Institute Announcements

08/13/2014 08:30:51
Kathy Svitil
Frank E. Marble, the Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Jet Propulsion, Emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on August 11. He was 96.
07/01/2014 12:19:52
Douglas Smith
Frederick Burtis Thompson, professor of applied philosophy and computer science, emeritus, passed away on May 27, 2014. The research that Thompson began in the 1960s helped pave the way for today's "expert systems" such as IBM's supercomputer Jeopardy! champ Watson and the interactive databases used in the medical profession. His work provided quick and easy access to the information stored in such systems by teaching the computer to understand human language, rather than forcing the casual user to learn a programming language.
Caltech Professor of Applied Science and Philosophy Frederick B. Thompson
06/30/2014 12:12:54
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences, Emeritus, at Caltech passed away on Wednesday, June 25.
06/26/2014 14:13:09
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Paul H. Patterson, the Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences, Emeritus, passed away on Wednesday, June 25. He was 70 years old.
06/02/2014 17:37:20
Cynthia Eller
Thomas W. Schmitt, former associate vice president for human resources, remarks, "I think Caltech does a better job of including staff as part of the community than any other place I know of."
05/30/2014 15:20:19
Douglas Smith
The 59th Annual Staff Service Awards, presented in Beckman Auditorium on Monday, June 2, honored more than 250 staff members whose service ranges from 10 to 50 years. We profile three staff members celebrating 40 years at Caltech.
40-Year Service Awardees
05/29/2014 13:33:50
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Jennifer Daniels from the Central Utilities Plant to be honored at Caltech's 59th Annual Staff Service Awards.
04/23/2014 14:37:32
Douglas Smith
Allen E. Puckett (PhD '49), the engineer who helped father the delta-winged airplane, the guided missile, and the communications satellite, and who turned Hughes Aircraft into the nation's top provider of radar systems and other defense-related electronics, passed away at age 94.
Puckett JPL supersonic wind tunnel
03/27/2014 11:50:54
Jessica Stoller-Conrad

G. Bradford Jones, a founding partner of venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures, has been named a trustee of Caltech.

G. Bradford Jones, Caltech Trustee
03/20/2014 11:52:31
Jessica Stoller-Conrad

Barbara McConnell Barrett, chairman of the Aerospace Corporation and former U.S. ambassador to Finland, was recently elected to the Caltech Board of Trustees.

Barbara McConnell Barrett
02/11/2014 15:17:23
Kathy Svitil

Gerald B. Whitham, Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied Mathematics, Emeritus, passed away on Sunday, January 26. He was 86 years old.

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