Caltech's "Secrets" to Success

Everyone who really knows Caltech understands that it is unique among universities around the world. But just what makes Caltech so special? We've asked that question before, and the numbers don't tell the full story. So, is it our focus? Our culture? Our people?

Pinpointing the Brain’s Arbitrator

Caltech researchers have, for the first time, pinpointed areas of the brain—the inferior lateral prefrontal cortex and frontopolar cortex—that seem to serve as an “arbitrator” between two decision-making systems, weighing the reliability of the predictions each makes and then allocating control accordingly.

Moneyball Comes to Caltech

The new course, The Theory and Practice of Moneyball, is taught by Caltech professor of political science and dean of undergraduate students Rod Kiewiet, and Fred Claire, former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and current sports consultant and educator.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Moore 070

Teaching Statement Workshop - 2-Part Event

Monday, May 12, 2014
Moore 070

Teaching Statement Workshop - 2-Part Event

Friday, April 4, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Spring TA Training

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Spring Head TA Lunch

Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

The new lecture series is intended to bring together a diverse community to discuss the broad theme of exploration, from antiquity to the present day, from new lands on Earth to other planets in our solar system.

Aiding and Abetting a Culture of Corruption

Jean Ensminger, Caltech's Edie and Lew Wasserman Professor of Social Sciences, is studying a corruption network linked to aid money, using interviews and quantitative analytical methods to follow the money disbursed by a large World Bank project in Africa.

Assessing Others: Evaluating the Expertise of Humans and Computer Algorithms

The subjects were asked to observe the shifting value of a hypothetical financial asset and make predictions about whether it would go up or down. Simultaneously, the subjects interacted with an "expert" who was also making predictions.

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