Learning Commons presents Thursday Thoughts

Join professors and other members of the campus community for thought-provoking discussions on current topics.

Upcoming events:

10/21/2020 - Join us for a viewing of Jon M. Chu's Silent Beats, a "Princess Grace Award winning short film about first impressions and assumptions" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76BboyrEl48). Discussion will follow led by Jeff Smith, Jr Associate Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Title IX Coordinator Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and Dr. Ed Shriver, Lecturer, Department of Psychology. Cosponsored by Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Psychology Department.

11/04/2021 - “Making Sense of Numbers in the News”
You’ve encountered some numerical information today, I’m sure of it! A news article mentioned a survey and its margin of error, you checked the latest data on the college’s COVID testing dashboard, you watched “Last Week Tonight,” or something… Whatever it was, it’s safe to say we simply can’t avoid dealing with graphs, data, and thinking about numbers. Unfortunately, there’s no “magic formula” for understanding everything we see, but we can practice good habits of mind.

Dr. Brendan Sullivan, Department of Mathematics, will share some of those habits by analyzing real examples from the news and social media. Audience participation will be encouraged! You are also welcome to bring examples you’ve encountered recently for us to discuss.

Contact: Diane Zydlewski (zydlewsd@emmanuel.edu)

Dial-In Information

Please register for each session individually.

Thursday, October 21 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

More dates through December 2, 2021

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