Dear Campus Community,

Associate Professor of Biology Jennifer Armstrong received a $450,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research chromosome structure and gene expression. Armstrong teaches at the W.M. Keck Science Department of Pitzer College, Claremont McKenna College and Scripps College.

Students working closely with professors is a cherished hallmark of CMC, and a significant draw for incoming students. Opportunities to collaborate, present, and even publish are experiences you’d expect at the graduate level, not as an undergrad.

Piercarlo Valdesolo Piercarlo Valdesolo

Veterans Day celebration

A Veterans Day Celebration was held at CMC on Nov. 11, honoring CMC's veterans, active duty personnel and current ROTC cadets.

The event, held on the Veterans Patio at Roberts South, featured remarks by CMC President Emeritus Jack Stark '57 GP '11 and ROTC Professor of Military Science LTC Evan Wollen, along with piano music by Tim Rotolo '14.


Art stolen from the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris by the Nazis during World War II. (Photo courtesy of Archives des Musees Nationaux a Paris.)

The recent revelation that the 80-year-old son of  Hildebrand Gurlitt, an art dealer enlisted by the Nazis, was keeping a trove of Nazi-looted art in his Munich apartment, has sent the world into an uproar. It also made CMC professor Jonathan Petropoulos’s  phone ring off the hook, as one of the world’s leading experts on Nazi-looted art.

CMC's Frederick Lynch CMC's Frederick Lynch

Associate professor of government Frederick Lynch has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Carthage Foundation, which he will use to write a new book on the subject of “political correctness.”

(Sony Pictures) Tom Hanks in director Paul Greengrass's "Captain Phillips," which recalls the 2009 real-life hijacking of a U.S. container ship by Somali pirates. Anti-piracy is a topic anchoring a forthcoming book by John Clark Levin '12 and profess

In a couple of weeks, a new book coauthored by John-Clark Levin ’12 and Jack Pitney, CMC’s Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics, will drift into retail outlets, broadening discussions about piracy and the maritime security industry. It’s a topic sexy enough for Hollywood, which certainly has made a boatload off pirate films. In this case, Sony Pictures turned to the true story of the 2009 hijacking of U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates.

Piercarlo Valdesolo Piercarlo Valdesolo

Richard Zajac

Rich Zajac '16 Rich Zajac '16

An alternative fuel venture started by two CMC students has landed them the distinct honor of being chosen among 100 innovators internationally to present their startup on a world stage in Moscow, Oct. 31 through Nov. 12.

Rich Zajac ’16 flew to Russia’s capital this week to present NexDrive, the natural-gas vehicle venture he founded with Louis-Victor Jadavji ’15.