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Mathematics and What It Means to Be Human
When English professor and dramaturg at the Folger Theatre Michele Osherow was developing Folger’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, she invited her University of Maryland-Baltimore County colleague Manil Suri to serve as mathematics consultant. This collaboration led to the pair teaching a first-year seminar titled “Mathematics and What It Means to be Human.”
“The pre-theater talks I gave at the Folger really fired me up,” wrote Suri in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Few intoxicants are as dangerous to a mathematician as an audience of laypeople willingly listening to a math lecture. So when Michele tantalized me with a whole semester's worth of such highs with a class full of enthusiastic (OK, at least captive) students, the endorphin factory in my brain went into high alert.”
Read the full article from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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