Harvey Mudd College News

Valenzuela Appointed VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Marco Valenzuela

Harvey Mudd College has appointed Marco Antonio Valenzuela to be the permanent vice president for student affairs and dean of students as of Feb. 1, 2022. He served as interim vice president during the 2021 fall semester. Valenzuela joined the College’s Division of Student Affairs in September 2018 as assistant dean for housing and residential […]

Maina-Kilaas ’23 Named Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher

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Harvey Mudd College computer science and mathematics major Amani Maina-Kilaas ’23 is a recipient of the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. CRA also recognized computer science and mathematics major Mia Taylor ’22 with an honorable mention, given to students whose work CRA considers exemplary. The prestigious program celebrates undergraduates at North […]

HMC Presidential Search Committee Contracts with SpencerStuart

HMC Community: Happy New Year! We wish everyone a healthy new year as we move into the spring semester. We write today to share that the Presidential Search Committee has spent the last several weeks selecting a search firm. After interviewing three top-notch search firms and serious deliberations over two meetings, we have unanimously chosen […]

Commencement Speakers for April 2 Ceremonies Announced

Fei-Fei Li and Safiya Umoja Noble/John Davis photo

After postponing Commencement ceremonies due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Harvey Mudd College is excited to bring students, their families and community members together to celebrate. The College has announced speakers for its 62nd and 63rd Commencement ceremonies, scheduled for April 2 on the HMC campus. The 10 a.m. ceremony for the Class of 2020 will […]

ICAART 2022 Highlights HMC CS Research

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Two papers authored by computer scientists from Harvey Mudd College Professor George Montañez’s AMISTAD Lab have been accepted to the 14th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2022), Feb. 3–5. Both papers were accepted as full papers for oral presentation in the main conference track. “For previous iterations of ICAART, the full paper acceptance rate has been less […]

Donnelly to Direct Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment

Tom Donnelly

Professor of Physics Tom Donnelly has been appointed as the inaugural director of the Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment (HCCE) at Harvey Mudd College. In partnership with inaugural Hixon Professor of Climate Studies Lelia Hawkins, Donnelly will steward the HCCE toward its vision as a leading center for undergraduate climate curriculum, research and campus practice. “There’s an opportunity […]

Harvey Mudd College Wins Citadel West Coast Data Open

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Defeating teams of graduate students, two groups of Harvey Mudd College first years placed first and third in Citadel’s West Coast Data Open. Members of Harvey Mudd’s first-place team—Milo Knell ’25 (CS and math), Alan Wu ’25 (CS and math), David Chen ’25 (CS) and Forrest Bicker ’25 (CS and math)—received a $10,000 cash prize […]

Harvey Mudd Researchers’ Discovery of Grain Splitting Published in Physical Review E

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Harvey Mudd College Professor of Physics Sharon Gerbode and her team of research students co-authored a paper, “Grain splitting is a mechanism for grain coarsening in colloidal polycrystals,” which has been published as a “Letter” in Physical Review E. A research paper is selected as a “Letter” when its findings are deemed high-impact. Gerbode and […]