Friday, April 11, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Spring Ombudsperson Training

Cell Biologist Alexander Varshavsky Wins Albany Medical Center Prize

Alexander Varshavsky, Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits Professor of Cell Biology at Caltech, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Teaching & Learning in the American System: Student-Teacher Interactions

Say Hello to Your Little Friends: How Gut Bacteria Can Be Harnessed as Novel Therapies for Disease

On Wednesday, April 2, Professor of Biology Sarkis Mazmanian will introduce you to the array of bacteria—your microbiome—residing on your skin, in your mouth, and even deep in your guts. Millions of years of coevolution have inextricably linked you and your microbiome, whose chemical "factories" help keep you healthy by doing such things as synthesizing vitamins and digesting your food. Recently, Mazmanian's laboratory has uncovered the surprising roles they play in fending off certain diseases. The talk begins at 8:00 p.m. in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.

Caltech Appoints Diana Jergovic to Newly Created Position of Vice President for Strategy Implementation

In the newly created position, Jergovic will collaborate closely with the president and provost, and with the division chairs, faculty, and senior leadership on campus and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to execute and integrate Caltech's strategic initiatives and projects and ensure that they complement and support the overall education and research missions of the campus and JPL. This appointment returns the number of vice presidents at the Institute to six.

An Equation to Describe the Competition Between Genes

"The thing that makes this study really interesting is that we did our calculations before we ever did any experiments," says Rob Phillips, the Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics and Biology at Caltech.

Research Update: Battling Infection With Microbes

In the recent study the researchers found that beneficial gut bacteria were necessary for the development of innate immune cells—specialized types of white blood cells that serve as the body's first line of defense against invading pathogens.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Unleashing Collaborative Learning through Technology: A Study of Tablet-Mediated Student Learning

Monday, April 7, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Planning Session for the Fall 2014 Teaching Conference

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