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07/11/2018

Caltech Women's Network Meetup

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

383 Hill Annex

4:00pm - 6pm

 

All Caltech staff are invited to come to the FIRST opportunity to grow your network and advance your career. Meet new people and learn about career opportunites within Caltech from your fellow staff. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Shaina Villalobos at shainav@caltech.edu or go to cwnm.eventbrite.com to RSVP

06/13/2018

Caltech Women's Network Meetup

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

383 Hill Annex

4:30pm - 6pm

 

All Caltech staff are invited to come to the FIRST opportunity to grow your network and advance your career. Meet new people and learn about career opportunites within Caltech from your fellow staff. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Shaina Villalobos at shainav@caltech.edu to RSVP.

04/05/2018

Veritas Forum 2018 - What does Human Progress mean?

On April 12, the Veritas Forum at Caltech will discuss "What does human progress mean?". Featuring Dr. Alana Ackerson, a finance leader and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley, and Dr. Christopher Hitchcock, Professor of Philosophy from Caltech, we will explore this enduring question through the lens of technology, science, and philosophy. Human progress is often driven by innovations in science and technology, more pronounced than ever in our current digital era. These advances rapidly transform our society and warrant leaders in all fields, including STEM, industry, and finance, to think critically about how science and technology shape progress and development. The Forum will focus on how the next generation of leaders can think about implementing technology in a way that allows for true human progress.

The Forum will consist of short presentations, a moderated discussion between Dr. Ackerson and Professor Hitchcock, and an open Q&A session with audience members. We value your input for the discussion and invite you to submit your questions prior to the Forum via this link. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the Forum.

Learn more about our event here and stay updated by checking out our Facebook Event!

03/02/2018

Summer youth programs at Caltech offer discounts to Caltech and JPL employees.

CTLO is once again hosting a variety of summer programs for youth, serving students from pre-K through high school.

An overview of available programs can be found HERE: (http://outreach.caltech.edu/summer)

Project Scientist offers a $100 discount with Code CA 100 and a Caltech/JPL email address.

iD Tech Camp, a weeklong STEM camp for ages 7-17, is offering a $100 discount with code FACSTAFF18 and a Caltech/JPL email address.
 
Alexa Café, an all girls tech camp for ages 10-15, is offering a $100 discount with the code FACSTAFF18 and a Caltech/JPL email address.

For additional information please contact our office: ctlo@caltech.edu

11/17/2017

Groundbreaking of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building on Dec. 5

All members of the Caltech community are invited to celebrate the groundbreaking of Caltech's future home for innovative brain science, the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. on the north side of the Broad Center for Biological Sciences.

Light refreshments will be available following the ceremony.

We hope you will join us to mark this exciting occasion.

Contact: Mary Sikora mksikora@caltech.edu at 626-395-4949

11/11/2017

Annual Asbestos Notification

TO:                 Caltech Community

FROM:           Environment, Health, and Safety Office

DATE:            November 7, 2017

SUBJECT:   Annual Asbestos Notification

Annual written notice of the presence of asbestos-containing building materials is being provided to all campus Faculty, Staff, and Students as required by California Health and Safety Code Section 25915.2. Copies of this legislation are available in the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Office.

Prior to 1979 asbestos was used extensively in the building industry throughout the United States for thermal insulation, fireproofing, and in structural support materials. At Caltech, asbestos was used to insulate hot water and steam pipes as well as ventilation ducts. It may be found in some attics, mechanical rooms, and in some floor and ceiling tiles.

The mere presence of asbestos in a building does not necessarily mean that a health hazard exists. Asbestos-containing building materials are not a health threat unless asbestos fibers become airborne and are inhaled. 

Exposure to airborne asbestos increases your risk of developing lung disease. Three of the major health effects associated with asbestos exposure are: 1) lung cancer; 2) mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that is found in the thin lining of the lung, chest and the abdomen and heart; and 3) asbestosis, a serious progressive, long-term, non-cancer disease of the lungs.

In areas where the asbestos is not airborne when bonded or encapsulated, such as floor tiles or painted and properly maintained insulation materials, there is little or no risk to health.

Accordingly, it is important not to disturb asbestos-containing materials. Caltech's policy restricts work on asbestos-containing materials to properly trained and equipped personnel. Moving, drilling, cutting, or otherwise disturbing such materials can pose a health risk and should not be attempted by untrained personnel. Campus Faculty, Staff, and Students should immediately notify EHS if they observe suspected asbestos-containing materials which are not properly maintained.

The Environment, Health, and Safety Office maintains records of asbestos sampling and air monitoring results performed during the course of asbestos abatement work. These records are available for review by appointment by contacting EHS at extension 6727.

09/21/2017

September 26: Dedication of the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering

All members of the Caltech community are invited to a short dedication ceremony for the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the east side of the W. M. Keck Engineering Laboratories.

Light refreshments will be available following the ceremony.

We hope you will join us to celebrate.

06/19/2017

5th Annual Caltech Teaching Conference Save The Date!

5th Annual Caltech Teaching Conference Save The Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Dabney Hall, Garden of the Associates
Please visit the Teaching Conference Website for session and schedule details, and Non-G1s RSVP by September 18!

Enjoy concurrent sessions throughout the day, led by Caltech colleagues and invited guests. Sessions are designed for beginning TAs all the way through experienced instructors, and include discussions of effective strategies, student motivation, innovative technology, inclusive teaching, careers, and more.

Open to the entire Caltech Community!

 
For more information, please email ctlo@caltech.edu or visit https://www.teachlearn.caltech.edu/TAs/conferences

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06/08/2017

Totem 2017 has arrived!

Totem, Caltech's literary and visual arts magazine, is now available. Totem will be at a table outside of Chandler/old Red Door tomorrow, Fri. June 9, with copies of the magazine from 12-1 pm.

If you cannot make it at this time, we would be happy to arrange another time for you to receive one. Feel free to email us (totem@caltech.edu) if you would like a copy delivered to you or mailed to your MSC. The magazine will be on our website shortly (totem.caltech.edu). Thanks!

05/22/2017

Is the Classroom Lecture Becoming Extinct or Simply Evolving? -- Talk & Discussion by Dr. Catherine Drennan, MIT.

The Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach and the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering are excited to welcome Dr. Cathy Drennan, Professor and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Please join us on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at noon, lunch provided.

  • What is the future of the college classroom?
  • Will students watch taped lectures from their dorm room?
  • Will residential campuses even exist in the future?

Professor Drennan has created resources and assessed the large classroom lecture at MIT for the past decade. Her findings suggest many of the drawbacks of the big lecture can be addressed through small innovations.  In this talk, data will presented that shows the big classroom lecture format retains value in this online world; that the traditional lecture can be evolved to create a positive learning environment for a diverse group of students.

RSVP Here!

About Cathy Drennan:

CATHERINE L. DRENNAN is a Professor and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was a postdoc at Caltech with Professor Douglas C. Rees. The Drennan laboratory has specialized in tackling and solving challenging problems in structural biology. In total, Drennan is an author on over 100 Protein Data Bank submissions and over 120 papers. Cathy has been recognized with both teaching and research awards, including: the Everett Moore Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; the Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award; the Dean's Educational and Student Advising Award; an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship; ASBMB-Schering-Plough Research Institute Scientific Achievement Award; a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE); and serving as a Searle Scholar and a MacVicar Faculty Fellow.

ctlo@caltech.edu at 626-395-8427

 

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