place at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, on the Historic Quad, Campus Avenue and College Street (or Merrill Gym in case of rain).Some 448 students will receive bachelor’s degrees, and President A. Clayton Spencer will confer honorary degrees on four notable Americans: John Seely Brown, visionary thinker and computer scientist; Glenn Close, renowned actress; David Shaw P’00, leading entrepreneur; Isabel Wilkerson, Commencement speaker and author of the acclaimed social history The Warmth of Other Suns.
‘Compelling scholars and educators’: Meet 2018’s tenure-track faculty

Monday, September 17, 2018 3:43 pm

Six of Bates' 21 new faculty members are on the tenure track. Let’s meet them.