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11/30/2017

Half-Price Staff Tickets to Christmas Show on Saturday

Staff are invited to purchase half-price tickets to The Alley Cats - Jingle Bell Rock a cappella doo-wop holiday show. The group performs at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2 in Beckman Auditorium.

Caltech staff prices: $21.00, $18.50, $16.00.

Half-price tickets will be available on Friday, December 1. 

Call x4652or visit the Caltech Ticket Office in the Keith Spalding Building.

 

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.

06/29/2017

The Caltech Ticket Office has moved

The Caltech Ticket Office has moved to 1200 E. California Blvd. next to the Post Office.

Beginning Wednesday, July 5, the new Ticket Office hours will be 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

06/15/2017

Break Through campaign update

 June 15, 2017


Dear Friends and Colleagues,
 

Break Through: The Caltech Campaign was publicly launched in April 2016. To mark its first anniversary, I am pleased to share a story highlighting our progress on this ambitious fundraising initiative. I invite you to learn more about the programs and people across campus who have been touched by the campaign, and how campaign gifts are empowering our scholars to change the world. I am sure you will recognize some familiar faces. You can read the story here.
 
I am also pleased to report this additional news: The Break Through campaign 
has raised over $1.43 billion to date, officially surpassing the total raised during Caltech's last campaign. Such an extraordinary accomplishment, so early on in our effort, signals how deeply the Institute's mission is resonating with alumni and friends, old and new. In fact, of those who have made gifts to the campaign, nearly 30 percent are first-time donors. This is a promising step toward broadening the base of donors who support Caltech.

Thank you for the important role you play in our Break Through campaign. Please feel free to pass this good news on, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about the campaign.
 
Sincerely,



Brian K. Lee
Vice President for Development and Institute Relations


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!

03/31/2017

Totem Submissions Due April 7

Totem, Caltech's literary and visual arts magazine, is receiving submissions now for the 2017 issue.

Submissions to Totem 2017 are due 11:59 pm on April 7 to totem@caltech.edu. Anyone affiliated with Caltech is welcome to participate. Information that should be included with submissions:

  • name (or anonymous)
  • title
  • medium

Works accepted include photographs, poetry, prose, etc. Photographs should be at least 300 dpi. 

For more information, please see totem.caltech.edu or www.facebook.com/CaltechTotem.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at totem@caltech.edu.

03/27/2017

2017 Caltech Dance Show

Come see your classmates and lab mates perform hip-hop, classic and Latin ballroom, Bollywood, contemporary, ballet, and more! 

The annual Caltech Dance Show is the premier showcase of undergraduates, graduates, staff, postdocs, and (sometimes) faculty at Caltech.

The show will be on April 7th at 8:00 p.m. and April 9th at 2:00 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium. 

Tickets are $5. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Contact the Caltech Ticket Office.

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