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Alumnus profile: Thomas Luke
02/15/2018

Alumnus profile: Thomas Luke

Emily Velasco
An unexpected setback sent a Thomas Luke's (BS '86) career in a new direction.
Photo of Caltech Alumnus Thomas Luke with Washington, D.C. in the background.
Caltech Social Scientists Weigh in on Gerrymandering Before the Supreme Court
02/12/2018

Caltech Social Scientists Weigh in on Gerrymandering Before the Supreme Court

As the U.S. Supreme Court tackles many hot-button issues, its justices recently received advice from ...
Kousser Katz Gerrymandering Story
Caltech's Instrument Makers
01/05/2018

Caltech's Instrument Makers

In this 2017 address, President Rosenbaum discusses the history, future, and critical importance of the instruments designed and built by Caltech researchers.
photo of the lecture
New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017
12/21/2017

New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017

In 2017, Caltech welcomed 20 new faculty members to the Institute's six divisions—specialists in fields ranging from entomology to quantum physics.
photo of wistaria on Arms Laboratory at Caltech
Caltech's Chen Building Breaks Ground
12/05/2017

Caltech's Chen Building Breaks Ground

Lorinda Dajose
The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building breaks ground as a first round of funding to researchers is announced.
Detail of a rendering of a brain surface region from three-dimensional magnetic resonance images acquired from a healthy volunteer at the Caltech Brain Imaging Center.
A Conversation with Jocelyn Holland
12/01/2017

A Conversation with Jocelyn Holland

Emily Velasco
New comparative literature professor Jocelyn Holland's research in comparative literature explores connections between literature, philosophy, and science around around the turn of the 19th century.
A portrait of Jocelyn Holland
A Conversation with Laura Doval
11/28/2017

A Conversation with Laura Doval

Emily Velasco
Caltech's new assistant professor of economics studies dynamic matching markets—those in which prices aren't the primary drivers and in which each side of a transaction has to be chosen by the other side.
A portrait of Laura Doval
Male Investors Prefer Male-Run Companies
11/16/2017

Male Investors Prefer Male-Run Companies

Emily Velasco
Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego examined data for nearly 18,000 start-ups and found that companies started by women have a harder time finding funding because male investors prefer companies started by men.
Graphic showing a woman being held back by sexism while men advance
Janet Campagna Elected as a New Caltech Trustee
10/25/2017

Janet Campagna Elected as a New Caltech Trustee

Jennifer Torres Siders
The finance leader and Distinguished Alumna has built a career charting new territory
photo of Janet Campagna
STEM Writing Help Now Available at Hixon
10/25/2017

STEM Writing Help Now Available at Hixon

Emily Velasco
With help from a donor, the Hixon Writing Center is running a pilot program that offers tutoring to students working on STEM projects like research proposals, theses, and peer-reviewed research papers.
STEM writing specialist Christina Birch during a tutoring session with a student in the Hixon Writing Center.