Topic: "News"

Harvey Mudd Takes Novel Approach With New MOOCs

November 18, 2014

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Creating a massive open online course (MOOC) is not what one might expect from a small, residential liberal arts college with a focus on close faculty-student relationships and small class sizes. But that expertise in hands-on education is just what Harvey Mudd College faculty and students used to design three new MOOCs aimed at strengthening […]

Castro Receives Top Mathematics Distinction

November 5, 2014

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Harvey Mudd College Professor of Mathematics Alfonso Castro has been selected into the 2015 Class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The AMS Fellows program recognizes AMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics. According to the AMS website, Castro is recognized for “contributions […]

Harvey Mudd Establishes New Professorship in Sustainable Environmental Design

October 21, 2014

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Harvey Mudd College has hired Tanja Srebotnjak for the inaugural Hixon Professorship of Sustainable Environmental Design. Srebotnjak, a statistician with an interest in protecting the natural environment and in improving people’s health and well-being, will help the College expand student and faculty experiences in sustainability and will promote cutting-edge environmental science and design within the […]

Endowed Chair Appointments Include New Stauffer Chair

October 16, 2014

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Harvey Mudd College has appointed Professor of Chemistry Hal Van Ryswyk to the inaugural John Stauffer Professorship in Chemistry, an endowed chair established in 2014 by the trustees of the John Stauffer Charitable Trust and with matching funds from the College. An important addition to the $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, the John […]

Claremont Colleges Receive $1.5 Million to Develop Digital Humanities

October 10, 2014

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The five undergraduate colleges of the Claremont University Consortium—Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Harvey Mudd and Pitzer College—have received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen and expand digital humanities (DH) teaching and scholarship across The Claremont Colleges and beyond. The emerging field of digital humanities studies the interactions between literature, […]

Conference to Explore Intersection of Science, Faith

October 7, 2014

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Is the Bible really opposed to evolution? How should human origins be understood in light of Genesis and science? Biblical experts John H. Walton and C. John Collins and biologist Jeffrey Schloss will discuss these questions and more at a conference titled “The Bible, Evolution and Human Origins: Starting Conversations.” The all-day event takes place […]

New Study Focuses on Mathematical Modeling in the Elementary Grades

October 2, 2014

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As part of a groundbreaking national study to examine how intensive training can affect elementary school teachers’ use of mathematical modeling in the classroom, Harvey Mudd College Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Levy will co-direct the IMMERSION project, funded by a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Levy will collaborate with school officials […]

Teal Dot Training Equips Bystanders to Act

September 30, 2014

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“No one has to do everything. Everyone has to do something.” In an effort to peel back the layers of apathy and equip willing participants with proactive and reactive bystander behaviors, the undergraduate Claremont Colleges (5-Cs) have united to create a program called Teal Dot Bystander Training. The aforementioned motto is a call to replace […]

Professors Co-Author Programming Book for Biologists

September 29, 2014

Computing for Biologists

With its ability to process vast amounts of data, computing is revolutionizing the practice of biology. An interdisciplinary duo at Harvey Mudd College have taken a complicated topic and created a textbook to equip students with the skills to write programs for solving a range of biological problems. Eliot Bush, associate professor of biology, and […]

Mudder Reaching New Heights With Astronaut Scholarship

September 26, 2014

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Engineering student Sherman Lam ’16 has become the 22nd 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. Lam is one of 32 recipients of the prestigious $10,000 award for the 2014–2015 academic year. To be eligible for […]

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