Category: "HSA"

Endowed Chair Appointments Include New Stauffer Chair

October 16, 2014

Hal Van Ryswyk Harvey Mudd College has appointed Professor of Chemistry Hal Van Ryswyk to the inaugural John Stauffer Professorship in Chemistry, an endowed chair established in 2014 by the trustees of the John Stauffer Charitable Trust and with matching funds from the College. An important addition to the $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd […]

Steinberg Named Lewis Chair of Sustainability and Society

January 9, 2014

Paul Steinberg, professor of political science and environmental policy, has been named to the newly established Malcolm Lewis Chair of Sustainability and Society, created with a gift from Cindy Lewis, wife of the late Malcolm Lewis ’67. The endowed faculty chair honors Lewis’ legacy of socially aware, continuous innovation in energy and environmental sustainability. It […]

Film Offers Social Science Insights on How to Save the Planet

December 13, 2013

Screen grab of social rules project

During the last 20 years, social scientists have published a vast research literature exploring what it will take to shift society onto a more sustainable path. Determined to share these results with a broader public, Paul Steinberg has worked with more than 100 students to create entertaining multimedia educational tools. Now one of those tools—an […]

Alves Got Gamelan and, Maybe, a Grammy

November 1, 2013

Bill Alves plays Gamelan

Come January, Harvey Mudd College Gamelan founder and music Professor Bill Alves may be headed for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. His piece, “Concerto for Violin and Gamelan” has been nominated for “Best Contemporary Classical Composition.” “I’m not breaking out the tux yet, but I’m happy to be on the list,” said Alves, chair of […]

New Drinkward Recital Hall, New Concert Series

October 11, 2013

STEM and Stravinsky go hand in hand at Harvey Mudd College. This fall marks the opening of a concert venue on the Harvey Mudd campus — the Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall, which will provide a home to a new concert series. The Drinkwards’ donation, a symbol of their commitment to the College, […]

Mayeri Film Chosen for Sundance Festival Short Film Program

December 20, 2012

A film made by Rachel Mayeri, associate professor of media studies, will be featured at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Jan. 17-27 in Utah. Mayeri’s experimental film, “Primate Cinema: Apes as Family,” was selected for the festival’s non-competitive New Frontier Short Films category. The film is one of 65 works chosen from a record 8,102 […]

HMC American Gamelan Concert to Honor John Cage Centennial

October 31, 2012

The Harvey Mudd College American Gamelan will perform works by American avant-garde composer John Cage, Lou Harrison and HMC music Professor Bill Alves at its annual fall concert Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Platt Campus Center Green Room. The concert will feature “Haikai,” the only work Cage—whose 100th birthday anniversary, the Cage Centennial, […]