Mathematics News

NSF Funding Supports Diversity in Mathematics

October 12, 2017

Dagan Karp

For more than 15 years, Dagan Karp, professor of mathematics and associate dean for diversity, has been active with the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Thanks to a recent National Science Foundation (NSF) award, Karp and SACNAS will continue their work to diversify science leadership in the U.S. […]

De Pillis to Keynote BEER Conference

October 2, 2017

Harvey Mudd Department of Mathematics Chair Lisette de Pillis

In her keynote talk “Mathematical Medicine: Modeling Disease and Treatment,” Lisette de Pillis will present a sampling of mathematical models that help to simulate immune system interactions, disease dynamics and treatment approaches that may slow, or even stop, disease progression. De Pillis will address researchers, educators and students from around the world at the International […]

Bingo Paradox

September 26, 2017

Arthur Benjamin, mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College

In 29 years of teaching at Harvey Mudd College, Arthur Benjamin, the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics, has seen almost every possible mathematical paradox, especially ones that involve probability and games of chance. That’s why he was astonished when a former student introduced him to the Bingo Paradox. The Bingo Paradox, as presented in the […]

Suroku by Kyra Wyld ’17

August 11, 2017

Many thanks to mathematics alumna Kyra Wyld ’17, who provided an exclusive puzzle for the HMC Department of Mathematics newsletter. Here’s a repeat of the rules as well as the completed puzzle. Each triangle bound by bold lines must have the numbers 1 through 6 once and only once. Sets of parallel lines form bands […]

Promotions and Tenure Approved for Harvey Mudd Faculty

July 7, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved during the May meeting of the HMC Board of Trustees and became effective July 1, 2017. Based on recommendations from the Educational Planning Committee, the board of trustees unanimously approved Lelia Hawkins for tenure and promotion to associate professor of chemistry. Hawkins conducts research in […]

Harvey Mudd Writing Course a Model for Other Institutions

June 1, 2017

Classroom at Harvey Mudd College

While learning about the relationships between STEM disciplines through Common Core courses, Harvey Mudd students are also getting a healthy dose of writing instruction, including through the relatively new course, Introduction to Academic Writing (Writ 1). Highlighted in a recent Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Peer Review article, Writ 1 is showcased as […]

New Math and Physics Joint Major

May 31, 2017

Students collaborating at Harvey Mudd College

A joint major in Mathematics and Physics was approved by Harvey Mudd College faculty during fall 2016. It is the only such major at The Claremont Colleges, and Harvey Mudd is one of few American colleges that offers it. “The aim of this joint major program is to create a path for students whose interests […]

Benjamin Awarded Mudd Prize

May 15, 2017

Arthur Benjamin, mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College

Arthur Benjamin, the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, is the recipient of the 2017 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. Benjamin accepted the prize from President Maria Klawe at the College’s 59th Commencement ceremony May 14. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is designated for use within […]

Harvey Mudd Leadership Awards

May 3, 2017

Shanahan Center, Harvey Mudd Coillege

Harvey Mudd recognized exemplary examples of leadership at its fifth annual Leadership Awards ceremony, which celebrates students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. “We value leadership, big and small, on our campus and in our community, and it is important to take time to join together and recognize this as a […]

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