New Courses for the 2015–16 School Year

The start of the 2015–2016 school year brings not only new freshmen and faculty, but also new courses.

Caltech Interns Summer in Japan

The Caltech–Japan Internship Program was started in 1994. As interns, students collaborate on industrial projects with Japanese companies, usually living in company-owned dormitory housing. They are immersed in Japanese business culture while simultaneously honing their language skills.

Why Did Western Europe Dominate the Globe?

For centuries, the countries of western Europe colonized and conquered much of the rest of the world; Caltech's Philip Hoffman has a new explanation for why history unfolded in this way.

High School Students Visit for Women in STEM Preview Day

More than 100 high school seniors and their families got an inside look at the impact Caltech women are making in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Creating Generosity

In studying the brain activity of test subjects as they decided to make either generous or selfish choices in range of circumstances, Caltech researchers found that a simple computational model could explain and understand altruistic behavior.

$100 Million Gift from Gordon and Betty Moore Will Bolster Graduate Fellowships

The Moores describe Caltech as a one-of-a-kind institution in its ability to train budding scientists and engineers and conduct high-risk research with world-changing results—and they are committed to helping the Institute maintain that ability far into the future.

New VP for Student Affairs Named

After serving the last six years as the dean of graduate studies, Joseph Shepherd (PhD '81), the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, is taking on a new leadership role as the vice president for student affairs.

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Doug Rees has been named the new dean of graduate studies at Caltech.

Voting Rights: A Conversation with Morgan Kousser

Three years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which was enacted in 1965 and extended four times since then by Congress. The decision, says Kousser, was wrong.

Caltech, JPL Team Up to Take On Big-Data Projects

The new Joint Initiative on Data Science and Technology strives to boost intellectual infrastructure and expertise for data-driven discoveries.

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