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Mudders Take Top Prizes at 5-C Team Hackathon

December 10, 2014

Courtesy of Daniel Johnson '18

Harvey Mudd College encourages a collaborative problem-solving approach that lets students harness the power of collective skill and experience. Harvey Mudd students put this power to good use at the recent 5-C Hackathon, an all-night programming competition that challenges students to design a useful Internet application. Harvey Mudd fielded winning teams—both made up of first […]

View AIDS Memorial Quilt at Harvey Mudd College

November 28, 2014

AIDS quilt at Harvey Mudd

Sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt—the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 94,000 individuals lost to AIDS—will be on view beginning Dec.1 at Harvey Mudd College. This free display of The AIDS Memorial Quilt is being hosted by Harvey Mudd and Claremont University Consortium Health Education Outreach. Visitors […]

Students to Present Research on Human-Robot Teaming

November 24, 2014

Robustness in Probabilistic Temporal Planning

Who hasn’t had their cell phone ring at an awkward moment? Researchers at Harvey Mudd want to develop technology that intuitively adapts to the natural rhythms of our lives, so they are experimenting with new techniques for human‐robot teaming. The work is being done in computer science Professor James Boerkoel’s HEATlab (Human Experience and Agent Teamwork […]

College Hires Advancement Professional Debbie Bills

November 24, 2014

Debbie Bills

Debbie Bills recently joined the Harvey Mudd College Office of College Advancement staff as assistant vice president for advancement services. Bills succeeds Liz Baughman, who retires Dec. 5 after working at Harvey Mudd for 36 years. Bills will oversee gift recording and prospect records, prospect research, programming, reporting and all advancement database functions for Harvey Mudd, including all policies […]

Alumnus Honored as 2014 Apker Finalist

November 20, 2014


Harvey Mudd College physics graduate Jaron Kent-Dobias ’14 was selected as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s 2014 LeRoy Apker Award. The Apker Award recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students, providing encouragement to young physicists who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment. Kent-Dobias is the College’s eighth Apker finalist since […]

Harvey Mudd Takes Novel Approach With New MOOCs

November 18, 2014

campus view

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

Castro, Alfonso 10_90

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

Tanja Srebotnjak

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

Hal Van Ryswyk

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 […]

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