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12/21/2017

New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017

In 2017, Caltech welcomed 20 new faculty members to the Institute's six divisions—specialists in fields ranging from entomology to quantum physics.
photo of wistaria on Arms Laboratory at Caltech
12/05/2017

Caltech's Chen Building Breaks Ground

Lorinda Dajose
The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building breaks ground as a first round of funding to researchers is announced.
Detail of a rendering of a brain surface region from three-dimensional magnetic resonance images acquired from a healthy volunteer at the Caltech Brain Imaging Center.
12/01/2017

Unexpected Connections: A Conversation with Jocelyn Holland

Emily Velasco
New comparative literature professor Jocelyn Holland's research in comparative literature explores connections between literature, philosophy, and science around around the turn of the 19th century.
A portrait of Jocelyn Holland
11/28/2017

The Ins and Outs of Matching: A Conversation with Economist Laura Doval

Emily Velasco
Caltech's new assistant professor of economics studies dynamic matching markets—those in which prices aren't the primary drivers and in which each side of a transaction has to be chosen by the other side.
A portrait of Laura Doval
11/16/2017

Female Tech Entrepreneurs Hampered by Bias Among Male Investors, Study Finds

Emily Velasco
Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego examined data for nearly 18,000 start-ups and found that companies started by women have a harder time finding funding because male investors prefer companies started by men.
Graphic showing a woman being held back by sexism while men advance
10/25/2017

Janet Campagna (MS '85) Elected as New Caltech Trustee

Jennifer Torres Siders
The finance leader and Distinguished Alumna has built a career charting new territory
photo of Janet Campagna
10/25/2017

Writing Center Expands Tutoring to Include Assistance with STEM Assignments

Emily Velasco
With help from a donor, the Hixon Writing Center is running a pilot program that offers tutoring to students working on STEM projects like research proposals, theses, and peer-reviewed research papers.
STEM writing specialist Christina Birch during a tutoring session with a student in the Hixon Writing Center.
10/02/2017

Best-Selling Author to Discuss How Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt Shaped Modern Views of Nature

Emily Velasco
Author Andrea Wulf will visit Caltech as part of the James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program.
Author Andrea Wulf
10/01/2017

New Provost Starts This Week

David Tirrell steps into new role on campus.
Tirrell
09/22/2017

Decoding the Political Divide: A Conversation with Michael Gibilisco and Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma

Emily Velasco
New assistant professors of political science Michael Gibilisco and Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma chat about their research, hopes for collaboration, and what they find interesting in today's politics.
Assistant Professors of Political Science Michael Gibilisco and Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma