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Politics and American Higher Education
01/31/2017

Politics and American Higher Education

Judy Hill
Four presidents discuss the role of institutions of higher education in times of political change and social turmoil.
photo of panelists
Fixating on Faces
01/24/2017

Fixating on Faces

Lorinda Dajose
Neurons specialized for processing faces in the human brain are controlled by attention, according to a new Caltech study.
Illustrated representation of brain activity as tracked with eye movement.
Innovative Alumni Return to Inspire Students
12/08/2016

Innovative Alumni Return to Inspire Students

Robert Perkins
Caltech's Innovation Week speakers offered guidance, experience, and encouragement to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Speaker
Caltech and the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute Launch Major Neuroscience Initiative
12/06/2016

Caltech and the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute Launch Major Neuroscience Initiative

Kathy Svitil
Initiative kicked off with $115 million gift from philanthropists Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo to establish a new institute and provide continuous funds for neuroscience research. Caltech to construct $200 million biosciences complex that will include new institute.
photo of Chrissy Luo and Tianqiao Chen
The Real-life Pride and Prejudices of Jane Austen
11/16/2016

The Real-life Pride and Prejudices of Jane Austen

Lori Oliwenstein
Caltech's partnership with The Huntington enriches students' studies.
photo of a first-edition volume of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and Persuasion
Human Fear and the Social Brain: A Conversation with Dean Mobbs
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
An Alumnus’ Perspective: The Caltech Experience During Wartime
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
SURF 2016
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.
Meet the 2016–2017 HSS Graduate Fellows
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
Third Round of BRAIN Funding
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