New VP for Student Affairs Named

After serving the last six years as the dean of graduate studies, Joseph Shepherd (PhD '81), the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, is taking on a new leadership role as the vice president for student affairs.

Better Memory with Faster Lasers

By studying the effect of femtosecond laser pulses on the types of materials used to make DVDs, Caltech researchers made a discovery that could one day lead to better information storage in computers.

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Doug Rees has been named the new dean of graduate studies at Caltech.

New Approach Holds Promise for Earlier, Easier Detection of Colorectal Cancer

Caltech chemists develop a technique that could one day lead to early detection of tumors and less invasive testing.

Caltech, JPL Team Up to Take On Big-Data Projects

The new Joint Initiative on Data Science and Technology strives to boost intellectual infrastructure and expertise for data-driven discoveries.

Caltech Seniors Win Library Friends Thesis Prize

The annual award recognizes undergraduates for theses that "exemplify excellent research, writing and the effective use of library resources."

Diversity Retreat at Caltech

We recently spoke with Joseph E. Shepherd (PhD '81), dean of graduate studies and the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, about AGEP, the recent retreat, and Caltech's diversity initiatives.

Screening Cells for a Cure

Leadership from Caltech and City of Hope and members of the public celebrated Caltech-City of Hope Biomedical Research Initiative, which provides seed grants to accelerate the development of basic scientific research and its translation into applications ranging from new pharmaceuticals to medical devices to treatment methods, at a special event on May 13.

Good Vibrations

Two Caltech researchers have joined forces to develop a new technology that uses ultrasound to both map and determine the function of interconnected brain networks.

Spotlight on Graduate Research

The annual Everhart Lecture Series provides three students a stage on which to talk about their research into energy efficiency, imaging, and polymers.

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