Professors Lenny Fukshansky and Deanna Needell of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at CMC have received pivotal grants from the Simons Foundation to support their collaboration with other scholars.
“Mathematics is a very social subject,” says Dr. Fukshansky, associate professor and chair, mathematical sciences. “More than 50% of papers are written in collaboration. At least 80% of my work is collaborative.”
On April 11, CMC’s Inland Empire Center hosted the Coachella Valley Economic Forecast Conference in Indian Wells. The event was sponsored by both the Lowe and the Rose Institutes at CMC. Set against a background of slopes baking in the Southern California sun, economists, healthcare experts, lawyers, and real estate developers discussed health and wealth forecasts for the Greater Palm Springs area.
Is Europe facing an economic crisis? For economist and author Guy Sorman, this is a familiar question.
“Europe has always been in crisis,” Sorman told a lunchtime audience at the Athenaeum earlier this week. “In fact, I cannot remember when there hasn’t been a crisis.”
Johann Olav Koss, the Olympic speed skater from Norway and founder of the nonprofit Right To Play, will visit Claremont McKenna College on Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, for activities surrounding the Kravis Prize.
Events throughout the day, including Thursday’s Global Leaders Forum––hosted by KLI and featuring previous Kravis Prize recipients–– as well as the Kravis Prize Award dinner, will be live-streamed at this address: http://www.cmc.edu/livestream.
After a first (but she says certainly not last) “abysmal” grade on a midterm, Laura Renfroe ’14 decided to flee the stress of school and go to the local animal shelter. Playing fetch with a dog named Meatball and holding Kermit the kitten changed her perspective. “It reminded me what was important in life,” she says. “I found myself going back every week or so, and more and more friends tagged along each time.”