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Local Veteran Reflects on the Meaning of Memorial Day: ‘It’s More Than Just ‘Mattress Sales, Discounts, and Barbeques’

Tomas De Oliveira stands with members of a small contingent of 100 Marines from HML/A-269 from Jacksonville, North Carolina in a Christmas Day 2011 photograph at Camp Dwyer, in Afghanistan. DeOliveira is standing second from right wearing a red hat. To most Americans, Memorial Day is a holiday rooted in the tradition of honoring military men and women who have died serving our country. But…

Caltech String Theorist Wins Hamburg Prize

Hirosi Ooguri Credit: Bill Youngblood for Caltech Hirosi Ooguri, the Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics and the founding director of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, is being awarded the 2018…

Five PUSD ‘Teachers Of Excellence’ Named by Rotary of Pasadena

L-R: William Boling, Ann Palmer, Superintendent Brian McDonald, Jennifer Pringle, Donna Shepard, and Dr. Manuel Rustin. The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) today announced the five recipients of the 2018 Teachers of Excellence Award, presented…

Graduating Cal State LA Student from Pasadena Finds Ways to Lead

Dylan Gunaratne. Photo credit: Cal State LA. In his time at California State University, Los Angeles, Dylan Gunaratne has delivered a TEDx talk, founded two student organizations, produced films and emerged as a leading student…

Caltech Holds Centennial Celebration for Richard Feynman

Michelle Feynman at the 100th birthday celebration of her father, Richard Feynman. Credit: Caltech On May 11, 2018, Richard Feynman — beloved Caltech physicist, Nobel Prize-winner, and masterful storyteller — would have turned 100 years…

Thursday, July 12

Planetary Society’s Bill Nye the Science Guy to Speak at ACCESSE18 Conference in Pasadena

Saying that Pasadena is widely known as a hub for science and engineering, the Council of Engineering and Science Society Executives (CESSE) announced  it will…

Friday, February 01

Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation to Honor Keith Jackson with Statue at “The Granddaddy of Them All” Via Online Fundraiser

Keith Jackson, the voice of college football, is being memorialized by the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation. The organization is gathering funds for a statue in…

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Caltech’s Andrei Faraon Receives Adolph Lomb Medal

Andrei Faraon Caltech’s Andrei Faraon (BS ’04) has been selected to receive the Adolph Lomb Medal from the Optical Society of America (OSA). The annual award recognizes a noteworthy contribution to optics made by a researcher who is still early in his or her career. “It’s very nice to be recognized for my scientific contributions at this stage of my career,” says Faraon, assistant professor of applied physics and materials science in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science. “I’m also very humbled that I was chosen because there are so many talented people and very strong scientists in my…

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