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Caltech Interns Summer in Japan
09/18/2015

Caltech Interns Summer in Japan

Cynthia Eller
The Caltech–Japan Internship Program was started in 1994. As interns, students collaborate on industrial projects with Japanese companies, usually living in company-owned dormitory housing. They are immersed in Japanese business culture while simultaneously honing their language skills.
Why Did Western Europe Dominate the Globe?
09/01/2015

Why Did Western Europe Dominate the Globe?

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
For centuries, the countries of western Europe colonized and conquered much of the rest of the world; Caltech's Philip Hoffman has a new explanation for why history unfolded in this way.
Women in STEM Preview Day
08/12/2015

Women in STEM Preview Day

Lorinda Dajose
More than 100 high school seniors and their families got an inside look at the impact Caltech women are making in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Creating Generosity
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.
$100 Million Gift from Gordon and Betty Moore Will Bolster Graduate Fellowships
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.
New VP for Student Affairs
07/07/2015

New VP for Student Affairs

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.
New Dean of Graduate Studies Named
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.
Voting Rights: A Conversation with Morgan Kousser
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.
Caltech, JPL Team Up to Take On Big-Data Projects
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.
Building a Program: Financial Economics
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.