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07/30/2015

Creating Generosity

Rod Pyle
In studying the brain activity of test subjects as they decided to make either generous or selfish choices in range of circumstances, Caltech researchers found that a simple computational model could explain and understand altruistic behavior.
07/27/2015

$100 Million Gift from Gordon and Betty Moore Will Bolster Graduate Fellowships

Alyce Nicolo and Wayne Lewis
The Moores describe Caltech as a one-of-a-kind institution in its ability to train budding scientists and engineers and conduct high-risk research with world-changing results—and they are committed to helping the Institute maintain that ability far into the future.
07/07/2015

New VP for Student Affairs Named

Douglas Smith
After serving the last six years as the dean of graduate studies, Joseph Shepherd (PhD '81), the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, is taking on a new leadership role as the vice president for student affairs.
06/26/2015

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Doug Rees has been named the new dean of graduate studies at Caltech.
06/23/2015

Voting Rights: A Conversation with Morgan Kousser

Kathy Svitil
Three years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which was enacted in 1965 and extended four times since then by Congress. The decision, says Kousser, was wrong.
06/17/2015

Caltech, JPL Team Up to Take On Big-Data Projects

Kimm Fesenmaier
The new Joint Initiative on Data Science and Technology strives to boost intellectual infrastructure and expertise for data-driven discoveries.
06/16/2015

Building a Program: Financial Economics

Elizabeth Hamilton
Financing is done in much more flexible and efficient ways today than it was 30 years ago due to innovations in financial economics. Recognizing this area's importance to both academia and society, Caltech is developing a curriculum around the study of finance.
06/12/2015

Senior Spotlight: Phoebe Ann

Kathy Svitil
Caltech's class of 2015 is group of smart, creative, and curious individuals. We talked to two of these graduates, Phoebe Ann and Justin Koch, about their years at Caltech and what will come next.
06/11/2015

Diversity Retreat at Caltech

Kathy Svitil
We recently spoke with Joseph E. Shepherd (PhD '81), dean of graduate studies and the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, about AGEP, the recent retreat, and Caltech's diversity initiatives.
06/10/2015

Behavior Matters: Redesigning the Clinical Trial

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Clinical trials are used to test the latest drugs and treatments, but few of these trials track how human behavior influences the effectiveness of these therapeutics. In a new study, Caltech's Erik Snowberg suggests an approach to tracking such influences.