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Faculty Approved for Tenure

February 8, 2016

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Two Harvey Mudd College faculty members were approved for tenure at the meeting of the Board of Trustees earlier this month, effective July 1, 2016. Associate Professor of Art Ken Fandell has been approved for continuous tenure. Fandell, who specializes in photography, previously worked at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he […]

Marino Earns Scholarship to Study Abroad in UK

January 28, 2016

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Cheese is a big part of the diet in the U.K., where Andrew Marino ’17 is studying abroad during the spring semester. This is a happy circumstance for the president of the Harvey Mudd College cheese club, cheeseSHMC, whose members learn about a variety of cheeses from all over the world. But Marino, an engineering […]

Trushkowsky Pens Paper on Crowdsourcing Research

January 26, 2016

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Harvey Mudd computer scientists are researching how to improve query processing systems by combining the precision of a computer database system and the interpretive abilities of the human mind. Such hybrid systems could improve the scope, accuracy and efficiency of information gathering and processing. In a paper recently accepted to the highly regarded journal of […]

Benjamin’s Book Ranked Among the Best

January 14, 2016

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How would you prove that, among any six people, there must exist either three mutual friends or three mutual strangers? Harvey Mudd mathematics Professor Arthur Benjamin’s book The Fascinating World of Graph Theory helps you tackle such problems with an informative approach that has earned it the American Library Association’s Outstanding Academic Title distinction. Graph […]

CRA Recognizes Harvey Mudd Computer Scientists

January 7, 2016

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Harvey Mudd College students Anna Ma ’17 and Alex Putman ’16 were selected as finalists from non-PhD-granting institutions for the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards for 2015. Sponsored this year by Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, the prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American universities who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of computing […]

Wang Hired as International Student Coordinator

January 6, 2016

Miao "Kat" Wang

As part of its mission to support the well-being of all students, Harvey Mudd College has hired Miao “Kat” Wang as international student coordinator within the Office of Health and Wellness, Division of Student Affairs. Harvey Mudd has a growing population of international students: This year they make up about 10 percent of the student […]

Motivational Psychologist Carol Dweck to Give Commencement Keynote

January 5, 2016

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Stanford University Professor of Psychology and bestselling author Carol S. Dweck will address a promising new crop of engineers, scientists and mathematicians as she delivers the keynote address at Harvey Mudd College’s 58th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 15. The Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford, Dweck is a leading researcher in the […]

Creating a Human-Scale Hyperloop Pod

December 22, 2015

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Ten Harvey Mudd College students have joined forces with students from Cornell University, Northeastern University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Princeton University, and University of Michigan to try and build a Hyperloop pod that will compete in SpaceX’s competition. Teresa Despres ’18, Alex Goldstein ’18, Hamza Khan ’18, Chris Kotcherha ’18, Jessica Lupanow ’18, Patrick McKeen ’17, […]

New Book Explores Science and Society

December 16, 2015

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An analysis of the complex relationships between science and society, Scientism and Technocracy in the Twentieth Century: The Legacy of Scientific Management is the latest book from Richard G. Olson ’62, Harvey Mudd College professor of history emeritus. “Scientism” refers to the application of methods, attitudes and concepts drawn from the natural sciences to human […]

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