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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
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
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 Student Investment Fund Passes Million-Dollar Mark
01/05/2021

Caltech Student Investment Fund Passes Million-Dollar Mark

Andrew Moseman
Started in 1978 to give students hands-on investment experience, the Student Investment Fund also uses its earnings to support student organizations.
Financial markets
2020: A Year In Review
12/17/2020

2020: A Year In Review

Reflecting on community achievements in a year of international upheaval
Composition of images from highlighted stories throughout 2020
Hundreds of Copies of Newton's Principia Found in New Census
11/10/2020

Hundreds of Copies of Newton's Principia Found in New Census

Whitney Clavin
A systematic search for copies of the first edition of Newton's Principia (1687) unearthed copies in at least 27 countries, yielding new insights about how people engaged with the famous book.
Photo of Caltech's Principia.
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