Institute Announcements

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
07/16/2012 07:00:00
Ann Motrunich
Attorney and civic leader Maria Hummer-Tuttle has been elected to Caltech's Board of Trustees. Hummer-Tuttle practiced law for more than two decades with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a Los Angeles–based firm currently of more than 350 attorneys. A former chair of the Management Committee and co-managing partner, she is now retired.
06/07/2012 07:00:00
Andrew Allan

Tony Parker, a project manager in Facilities Design and Construction, and Vince Riley, a Super Lead in Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation, have been awarded the 2012 Thomas W. Schmitt Annual Staff Prize. The prize recognizes staff members within the Caltech community whose contributions embody the values and spirit that enable the Institute to achieve excellence in research and education.

06/06/2012 07:00:00
Andrew Allan

Today, four members of the Caltech community will be recognized for their long-term service to the Institute at the 57th Annual Staff Service Awards.

06/06/2012 07:00:00
Ann Motrunich

Venture capitalist and philanthropist Walter G. Kortschak has been elected to the Caltech Board of Trustees.

06/01/2012 07:00:00
Ann Motrunich

Venture capitalist and philanthropist Walter G. Kortschak has been elected to the Caltech Board of Trustees.

05/04/2012 07:00:00
Andrew Allan

Do you want to be more financially savvy or get on the right track for retirement? There's help to be found at a discussion and informational session with financial experts right here on campus.

05/01/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Jay Wilson Heefner II, an electrical engineer who contributed greatly to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project over the course of 18 years at Caltech, has died. He was 51.

04/26/2012 07:00:00
Andrew Allan

The young faces you see on campus today are not new prefrosh. They are students participating in Caltech's annual Take Our Children to Work Day. Sponsored by Caltech Human Resources,today's event is an opportunity for children and teenagers—fromfourth graders to high school seniors—to explore future career possibilities and learn more about what goes on at Caltech. 

04/06/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Business leader Peggy Cherng has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

04/03/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Hardy C. Martel, professor of electrical engineering, emeritus, at Caltech and an expert on information theory and electric-circuit theory, passed away on March 29 at his home in Altadena He was 85. 

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