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What is Motherhood? It's Complicated
10/22/2020

What is Motherhood? It's Complicated

Judy Hill
A new humanities course at Caltech explores the many maternal frameworks through which the world is built and imagined.
Roots painting by Frida Kahlo
Meet the HSS New Faces!
10/15/2020

Meet the HSS New Faces!

We are pleased to introduce the new faculty, postdocs, and graduate students joining Caltech’s Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the 2020–2021 academic year.
New Faces 2020-21 mosaic
Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships
10/09/2020

Caltech Faculty Receive Named Professorships

During the 2019–20 academic year, Caltech recognized 11 faculty members with the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty, a named professorship, and four faculty members with leadership chairs.
Watson Lecture: Michael Alvarez on Safe and Secure Presidential Elections, Wednesday, October 7
10/05/2020

Watson Lecture: Michael Alvarez on Safe and Secure Presidential Elections, Wednesday, October 7

The online lecture launches the 2020-2021 series.
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From the Break Through Campaign: Earlier Help for Anorexia
09/28/2020

From the Break Through Campaign: Earlier Help for Anorexia

Caltech neuroscientist Cindy Hagan is searching for detectable differences in brain structure and function that could help doctors identify early warning signs of the disorder, and help patients sustain or regain health.
Cindy Hagan
The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points
09/24/2020

The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points

The new issue features scientists and engineers who have followed unexpected paths, repurposed technology, and responded nimbly to innovative ideas and urgent needs.
Caltech Effect cover
New Dean of Graduate Studies Named
09/17/2020

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Professor of Biology David Chan's appointment is effective October 1
David Chan
Caltech Suspends GRE Requirement for One Year
09/17/2020

Caltech Suspends GRE Requirement for One Year

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Caltech graduate admissions in each division will not require applicants to submit GRE scores.
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As Pandemic Progressed, People's Perceived Risks Went Up
09/16/2020

As Pandemic Progressed, People's Perceived Risks Went Up

Whitney Clavin
A recent study documents how personal risk assessment and protective behaviors are linked.
Stock photo of hand washing
From Caltech Magazine: Caltech Researchers Focus on the Novel Coronavirus
08/19/2020

From Caltech Magazine: Caltech Researchers Focus on the Novel Coronavirus

In March, all non-essential research at Caltech was paused or transitioned to remote operations. But some groups pivoted to a new focus: the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, SARS-CoV-2.
graphic of researcher in lab with mask on