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Caltech Partners with OC on Election Integrity
05/23/2018

Caltech Partners with OC on Election Integrity

Emily Velasco
Michael Alvarez, a professor of political science at Caltech, and Neal Kelley, Orange County's registrar of voters, are partnering for an election-integrity project.
An image of red, white, and blue buttons reading
Caltech Hosting Frankenstein Conference
05/03/2018

Caltech Hosting Frankenstein Conference

Emily Velasco
Caltech and The Huntington Library are hosting Frankenstein: Then and Now, 1818–2018, a conference celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's timeless novel.
Drawing of Victor Frankenstein working on his monster. A skeleton lies on the table in front of him
Author to Speak about Alcoholism
05/01/2018

Author to Speak about Alcoholism

Emily Velasco
Leslie Jamison, an essayist and best-selling author of books that include The Gin Closet: A Novel and The Empathy Exams: Essays, will speak about her struggles with alcoholism chronicled in her new memoir, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath.
Portrait of author Leslie Jamison
Astrophysics Student Receives Fulbright
04/30/2018

Astrophysics Student Receives Fulbright

Emily Velasco
Astrophysics student Roohi Dalal has received a Fulbright fellowship to travel to the Netherlands where she will study the distribution of galaxies in the universe. The way galaxies are arranged could reveal clues about how general relativity works on large scales.
A portrait of student Roohi Dalal
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech
04/18/2018

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech

Lorinda Dajose
Michael Alvarez and Ellen Rothenberg, as well as two alumni, join 82 current Caltech faculty members as fellows of the prestigious honorary society.
R. Michael Alvarez
Negotiations and Group Decisions: Passing Bills with Backroom Deals
04/13/2018

Negotiations and Group Decisions: Passing Bills with Backroom Deals

In her April 25 Watson Lecture, Marina Agranov will illustrate how the rules of the negotiation process impact how money gets distributed.
Marina Agranov
Lecture on 19th-Century North Pole Disaster
04/02/2018

Lecture on 19th-Century North Pole Disaster

Emily Velasco
As part of the James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program, historian and author Hampton Sides will visit Caltech on April 10 to lecture on the ill-fated 1879 expedition of the USS Jeannette to the North Pole.
A woodcut showing the U.S.S. Jeannette being crushed by sea ice.
Einstein Papers Releases Volume 15
03/19/2018

Einstein Papers Releases Volume 15

Emily Velasco
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: Volume 15: The Berlin Years: Writings & Correspondence, June 1925–May 1927, Documentary Edition is the latest collection published as a collaboration between Caltech's Einstein Papers Project, Princeton University Press, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Einstein writes by hand at his desk. A bust of Dante sits on the corner of the desk near some books.
New Class Explores the Humanity of Animals
03/08/2018

New Class Explores the Humanity of Animals

Emily Velasco
Professor of Comparative Literature Jocelyn Holland is teaching a new class at Caltech this term, The Human Animal, which uses literature from the 16th through 18th centuries to discuss questions about animal intelligence, whether animals have souls, and what makes a human.
Image of a 19th-century engraving depicting animals dressed in Victorian garb and acting as humans
Research shines light on brain's "fear" circuitry
03/05/2018

Research shines light on brain's "fear" circuitry

Emily Velasco
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Dean Mobbs and other researchers have discovered the presence of two "fear" circuits in the brain. One circuit deals with immediate threats without using conscious thought. The other circuit deals with more distant threats in a cognitive, strategic fashion.
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