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Team Studies Monetary Impacts of Germany’s Environmental Health Burden

January 10, 2017

Tanja Srebotnjak, Harvey Mudd College

A consortium consisting of the German environmental think tank Ecologic Institute, consulting firm BiPro GmBH and Harvey Mudd College Professor Tanja Srebotnjak submitted a successful bid to the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) to study approaches for the monetary valuation of Germany’s environmental burden of disease. The 28-months-long, € 221,000 project will examine different economic […]

New Technique Helps Identify Parasite “Switchers”

December 15, 2016

Trypanosoma brucei parasite

The Trypanosoma brucei parasite is well known in sub-Saharan Africa for causing a disease in humans called sleeping sickness. The disease is fatal if untreated, current drug therapies are very toxic and there is no vaccine. The parasite owes its success to its ability to evade the human immune system through a process called variant […]

Mathemagician Art Benjamin to Receive Public Outreach Award

December 13, 2016

Arthur Benjamin, mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College

Arthur Benjamin, the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, will receive the 2017 JPBM Communications Award for Public Outreach. The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) represents the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Presented annually, the JPBM […]

Algorithms and Avocados

December 2, 2016

Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

The connection between fighting a threat to one of California’s favorite fruits and recently published research by a Harvey Mudd College computer science professor and his colleagues isn’t immediately evident. On the way to connect one dot with the other, there’s a story about the mutualistic pairing of a beetle and a fungus, extensive biological […]

Quest for New Alloys Continues Thanks to NSF Grant

November 29, 2016

Lori Bassman, professor of engineering, Harvey Mudd College

Researchers from Harvey Mudd College and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia continue to advance strategies for developing novel high-entropy alloys (HEAs) with properties exceeding those of conventional engineering metals. Funded earlier this year, this work is supported by a three-year, $229,898 National Science Foundation grant. Harvey Mudd students and UNSW mentors […]

Students’ Research on Robot Collaboration Accepted at AAAI-17

November 17, 2016

Kyle Lund and Sam Dietrich in Professor Jim Boerkoel's classroom

Harvey Mudd students Scott Chow ’17 (computer science), Sam Dietrich ’17 (engineering) and Kyle Lund ’17 (robotics IPS) and computer science Professor Jim Boerkoel will present their paper, “Robust Execution of Probabilistic Temporal Plans,” at AAAI-17, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference in San Francisco, Feb. 4–9, 2017. The students’ paper […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Members Lead Dialogue on Social Justice

October 13, 2016

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

When the Karps’ adopted son was 3, he’d ride his bike in the street, and his parents had only the slightest cause for concern. Now he’s grown, living in Houston and driving. Mom and dad are concerned not only because he doesn’t have a driver’s license, but also because he’s African-American. “Now, I have to […]

Mellon Foundation Grant Supports Teaching and Learning at The Claremont Colleges

October 3, 2016

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

The Claremont University Consortium has received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to help faculty members enhance their teaching through programming, consultation services and support programs. The design of the CTL has been informed by research on teaching and learning centers […]

High-resolution Nanoscope Provides New View of Whole Cells

September 21, 2016

Whitney Duim, Harvey Mudd College chemistry

A new, ultra-resolution nanoscope is giving biological researchers the power to see deep within whole cells. Until recently, the challenge with optical microscopy has been to obtain complete, high resolution, images of cells and tissues because resolution rapidly deteriorates due to the thickness of the structures. With a microscope that now allows three-dimensional imaging of […]

Fellowship Brings Syrian Scholar to Harvey Mudd

September 16, 2016

Ahmad Adib Sha'ar, visiting engineering professor, Harvey Mudd College

War has a way of rearranging things so that vast numbers of people who expected to live out their lives in one place suddenly find themselves in another. A world-class, high-tech researcher, Ahmad Adib Sha’ar made his way from Aleppo, Syria, to the United States with his wife and children after the Syrian civil war […]