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Women Advocating for Women
03/30/2021

Women Advocating for Women

Judy Hill
Women-led groups across campus provide support and community, an effect that is multiplied when they come together under the umbrella of Caltech's Women's Engagement Board.
a blue tie dye t-shirt with the logo for women in BBE
What Can We Learn From Epidemics Past?
03/17/2021

What Can We Learn From Epidemics Past?

Judy Hill
A winter term course looked at epidemics and mortality crises over the centuries.
A street during the plague in London
A Conversation with Brian Jacobson
03/02/2021

A Conversation with Brian Jacobson

Judy Hill
Caltech's new professor of visual culture wants his students to learn to see—closely, critically, and contextually.
Photo of Professor Brian Jacobson
"What Is a Short Squeeze?" and Other Pressing Stock Market Questions Answered
02/23/2021

"What Is a Short Squeeze?" and Other Pressing Stock Market Questions Answered

Whitney Clavin
Colin Camerer discusses armchair traders and the latest stock market frenzy.
Stock image of stock market activity
The Golden Age of Social Science
02/09/2021

The Golden Age of Social Science

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers discuss the new, interdisciplinary, data-driven era of social science.
Artwork of various aspects of social science
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
What is Personality?
01/26/2021

What is Personality?

Whitney Clavin
An individual's personality does not lie in their behavior or their genes but in the brain, according to a new theoretical study.
Artwork of people looking at a brain puzzle
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 to Remove the Names of Robert A. Millikan and Five Other Eugenics Proponents
01/15/2021

Caltech to Remove the Names of Robert A. Millikan and Five Other Eugenics Proponents

The decision will lead to the renaming of three campus buildings, including Millikan Library, and a student residence.
aerial view of the Caltech campus
What Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains
01/07/2021

What Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains

Lori Dajose
A new study examines a deep neural network making decisions in complex situations, illustrating how our own brains encode and make decisions.
Rows of small pixelated