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Around Town

Caltech Grad Student Wins Hertz Fellowship

Caltech graduate student Preston Cosslett Kemeny has been selected by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation to receive a 2017 Hertz Fellowship. READ MORE

Economic Development Debuts Pasadena Talent Attraction Video

The Economic Development Division organized a meeting with several of Pasadena’s growing tech companies. The result of that discussion is a talent attraction video to be used by Pasadena companies to help attract talent to start or grow their career. LEARN MORE

Free Tuition to Eligible Students Through ‘PCC Promise’

Starting this fall, high school graduates in the San Gabriel Valley will be able to attend Pasadena City College without paying tuition through a new program known as the PCC Promise. LEARN MORE

 

DESIGN

Artcenter Alum Designer Yves Béhar Mines ‘Big Ideas’ For Social Change

The state of California—its ocean swells, its open spaces, its tech-minded culture—has shaped Yves Béhar. The Swiss-born designer first traveled there with his parents in his early teens, at the beginning of the 1980s. In his early 20s, Béhar returned to study at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, from which he graduated with a master’s degree in 1991. READ MORE

 

SCIENCE

CELEBRATION OF SUCCESS – Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative

Bruce Blomstrom will be honored for his distinguished service as President for over a decade with remarks by Former Mayor Bill Bogaard and current City Manager Steve Mermell. READ MORE

Inventing Tools for Detecting Life Elsewhere

At Caltech, in the Exoplanet Technology Laboratory, or ET Lab, of Associate Professor of Astronomy Dimitri Mawet, researchers have been busy developing a new strategy for scanning exoplanets for biosignatures—signs of life such as oxygen molecules and methane. READ MORE

Sagan Award Goes To Committee Chaired by Carnegie’s Alan Dressler

A committee chaired over 20 years ago by Carnegie astronomer emeritus Alan Dressler has been awarded the 2017 Carl Sagan Memorial Award. READ MORE

 

TECHNOLOGY

Guidance Software and Passware Announce Enhanced Password Recovery Solutions

Guidance Software and Passware, Inc. announced support for files encrypted with TrueCrypt – a popular open-source encryption platform used worldwide by cybercriminals, terrorist organizations, and other targets of law enforcement investigations. LEARN MORE

Wallaby Featured in 36 Apps That Will Save You Money

Wallaby Financial’s app Wallaby featured as one of 36 top picks across seven areas of your financial life: travel, tracking your money, your home, retirement planning, shopping, college, and investing by MONEY. READ MORE