Category: "Lecture"

Su Publishes Math Book for Wide Audience

Mathematics for human flourishing Francis Su

Francis Su wants you to live life more fully, and one key, he says, is more math. “The practice of mathematics cultivates virtues that help people flourish,” says Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics. “These virtues serve you well no matter what profession you choose. And the movement towards virtue happens through basic human desires.” This […]

Harvey Mudd Presents Science for Social Justice in Puerto Rico, Sept. 12

Artwork for social justice panel at Harvey Mudd College

As part of its continuing exploration of science and social justice issues, Harvey Mudd College will highlight the contributions of three science professionals contributing to the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane María. They’ll participate in a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 12, at 4:15 p.m. in Drinkward Recital Hall, R. Michael Shanahan […]

Astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala to Deliver Harvey Mudd Commencement Address

Nergis Mavalvala, Harvey Mudd commencement speaker

Nergis Mavalvala, an astrophysicist working on the detection of gravitational waves and quantum measurement science, will deliver the keynote address at Harvey Mudd College’s 60th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 13. Mavalvala is a longtime member of the scientific team that announced in 2016 the first direct detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes by […]

Spring Events at Harvey Mudd College

Rose blooming on campus

The first day of spring is still a few weeks away, but there are plenty of thought-provoking activities abloom now at Harvey Mudd College. Here are several stimulating events to help cultivate curious minds. Follow the Leaders: The Annenberg Leadership and Management Speaker Series is an integral part of the College’s commitment to encouraging students […]

Dreyfus Foundation Award Supports Chemistry Lectureship and Research

Timothy Swager.

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry has been awarded a 2015 Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Boissevain Lectureship awards provide support to bring a leading researcher to a primarily undergraduate institution to give a series of lectures in the chemical sciences, as well as to […]

Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Features Moody Lecturer

Trachette L. Jackson

In an effort to change the face of cancer research, Trachette L. Jackson has built her career on collaborative study and educational activities that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. She combines mathematical modeling, numerical simulation and in vivo tumor vascularization experimentation to gain a deeper understanding of tumor growth and vascular structure at the molecular, […]

Moody Lecture Explores the Mathematics Behind Biologically Inspired Design

Anette Hosoi

Many natural systems have evolved to perform certain tasks—climbing, sensing, swimming—as perfectly as possible within the limits set by the laws of physics. This observation can be used both to guide engineering design and to gain insights into the form and function of biological systems. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Anette (Peko) Hosoi explores these themes […]

Williams to Discuss Why Better Data Equals Better Health at TEDxClaremontColleges, Feb. 22

Talithia Williams

Temperature, blood pressure, heart rate—all are forms of data that can help us understand our bodies and recognize when something is going wrong, enabling our doctors to better diagnose us. Statistician and Harvey Mudd College mathematics Professor Talithia Williams discovered that by listening to her body and making note of her data, she became empowered. […]

Artist Activist to Present César Chávez Talk

Artist and educator Luis Genaro Garcia will present a public lecture and art demonstration Thursday, March 28 in celebration of César Chávez at Harvey Mudd College. Free and open to the public, the presentation will begin at noon in the Aviation Room of the Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons. Garcia’s talk, “Celebrating Community in the Classroom and […]