# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Math Push Adds Up for Chief of Science Foundation," *Los Angeles Times,* 8March 2001.

NSF Director Rita Colwell tells *LA Times* science writer K.C. Cole that "theinvestment that has been made in math has been surprisingly small" even though"mathematics is so fundamental to all of science." In this extensive interviewColwell espouses the value of mathematics in the biological and other basic andsocial sciences, and she also praises mathematics as "soul-satisfying" and"beautiful."

*--- Annette Emerson*