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Earth Tones
01/27/2021

Earth Tones

Judy Hill
Caltech’s new artist-in-residence looks to the land for inspiration, and for the colors she paints with.
Sandy Rodriguez painting Map of Los Angeles
Flexible Gerard Fellowships Help Graduate Students Find Their Way
01/25/2021

Flexible Gerard Fellowships Help Graduate Students Find Their Way

Andrew Moseman
The freedom to explore new research areas as a graduate student helped alum James Gerard, a longtime veteran of Fidelity Investments, discover his path.
James Gerard with his wife, Karen.
Caltech Student Investment Fund Passes Million-Dollar Mark
01/05/2021

Caltech Student Investment Fund Passes Million-Dollar Mark

Andrew Moseman
Started in 1978 to give students hands-on investment experience, the Student Investment Fund also uses its earnings to support student organizations.
Financial markets
2020: A Year In Review
12/17/2020

2020: A Year In Review

Reflecting on community achievements in a year of international upheaval
Composition of images from highlighted stories throughout 2020
Hundreds of Copies of Newton's Principia Found in New Census
11/10/2020

Hundreds of Copies of Newton's Principia Found in New Census

Whitney Clavin
A systematic search for copies of the first edition of Newton's Principia (1687) unearthed copies in at least 27 countries, yielding new insights about how people engaged with the famous book.
Photo of Caltech's Principia.
What is Motherhood? It's Complicated
10/22/2020

What is Motherhood? It's Complicated

Judy Hill
A new humanities course at Caltech explores the many maternal frameworks through which the world is built and imagined.
Roots painting by Frida Kahlo
The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points
09/24/2020

The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points

The new issue features scientists and engineers who have followed unexpected paths, repurposed technology, and responded nimbly to innovative ideas and urgent needs.
Caltech Effect cover
Teaching Film in the Time of Zoom
06/22/2020

Teaching Film in the Time of Zoom

Judy Hill
English professor Cathy Jurca makes changes to her introductory film class to adapt to remote learning during the pandemic.
Battleship Potemkin still
A Conversation with Danielle Wiggins
05/29/2020

A Conversation with Danielle Wiggins

Judy Hill
Caltech's new assistant history professor brings a focus on recent African American history
Danielle Wiggins
What History Has Taught Us About Epidemics
05/08/2020

What History Has Taught Us About Epidemics

Whitney Clavin
A Caltech professor who studies the Parisian cholera outbreak of 1832 talks about how that epidemic compares to what we are experiencing now.
Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
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