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France Cordova Elected as New Caltech Trustee

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 4:43 am

France Córdova (PhD ’79), distinguished astrophysicist and former director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been elected to Caltech’s Board of Trustees. Over the course of her career, Córdova has served as a leader in science, higher education, an... More »


Pasadena Congressman Schiff Talks Race, Police Brutality

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 10:00 am

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Pasadena) released a video this past weekend offering his thoughts on racism in America. Schiff said he released the video in response to the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans by police officers, and the wide... More »


Pasadena Woman Celebrates 106th Birthday This Week

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 5:04 am

Pasadenan JoAnna Houston Foster was born four years before the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 into a world very different indeed from what it is today. Foster was born June 8, 1914, in Waxia, near Opelousas, Louisiana. She was the second of five children of her ... More »


Rose Bowl Honors Stadium Architect with Historical Marker

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 6:53 pm

The Rose Bowl Stadium embodies many things, including the growth of football as an American pastime and what a small town can achieve with civic commitment and investment. It also proves how a highly threatened type of historic structure can serve modern needs... More »


Leadership Pasadena Announces New Leadership

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 2:27 pm

After celebrating its 20th Anniversary of community leadership development in the greater Pasadena area this year, Leadership Pasadena (LP) is marking a change in its own leadership with the transition of its Executive Director role from Cynthia (Cindy) Bengts... More »


Flintridge Center Remembers Jaylene Moseley One Year Later

Monday, May 25, 2020 | 11:36 am

On the one year anniversary of founder Jaylene Moseley’s death, the Flintridge Center sent out an email honoring Moseley along with an update on the work at the center. “Today marks one year since we lost our President, mentor, friend and inspiration – Jaylene... More »


Caltech Bioengineering Student Named a 2020 Hertz Fellow

Friday, May 22, 2020 | 4:50 am

Sophie Walton, a Caltech senior majoring in bioengineering, has been selected to receive a fellowship from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. She Is among 16 students nationwide to become a Hertz Fellow for 2020. This year’s 16 fellows were selected from a ... More »


Caltech Mourns the Passing of Professor Allan Acosta, 1924-2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 4:37 am

Allan Acosta, Caltech’s Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus, who spent 50 years at Caltech and helped launch the Institute’s present day mechanical engineering option, passed away on May 18, 2020. He was 95 years old.... More »


Caltech Chooses New VP for Student Affairs

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 11:55 am

Caltech has named Kevin M. Gilmartin, the current dean of undergraduate students, the next vice president for student affairs. Gilmartin, Caltech’s William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English, will assume the role on September 15. He will succeed Joseph E. Shep... More »


Pasadena Honors Another Hero

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 5:06 pm

Raul Zarate knows a little bit about bad luck, but he also knows a lot about good luck. Growing up in an at-risk gang environment, Zarate eventually succumbed to the temptations of The Life, and ended up incarcerated as a minor for 9 years of a 16-year prison ... More »


A Tribute to Dorothea Bradley, Who Represented the ‘Power of One’

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 12:26 pm

How do we measure the impact of a life?  In some ways our legacy is determined by how we are remembered by friends, family, colleagues, and members of our community.  For each of us, our actions weave a story of how we touched the hearts of others and where ou... More »