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Caltech Names New Chair of Engineering and Applied Science Division

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 6:00 am

Harry A. Atwater, the Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science and director of the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA), has been selected as the new chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS). On July 1, he will begin hi... More »

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CASA of Los Angeles Appoints Charity Chandler-Cole as New CEO

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 12:39 pm

CASA of Los Angeles has appointed Charity Chandler-Cole as the organization’s new CEO.  Volunteers with the nonprofit organization work one-on-one with children in Los Angeles County’s child welfare system who have experienced abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers... More »

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Pasadena Philanthropist Couple Donate $5 Million to Bolster LA Opera

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 6:03 pm

Pasadena residents Terri and Jerry Kohl have donated $5 million to the LA Opera Orchestra and pledged a challenge grant in support of the company’s post-COVID recovery. Part of the money will go to funding an upcoming production of “Oedipus Rex” by Igor Stravi... More »

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New Director of Huntington Botanical Gardens Announced

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 11:39 am

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced Tuesday the appointment of Nicole Cavender as the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens. Cavender, currently serving as vice president of science and conservation at the 1,700-ac... More »

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Caltech Biophysicist Ibrahim Cissé Awarded Vilcek Prize

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 2:55 pm

Professor of Physics Ibrahim Cissé has been named one of the 2021 recipients of the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for “his use of super-resolution biological imaging to directly visualize the process of gene expression in living cells... More »

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ArtCenter President Announces Plans to Retire

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 10:27 am

In a letter to the College community last Friday, ArtCenter College of Design President Dr. Lorne M. Buchman announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2022. “My time at the College has represented, without question, the peak of my professional life, and I will... More »

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State Senate Confirms Riddle For Juvenile Parole Board Post

Monday, March 22, 2021 | 5:11 pm

[UPDATED] The state Senate on Monday confirmed former Pasadena police Lt. Phlunté Riddle’s appointment to the state Board of Juvenile Hearings. “I am extremely grateful to Gov. (Gavin) Newsom for this appointment to the Board of Juvenile Hearings as a commissi... More »

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Caltech Mourns the Passing of Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. (1925–2021)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 7:20 pm

Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., senior director of Bechtel Group Inc. and a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, passed away on March 15, 2021. He was 95 years old. First appointed to the Caltech Board of Trustees in 1967, Bechtel was elected a life member o... More »