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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 […]

Marathon Math Exam Strategy: Classify, Conquer and Complete

December 6, 2013

About 80 Harvey Mudd College students will pit their mathematical prowess against the “mother of all exams” Saturday, Dec. 7, in the 2013 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. A grueling, six-hour exam comprised of 12 questions, the Putnam proves so challenging that for the thousands of students who take it each year the median score […]

Feast or Famine: Oxfam Banquet Addresses Social Justice

December 6, 2013

Designed to feed the mind more than the belly, the Dec. 6 Oxfam Hunger Banquet at Harvey Mudd College is intended to raise participants’ awareness of world poverty and hunger, and will invite them to discuss potential solutions. Sponsored by student clubs Mudders Making a Difference, Harvey Mudd Baking Club and CheeseSHMC, the event is […]

Harvey Mudd Students Help Junior Scientists Prep for Fair

December 3, 2013

Psyched about a district-wide science fair coming up in February, 126 middle and high school students sought tips on how to make their projects stand out. Harvey Mudd College and its community partners stepped in to help. Harvey Mudd, Western University, Pomona Youth and Family Master Plan, and Pomona Unified School District joined forces to […]

Students Gain High-level Academic Experience at SCCUR

November 22, 2013

A multidisciplinary group of Harvey Mudd College students will present their research results Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) at Whittier College in Whittier, Calif. SCCUR provides a forum for undergrad research, scholarship and creative activities and promotes innovative achievements across disciplines. Students present their work either in poster […]

High Jumper Selected for Athlete Hall of Fame

November 22, 2013

He’s never leaped a tall building in a single bound, but Harvey Mudd College alumnus Eric Jones ’97 still holds the high jump record he set 18 years ago. For this and other athletic achievements, Jones has been inducted into the Claremont/Mudd/Scripps (CMS) Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame. “He jumped seven feet at the national […]

Harvey Mudd College Chooses Smart Growth

November 14, 2013

In a world hungry for solutions that Harvey Mudd College graduates can offer, educating and producing even more graduates may seem the logical choice. Yet developing innovative, socially responsible problem-solvers takes a unique environment, one that Mudders value. So protecting this culture proved integral to a Nov. 1 decision to boost Harvey Mudd’s student body […]

Alumnus Wins Selznick Award for Bond Films

November 13, 2013

James Bond producer and Harvey Mudd College alumnus and Trustee Michael G. Wilson ’63 has been awarded the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures from the Producers Guild of America. The award recognizes a producer’s body of work in motion pictures. Wilson and his sister, James Bond co-producer Barbara Broccoli, will receive the […]

Young Scientists Meet Heidelberg Laureates

November 8, 2013

Young researchers and scientific greats rarely rub elbows, but a Harvey Mudd alumna and current student did just that at the recent Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany. The forum brings together computer science and mathematics pioneers with a select group of 200 young researchers for a week of lectures and activities designed to inform […]

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 […]