Institute Announcements

04/09/2014 12:03:52
Cynthia Eller
"As an expert on the geopolitics of energy, Dan Yergin has examined the interface of science and public policy in depth," says Ed Stolper, interim president of Caltech. "Caltech students will benefit from being challenged to put the scientific work for which they have been preparing into a broader social context. We are excited to bring him to campus for commencement in June."
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.

01/22/2014 09:59:48
Douglas Smith
Lance Edwin Davis, Caltech's Mary Stillman Harkness Professor of Social Science, Emeritus, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014, at age 85. Davis was a pioneer of "cliometrics"—from Clio, the Greek muse of history—which applies modern economic theories and mathematical techniques to economic systems that no longer exist, such as the New England textile industry. These analyses required him to sift through the data buried in such things as whalers' logs from New Bedford, Massachusetts, or the records of the East India Company in order to test his hypotheses about how defunct industries and empires actually worked. "In the process," says Philip Hoffman, the Rea A. and Lela G. Axline Professor of Business Economics and professor of history, "economic history became part of economics and the whole field was remade." Davis was also instrumental in establishing Caltech's social science doctoral program, a combination of economics and political science with a uniquely mathematical approach.
01/07/2014 10:01:28
Cynthia Eller
John Bryson, former chairman and chief executive officer of Edison International (1990-2008), the parent company of Southern California Edison, has been reelected as a trustee of Caltech.
12/02/2013 10:40:25
Kimm Fesenmaier
David Dreier, chairman of the Annenberg-Dreier Commission at Sunnylands, has been elected to the Caltech Board of Trustees.
10/24/2013 11:00:21
Today Caltech announced the appointment of Thomas F. Rosenbaum as the Institute's ninth president. Dr. Rosenbaum is currently the John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics and provost at the University of Chicago.
10/04/2013 13:28:14
Douglas Smith
Albert D. "Bud" Wheelon, a life member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), passed away at his home in Montecito, California, on September 27. He was 84 years old.
09/16/2013 20:53:47
Douglas Smith
Bruce Churchill Murray, Caltech Professor of Planetary Science, Emeritus, and former head of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), succumbed to complications of Alzheimer's disease on August 29, 2013. He was 81.
06/28/2013 14:55:51
Ann Motrunich
With a $10 million gift, the Los Angeles–based Otis Booth Foundation has created and endowed the Otis Booth Leadership Chair for the Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) at Caltech. This endowment will provide a permanent source of funds to foster novel research ventures and educational programs.
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