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CS Students Publish Reading Skill Study

June 26, 2019

Julie Medero

Last summer, computer science professor Julie Medero, along with Alfredo Gomez ’21, Alicia Ngo ’20 and Ali Otondo ’20 (aka The A Team), embarked on a project to develop an iOS application that would help children improve their reading skills. The resulting research paper, “Reading KiTTY: Pitch Range as an Indicator of Reading Skill,” has […]

Harvey Mudd Welcomes New Faculty, 2019

June 17, 2019

HMC seal

Beginning July 1, 2019, Harvey Mudd College will welcome four new faculty members, two of them alumni. Searches in engineering and computer science resulted in the hiring of these teacher/scholars to tenure-track appointments. Department of Engineering Joshua Brake, assistant professor, earned his PhD in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. His doctoral research […]

Krauss Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

June 11, 2019

Gordon Krauss

Gordon Krauss, Fletcher Jones Professor of Engineering Design, wishes he were a better skier. “That is to say, that I wish I could ski without hurting myself,” he says. Should he decide to, Krauss will have time during the next academic year to make his wish come true. As a recently named Fulbright Scholar, Krauss […]

Harvey Mudd College Appoints VP for Advancement

June 5, 2019

Hieu Nguyen

Following a national search, Harvey Mudd College has appointed Hieu Nguyen as its next vice president for advancement. Nguyen joins the College from the University of California, Riverside (UCR), where he served as executive vice president of the UCR Foundation and associate vice chancellor for development. He will begin his new role at Harvey Mudd […]

Perez Wins 2019 Binder Prize

May 24, 2019

Viridiana Perez

When Viridiana Perez began working at Harvey Mudd College in Dining Services in 2004, the dining hall was still housed in Platt Campus Center and the Shanahan Café didn’t exist. If it’s hard to imagine the campus without the Café, it’s even more difficult to imagine the Café without Perez, who, in her role as […]

Physics Professor Awarded Mudd Prize

May 23, 2019

Tom Donnelly

Tom Donnelly, professor of physics and incoming chair of the faculty, is the recipient of the 2019 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. The honor was announced at the College’s 61st Commencement ceremony May 19. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is designated for use within the College at the discretion […]

Harvey Mudd Graduates Class of 2019

May 22, 2019

Graduates clapping

Harvey Mudd College graduated the largest class in the College’s history at its 61st commencement ceremony on May 19, 2019. A total of 210 students earned the bachelor of science degree. The College continued its success in graduating high percentages of women in the three STEM fields where nationally women are still underrepresented: 49% of […]

In Memoriam: Robin Ives, Mathematics Professor

May 16, 2019

Robin Ives

Harvey Mudd College professor of mathematics emeritus and Sierra Club Chairman Robert (Robin) T. Ives died Jan. 11, 2019. Ives was born in 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he lived until his graduation from high school. He received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics at Haverford College and his PhD from the University of […]

Harvey Mudd Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements

May 13, 2019

Shanahan Center, Harvey Mudd Coillege

Harvey Mudd College has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Led by the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design, the […]