03/08/2018 08:52:14
Emily Velasco
Professor of Comparative Literature Jocelyn Holland is teaching a new class at Caltech this term, The Human Animal, which uses literature from the 16th through 18th centuries to discuss questions about animal intelligence, whether animals have souls, and what makes a human.
Image of a 19th-century engraving depicting animals dressed in Victorian garb and acting as humans
03/05/2018 15:37:01
Emily Velasco
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Dean Mobbs and other researchers have discovered the presence of two "fear" circuits in the brain. One circuit deals with immediate threats without using conscious thought. The other circuit deals with more distant threats in a cognitive, strategic fashion.
Image of a tiger running toward the viewer
02/15/2018 13:18:29
Emily Velasco
An unexpected setback sent a Thomas Luke's (BS '86) career in a new direction.
Photo of Caltech Alumnus Thomas Luke with Washington, D.C. in the background.
01/05/2018 10:19:19
In this 2017 address, President Rosenbaum discusses the history, future, and critical importance of the instruments designed and built by Caltech researchers.
12/21/2017 13:51:09
In 2017, Caltech welcomed 20 new faculty members to the Institute's six divisions—specialists in fields ranging from entomology to quantum physics.
photo of wistaria on Arms Laboratory at Caltech
12/05/2017 10:54:46
Lori Dajose
The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building breaks ground as a first round of funding to researchers is announced.
Detail of a rendering of a brain surface region from three-dimensional magnetic resonance images acquired from a healthy volunteer at the Caltech Brain Imaging Center.
12/01/2017 09:21:01
Emily Velasco
New comparative literature professor Jocelyn Holland's research in comparative literature explores connections between literature, philosophy, and science around around the turn of the 19th century.
A portrait of Jocelyn Holland
11/28/2017 09:40:37
Emily Velasco
Caltech's new assistant professor of economics studies dynamic matching markets—those in which prices aren't the primary drivers and in which each side of a transaction has to be chosen by the other side.
A portrait of Laura Doval
11/16/2017 10:13:22
Emily Velasco
Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego examined data for nearly 18,000 start-ups and found that companies started by women have a harder time finding funding because male investors prefer companies started by men.
Graphic showing a woman being held back by sexism while men advance
10/25/2017 19:27:45
Jennifer Torres Siders
The finance leader and Distinguished Alumna has built a career charting new territory
photo of Janet Campagna
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