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2021: Year in Review
12/15/2021

2021: Year in Review

Kathy Svitil
A look back at the Institute news of 2021.
A collage of science images
A Conversation with Dana Murphy
11/08/2021

A Conversation with Dana Murphy

Emily Velasco
Dana Murphy, assistant professor of English and Black Studies
A portrait of Dana Murphy. Trees can be seen in the background.
New Visual Culture Minor Available to Students
09/20/2021

New Visual Culture Minor Available to Students

Whitney Clavin
Visual culture minors will study media used in film, literature, history, art, and more.
collage of old hollywood, Charles Dickens' London, and art in Los Angeles imagery.
Clearing Up the Murky Rules Around "Self-Plagiarism"
07/28/2021

Clearing Up the Murky Rules Around "Self-Plagiarism"

Emily Velasco
The Text Recycling Research Project, which includes Caltech's Susanne Hall, aims to change perceptions about when it is okay to reuse your own written materials.
An artist's representation of a woman looking at a research book and thinking.
Albert Einstein at 50
07/22/2021

Albert Einstein at 50

The Einstein Papers Project's 16th volume contains 100 writings and 1,600 letters by and to Albert Einstein.
Albert Einstein in Berlin, 1928.
Shoddy and the Art and Science of Recycling
06/16/2021

Shoddy and the Art and Science of Recycling

Whitney Clavin
Hanna Rose Shell finds meaning in recycled rags and other fabrics of the 19th century.
Samples of colorful shoddy.
Diana Kormos Buchwald Elected to the American Philosophical Society
05/26/2021

Diana Kormos Buchwald Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Emily Velasco
Kormos Buchwald is joined this year by 28 resident inductees, including Daniel Nocera, a Harvard professor who received his PhD from Caltech in 1984.
A portrait of Diana Kormos Buchwald. She smiles at the camera in front of a book case.
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
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