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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 […]

Mathematics of Voting Class Proves Enlightening

November 11, 2016

Michael Orrison, Harvey Mudd professor of mathematics

As Harvey Mudd community members gather across campus to discuss election results and to process their feelings about them, we found one group of students who share a unique perspective on the outcome, due in part to their participation in Professor Michael Orrison’s Mathematics of Voting class. One of their takeaways: how you vote may matter […]

Harvey Mudd Shares Expertise Globally

July 5, 2016

Habib University and Harvey Mudd faculty

As part of its strategic vision to expand collaborations with key institutions around the world, Harvey Mudd College has consulted with Habib University to help give depth and breadth to the university’s science and engineering programs. Habib University, Pakistan’s first liberal arts and sciences university and one of Pakistan’s youngest universities, has been working with […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Appointments Include New Dept. Chairs, Now Majority Female

June 27, 2016

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

To foster strong leadership skills, Harvey Mudd College professors are active in faculty governance positions, rotating into new roles regularly. The Office of Dean of the Faculty has announced several appointments, including department chairs, associate deans and chair of the faculty, effective July 1. New Department Chairs Including continuing department chairs Kerry Karukstis (chemistry), Elizabeth […]

Levy Promoted to Professor; Several Faculty Members Reappointed

June 10, 2016

F.W. Olin Science Center at Harvey Mudd College.

The Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees has approved the recommendation of the Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee and President Maria Klawe that Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Levy be promoted to full professor. The promotion is effective July 1, 2016. Hired in 2007, Levy researches applications of mathematics to biological and industrial problems. Levy’s […]

Calvin Leung ’17 Receives Astronaut Scholarship

May 23, 2016

Calvin Leung '17

Mathematics and physics double major Calvin Leung ’17 is the 23rd Harvey Mudd College student to be named an Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships for college students pursuing science and technology careers. Leung is one of 40 recipients of the prestigious $10,000 award for the 2016–2017 academic year. To be […]

Harvey Mudd Math Alumnus Elected Fellow of Royal Society

May 6, 2016

Jack Cuzick '70 and QMUL colleagues

Harvey Mudd College 2010 Outstanding Alumnus Jack Cuzick ’70 and recipient of the 2015 American Cancer Society Medal of Honor has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Cuzick is Head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention and John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at Queen […]

Mudders Finish Strong at Modeling Contests

April 22, 2016

Students walk near Shanahan Center at Harvey Mudd College

Faced with a slate of problems ranging from space junk to refugee immigration patterns, six Harvey Mudd student teams continued the College’s tradition of participating in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) this past February. The results of the 2016 contest are in, with four teams earning Honorable Mention. The concurrent […]

Mudders Impress at 2016 Putnam Competition

April 18, 2016

F.W. Olin Science Center at Harvey Mudd College.

Harvey Mudd College is once again the top-scoring undergraduate institution in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, considered one of the world’s most prestigious university-level mathematics competitions. Thirty-five Harvey Mudd College students spent the better part of Saturday, Dec. 5, taking the challenging six-hour exam, which requires a unique blend of cleverness and problem-solving skills. In the […]