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02/08/2016

Social Hormone Promotes Cooperation in Risky Situations

Ker Than
A hormone implicated in monogamy and aggression in animals also promotes trust and cooperation in humans in risky situations, Caltech researchers say.
01/26/2016

Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Kimm Fesenmaier
The division will mark the anniversary with a lecture series, inviting distinguished HSS alumni and faculty members—both past and present—to speak about their work and the impact that Caltech has had on their careers. Historian and Caltech professor emeritus Daniel Kevles will deliver the first lecture on Thursday, January 28, at 5 p.m. in Caltech's Baxter Lecture Hall.
12/23/2015

Hard Work Meets Hard Knocks: Caltech's SUSI Program

Rod Pyle
The Summer Undergraduate Startup Internship program (SUSI) places talented undergraduates in their first or second summer at Caltech into 10-week internships in real-world entrepreneurial environments.
12/14/2015

15 for 2015: The Year in Research News at Caltech

Lorinda Dajose
Here are 15 stories highlighting a few of the discoveries, methods, and technologies that came to life at Caltech in 2015.
11/19/2015

Now and Then in American Literature

Lorinda Dajose
Professor Cindy Weinstein discusses temporality and tense in her newest book about American literature.
11/09/2015

The Science of Economics

Kimm Fesenmaier
A newly developed suite of software helps researchers analyze some of the most complex markets ever studied in the lab.
10/28/2015

Elachi to Retire as JPL Director

Charles Elachi has announced his intention to retire as director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on June 30, 2016 and move to campus as professor emeritus. A national search is underway to identify his successor.
10/22/2015

Probing the Mysterious Perceptual World of Autism

Rod Pyle
New research into autism spectrum disorder (ASD), utilizing complex real-world images, provides enhanced understanding of how people with autism attend to these visual cues.
10/20/2015

Supporting Academic Writers at Caltech

Lorinda Dajose
With support from the Moore-Hufstedler Fund, the Hixon Writing Center has produced a series of videos that aim to introduce incoming freshmen to college writing.
10/19/2015

Toward a Smarter Grid

Kimm Fesenmaier
Major changes are coming to the electrical system. An interdisciplinary group of Caltech scientists and engineers is thinking ahead to prepare us for the power network of the future.