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HSS Congratulates Its New Doctors!
06/10/2016

HSS Congratulates Its New Doctors!

At its 122nd commencement exercises, Caltech awarded PhDs to the following accomplished scholars completing ...
HSS PhD Students
The Next Big Thing
06/08/2016

The Next Big Thing

Nehaly Shah
We talked to a handful of undergraduate and graduate students prior to commencement to find out what they think will be the next big thing in science and engineering and how their plans after graduation reflect those ideas.
Learning the Language of the Laboratory
06/03/2016

Learning the Language of the Laboratory

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
In a conversational French class at Caltech, scientists pick up technical vocabulary to prepare for research and educational experiences abroad.
Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!
05/27/2016

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

Ramanuj Basu
Today students celebrate Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.
Gilmartin Named Dean of Undergraduate Students
05/26/2016

Gilmartin Named Dean of Undergraduate Students

Jon Nalick
On July 1, 2016, Kevin Gilmartin, professor of English, will begin serving as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.
Why We Do What We Do: A Conversation with Omer Tamuz
05/06/2016

Why We Do What We Do: A Conversation with Omer Tamuz

Lorinda Dajose
Omer Tamuz discusses economics, rational choices, and life as a new faculty member.
The Global History of Space Exploration
04/28/2016

The Global History of Space Exploration

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Historian of science Asif Siddiqi sheds light on forgotten global contributions to the space race.
Gift to Spark Powerful New Projects
04/25/2016

Gift to Spark Powerful New Projects

Caltech leaders announced today two new funds that will provide flexible resources to support top priorities and launch bold academic endeavors.
Is Risk-Taking Behavior Contagious?
04/05/2016

Is Risk-Taking Behavior Contagious?

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Risk-taking behavior and the neural processing of risk in our brain are both changed when we observe the risk-taking behaviors of others, a new Caltech study shows.
Knowing the Vote
03/18/2016

Knowing the Vote

Forecasting elections is becoming more sophisticated, thanks in part to methods developed by Caltech alumna Erin Hartman.