Caltech Receives Grant to Teach Joint Seminar With Huntington Library

PASADENA—The California Institute of Technology has received a $90,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the newly created Mellon Seminar in Interpretation.

The Mellon seminar, to be taught jointly by Caltech Associate Professor of History William Deverell and Amy Meyers, curator of American art at the Huntington Library, will address the intersection between documentary and visual records in American history. Eight graduate students from across the United States will come to Pasadena to take part in the eight-week program.

Eleanor M. Searle, Caltech Professor of History, Dies

PASADENA— Eleanor M. Searle, Edie and Lew Wasserman Professor of History, Emeritus, died Tuesday, April 6. She was 72.

Searle held the distinction of being the first woman at the Institute to receive a named professorship, to which she was appointed in 1988. She joined the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Caltech in 1979, after serving as a member of the faculty at UCLA for the previous 10 years.

Caltech Anthropologist Named to World Commission on Dams

Caltech anthropologist, Thayer Scudder, has been appointed to the World Commission on Dams, created by the World Conservation Union and the World Bank to review the costs and benefits of large dams throughout the world.

Dan Kevles Elected to American Philosophical Society

PASADENA—Daniel J. Kevles, the Koepfli Professor of the Humanities at Caltech, was elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society at their annual meeting April 26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kevles is one of 31 resident and 8 foreign members elected this year, and his election brings the number of APS members on the Caltech faculty to 15.

Kevles, who is chair of the faculty at Caltech, studies and teaches in the fields of history, politics, and ethics as they apply to science.


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