Announcements

Announcements

Break Through Prospers

Break Through, publicly launched just over a year ago, is already the most successful campaign in Caltech’s history. In the first year of the public phase alone, gifts exceeded $400 million. And total contributions—over $1.4 billion—have surpassed the goal of Caltech’s last campaign.

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Caltech’s Keck Center Rededicated to Honor Former Trustee W. M. Keck Jr.

On May 12, 2017, President Thomas F. Rosenbaum hosted a luncheon and a ceremony renaming Caltech’s Keck Center to celebrate the legacy of W. M. “Bill” Keck Jr. and Caltech’s longstanding partnership with the W. M. Keck Foundation and Superior Oil Company, both founded by Keck Jr.’s father. Keck Jr. served on the Caltech Board of Trustees from 1961 until his death in 1982 and was a key member of the Investment Committee during most of his tenure on the board.

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Lessons in Ambition, Courtesy of the Bailey Scholarship Fund

When Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, reminisces about his childhood, Caltech’s Eudora Hull Spalding Laboratory of Engineering comes to mind. This is where, in a small library on the second floor, he did his homework after school. Meanwhile, a few doors down the hall, his father, Professor James E. “Jay” Bailey, shaped what would become the field of metabolic engineering.

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Challenge Will Drive New Caltech Research in Climate Science

Responding to the uncertain state of funding for environmental research and the opportunities afforded by new advances in technology, trustee Ronald Linde (MS ’62, PhD ’64) and his wife, Maxine, have initiated a giving challenge to help ensure that Caltech can maintain current programs and move forward with important new work in climate science.

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