Category: "Faculty"

In Memoriam: Robin Ives, Mathematics Professor

May 16, 2019

Robin Ives

Harvey Mudd College associate professor of mathematics emeritus and Sierra Club Chairman Robert (Robin) T. Ives died Jan. 11, 2019. Ives was born in 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he lived until his graduation from high school. He received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics at Haverford College and his PhD from the University […]

2019 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

April 24, 2019

people eating lunch in Platt Living Room

Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its seventh annual Leadership Awards ceremony, which celebrates students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. A selection committee of students, staff and faculty reviewed nominations from the campus community and made selections for the following awards: Outstanding Faculty Member Awarded to a faculty […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins May 6

April 18, 2019

Students stand in front of research poster

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community views students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This commemoration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 6 and 8), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day (May 7), a showcase of […]

HMC Physicists Celebrate First Black Hole Image

April 17, 2019

Black hole

On April 10, scientists released the first visual evidence of a supermassive black hole. The image, a result of international collaboration between scientists and eight separate telescopes collectively known as the Event Horizon Telescope, shows a blurry orange ring and—that’s all. “Sometimes seeing is believing but in this case not seeing is believing,” says professor […]

Gu Named to McAlister Professorship

April 12, 2019

Weiqing Gu

Weiqing Gu has been named the inaugural McAlister Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Established in 2018 by longtime supporters Robert and Barbara McAlister to recognize and support the work of an outstanding faculty member within the Department of Mathematics, the appointment includes an annual discretionary fund to support travel, research or teaching. Endowed […]

Liz Orwin ’95 Named ACE Fellow

March 28, 2019

Liz Orwin.

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Elizabeth Orwin ’95, James Howard Kindelberger Professor of Engineering and department chair at Harvey Mudd College, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2019–2020. Following nomination by the senior administration of their institutions and a rigorous application process, 39 Fellows were selected this year. Established […]

Libeskind-Hadas Elected to CRA Executive Committee

March 15, 2019

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science, was elected to serve as secretary on the executive committee for the Computing Research Association (CRA) board of directors. The positions are elected by the CRA Board of Directors. Libeskind-Hadas’ two-year term will begin on July 1. Libeskind-Hadas previously served as co-chair on the CRA Education […]

Engineering Students Advance to ASCM Finals

March 14, 2019

Students smiling

For the third consecutive year, a team of Harvey Mudd College students has won top honors at the regional Association for Supply Chain Management student case competition. Bohan Gao ’19, Charles Dawson ’19, Ryan Haughton ’19 and Lydia Sylla ’19 will head to Las Vegas in September to compete in the final round, to be […]

Su Named Honor Society Visiting Scholar

March 13, 2019

Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College

Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society 2019–2020 Visiting Scholar. The program offers undergraduates at more than 100 colleges and universities the opportunity to interact with some of America’s leading thinkers. Over two-day visits, the scholars attend classroom discussions and seminars, meet […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2019 Awards

March 12, 2019

AABOG Awards 2019

The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, May 4, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected six alumni to receive the […]