HMC Alumni News Briefs
 March 2013
HMC Alumni Weekend 2013
President Klawe Profiled on NOVA
Register Now for Alumni Weekend 2013
Alumni Association to Honor Achievers
Parsons Foundation Grant Inspires Partnerships
Speakers to Address Leadership Issues
Doodling is Not Just Play
Let's Talk About Evolution and Christian Faith
New Environmental Emphasis Offered
Residence Halls Team Up to Save Energy
Scholarship Enhances Study Abroad Experience
First-Year Presents Cryptography Research
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Celebrate Fellow Alumni During Alumni Weekend


Join members of the Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABoG) to celebrate fellow alumni and other members of the HMC community who are making a difference. Hear from this year's Outstanding Alumni Award recipients on Saturday, May 4, at 11:15 a.m. On Saturday afternoon, celebrate all award recipients at the Awards Ceremony from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. While on campus, stop by the AABoG table in the registration area to learn more about the Alumni Association and the Board of Governors, see a map visually representing this year's Alumni Weekend attendees, make customized "Talk to Me About..." buttons, and more. We hope to see you sometime during Alumni Weekend, May 3-5, 2013.

HMC upcoming events


March 28, Luis Genaro Garcia, HMC campus



April 7, New Orleans



April 18, New York City 



April 2, Indra K. Nooyi

April 9, Michael Angiulo '93

April 16, Whitney Johnson

April 23, Roger Ferguson Jr.



April 19, Ravi Vakil, HMC campus 


May 3-5, HMC campus

May 6 & 8, HMC campus

May 7, HMC campus
  May 17-19  

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Elly and Xanda Schofield for Annual Mudd Fundd
Fall/Winter 2012
HMC Bulletin fall winter 2012

HMC Bulletin current issue, includes annual report (Flash version) -- PDF version

Spring 2013 Issue
Get an exclusive preview of what's coming in April. We're celebrating HMC Biology.

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Maria Klawe on NOVA
President Klawe Profiled on NOVA
"The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers"  

Maria Klawe on Nova 2013

President Maria Klawe was featured on PBS's Emmy-nominated NOVA web series, "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers." In the March 14 episode, President Klawe describes her path to becoming an accomplished mathematician and computer scientist. She also speaks about her lifelong passion to encourage women and underrepresented groups to enter science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Additionally, Klawe was named a 2013 Woman of the Year by THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation.  


Register Now for Alumni Weekend 2013
Alumni Weekend includes All-Dorm Reunion Dinner

HMC Alumni Weekend Whether you're celebrating a reunion this year or not, we hope you'll join us for a fun-filled weekend. On Friday, May 3, help to celebrate the 50th anniversary of HMC's renowned Clinic Program, and enjoy the All-Dorm Reunion Dinner, featuring a Jeopardy-style "Battle of the Dorms." On Saturday, May 4, don't miss presentations by this year's Outstanding Alumni Award recipients, a chance to celebrate all of this year's awardees at the Alumni Association Awards Ceremony, class dinners and an early Cinco de Mayo celebration for our non-reunionites complete with margaritas, pińatas and a few other surprises. Don't miss your chance to join the fun!



Alumni Association to Honor Achievers
Outstanding alumni among those recognized 
HMC Outstanding Alumni The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors has chosen alumni and other individuals to receive some of the College's most prestigious awards, which will be presented May 4 at a ceremony in Galileo Hall.The Board of Governors selected four alumni--Paula Diehr '63, Henry Kapteyn '83, Michael J. Sailor '83 and Malcolm Lewis '67--to receive the HMC Outstanding Alumni Award for their significant contributions to science and society. Receiving Lifetime Recognition Awards are Jack Appleman '68, Elizabeth "Liz" Baughman and Sally Siemak '72
Parsons Foundation Grant Inspires Partnerships
New director of community engagement  
Gabriela Gamiz-Gomez
A generous grant from The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation will bolster HMC's interaction with local and global communities by funding the creation of a new position in the College's Dean of Students office. As director of community engagement, Gabriela Gamiz-Gomez will develop community partnerships, support student-led, community outreach efforts and assist faculty whose courses have a community-based learning component.

Speakers to Address Leadership Issues
Annenberg Series emphasizes leading with integrity

Doodling is Not Just Play
Moody Lecture, April 19

Ravi Vakil
Ravi Vakil, professor of mathematics at Stanford University, will present the fifth lecture in The Michael E. Moody Lecture Series. His April 19 talk, "The Mathematics of Doodling," will uncover the sophisticated and fun mathematics buried inside common doodles.

Let's Talk About Evolution and Christian Faith
Professor receives grant from BioLogos Foundation

David Vosburg
David Vosburg 
Equipped with a grant from The BioLogos Foundation, chemistry Professor David Vosburg hopes to spark healthy dialogue on evolution and Christian faith. He will develop materials that Christian student groups and churches can use to explore and discuss evolution, creation and Christianity. 


New Environmental Emphasis Offered
Allows students to address environmental issues

"What the world needs are really sophisticated, well-educated individuals in the sciences who are interested in applying their skills to global environmental issues," said physics Professor Richard Haskell, director of the Center for Environmental Studies. HMC has responded by adding an Emphasis in Environmental Analysis certificate to its educational offerings.

Residence Halls Team Up to Save Energy
HMC saves 18,260 kWh

Campus Conservation Nationals 2013
Harvey Mudd College students switched off lights, took shorter showers and managed to nab first place in the 5-C Power Down Competition, which ended March 16. The national level of the contest (Campus Conservation Nationals 2013) runs through April 26.  



Scholarship Enhances Study Abroad Experience
Gao travels to Botswana

Eva Gao '14
Eva Gao '14
Eva Gao '14 received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and is studying abroad this spring in Botswana. The $3,000 award defrays the costs associated with her participation in the Pitzer Botswana Study Abroad Program, which offers a cross-cultural learning experience organized around language training, field projects and a core course on Botswana and regional development.  



First-Year Presents Cryptography Research
Jeffs explores secure computation   


Jeffs '16 in Tokyo

Amzi Jeffs '16 presented his research on cryptography at the 10th annual Theory of Cryptography Conference, March 3-6 in Tokyo. Jeffs is exploring secure computation, a subfield of cryptography in which two parties perform joint computations without revealing their inputs to each other. 



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and in the humanities and the social sciences so that they may assume leadership in their fields
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