Topic: "Faculty"

Princeton Review Lauds Office of Career Services

February 6, 2015

CareerFair

In a recent Today Show broadcast, Princeton Review author Robert Franek discussed his new book, Colleges That Pay You Back, which ranks overall return on investment across American colleges and universities. Harvey Mudd ranked third overall, taking into account outstanding academics and financial assistance coupled with effective job placement. A major reason for that ranking, […]

Harvey Mudd Says Farewell to Howard Critchell

February 6, 2015

Howard Critchell

Howard “Critch” Critchell, longtime friend, supporter and honorary alumnus of Harvey Mudd College, passed away peacefully Jan. 17, 2015. He was 95. Critch helped create and nurture Harvey Mudd’s aeronautics program, which provided flight instruction to hundreds of students for 28 years. In 1962, Critch and his wife, Iris Cummings Critchell, aeronautics instructor emerita, began […]

Orwin Receives Grant for Corneal Tissue Research

January 14, 2015

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Harvey Mudd College Professor of Engineering and department Chair Elizabeth Orwin ’95 has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for an ongoing research project aimed at helping those with corneal disease see better. Titled “Controlling Cell Phenotype in a Tissue-Engineered Corneal Model,” the research seeks to create viable, transparent corneal tissue […]

Consortium Grant Promotes Diversity Among College Faculty

January 8, 2015

Shanahan

A new $1 million grant to The Claremont Colleges—Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona and Scripps—will push forward efforts by this group of small, academically rigorous institutions to create a more diverse faculty for America’s colleges and universities. The grant was awarded as part of the five colleges’ acceptance as members of the Mellon Mays […]

Sedat Serdengecti: Versatile Scholar Impacted Engineering, Physics and Computer Science

January 7, 2015

Sedat Serdengecti

Harvey Mudd College engineering Professor Emeritus Sedat Serdengecti died Nov. 30, 2014, following a heart attack. He was 87. Professor Serdengecti joined Harvey Mudd in 1961 as an assistant professor of physics then moved to the Department of Engineering in 1963 as one of its first faculty members. “Sedat was the person responsible for the […]

CS Professor’s Work Anything But Predictable

December 12, 2014

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Algorithmic random number generators (RNGs) lie at the heart of many important algorithms in computer science. They are hard at work assisting in a variety of tasks, including computer simulation, computational creativity, global optimization, robotics, games and more. Yet despite our widespread reliability on them, many of the most widely used RNGs are actually flawed, […]

Castro Receives Top Mathematics Distinction

November 5, 2014

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Harvey Mudd College Professor of Mathematics Alfonso Castro has been selected into the 2015 Class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The AMS Fellows program recognizes AMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics. According to the AMS website, Castro is recognized for “contributions […]

Dancing Is Serious Business for Honey Bee, Say Researchers

November 3, 2014

Matina Donaldson-Matasci research

Honey bees are in trouble. They face threats from all sides: disease, parasites, pesticides and loss of habitat. Exacerbating these problems is poor nutrition. To achieve a healthy diet, honey bees use the “waggle dance” to communicate with their nest mates about where to find the tastiest, most nutritious flowers. Dancing is an essential means […]

Teagle Foundation Grant Provides Resources to Enhance 5-C Strengths

October 22, 2014

The Claremont Colleges

The Claremont Colleges have received a three-year, $280,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation. This grant, in combination with a $50,000 commitment from the five undergraduate institutions at The Claremont Colleges (Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Harvey Mudd College), will provide the 5-Cs an opportunity to plan together based on consortial […]

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