HMC Alumni News Briefs
 January 2013
HMC Alumni Weekend 2013
IN THIS ISSUE
It's On! Register Now for Alumni Weekend
HMC Ranked No. 4 Among Undergrad Colleges
Nobel Laureate to Give Commencement Address
Spring Lineup Features Diverse Events
Mayeri's Film Chosen for Sundance Festival
NSF Grant Supports Research in Concurrency
Levy Named Editor of Online Math Publication
Student Research to Help Conservation Efforts
CS Project May Help Heritage Site Preservation
Sixth-graders Test Mudders' Educational Games
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All Alumni Invited
to Jan. 26 Meeting, Cookout

 

In addition to their meeting Jan. 26, the Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABoG) will host an alumni/student cookout with first-year students, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the LAC gym. All alumni are welcome to attend the meeting and cookout. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
  
HMC upcoming events

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

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

ETIQUETTE DINNER 
Jan. 31, HMC campus
 
Feb. 9, Palo Alto

Feb. 9, HMC campus
 
CAREER FAIR 
Feb. 15, HMC campus

Feb. 16-17, HMC campus

BRUNCH WITH PROF. ANDREW BERNOFF 
Feb. 23, Washington, D.C.

CALTECH CANNON HEIST EVENT WITH MIT 
Feb. 26, Boston

SOJOURNER TRUTH LECTURE
Feb. 28, HMC campus


March 8-10, Lake Tahoe

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

7-C WORLDWIDE HAPPY HOUR 
March 13, various locations

May 3-5, HMC campus

May 17-19  
 
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TOP NEWS
It's On! Register Now for Alumni Weekend
Three days of memorable fun, May 3-5 

Registration for Alumni Weekend is now open. All alumni are invited back to campus May 3-5 for an exceptional event that includes celebrating the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1963 and reunion classes ending in 3 and 8. Catch up with your classmates and enjoy some of the new additions to this year's schedule:
  • Clinic Program 50th anniversary
  • A reunion dinner commemorating residence hall milestones--West (55 years), South (45 years) and Linde (20 years)
  • Exciting presentations by this year's Outstanding Alumni Award recipients: Paula Hagedorn Diehr '63, Henry Kapteyn '83 and Mike Sailor '83    

Register now on the Alumni Weekend website, and make plans to come back to campus in May!

 
HMC Ranked No. 4 Among Undergrad Colleges
Lauded for engineering, graduate salaries, experiential learning

A new college-ranking site that focuses on undergraduate institutions placed Harvey Mudd College in the No. 4 spot of its list of the "50 Best Colleges in the United States." TheBestSchools.org highlighted HMC's exceptional engineering program, high graduate salaries and emphasis on hands-on, experiential learning, including Clinic. 

   

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Nobel Laureate to Give Commencement Address
Wieman is physics pioneer and science education advocate 
 
Carl Wieman
Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, professor of physics and director of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at the University of British Columbia, will deliver the keynote address for Harvey Mudd College's 55th Commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19.
 
Spring Lineup Features Diverse Events
Presentations to highlight mathematics, health, leadership

From academic conferences to individual speakers, HMC community members and guests will have many opportunities for enrichment this spring.

The Department of Mathematics is hosting two conferences, both coordinated by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dagan Karp. An all-day event on Feb. 9, the AfterMath conference is designed for undergraduate students to learn more about graduate school in math and life beyond the math degree.
The Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium, featuring cutting-edge research, will be held Feb. 16-17. HMC is the first undergraduate institution to host the prestigious event. 
Dr. Olopade

HMC is the host of this year's Sojourner Truth Lecture, which will feature physician, scientist and University
of Chicago Associate Dean of Global Health  
Dr. Olufunmilayo I. Olopade. Her talk, "Closing the Knowledge Disparity Gap on Breast Cancer," will be held Feb. 28.


The 2013 Annenberg Leadershipand Management Speaker Series
Colin Bodell P14
will feature distinguished leaders. The series begins March 5 with Colin Bodell P14, vice president of Website Application Platform and Builder Tools at Amazon. Also scheduled to speak are Indra K. Nooyi, PepsiCo chair and CEO; Michael Angiulo '93, Microsoft Corp. corporate vice president and Roger W. Ferguson Jr., TIAA-CREF president and CEO. 
FACULTY NEWS
Mayeri's Film Chosen for Sundance Festival
Work explores primate cognition and communication

Rachel Mayeri
The experimental film, "Primate Cinema: Apes as Family," made by Rachel Mayeri, associate professor of media studies, was featured at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Her film, one of 65 works chosen from a record 8,102 submissions, was selected for the festival's non-competitive New Frontier Short Films category.

NSF Grant Supports Research in Concurrency
Researchers improve program speed, resource utilization

Computer Science Professors Melissa O'Neill and Chris Stone have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to support undergraduate computer science research to develop a simpler programming model for multicore processors.

Levy Named Editor of Online Math Publication
SIURO devoted to undergraduate research

Rachel Levy
Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Levy has been appointed editor-in-chief of SIURO, an online publication devoted to undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics.

STUDENT NEWS
Student Research Helping Conservation Efforts
California Water Foundation and CUC provide grant

The research project, "Irrigating The Claremont Colleges with Reclaimed Water," performed by Dustin Zubke '13 has helped The Claremont Colleges secure $250,000 to study the feasibility of building a micro-water-recycling facility. 

   

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CS Project May Help Heritage Site Preservation
Students reverse engineer image processing software

HMC undergraduate research
HMC computer science research
Computer science students Rohitashwa Bagaria '14 and Kim Merrill POM '14 are not only taking cell phone camera photos, they are studying them. The students are contributing to research that could help in the management of national monuments and cultural heritage sites.

   

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Sixth-graders Test Mudders' Educational Games
Feedback used to improve math and science games 
 
Watch sixth-graders test Mudders' games.
 
Students from computer science Professor
Elizabeth Sweedyk's
Games Network class visited a local elementary school Dec. 7 to user test educational games they developed in collaboration with middle school students and teachers.

   

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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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