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The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points
09/24/2020

The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points

The new issue features scientists and engineers who have followed unexpected paths, repurposed technology, and responded nimbly to innovative ideas and urgent needs.
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New Dean of Graduate Studies Named
09/17/2020

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Professor of Biology David Chan's appointment is effective October 1
David Chan
Caltech Suspends GRE Requirement for One Year
09/17/2020

Caltech Suspends GRE Requirement for One Year

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Caltech graduate admissions in each division will not require applicants to submit GRE scores.
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As Pandemic Progressed, People's Perceived Risks Went Up
09/16/2020

As Pandemic Progressed, People's Perceived Risks Went Up

Whitney Clavin
A recent study documents how personal risk assessment and protective behaviors are linked.
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From Caltech Magazine: Caltech Researchers Focus on the Novel Coronavirus
08/19/2020

From Caltech Magazine: Caltech Researchers Focus on the Novel Coronavirus

In March, all non-essential research at Caltech was paused or transitioned to remote operations. But some groups pivoted to a new focus: the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, SARS-CoV-2.
graphic of researcher in lab with mask on
A Long March Toward Progress
08/04/2020

A Long March Toward Progress

Whitney Clavin
Morgan Kousser discusses recent protests, voting obstacles in the next presidential election, and more.
Morgan Kousser
Famous Economics Experiment Reproduced Thousands of Times
08/03/2020

Famous Economics Experiment Reproduced Thousands of Times

Whitney Clavin
By partnering with an online educational company, Caltech economists have rigorously tested a simple market experiment.
Stock photo of farmers' market.
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Louis Breger (1935–2020)
07/01/2020

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Louis Breger (1935–2020)

Whitney Clavin
Louis Breger, a professor of psychoanalytic studies, emeritus, at Caltech, has passed away at age 84.
Louis Breger
"Where are My Keys?" and Other Memory-Based Choices Probed in the Brain
06/25/2020

"Where are My Keys?" and Other Memory-Based Choices Probed in the Brain

Whitney Clavin
Researchers from Caltech and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center visualize how memories are selectively retrieved in the brain.
Artwork of the brain.
Teaching Film in the Time of Zoom
06/22/2020

Teaching Film in the Time of Zoom

Judy Hill
English professor Cathy Jurca makes changes to her introductory film class to adapt to remote learning during the pandemic.
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