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James (Jim) J. Morgan, 1932–2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 6:34 am

James (Jim) J. Morgan, an environmental scientist who previously served as Caltech’s dean of students and later as vice president for student affairs, passed away on September 19 at the age of 88. Morgan, who was Caltech’s Marvin L. Goldberger Professor of Env... More »

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Four Caltech Students Receive Department of Energy Fellowships

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 1:00 am

Four first-year Caltech graduate students from the Division of Engineering and Applied Science are among 26 who have been named as recipients of a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF), which the DOE provides to future leade... More »

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Four Caltech Faculty Receive High-Risk, High-Reward Grants

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 5:09 am

Four Caltech faculty members have been named as recipients of grants from the High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program aims to fund “highly innovative and unusually impactful biomedical or behaviora... More »

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Former Pasadena Resident Eddie Van Halen Dead After Battle With Cancer

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 12:40 pm

Eddie Van Halen, legendary guitarist and co-founder of the rock group Van Halen, has died after a long battle with throat cancer, according to TMZ. Van Halen and his brother Alex grew up in Pasadena and attended Pasadena High School and Pasadena City College. ... More »

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Caltech Alumna Wins Nobel Prize in Physics for Galactic Discovery

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 8:52 am

A Caltech alumna and UCLA astrophysics professor has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with two other scientists, for her work to reshape our understanding of the structure of the Milky Way Galaxy, the Nobel Foundation announced Tuesday. Andr... More »

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Options for Learning Names New CFO

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 3:28 pm

A nonprofit organization dedicated to child development and early education has announced the selection of a new chief financial officer. Dominic R. Alpuche has been tapped for the CFO position, Options for Learning said in a written statement. He joined the o... More »