HMC Alumni News Briefs
 December 2012
Happy New Year from HMC
IN THIS ISSUE
Ahmanson Foundation Supports Construction
Alumnus Creates Buzz with Mathgen
Registration Opens Soon for Alumni Weekend
New Year, New Alumni Website
Seeking Clinic Stories
HMC Scholars Named AMS Fellows
Brain Tumor Ecology Collaborative Established
Math Major to Study in Moscow
Mudders Among Top 10 in Programming Contest
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Meet and Eat,
Jan. 26

 

The next Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABoG) meeting will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, beginning at 10 a.m. on the HMC Campus. Following the meeting, AABoG will host an alumni/student cookout with first-year students, beginning at 5 p.m. on the Sprague Patio. All alumni are welcome to attend the meeting and cookout. For more information, contact AABoG's Executive Committee.
  
HMC upcoming events

THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES RECEPTION, JOINT MATHEMATICS MEETINGS
Jan. 10, San Diego

CALTECH CANNON HEIST DOCUMENTARY VIEWING PARTY
Jan. 20, Seattle

173rd MEETING, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Jan. 26, HMC campus

Jan. 26, HMC campus

 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION COOKOUT WITH FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS 
Jan. 26, HMC campus

ETIQUETTE DINNER 
Jan. 31, HMC campus

SOJOURNER TRUTH LECTURE
Feb. 28, HMC campus
"Closing the Knowledge Disparity Gap on Breast Cancer," Olufunmilayo Olopade, University of Chicago Medical Center


CLAREMONT ENTERTAINMENT MAFIA: SCREENING OF "OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL" WITH SCOTT STOKDYK '91
Mar. 12, Los Angeles

May 3-5, HMC campus

May 17-19  
 
EVENT INQUIRIES

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Elly and Xanda Schofield for Annual Mudd Fundd
Summer 2012
HMC Bulletin, summer 2012
HMC Bulletin current issue

Calling all Biologists!
(and related fields)

The Bulletin is interested in what's new with alumni working in biology-related fields for an upcoming issue.

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TOP NEWS
Ahmanson Foundation Supports Construction
New academic building bolstered by grant 
 
Harvey Mudd College has received a generous grant from the Ahmanson Foundation in support of its new teaching and learning building, the first academic building in the nation and the first of any structure in California to use the patented BubbleDeck floor slab system.
 
Alumnus Creates Buzz with Mathgen
Algorithmically generated paper accepted for publication

A computer program developed by Nate Eldredge '03 created online buzz when one of its algorithmically generated math papers was accepted for publication. His program, Mathgen, randomly generates professional-looking mathematics papers complete with theorems, proofs, equations, discussion and references. 

   

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Registration Opens Soon for Alumni Weekend
Plan to attend? Tell us, and save $10 on registration

alumni weekend attendees 2012
 
Join your classmates and friends at Alumni Weekend, May 3-5, and celebrate the unique experiences that define Harvey Mudd College.
  • Clinic Program 50th anniversary. A special celebration will include Clinic faculty, alumni and a look at past projects.
  • HMC dorm celebration. Take part in an all-dorm reunion dinner honoring milestone anniversaries for West (55th), South (45th) and Linde (20th).

Also, there will be faculty lectures; receptions for academic departments, Bates alumni and the HMC Entrepreneurial Network; 4-C wine tasting; Alumni Association awards and informal opportunities throughout the weekend to reconnect with classmates, faculty and students.
 
Let us know if you are planning to attend by submitting this quick "Interest" form, and receive a discount code for $10 off your Alumni Weekend registration. Registration opens Jan. 7.


New Year, New Alumni Website
Improved interaction, functionality

HMC new alumni website
A new HMC alumni online community is coming in 2013. The website will be updated and expanded to include alumni profiles, an online directory with increased search capabilities, the ability to view and submit class notes in real time and social media integration. 
Seeking Clinic Stories
What did you learn from Clinic?

HMC Clinic 50th Anniversary
 
We encourage you to join the upcoming Clinic 50th anniversary celebration by telling us how Clinic has impacted you. Please share with us the Top 3 things you learned from Clinic. Send us your Top 3 (or at least one) Clinic lessons learned (serious or funny), and we'll pull together a list from the responses we receive.

FACULTY NEWS
HMC Scholars Named AMS Fellows
Klawe, Pippenger, Benjamin and alumni to join inaugural class

The American Mathematical Society has named its inaugural class of Fellows, and it includes President Maria Klawe, Professors Nicholas Pippenger and Art Benjamin along with several alumni.

The AMS is the world's largest and most influential society dedicated to mathematical research, scholarship and education. The AMS Fellows program recognizes society members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics. The Fellows will be officially welcomed during the AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings in January.

Brain Tumor Ecology Collaborative Established
Scholars to study tumors that begin in brain and spine

De Pillis
Lisette de Pillis
Harvey Mudd College has been awarded funding through the James S. McDonnell Foundation to pursue the development of the Brain Tumor Ecology Collaborative with three universities. Lisette de Pillis, Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Mathematics and the Life Sciences, is one of the core group collaborators who will work on the three-year project.

STUDENT NEWS
Math Major to Study in Moscow
First Mudder to receive prestigious scholarship

David Lingenbrink '14
David Lingenbrink '14
David Lingenbrink '14 has been awarded a $9,000 scholarship from the American Mathematical Society to study mathematics at the Independent University of Moscow.

   

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Mudders Among Top 10 in Programming Contest
Three of four HMC teams make Top 20

Harvey Mudd College placed sixth in the regional competition for the IBM-sponsored ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest held Nov. 10. Four HMC student teams competed in the prestigious computer programming competition, which challenged them to solve nine problems within five hours. 

   

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Looking forward to the new year at HMC Happy New Year from HMC!
View our memorable year-end video 
MISSION STATEMENT
Harvey Mudd College seeks to educate engineers, scientists, and mathematicians, well versed in all of these areas
and in the humanities and the social sciences so that they may assume leadership in their fields
with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.

  1. Innovation, Leadership, and Impact, Especially in Engineering, Science and Mathematics
  2. Focus on Experiential and Interdisciplinary Learning
  3. Unsurpassed Excellence and Diversity at All Levels
  4. Nurturing and Developing the Whole Person
  5. Global Engagement and Informed Contributions to Society
  6. Improvement of Infrastructure and Resources to Support HMC's Commitment to Excellence and Building Community
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