Institute Announcements

11/11/2014 10:20:55
Kathy Svitil
Richard H. Scheller (PhD '80) has been named a trustee of Caltech. He is executive vice president and head of research and early development at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.
03/26/2013 19:26:57
This morning the Caltech Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to appoint Edward Stolper to the role of interim president, effective July 1, 2013. He will assume the post from Jean-Lou Chameau, whose last day as president of Caltech will be June 30, 2013.
03/07/2013 13:42:29
Douglas Smith
Francis H. Clauser (BS '34, MS '35, PhD '37), the Clark Blanchard Millikan Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, passed away on March 3, 2013, at age 99. Born in the decade following the Wright Brothers' first powered flight, he was a founder of modern aeronautics and helped usher in the Space Age.
12/05/2012 07:05:55
Ann Motrunich

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11/19/2012 15:38:51
Ann Motrunich
Aerospace leader David W. Thompson (MS '78) has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology. A National Medal of Technology–winner, Thompson founded Orbital Sciences Corporation four years after he graduated from Caltech with a degree in aeronautics.
11/19/2012 15:50:39
Ann Motrunich
Entrepreneur Kevin M. Taweel has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Taweel is cofounder and chairman of Asurion, the world's largest provider of technology protection services.
11/16/2012 08:31:02
Ann Motrunich
David L. Lee (PhD '74) has been named the new chair of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). A Caltech trustee since 2000, Lee began his term as chair October 27, 2012. As chair, Lee will foster communication with Caltech faculty, administration, and students and represent the Board with the Caltech community and the public. He will preside at board meetings and offer advice and support to the president of Caltech. Lee succeeds Kent Kresa, who has served as chair since 2005.
11/15/2012 09:11:13
Andrew Allan
If you happen to see groups of people perched in the trees along Caltech's famed Olive Walk and Beckman Mall on Friday, whacking at the branches with rakes and PVC pipes—rest assured there's nothing unusual going on. They are participants in this year's Olive Harvest Festival, just trying to gather as many pounds of olives as possible in a day's time.
11/12/2012 20:12:54
Douglas Smith
David G. Goodwin, professor of mechanical engineering and applied physics, emeritus, passed away at his home in Pasadena on Sunday, November 11, 2012, after a five-year battle with brain cancer and a struggle with Parkinson's disease that began in 1998. He was 55 years old.
10/30/2012 10:31:06
Allison Benter
Wallace L. W. Sargent, Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on October 29.
10/17/2012 14:26:32
Andrew Allan
Get ready to drop, cover, and hold on! On Thursday, October 18, Caltech will once again participate in the Great California ShakeOut, the annual statewide earthquake-preparedness drill. Caltech students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to join the more than 8 million Californians who will have the opportunity to practice how to protect themselves during an earthquake.
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