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.

Building a Program: Financial Economics

Financing is done in much more flexible and efficient ways today than it was 30 years ago due to innovations in financial economics. Recognizing this area's importance to both academia and society, Caltech is developing a curriculum around the study of finance.

Senior Spotlight: Phoebe Ann

Caltech's class of 2015 is group of smart, creative, and curious individuals. We talked to two of these graduates, Phoebe Ann and Justin Koch, about their years at Caltech and what will come next.

Diversity Retreat at Caltech

We recently spoke with Joseph E. Shepherd (PhD '81), dean of graduate studies and the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, about AGEP, the recent retreat, and Caltech's diversity initiatives.

Behavior Matters: Redesigning the Clinical Trial

Clinical trials are used to test the latest drugs and treatments, but few of these trials track how human behavior influences the effectiveness of these therapeutics. In a new study, Caltech's Erik Snowberg suggests an approach to tracking such influences.

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

On May 22, students celebrated Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.

Switching On One-Shot Learning in the Brain

Caltech researchers find the brain regions responsible for making snap decisions about cause and effect.

More Money, Same Bankruptcy Risk

Researchers find pro football players, despite their multimillion-dollar contracts, are just as likely to go bankrupt as other people.

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