Institute Announcements

12/16/2014 12:19:30
Douglas Smith
Fredric ("Fred") Raichlen, professor emeritus of civil and mechanical engineering at Caltech, passed away on December 13, 2014. He was 82 years old. Raichlen was an expert on the mechanics of tsunamis, the waves created by underwater earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other geologic events.
Fred Raichlen
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.
05/06/2013 21:11:12
Douglas Smith
Donald Earl Coles (MS '48, PhD '53), professor of aeronautics, emeritus, passed away on May 2 at age 89. Coles was a master instrument builder famed for his ingeniously designed and precisely executed experiments. His doctoral dissertation provided the first comprehensive set of data on supersonic boundary layers.
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.
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