Nobel Laureate Renato Dulbecco, who spent nearly 15 years as a biology researcher at Caltech, passed away on February 19. He was 97. Dulbecco, who studied virology, won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "discoveries concerning the interaction between tumour viruses and the genetic material of the cell,” according to the official press release
Caltech may not have a formal art program, but that doesn't stop faculty, staff, and students from getting creative in their free time. The community's finest paintings, photographs, and drawings are now on display as part of "Off the Clock: Art on Your Own Time." The exhibition, which also includes jewelry, woodwork, textiles, and pottery, is the seventh annual event to feature Caltech artists. It is available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, through Thursday, February 16, in Dabney Lounge.
Roy John Britten, a pioneering molecular biologist who studied the organization of the animal genome, and Caltech's Distinguished Carnegie Senior Research Associate, Emeritus, passed away on January 21. He was 92.
Two business leaders, Joshua S. Friedman and Richmond A. Wolf, have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Friedman will serve on the board as a trustee and Wolf (MS '94, PhD '97) as a young alumni trustee.
Caltech has named Brian K. Lee as its new vice president for development and institute relations. Lee, who is currently the senior vice president for university advancement at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, will assume his new duties at Caltech on April 1, 2012.
This Veterans Day we pause to honor the generations of extraordinary Americans—among them, past and present members of the Caltech community—for their service to our country as part the United States Armed Forces. These women and men are our friends, relatives, neighbors, and colleagues. They are Caltech faculty, staff, and students who answered our nation's call in its hour of need, and who embody our tradition of service to society.
Wayne Johnson has joined Caltech as assistant vice president for Institute corporate relations, effective October 3. In his role at the helm of the newly created Office of Institute Corporate Relations, Johnson will be responsible for exploring, establishing, and extending strategic corporate partnerships for Caltech.