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11/11/2016

Human Fear and the Social Brain: A Conversation with Dean Mobbs

Lorinda Dajose
New assistant professor of cognitive neuroscience Dean Mobbs discusses how we respond to environmental threats.
Dean Mobbs
11/10/2016

An Alumnus’ Perspective: The Caltech Experience During Wartime

Alyce Nicolo
Caltech alumnus Howard Jessen (BS ’46) recently donated to Caltech to help enrich humanities instruction and create opportunities for early-career PhDs. Jessen, who came to Caltech by way of the Navy’s V-12 program—a World War II program through which future officers were able to earn bachelor's degrees—took time to reflect on his experience.
Members of the V-12 navy unit at Caltech in 1941
11/09/2016

SURF 2016

Lorinda Dajose
Domestic violence in 19th-century England, teaching a computer to play an Atari game—a glimpse at undergraduate research at Caltech.
Jagriti Agrawal and Yisong Yue.
11/09/2016

Meet the 2016–2017 HSS Graduate Fellows

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is pleased to introduce its graduate fellowship ...
Fellowship Recipients
10/24/2016

Third Round of BRAIN Funding

Lorinda Dajose
The National Institutes of Health has awarded grants to six Caltech professors as part of the BRAIN Initiative.
Design of brain
10/12/2016

SURF Seminar Day 2016

Lorinda Dajose
On October 15, students will present their research at the annual SURF Seminar Day.
graphic of three human silhouettes and two torches
10/06/2016

Caltech's Humanities and Social Sciences Division Hosts Lecture Series

Whitney Clavin
As part of the 50th anniversary of Caltech's Humanities and Social Sciences division, John Sutherland gave a lecture about George Ellery Hale.
photo of John Sutherland presenting a lecture at Caltech
09/30/2016

No Rest for a Nobelist

Lori Oliwenstein
For the vast majority of the 34 Caltech faculty and alumni who have together won 35 Nobels, the award is just the beginning.
photo of Robert Millikan
09/30/2016

The Arc of Abolition

Lorinda Dajose
A conversation with Sarah Gronningsater, a new assistant professor of history studying 18th and 19th century American history.
photo of Sarah Gronningsater
09/21/2016

New Faces, New Courses in HSS

There will be plenty of fresh faces this year in Caltech's Division of the Humanities and Social ...
New Faces, New Courses