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Caltech Names Kevin Gilmartin as Next Vice President for Student Affairs
05/18/2020

Caltech Names Kevin Gilmartin as Next Vice President for Student Affairs

Lori Oliwenstein
Gilmartin, Caltech's current dean of undergraduate students, will succeed the current vice president, Joseph E. Shepherd (PhD '81).
Kevin Gilmartin
From Break Through: Persons of Interest
05/11/2020

From Break Through: Persons of Interest

In this issue of our campaign e-magazine, you will meet bioinspired engineers, earthquake modelers, sustainability scientists, discipline-crossing undergraduates, and donors who propel discovery at Caltech.
cover illustration from January 2020 Break Through e-magazine
What History Has Taught Us About Epidemics
05/08/2020

What History Has Taught Us About Epidemics

Whitney Clavin
A Caltech professor who studies the Parisian cholera outbreak of 1832 talks about how that epidemic compares to what we are experiencing now.
Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
Forming New Habits in the Era of the Coronavirus
04/27/2020

Forming New Habits in the Era of the Coronavirus

Whitney Clavin
Behavioral economist Colin Camerer talks about washing hands, telecommuting, and other habits emerging from the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo of hand washing.
An Invisible Threat
04/06/2020

An Invisible Threat

Whitney Clavin
The coronavirus pandemic has caused our anxiety-producing brain circuits to go into overdrive.
Illustration of the coronavirus as an invisible threat.
Math Professor and Students Take 'Random Walk' Together
03/26/2020

Math Professor and Students Take 'Random Walk' Together

Whitney Clavin
A solution to a math problem "just flowed out," according to math student.
Joshua Frisch, Omer Tamuz, and Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi discuss a math problem at Caltech.
Watch and Learn: Study Shows How Brain Gains Knowledge Through Observation
03/19/2020

Watch and Learn: Study Shows How Brain Gains Knowledge Through Observation

Emily Velasco
Caltech neuroscience researchers have uncovered how the brain decides between two types of learning-by-observation in humans.
A magnifying glass examines a computer-generated brain
Einstein: Not a Lone Genius
03/04/2020

Einstein: Not a Lone Genius

Whitney Clavin
The Einstein Papers Project documents many instances of Einstein collaborating with others.
Einstein and colleagues in Holland.
Super Tuesday in California: Voting Expert Explains What to Expect at the Polls
03/02/2020

Super Tuesday in California: Voting Expert Explains What to Expect at the Polls

Nicole Cho
Voters in Los Angeles and Orange counties, two of the state’s most populous, will see new voting machines as well as new voting processes.
voting buttons for 2020
Aerospace Leader and Influential Advisor Norman R. Augustine to Give Caltech's 126th Commencement Address
02/27/2020

Aerospace Leader and Influential Advisor Norman R. Augustine to Give Caltech's 126th Commencement Address

The retired CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation and former chair of the Council of the National Academy of Engineering will deliver the keynote address on June 12.
sea of graduation caps at Commencement