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An Autism Connection
04/28/2014

An Autism Connection

Katie Neith
Building on their prior work, a team of neuroscientists at Caltech now report that rare patients who are missing connections between the left and right sides of their brain show a strikingly high incidence of autism.
Caltech to Host the Society of Exact Philosophy Annual Meeting
04/11/2014

Caltech to Host the Society of Exact Philosophy Annual Meeting

Caltech's Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences will host the 42nd annual meeting of the ...
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An Archimedes Revival in Pasadena
04/07/2014

An Archimedes Revival in Pasadena

Cynthia Eller
It is a banner spring in Pasadena for the classical Greek mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse. Exhibits at Caltech and the Huntington Library highlight the work of Archimedes, as it has made its way into the modern era. Lectures and conferences will complement the exhibits, helping viewers understand the historical and scientific significance of ancient Greek mathematics to later eras.
Caltech Appoints Diana Jergovic to Newly Created Position of Vice President for Strategy Implementation
03/13/2014

Caltech Appoints Diana Jergovic to Newly Created Position of Vice President for Strategy Implementation

Kathy Svitil
In the newly created position, Jergovic will collaborate closely with the president and provost, and with the division chairs, faculty, and senior leadership on campus and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Caltech's "Secrets" to Success
02/10/2014

Caltech's "Secrets" to Success

Allison Benter
Everyone who really knows Caltech understands that it is unique among universities around the world. But just what makes Caltech so special? We've asked that question before, and the numbers don't tell the full story. So, is it our focus? Our culture? Our people?
Pinpointing the Brain’s Arbitrator
02/05/2014

Pinpointing the Brain’s Arbitrator

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers have, for the first time, pinpointed areas of the brain that seem to serve as “arbitrators” between two decision-making systems, weighing the reliability of the predictions each makes and then allocating control accordingly.
Moneyball Comes to Caltech
01/28/2014

Moneyball Comes to Caltech

Cynthia Eller
The new course, The Theory and Practice of Moneyball, is taught by Caltech professor of political science and dean of undergraduate students Rod Kiewiet, and Fred Claire, former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and current sports consultant and educator.
Exploration: The Globe and Beyond
01/16/2014

Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Cynthia Eller
The new lecture series is intended to bring together a diverse community to discuss the broad theme of exploration, from antiquity to the present day, from new lands on Earth to other planets in our solar system.
Watson Lecture Preview: Aiding and Abetting a Culture of Corruption
01/13/2014

Watson Lecture Preview: Aiding and Abetting a Culture of Corruption

Douglas Smith
Jean Ensminger, Caltech's Edie and Lew Wasserman Professor of Social Sciences, is studying a corruption network linked to aid money, using interviews and quantitative analytical methods to follow the money disbursed by a large World Bank project in Africa.
Assessing Others: Evaluating the Expertise of Humans and Computer Algorithms
12/27/2013

Assessing Others: Evaluating the Expertise of Humans and Computer Algorithms

Cynthia Eller
Subjects were asked to observe the shifting value of a hypothetical financial asset and make predictions about whether it would go up or down, while simultaneously interacting with an "expert" who was also making predictions.