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02/13/2019

Caltech and The Huntington Launch Research Institute for History of Science and Technology

Caltech and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens are establishing the Advanced Research Institute in the History of Science and Technology.
A colorful collage showing bits from the history of science and technology, including a portrait of Ada Lovelace, a castle, a steam locomotive, Nikola Tesla, and a PDP-7 computer
12/13/2018

New Visual Culture Program Coming to Campus

A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow Caltech to create a new program in visual culture that will involve students, researchers, and artists.
A colorful collage consisting of imagery of neon signs, art, and 3D glasses
08/17/2018

Cindy Weinstein to Tackle Alzheimer's Disease in New Book that Combines Memoir, Literature, and Science

Emily Velasco
Three decades ago, Caltech's Cindy Weinstein watched her father succumb to early-onset Alzheimer's. Now she's writing a book about it.
Portrait of Cindy Weinstein, Caltech's Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English, vice provost, and chief diversity officer
05/03/2018

Caltech, The Huntington to Celebrate Frankenstein's 200th Anniversary with Conference

Emily Velasco
Caltech and The Huntington Library are hosting Frankenstein: Then and Now, 1818–2018, a conference celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's timeless novel.
Drawing of Victor Frankenstein working on his monster. A skeleton lies on the table in front of him
05/01/2018

Author to Speak about Writing, Alcoholism, and Getting Sober

Emily Velasco
Leslie Jamison, an essayist and best-selling author of books that include The Gin Closet: A Novel and The Empathy Exams: Essays, will speak about her struggles with alcoholism chronicled in her new memoir, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath.
Portrait of author Leslie Jamison
04/02/2018

Best-selling Author to Highlight Disastrous North Pole Expedition in Caltech Lecture

Emily Velasco
As part of the James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program, historian and author Hampton Sides will visit Caltech on April 10 to lecture on the ill-fated 1879 expedition of the USS Jeannette to the North Pole.
A woodcut showing the U.S.S. Jeannette being crushed by sea ice.
03/19/2018

Caltech and Princeton University Press Release 15th Volume of Einstein Papers

Emily Velasco
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: Volume 15: The Berlin Years: Writings & Correspondence, June 1925–May 1927, Documentary Edition is the latest collection published as a collaboration between Caltech's Einstein Papers Project, Princeton University Press, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Einstein writes by hand at his desk. A bust of Dante sits on the corner of the desk near some books.
03/08/2018

New Humanities Class Explores Blurry Line Between Humans and Animals

Emily Velasco
Professor of Comparative Literature Jocelyn Holland is teaching a new class at Caltech this term, The Human Animal, which uses literature from the 16th through 18th centuries to discuss questions about animal intelligence, whether animals have souls, and what makes a human.
Image of a 19th-century engraving depicting animals dressed in Victorian garb and acting as humans
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
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.
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