Hixon Center News and Events

Hixon Center Director Co-Publishes New Study on the Value of Marine Ecosystems

October 30, 2018

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Hixon Center director Tanja Srebotnjak, as part of a consortium of scientists, recently published a study assessing the dependency of communities on marine ecosystem services. The study, titled “Mapping global human dependence on marine ecosystems,” is now published in peer-reviewed journal Conservation Letters. The assessment involved fine-scale mapping of selected indicators of human use and dependency […]

Hixon Center Director Tanja Srebotnjak Leads and Contributes to Scientific Publications on Bioswales, Water Quality Metrics, and Environmental Policy

September 25, 2018

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Hixon Center director Tanja Srebotnjak led or contributed to multiple scientific publications this past summer. With chemistry graduate Zachary Evans (HMC-’18), professor Hal van Ryswyk (chemistry), and professor Marc los Huertos (Pomona College), Srebotnjak contributed to the publication of a spatial analysis of metal sequestration in the Pomona College bioswale in the journal Science of […]

Hixon Center Launches “Energy Smart” Program

September 10, 2018

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The Hixon Center has announced the launch of its new “Energy Smart” program at Harvey Mudd College. Building off a previously informal program which lent power strips, power timers, and drying racks to students for use during the school year, the center has expanded its inventory this year to include over fifty power strips, fifty […]

Harvey Mudd College Makes Sierra Club Cool Schools List for First Time

September 10, 2018

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Harvey Mudd College has officially placed on the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools Rankings for the first time. The college joins over 250 colleges and universities around the world recognized by the Sierra Club for their achievements in campus sustainability and environmental stewardship. The college qualified for the Cool Schools list after the Hixon Center submitted […]

Registration Now Open for Sustainable Design and Solutions Conference

September 5, 2018

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Registration has officially opened for the 2nd Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solutions at Harvey Mudd College. The conference will take place on Friday, October 5th, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning. The conference is free to attend, and lunch and refreshments will […]

New Environmental Courses Available This Fall

July 26, 2018

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Hixon Center director and associate professor Tanja Srebotnjak will be teaching two new courses this fall. These courses will be of particular interest to students who are interested or majoring in environmental or sustainability fields, pursuing the Emphasis in Environmental Analysis, and/or are seeking to fill out their schedule for the fall semester. Corporate Environmental […]

Hixon Center Podcast Series: Kayla Yamada

May 3, 2018

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The Hixon Center recently sat down with Kayla Yamada, junior engineering major at Harvey Mudd College and outgoing co-President of student group ESW/MOSS (Engineers for a Sustainable World / Mudders Organizing for Sustainability Solutions) – to discuss her background, her interest in environmental issues, what ESW/MOSS is about, and her experience at the Engineers for a […]

Hixon Center Announces 2018 Emphasis in Environmental Analysis Graduates

May 3, 2018

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The Hixon Center is excited to announce this year that five students will graduate this year having successfully completed the Emphasis in Environmental Analysis at Harvey Mudd College. The Emphasis is a coordinated program of study administered by the Hixon Center that enables students across all on-campus majors to address environmental issues from a range […]

Hixon Center Podcast Series: Brinda Sarathy

April 16, 2018

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The Hixon Center recently sat down with Brinda Sarathy, Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis and Director of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College, to discuss her background, her work and her courses, and about the emerging conversations around environmental justice at the Claremont Colleges and beyond. The recorded interview (available […]