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
04/02/2012 07:00:00
Allison Benter

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. 

 

03/23/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Lynn Booth, a philanthropist from Los Angeles, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as a senior trustee.

03/05/2012 08:00:00
Katie Neith

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

 

02/14/2012 08:00:00
Katie Neith

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.

01/26/2012 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

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.

01/12/2012 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

Harold Zirin, a leading figure in solar astronomy and professor of astrophysics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on January 3. He was 82.

01/09/2012 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

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.

12/28/2011 08:00:00
Kathy Svitil

Bob O'Rourke, of Pasadena, the former vice president for public relations at the California Institute of Technology, died Dec. 27 of complications following a lung transplant. He was 72.

12/12/2011 22:15:00
Kristen Brown

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.

 

11/17/2011 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

Nicholas W. Tschoegl, a leading polymer scientist, lover of languages, and professor of chemical engineering, emeritus, passed away on the morning of November 14 at his home in Pasadena. He was 93.

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