Institute Announcements

10/24/2014 09:00:32
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The inauguration of President Thomas F. Rosenbaum marks the beginning of a new era of leadership at Caltech. And yet, many of the traditional events associated with the inauguration ceremony itself are actually quite old.
05/31/2011 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

In the spring of 1966, Mary Webster took a job as a clerk-stenographer at JPL. She didn't plan to work there very long, however. "I was basically uncertain about my career path and needed a job that would pay the bills while I decided what I 'really' wanted to do," she says. "Here I am, 45 years later, still working at Caltech and loving it!"

05/26/2011 07:00:00
Katie Neith

When Dana Roth took a summer job in 1952, bagging corn tassels for Ernest G. Anderson—a professor of genetics at Caltech who studied cytogenetics in corn—he never imagined that Caltech would be the place where he would build his career. But thirteen years and three degrees later, including a master's in chemistry from Caltech, he was hired as a chemistry librarian at the institute. That was in 1965. 

 

05/16/2011 07:00:00
Katie Neith

The summer of 1965 was one of dramatic firsts—Medicaid and Medicare were established, the Beatles played the first stadium concert in rock history, and U.S. astronaut Edward Higgins White made his maiden space walk. It was also the summer that Richard "Booth" Hartley began his Caltech career at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Seems fitting for a man described by his colleagues as a "legend."

05/11/2011 07:00:00
Katie Neith

For Bill Lease, stockroom supervisor in the Division of Biology, the road to Caltech was a long one. Born in Indonesia, he came to the United States at the age of 20. With $350 in his pocket, Lease traveled from New York to California, seeking out the palm trees of his youth. Five years after setting up a new life in Pasadena, he began working here. In June, Lease—along with three other members of the Caltech community—will be honored for 45 years of service at the Staff Service Awards.

 

05/04/2011 07:00:00
Jean-Lou Chameau

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Board of Trustees has approved my recommendation that Peter B. Dervan, Bren Professor of Chemistry, be appointed Vice President for Development and Institute Relations.  Professor Dervan will serve on an interim basis while we conduct the search for a new vice president for Development and Institute Relations.  

02/15/2011 08:00:00
Jean-Lou Chameau

To the Caltech community,
As many of you know, one of our own—Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail—has been in Cairo for the past two weeks. In a phone conversation I had with Ahmed this weekend, he said, "It is exhilarating to be part of this historic transition, to watch the emotions and joy of the Egyptian people, and to be able to give back in any way I can; it is a defining experience in one's lifetime."

02/09/2011 12:00:00
Kathy Svitil

Narendra K. Gupta, cofounder and managing director of Nexus Venture Partners, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

02/07/2011 08:00:00
Jean-Lou Chameau

As in my year-end message in December, I plan to continue sharing personal communications with the Caltech community at various times throughout the year. From the President's Outbox will feature a variety of topics involving Caltech students, faculty, and staff.

01/18/2011 08:00:00
Lori Oliwenstein

Kristi Newton has joined Caltech as the Institute's new assistant vice president of development, effective January 18. Newton will manage all aspects of current gift fundraising, acting as "a development manager, strategist, and innovator," says Peter Hero, vice president for development and institute relations, to whom Newton will report.

12/22/2010 08:00:00
Jean-Lou Chameau

In his end-of-year message, President Chameau shares his thoughts on 2010 and sets the Institute’s course for the future.

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