After a national search, Farnaz Khadem—a communications leader with two decades of experience in higher education, journalism, private industry, and the public sector—has been appointed Chief Communications Officer at Caltech.
Charles Elachi has announced his intention to retire as director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on June 30, 2016 and move to campus as professor emeritus. A national search is underway to identify his successor.
On Wednesday, August 26, Caltech Vice Provost Mory Gharib welcomed 80 mostly high school-age young people who were at Caltech for a U.S. Citizenship ceremony. The ceremony, which was organized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and hosted by Caltech, recognizes young people who obtained citizenship through their parents.
On September 1, Guruswami Ravichandran, the John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aerospace and professor of mechanical engineering, will become the new chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science.
After serving the last six years as the dean of graduate studies, Joseph Shepherd (PhD '81), the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, is taking on a new leadership role as the vice president for student affairs.