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Press Releases from Caltech Y (7 total)

Caltech President Updates Alums and Friends on the Latest Innovations at Caltech

New York City, New York— The President of the California Institute of Technology, Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, spoke to East Coast members of the Caltech Associates President’s Circle, Caltech alumni, and friends in the Central Park West home of Ben and Donna Rosen. Distinguished Caltech Alumnus Ben Rosen, the founding chairman of Compaq and founding partner of Sevin Rosen Funds, and his wife, Donna Rosen, an advocate for the Arts District

Dr. John Eiler Reconstructs the Past to Teach the Caltech Associates About the F …

Pasadena, Calif— One of the most pressing challenges for scientists today is to develop an understanding of global climate change. Dr. John M. Eiler, the Robert P. Sharp Professor of Geology and Professor of Geochemistry at Caltech, discussed his work on reconstructing past climate and how determining the past can help us understand the future with the Caltech Associates at the Athenaeum in Pasadena. It is difficult to understand the

Caltech Associates Celebrate the Holidays at the Athenaeum with Dr. Philip Hoffm …

Pasadena, Calif.—With every room decorated for the holidays with wreaths, garlands, Christmas trees, and lights, Caltech’s Athenaeum, in Pasadena, was the perfect backdrop for the Caltech Associates holiday luncheon. The guests at the Caltech Associates luncheon were also dressed for the holidays with red jackets, Christmas broaches, and holiday ties. They enjoyed a reception followed by a luncheon and a talk by Dr. Philip Hoffman, the Rea A. and Lela

Noted Solar Expert Updates Caltech Associates on Renewable Energy

Pasadena, Calif—What energy solution could possibly come close to providing the 14 terawatts of power that the world consumes? Nathan Lewis, the George L. Argyros Professor and professor of chemistry at Caltech, described one possible solution at a dinner for Caltech Associates at Caltech’s Athenaeum. From coal to windpower, dams to geothermal energy, almost all potential energy sources yield too little power or generate high levels of greenhouse gasses. Lewis demonstrated

Caltech Associates participate in first Biology Bootcamp

Pasadena, Calif.—Two distinguished biologists took 20 members of the Caltech Associates President’s Circle on a behind-the-scenes tour of their laboratories at Caltech's Beckman Institute. Marianne Bronner-Fraser, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, and Scott E. Fraser, the Anna L. Rosen Professor of Biology and professor of bioengineering, showed the Associates the scientific tools they use to ask questions about evolution, discover how genes control development, and find genes that

The Caltech Associates Find Out if Los Angeles Can Survive the “Big One”

Los Angeles, Calif.—How would the tall buildings that shape the skyline of Los Angeles survive a major earthquake? Dr. Swaminathan Krishnan, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Geophysics, answered that question for the Associates of the California Institute of Technology at a dinner at the Regency Club in West Los Angeles on September 16. Krishnan leads an earthquake engineering simulation research group in Caltech's Seismological and Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratories. His
09-05-2008 | Arts & Culture
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Golfers Wanted for Caltech Y Golf Tournament and Auction

Pasadena, Calif.— On October 10, 2008, the Caltech Y will host its first Annual Golf Tournament and Auction at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena to fund its volunteer service, leadership and advocacy programs. With support from friends, community members, business leaders, and the event chair Don Brown, retired general manager at Brookside, this event will help raise needed funds for an organization that has served the Pasadena and Caltech

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