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05/22/2015

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

On May 22, students celebrated Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.
05/18/2015

Caltech Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Lori Dajose
Two Caltech students, Saaket Agrawal and Paul Dieterle, have been awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2015–16 academic year. The program, established by Congress in 1986, provides financial support to college students who intend to pursue research careers in science, mathematics, and engineering.
05/18/2015

Andre Hoelz receives Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Andre Hoelz, Assitant Professor of Biochemistry, has received the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar...
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05/14/2015

Barton Receives Highest Honor from American Institute of Chemists

Lori Dajose
The Gold Medal of the American Institute of Chemists (AIC) has been awarded to Jacqueline Barton, the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
05/05/2015

Kingston, Ontario highlights CCE's Anton Toutov for important discovery

The recent discovery of potassium catalysts for the synthesis of organosilanes has reached the news in Kingston, where CCE graduate student Anton Toutov began his path in Chemistry.
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05/02/2015

John H. Richards, 1930–2015

Kathy Svitil
John H. ("Jack") Richards, a professor of organic chemistry and biochemistry at Caltech whose research was focused on gaining a molecular understanding of the mechanisms of protein function, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was 85 years old.
05/01/2015

“Freezing a Bullet” to Find Clues to Ribosome Assembly Process

Kimm Fesenmaier
Researchers figure out how protein-synthesizing cellular machines are assembled in a stepwise fashion.
04/30/2015

JCAP Funding Renewed

Kathy Svitil
On Monday, April 27, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a five-year, $75 million renewal of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). JCAP's mission is to explore the science and technology of artificial photosynthesis to harness solar energy for the production of fuel.
04/23/2015

American Academy Elects Five from Caltech

Lori Dajose
Three Caltech faculty and two trustees were named to the 2015 class of fellows for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest honorary societies.
04/21/2015

“Combing” Through Terahertz Waves

Kimm Fesenmaier
New device created by Caltech chemists opens the door for many new applications in a variety of fields from astronomy to chemistry and beyond.