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Senior Spotlight: Phoebe Ann
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.
Diversity Retreat at Caltech
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.
Behavior Matters: Redesigning the Clinical Trial
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.
Ditch Day 2015
05/22/2015

Ditch Day 2015

On May 22, students celebrated Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.
At the Intersection of Art and Science
05/13/2015

At the Intersection of Art and Science

Larry Wilson’s Pasadena Star-News column covers “At the Intersection of Art and Science: A Conversation with Joyce Carol Oates and Charles Gross” co-organized by Caltech’s Divisions of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Biology and Biological Engineering.
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Switching on One-Shot Learning in the Brain
04/28/2015

Switching on One-Shot Learning in the Brain

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers find the brain regions responsible for making snap decisions about cause and effect.
Voting Rights, by the Numbers
04/21/2015

Voting Rights, by the Numbers

Professor J. Morgan Kousser's recent study—featured prominently in the New York Times lead editorial, “Voting Rights, by the Numbers,”—provides a groundbreaking overview of the history of U.S. voting rights from 1957 through 2013.
Voting Rights, by the Numbers
More Money, Same Bankruptcy Risk
04/16/2015

More Money, Same Bankruptcy Risk

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Researchers find pro football players, despite their multimillion-dollar contracts, are just as likely to go bankrupt as other people.
English Professor Awarded Feynman Teaching Prize
04/16/2015

English Professor Awarded Feynman Teaching Prize

Cynthia Eller
Professor of English Kevin Gilmartin, who has taught at Caltech for the past 24 years, was honored with the prize that recognizes a Caltech professor annually for demonstrating an "unusual ability, creativity, and innovation" in teaching.
Caltech Economist Wins Onassis Prize in Finance
03/26/2015

Caltech Economist Wins Onassis Prize in Finance

Kimm Fesenmaier
Richard Roll, the Linde Institute Professor of Finance at Caltech, has been named one of two recipients of this year's Onassis Prize in Finance.