Frank Earl Marble (Eng '47, PhD '48), Caltech's Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Jet Propulsion, Emeritus, was one of the fathers of modern jet engines.
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.
In typical Caltech fashion, the Development and Institute Relations (DIR) department today welcomed their new boss, Brian Lee, with a prank: every member of the 100-person team wore a tie to make the former East Coaster feel at home in California.
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.