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Senate Committee Okays Portantino’s Higher Ed Package

Thursday, June 23, 2011 | 5:29 am

The Senate Education Committee today advanced two higher education bills authored by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge). The bills are designed to continue Portantino’s efforts for reform and accountability. AB 2 Higher Ed Accoun... More »

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Caltech Students Win National and International Prizes

Monday, June 20, 2011 | 8:13 am

Students from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) won a large number of awards this spring, including a Fulbright grant, a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, three Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, two Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, a ... More »

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Caltech Scientist Awarded Grant for Plant Research

Friday, June 17, 2011 | 10:53 am

Elliot Meyerowitz, a plant genetics and developmental biology expert at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has been awarded one of 15 five-year, $5 million grants for fundamental plant science research. The awards were made by the Howard Hughes ... More »

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Report Details Pasadena-based Spacecraft’s Close Comet Encounter

Friday, June 17, 2011 | 10:34 am

This image of comet Hartley 2 was taken as NASA’s EPOXI mission flew by around 6:59 a.m. PDT (9:59 a.m. EDT), from a distance of about 435 miles (700 kilometers). [Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD ] Comet Hartley 2’s hyperactive state, as studied by NASA’s EPOXI ... More »

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Laurie Sowd Named Huntington’s Vice President for Operations

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | 8:18 pm

Laurie Sowd has been named vice president for operations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Sowd, a member of the Huntington’s senior staff, has been directing operations for 19 years; her promotion to vice president reflects ... More »

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Blair School Celebrates Distinguished School Award, Rebuilt Campus

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | 8:14 pm

On Tuesday, the Blair School community celebrated the high school’s 2011 California Distinguished School award and the dedication of its new middle school campus. Students onstage with school head and teachers. [Photo: PUSD] Students, teachers, parents, staff ... More »

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Poly Basketball Star Michele Miller Is NHSCA Athlete of the Month

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 7:41 pm

GTM Sportswear and the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) recently announced Michelle Miller as the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month for February 2011. Miller was recognized at a press conference at Polytechnic High School on May 23. She recei... More »

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Caltech President Addresses “Caltech Community” in Town Hall Addresss

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 4:53 am

In his third annual Town Hall address to the Caltech community, President Jean-Lou Chameau looked back at the last academic year—from its game-changing research to its streak-ending basketball games—and considered the year to come. “Today, I’m pleased to s... More »

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Caltech Astronomers Find a New Class of Stellar Explosions

Thursday, June 9, 2011 | 9:59 am

They’re bright and blue—and a bit strange. They’re a new type of stellar explosion that was recently discovered by a team of astronomers led by Caltech. Among the most luminous in the cosmos, these new kinds of supernovae could help researchers better unders... More »