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Percussion Quartet to Shake Things Up March 5

February 24, 2015

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

The Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet is bringing its unique and innovative sound featuring a mix of old and new music from California’s leading composers to Harvey Mudd College Thursday, March 5. The performance, which begins at 8 p.m. in the Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall, promises to be a highlight of HMC’s […]

Dean of Faculty Announces Promotions, Appointments

February 24, 2015

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Promotions Two Harvey Mudd College faculty members were approved for tenure at the meeting of the Board of Trustees earlier this month. Associate Professor of Engineering Chris Clark has been promoted to professor with continuous tenure. Clark joined the Department of Engineering in fall in 2012 as an associate professor after having spent a year […]

Steinberg Receives Gerner Award for Innovative Teaching

February 23, 2015

Screen grab of social rules project

Political science Professor Paul Steinberg has received the 2015 Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching in International Studies Award for his work on The Social Rules Project, a set of multimedia educational tools about environmental sustainability. The award was presented at the annual conference of the International Studies Association (ISA), Feb. 19 in New Orleans and coincides with […]

Math Simplified Through Mime

February 18, 2015

Mime-matics

In connection with the spring Michael E. Moody Lecture, the husband-and-wife team of Tim and Tanya Chartier will present a free Mime show from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Harvey Mudd Shanahan Center Auditorium. In Mime-matics, the Chartiers explore mathematical ideas through the art of mime, illustrating and simplifying complex math […]

Afoot and Afield With David Money Harris

February 17, 2015

Harris hiking book

Harvey Mudd College Professor of Engineering David Money Harris recalls fondly exploring the Sierra Nevada Desolation Wilderness with his father. Even at two years old, Harris would ride along in a pack on his father’s back through the wilderness, surrounded by dense forest, foaming waterways and staggering peaks. Years later, the engineering professor is not […]

Williams to Receive MAA Alder Award for Teaching

February 16, 2015

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The Mathematical Association of America has chosen Talithia Williams, associate professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, to receive its 2015 Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member. The award honors faculty members whose teaching is effective and extraordinary and extends its influence beyond the classroom. Recipients receive $1,000 and […]

Vi Jacobs: Longtime Supporter Leaves Lasting Legacy

February 12, 2015

Violet “Vi” Jabara Jacobs, a longtime supporter of Harvey Mudd College, died Jan. 12, 2015. She was 99. Vi began her association with Harvey Mudd in 1973 when her late husband, Joseph J. Jacobs, the founder of Jacobs Engineering, was appointed to the College’s board. Violet and Joseph generously supported Harvey Mudd for four decades, […]

Alumni Association Honors Mudd Alumni and Friends

February 12, 2015

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The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, May 2, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected three alumni—Jim Erickson ’75, Andrew […]

Princeton Review Lauds Office of Career Services

February 6, 2015

CareerFair

In a recent Today Show broadcast, Princeton Review author Robert Franek discussed his new book, Colleges That Pay You Back, which ranks overall return on investment across American colleges and universities. Harvey Mudd ranked third overall, taking into account outstanding academics and financial assistance coupled with effective job placement. A major reason for that ranking, […]

Harvey Mudd Marketing Materials Earn Top Awards

February 6, 2015

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The Communications and Marketing team at Harvey Mudd College recently earned two CASE Awards of Excellence (District VII). The College Viewbook received the Gold Award. The new viewbook features a 3-D model of the Shanahan Center that prospective students can build, photograph and share on social media, as well as a video tour of the […]

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