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HSS Celebrates the Class of 2019
06/14/2019

HSS Celebrates the Class of 2019

Today’s 125th annual commencement ceremony marks the end of another school year. The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences congratulates our students in the class of 2019 as they embark on new and exciting opportunities around the world. Please join us in wishing them well in their next steps.
HSS 2019 PhD Recipients
Announcing the 2019 HSS Student Prize Winners
06/14/2019

Announcing the 2019 HSS Student Prize Winners

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to present the prize recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year.
student prize winners 2019
Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships
06/12/2019

Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships

During the 2018–19 academic year, Caltech recognized three faculty members with the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty—a named professorship.
Caltech Launches Merkin Institute for Translational Science
05/30/2019

Caltech Launches Merkin Institute for Translational Science

A gift to Break Through: The Caltech Campaign from trustee Richard Merkin will help Caltech scientists and engineers transform discoveries and inventions into advances in human health.
Richard Merkin
Caltech Undergrad Weighs in on Privacy Laws
05/21/2019

Caltech Undergrad Weighs in on Privacy Laws

Robert Perkins
CS major Rona Yu prepares to deliver comments to the FTC on privacy.
Rona Yu
The Well-Connected Theorist
05/21/2019

The Well-Connected Theorist

“In networks,” says economic theorist Teddy Mekonnen, “how you connect one person to another really matters.” When he came to Caltech as a Linde Postdoctoral Fellow, Mekonnen joined a network designed in a way he had never seen.
Teddy Mekonnen
Anxious People Quicker to Flee Danger
05/17/2019

Anxious People Quicker to Flee Danger

Whitney Clavin
By better understanding anxiety circuits in our brains, researchers may learn what goes awry in people with anxiety disorders.
Picture of a tiger
Artist-in-Residence to Screen Experimental Film on Campus
05/15/2019

Artist-in-Residence to Screen Experimental Film on Campus

Emily Velasco
Leslie Thornton, the first artist-in-residence of the new Caltech-Huntington Program in Visual Culture, will screen her 30-years-in-the-making experimental film series Peggy and Fred in Hell on campus..
A portrait of artist Leslie Thornton. She wears a red dress and glasses.
The Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology at Caltech and The Huntington announces its upcoming plans and research themes
05/15/2019

The Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology at Caltech and The Huntington announces its upcoming plans and research themes

Established this year as a joint program between the California Institute of Technology and The Huntington, Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, the new Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology at Caltech and The Huntington (RIHST) is pleased to announce its plans and research themes for the next three years.
Drosophila by Edith Wallace for Thomas Hunt Morgan 1934 Caltech Archives
When Dreams Were Fortune Tellers
05/07/2019

When Dreams Were Fortune Tellers

Whitney Clavin
A Conversation with George Pigman about Conceptions of Dreaming from Antiquity
Italian painting of Constantine's dream