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07/27/2015

$100 Million Gift from Gordon and Betty Moore Will Bolster Graduate Fellowships

Alyce Nicolo and Wayne Lewis
The Moores describe Caltech as a one-of-a-kind institution in its ability to train budding scientists and engineers and conduct high-risk research with world-changing results—and they are committed to helping the Institute maintain that ability far into the future.
07/22/2015

Clean Water For Nepal

Dave Zobel
As members of Caltech's Engineering Without Borders chapter, a group of Caltech undergraduates are working together this summer to build and implement a gravity flow and slow-sand water filtration system that could provide a reliable supply of clean water for about 100 households.
07/07/2015

New VP for Student Affairs Named

Douglas Smith
After serving the last six years as the dean of graduate studies, Joseph Shepherd (PhD '81), the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, is taking on a new leadership role as the vice president for student affairs.
07/01/2015

Better Memory with Faster Lasers

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
By studying the effect of femtosecond laser pulses on the types of materials used to make DVDs, Caltech researchers made a discovery that could one day lead to better information storage in computers.
06/26/2015

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Doug Rees has been named the new dean of graduate studies at Caltech.
06/25/2015

A New Approach to Detecting Colorectal Cancer

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech chemists develop a technique that could one day lead to early detection of tumors and less invasive testing.
06/17/2015

Caltech, JPL Team Up to Take On Big-Data Projects

Kimm Fesenmaier
The new Joint Initiative on Data Science and Technology strives to boost intellectual infrastructure and expertise for data-driven discoveries.
06/12/2015

Caltech Seniors Win Library Friends Thesis Prize

Lori Dajose
The annual award recognizes undergraduates for theses that "exemplify excellent research, writing and the effective use of library resources."
06/11/2015

Diversity Retreat at Caltech

Kathy Svitil
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.
06/08/2015

Screening Cells for a Cure

Alyce Nicolo
Leadership from Caltech and City of Hope and members of the public celebrated Caltech-City of Hope Biomedical Research Initiative, which provides seed grants to accelerate the development of basic scientific research and its translation into applications ranging from new pharmaceuticals to medical devices to treatment methods, at a special event on May 13.