06/13/2011 07:00:00
Kathy Svitil

On June 10, Catherine Beni graduated as the youngest woman to ever receive a PhD from Caltech, the youngest person to be bestowed her actual diploma—and locked in a virtual dead heat for the "precociousness title" with physicist and Caltech grad Stephen Wolfram, developer of the Mathematica software program. Wolfram says he was a scant five days younger than Beni when he defended his thesis, making him title-holder. Beni's take? Not so fast, Stephen.

06/09/2011 07:00:00
Kathy Svitil

This year, the graduation regalia sported by Caltech grads had a new look: plastic. The caps and gowns were produced from a trademarked material called GreenWeaver, made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottle pellets.

03/27/2011 23:00:00
Kathy Svitil

Renowned chemist and Nobel laureate Ahmed Zewail, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), will be the speaker for Caltech's 117th annual commencement ceremony, which will take place at 10 a.m. on June 10 of this year.

06/11/2010 07:00:00
Heidi Aspaturian

Overcast skies couldn't dampen spirits as the California Institute of Technology held its 116th annual commencement on June 11.  With family, friends, mentors, and professors in attendance, 491 graduates received their diplomas from President Jean-Lou Chameau. 


06/09/2010 07:00:00
Allison Benter

On the eve of Caltech’s 116th commencement, which will take place Friday, June 11, senior class copresidents Julianne Gould ("Joules") and Daniel Obenshain ("Dano") took time out from their final preparations to talk about their experiences during four years at what some call "the boot camp of science."  Read their story and listen to a podcast of their take on life at Caltech and what lies ahead for both of them.


02/08/2010 08:00:00
Jon Weiner

NASA administrator Charles Bolden has been named Caltech's commencement speaker for 2010.

04/17/2009 07:00:00
Jon Weiner

Renowned physicist, recently appointed U.S. Secretary of Energy, and Nobel Laureate Steven Chu will be the featured speaker at the California Institute of Technology's (Caltech's) 115th annual commencement ceremony this year.

01/31/2008 08:00:00
Jill Perry
Robert Krulwich, a radio and television journalist whose specialty is explaining complex topics--science, technology, economics--in a style that is clear, compelling, and entertaining, will be the featured speaker at the California Institute of Technology's 114th annual commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on June 13.
01/31/2007 08:00:00
Jill Perry
American evolutionary biologist, physiologist, biogeographer, and Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction author Jared Diamond will be the keynote speaker at the 113th annual commencement ceremony at the California Institute of Technology at 10 a.m. June 8 on Beckman Mall. The commencement ceremony will be digitally recorded and made available for viewing online at http://pr.caltech.edu/commencement.
06/09/2006 07:00:00
Jill Perry
David Baltimore, the president of the California Institute of Technology, will be the keynote speaker at the 112th annual Caltech commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. today, June 9, on Beckman Mall on the Pasadena campus. The topic of his address will be "Passing Through the Hourglass."
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