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Harvey Mudd Mathematician Joins Backgammon Hall of Fame

Art Benjamin

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor and mathemagician Art Benjamin was inducted into the American Backgammon Hall of Fame June 11. The American Backgammon Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have achieved extraordinary playing results and/or have made extraordinary contributions to the game of backgammon in the United States. Benjamin and John O’Hagan joined 25 other […]

NOAA Scholar to Study Computational Earth Science

William Yik

Inspired by his friends and professors at Harvey Mudd College, computer science and mathematics major William Yik ’24 decided to apply for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2022  Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, which he was recently awarded. The scholarship includes a 10-week paid internship in summer 2023. “I’ll be able to choose from […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Promotions, Summer 2022

Dan Stoebel

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees at its May meeting. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Daniel Stoebel, a biology faculty member since 2010, received promotion to full professor. He studies the genetics and […]

2022 Binder Prize Goes to Gonzalez and Limon

Harvey Mudd College selected two employees to receive the 2022 Mary G. Binder Prize: Lorena Gonzalez, Department of Engineering Clinic Program Coordinator and Guillermina “Gigi” Limon, building attendant in the Office of Facilities and Maintenance. The Mary G. Binder Prize honors a member of HMC’s support staff “who combines a record of exceptional service with […]

Machine Learning Accuracy Research Published

McGregor Computer Science Center

Two papers authored by Harvey Mudd College computer scientists in Professor George Montañez’s AMISTAD Lab have been accepted to conferences this summer. The IEEE 2022 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (part of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence) accepted “Bounding Generalization Error Through Bias and Capacity,” co-authored by Montañez, Ramya Ramalingam ’21, Nico […]

May Presidential Search Update – Position Specification Posted

HMC Community, I am writing to share an update on the progress of the Harvey Mudd College presidential search and to thank everyone who participated in the various surveys and focus groups to share your ideas, concerns and aspirations for HMC and our next president. The presidential search committee and SpencerStuart spent the last month […]

Harvey Mudd Chemists Streamline Lidocaine Production

Lee and Nathan with poster presentation

Researchers in the Vosburg Lab in the Department of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College have designed a new, environmentally friendly method to make lidocaine that is ideally suited for undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory courses. “We developed a milder, simpler and less hazardous route to the common local anesthetic lidocaine than the traditional two-step route used […]

Lisa Sullivan Awarded 2022 Mudd Prize

Lisa Sullivan

Lisa Sullivan, recipient of the 2022 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service, has experienced many firsts during her career at Harvey Mudd College. In addition to being the first female chair of her department (Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts), Sullivan was the inaugural associate dean of academic affairs, the first […]

Harvey Mudd Confers Degrees at Commencement 2022

grads in front of 2022 balloon

Harvey Mudd College conferred bachelor of science degrees upon 214 students at its 64th commencement ceremony, May 15, 2022, in Claremont, California. World-renowned mathematician Terence Tao gave the keynote address. Tao holds the James and Carol Collins Chair in mathematics at University of California Los Angeles. He is leading researcher in the areas of harmonic […]

HMC Entrepreneurship Class Produces First Startups

Five people posing

Ten student teams pitched startup ideas to venture capitalists/judges at the conclusion of Harvey Mudd College’s spring 2022 Entrepreneurship class, and two teams—Athena, a modern class registration app to help students graduate, and Terra Robotics, a direct air capture product—won the chance to pitch their concepts to well-known venture capitalists this summer. The new class, […]