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Caltech’s Scott Cushing Named Inaugural Malcom Prize Recipient

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 5:53 am

Scott Cushing, assistant professor of chemistry at Caltech, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Shirley M. Malcom Prize for Excellence in Mentoring. The prize, first established in 2021, was created to recognize and celebrate the important role mento... More »

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Melva Newman, 1932-2022

Monday, June 20, 2022 | 5:53 am

Friends of Melva Newman, social worker, psychotherapist and professor of social work at Cal State LA, Cal Poly Pomona, Pepperdine, CSU Northridge, and Pacific Oaks College, will gather together in a Celebration of Life in her memory on Saturday, June 25, via Z... More »

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Andrew Nguyen Named Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Head Swim Coach

Monday, June 6, 2022 | 2:02 pm

The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center (RBAC) announced Monday that Andrew Nguyen, a “rising young star in the profession and swimming community,” has been named its new Head Swim Coach. Nguyen will assume his new role at the RBAC in August. Nguyen comes to the RBAC fr... More »

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Jens Weiden Selected As Rose Bowl Stadium New General Manager, CEO

Friday, May 27, 2022 | 1:16 pm

The Rose Bowl Operating Company’s Board of Directors has announced that Jens Weiden will become the new General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of the organization effective July 1, 2022, pending formal approval of the full Board of Directors in the coming wee... More »

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Caltech Names Its Three Newest Distinguished Alumni

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 5:44 am

The Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) is Caltech’s highest honor, presented each year to a small number of alumni in recognition of personal and professional accomplishments that have made a noteworthy impact in a field, on the community, or in society more bro... More »

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‘Mother Dixon’ Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 5:00 am

More than five decades after she purchased her home on Marengo Avenue in Garfield Heights, Verleaner Dixon, known to her neighbors as “Mother Dixon,” saw dozens of those same neighbors, along with relatives, gathered on her front lawn Saturday to celebrate her... More »

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David Klug Named City of Pasadena Economic Development Director

Friday, May 13, 2022 | 2:39 pm

City of Pasadena Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz has named David Klug as economic development director. Klug was hired in May 2008 as senior project manager and was responsible for such special projects as the Civic Center redevelopment, including the propo... More »