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06/08/2016

The Next Big Thing

Nehaly Shah
We talked to a handful of undergraduate and graduate students prior to commencement to find out what they think will be the next big thing in science and engineering and how their plans after graduation reflect those ideas.
05/27/2016

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

Ramanuj Basu
Today students celebrate Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.
05/26/2016

Gilmartin Named Dean of Undergraduate Students

Jon Nalick
On July 1, 2016, Kevin Gilmartin, professor of English, will begin serving as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.
05/03/2016

Seven from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lorinda Dajose
Three faculty members and four alumni have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
04/18/2016

Aliso Canyon, Methane, and Global Climate: A Conversation with Paul Wennberg

Kimm Fesenmaier
We recently sat down with Caltech's Paul Wennberg to talk about methane emissions and how to put the Aliso Canyon event into perspective.
02/22/2016

Geophysicist David G. Harkrider Dies

Lorinda Dajose
David G. Harkrider, professor of geophysics, emeritus, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016.
02/18/2016

A New Twist on the History of Life

Ker Than
Around 520 million years ago, there was a period of rapid species diversification that many scholars describe as a sort of evolutionary "big bang." New modeling results from Caltech suggest that during this time period, the continents moved towards the equator instead of toward the poles.
02/16/2016

Considering the Future

On February 26, some of the nation's leading scientists and researchers—including five Nobel laureates and members of all three National Academies—will gather at Caltech to discuss some of the most perplexing questions facing humanity.
02/04/2016

Geobiologist Honored by National Academy of Sciences

Lorinda Dajose
Dianne Newman has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology.
02/03/2016

White House Puts Spotlight on Earthquake Early-Warning System

Katie Neith
On February 2, 2016, the White House held the Earthquake Resilience Summit, signaling a new focus on earthquake safety and EEW systems.