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Nakamura’s Legacy Thanks to Aki Nakamura ’66, drivers can enjoy tires that save fuel without sacrificing road performance.


The Hi-Tech Highway Designing a world where cars talk, highways listen and people benefit is a dream come true for Ging Ging Liu Fernandez ’98.


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Energy That’s Good To Go


Keith Blackburn ’87 uses ultracapacitors to turn brakes into batteries.


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24 Mudderings


2 Campus Current Homework Hotline, Trustees honored, Games for Students by Students, Nelson Series recap, New faculty, New staff, Student awards and research


Campus News • 2 Facul ty News • 6 Staf f News • 9 Student News • 10


News and events; Impact Survey results


28 Class Notes Alumni Profile: The effect of a diverse Mudd educa- tion on David Uminsky ’03


29 Annual Report 2009–2010


42 Honor Roll of Donors 2009–2010


Cover illustration by JOSE A. CAMARENA FALL/WINTER 2010 Volume 10, No. 1


The HMC Bulletin is produced by the Office of Advancement Communications


Senior Director of Advancement–Communications Judy Augsburger


Director of Communications, Senior Editor Stephanie L. Graham


Associate Director of Publications, Graphic Designer Janice Gilson Editorial Contributors


Ellen Braunstein, Doug McInnis, Rich Smith, Koren Wetmore, Sandra Younger


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