Category: "HSA"

Harvey Mudd Seniors Perform Piano Recitals

Drinkward Recital Hall

Kathryn Chan ’21, Matthew LeMay ’21 and Kewei Zhou ’21 performed solo piano works recorded at home as part of their senior year studies for Harvey Mudd College. The trio are students in Scripps College music professor Gayle Blankenburg’s Piano Studio Recital class. Blankenburg says, “I’m particularly proud of these three. They are all playing […]

Interdisciplinary Class Explores Genetics and Race

hamilton and stoebel

Harvey Mudd College professors Vivien Hamilton (history of science) and Dan Stoebel (biology) observed a desire among their students to talk about ways that current scientific work intersects with society. These conversations would usually occur at the end of a class, when the technical or historical focus of the lesson was over, and the remaining […]

Faculty Promotions and Tenure Approved

headshots of professors

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees and will become effective July 1, 2021. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Ambereen Dadabhoy received tenure and promotion to associate professor. Dadabhoy researches the representation of race […]

Plascencia Published in McSweeney’s 61

Salvador Plascencia, Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College creative writing professor Salvador Plascencia joins comedians, cultural critics and writers in the latest issue of the award-winning quarterly McSweeney’s. McSweeney’s 61 features Plascencia’s story “El Paraiso” about “rural Mexican towns, soccer in the San Gabriel Valley and the sadness of the diaspora.” Plascencia, an assistant professor in the Department of Humanities, […]

HMC Names Babintseva Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies

Ekaterina Babinsteva

Harvey Mudd College has named Ekaterina Babintseva, a historian of science and technology, the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies for 2020-2022. Babintseva examines the history of computing and psychology in the 20th century. A PhD recipient from the University of Pennsylvania, she is interested in the ways mid-century psychologists mobilized computing […]

Mudders in Senior Art Exhibition

Image of the COVID19 virus. made up of smaller images of people wearing face masks.

Many end-of-spring-semester events pivoted from in-person to online this year, including Scripps College’s annual Senior Art Exhibition. Harvey Mudd College seniors Emily Zhao and Julia Read were among the artists who reinvented their artwork to fit a virtual presentation for the show “A part/ Apart.” “Am I the Virus?”, Zhao’s work in the exhibition, is […]

Dadabhoy Engages in Critical Race Conversation

Nedda Mehdizadeh (UCLA) and Ambereen Dadabhoy (Harvey Mudd College)

During a July 9 video seminar presented by Folger Institute’s Critical Race Conversations, Ambereen Dadabhoy and Nedda Mehdizadeh “discuss methods of manifesting solidarity through pedagogical practice and demonstrate successful approaches to engaging in meaningful, ongoing discussions with their students about race. Drawing on their own pedagogical experiences teaching early modern literature and Shakespeare, Dadabhoy and […]

Harvey Mudd Announces New Faculty for 2020

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

Searches for tenure-track appointments in psychology and mathematics have resulted in the hiring of four teacher/scholars who will bring their expertise to Harvey Mudd College. Dept. of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts Anup Gampa, assistant professor of psychology, focuses on the relationship between an individual’s psychology and, particularly, social movements, racism and capitalism. His […]

Debbie Laird Receives 2020 Binder Prize

Debbie Laird

Debbie Laird, administrative coordinator for the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts, was selected to receive the 2020 Mary G. Binder Prize, announced the Selection Committee. The Mary G. Binder Prize honors a member of HMC’s support staff “who combines a record of exceptional service with a truly helpful and friendly attitude toward […]

Hamilton’s Book Chosen as Outstanding Academic Title

Inevitably Toxic book cover

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will include Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise—co-authored by Harvey Mudd College Professor Vivien Hamilton—on its list of Outstanding Academic Titles for 2019. Each January, the ACRL publishes its prestigious list, which reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed in Choice, a publishing unit […]