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Graham Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Stephanie Graham

Stephanie Graham, senior editor and director of communications at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use the APR professional designation. The announcement was made by the Universal Accreditation Board, a consortium of nine professional communication organizations that directs this competency certification program. […]

Palucki Blake Receives Order of the Wart

Laura Palucki Blake

Laura Palucki Blake, assistant vice president for institutional research and effectiveness, received the Order of the Wart from the Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association in appreciation for her contributions to the alumni community during her six-year tenure. An expert in assessment, Palucki Blake works with faculty, departments, programs and the academic leadership of the College […]

Engineering Course Offered to Worldwide Audience

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The Harvey Mudd College Department of Engineering will offer Digital Design and Computer Architecture, ENGR85, as a massive open online course (MOOC) through EdX this spring. The course complements a new edition of the textbook by the same name, coauthored by engineering professors David Harris and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, professor Sarah Harris (no […]

Plascencia Published in McSweeney’s 61

Salvador Plascencia, Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College creative writing professor Salvador Plascencia joins comedians, cultural critics and writers in the latest issue of the award-winning quarterly McSweeney’s. McSweeney’s 61 features Plascencia’s story “El Paraiso” about “rural Mexican towns, soccer in the San Gabriel Valley and the sadness of the diaspora.” Plascencia, an assistant professor in the Department of Humanities, […]

NSF Funds Evolutionary Biomechanics Research

Mark Ilton

Some species of mantis shrimp uses elastic energy to drive its hammer-like appendages at speeds greater than 60 mph to break open snail and crab shells. In order to better understand the physical principles of this capability, Harvey Mudd College physics professor Mark Ilton is studying the evolutionary biomechanics of extremely fast, small systems, a […]

Sandia Clinic Team Publishes Nanocomposite Research

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Having overcome pandemic challenges, members of the 2019–2020 Harvey Mudd College Sandia National Laboratories Clinic team are celebrating publication of their research by Cambridge University Press. The Sandia Clinic project, one of 56 Clinic projects sponsored last academic year, concerns barium titanate (BTO), a ferroelectric material used in capacitors because of its high dielectric constant, […]

Researchers Seek Better Software Testing Techniques

Lucas Bang

Software systems in programmable items—from household appliances to cars and planes—must be reliable and high quality to avoid inconvenient or disastrous consequences. In order to improve software quality, computer science researchers at Harvey Mudd College and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are seeking to improve software quality assurance techniques and have received funding from […]

Biologists’ Study Links Ocean Conditions and Coral Evolution

A study conducted by Harvey Mudd College biologists provides evidence that ocean geochemistry drives patterns of morphological evolution in anthozoans (corals and sea anemones). Biology professor Catherine McFadden, Andrea Quattrini (formerly a postdoc researcher at HMC, now a research zoologist and curator of corals at the Smithsonian Institution) and Estefanía Rodríguez, a curator at the […]

Briggs Awarded Mudd Prize

Thyra Briggs

Thyra Briggs, vice president for admission and financial aid, is the recipient of the 2020 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. The honor was announced at the College’s Convocation ceremony, held virtually via Zoom, Aug. 25. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is designated for use within the College at the […]

Harvey Mudd Ranks High in U.S. News and World Report 2021

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Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 2 for undergraduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2021, maintaining the same spot as last year. Harvey Mudd’s engineering ranking is among colleges that offer a bachelor’s or master’s as the top degree. The College has tied for No. 1 with Rose-Hulman three out of the past […]