Topic: "Faculty"

Gerbode Named 2016 Cottrell Scholar

April 5, 2016

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Harvey Mudd College Assistant Professor of Physics Sharon Gerbode has been named one of two dozen 2016 Cottrell Scholars, a distinction given to top early career academic scientists by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). She is one of the first undergraduate college professors to receive the honor since the Cottrell College Science Awards […]

Design Innovator to Lead New Center for Collaborative Creativity

April 4, 2016

Frederick S. Leichter

Bringing dynamic experience in fields ranging from higher education to technology, Frederick S. Leichter, a key design innovator and executive for Fidelity Investments, has been selected as the founding director of The Claremont College’s Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity. Known as “the Hive,” the center officially opened in September 2015 as a […]

Malaria Researchers Publish Model Results

March 15, 2016

Susan Martonosi

Malaria is a mosquito-borne illness that afflicts millions and kills hundreds of thousands annually, many of them children. As global efforts to control the disease continue, the World Health Organization has called for improved predictive models to guide intervention strategies in areas where transmission dynamics are changing as malaria outbreaks are reduced or eliminated. To […]

Donaldson-Matasci Named Dewey Professor

March 11, 2016

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Matina Donaldson-Matasci has been named the new Barbara Stokes Dewey Assistant Professor of Biology, a five-year appointment effective July 1, 2016. Designed to support the teaching and research of professors at an early career stage, the Barbara Stokes Dewey Assistant Professorship in the Life Sciences was established in 1990 by the Parsons Foundation in honor […]

Klawe Honored For Contributions to Computing

March 9, 2016

Maria Klawe

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe has received the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) 2016 Distinguished Service Award for her commitment to and impact on the computing research community. “Klawe has used her leadership positions to strengthen the research discipline of computer science and to establish new norms and policies to increase the percentage of women […]

Harvey Mudd Chemists Capture Journal Cover

February 10, 2016

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The result of five years of ongoing research, a paper written by a Harvey Mudd College chemistry lab has been featured on the cover of the February 2016 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. In “Self-Assembly, Guest Capture, and NMR Spectroscopy of a Metal–Organic Cage in Water,” Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg, Eun […]

Faculty Approved for Tenure

February 8, 2016

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Two Harvey Mudd College faculty members were approved for tenure at the meeting of the Board of Trustees earlier this month, effective July 1, 2016. Associate Professor of Art Ken Fandell has been approved for continuous tenure. Fandell, who specializes in photography, previously worked at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he […]

Trushkowsky Pens Paper on Crowdsourcing Research

January 26, 2016

Beth Trushkowsky

Harvey Mudd computer scientists are researching how to improve query processing systems by combining the precision of a computer database system and the interpretive abilities of the human mind. Such hybrid systems could improve the scope, accuracy and efficiency of information gathering and processing. In a paper recently accepted to the highly regarded journal of […]

Benjamin’s Book Ranked Among the Best

January 14, 2016

Benjamin, Arthur

How would you prove that, among any six people, there must exist either three mutual friends or three mutual strangers? Harvey Mudd mathematics Professor Arthur Benjamin’s book The Fascinating World of Graph Theory helps you tackle such problems with an informative approach that has earned it the American Library Association’s Outstanding Academic Title distinction. Graph […]

New Book Explores Science and Society

December 16, 2015

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An analysis of the complex relationships between science and society, Scientism and Technocracy in the Twentieth Century: The Legacy of Scientific Management is the latest book from Richard G. Olson ’62, Harvey Mudd College professor of history emeritus. “Scientism” refers to the application of methods, attitudes and concepts drawn from the natural sciences to human […]

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