Caltech Announcements http://www.caltech.edu/around-campus/rss.xml/www.cefcuonline.org/site/resources_scholarship.html en Is the Classroom Lecture Becoming Extinct or Simply Evolving? -- Talk & Discussion by Dr. Catherine Drennan, MIT. http://www.caltech.edu/content/classroom-lecture-becoming-extinct-or-simply-evolving-talk-discussion-dr-catherine-drennan-0 <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Center for Teaching, Learning, &amp; Outreach and the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering are excited to welcome Dr. Cathy Drennan,<strong> Professor and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.</strong></p><p>Please join us on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at noon, lunch provided.</p><ul><li><strong>What is the future of the college classroom? </strong></li><li><strong>Will students watch taped lectures from their dorm room?</strong></li><li><strong>Will residential campuses even exist in the future?</strong></li></ul><p><strong>Professor Drennan has created resources and assessed the large classroom lecture</strong> <strong>at MIT</strong> for the past decade. Her findings suggest <strong>many of the drawbacks of the big lecture can be addressed through small innovations.</strong>  In this talk, data will presented that shows the big classroom lecture format retains value in this online world; that <strong>the traditional lecture can be evolved to create a positive learning environment for a diverse group of students.</strong></p><p><strong><a href="https://caltech.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3xTNLOLcytS7Aot">RSVP Here!</a></strong></p><p><strong>About Cathy Drennan:</strong></p><p><em>CATHERINE L. DRENNAN </em>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.</p><p><a href="mailto:ctlo@caltech.edu">ctlo@caltech.edu</a> at 626-395-8427</p><p> </p></div></div></div> Mon, 22 May 2017 18:14:52 +0000 ctlo 72258 at http://www.caltech.edu New Service from IMSS: Mail Protection Gateway http://www.caltech.edu/content/new-service-imss-mail-protection-gateway <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="font-family: Calibri; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-position: normal; line-height: normal;" width="560"><tbody><tr><td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(32, 32, 32); font-family: Verdana; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px; padding-bottom: 40px;" valign="top">Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,  <p xml:lang="EN-US">IMSS is implementing an email security service called the Mail Protection Gateway (MPG), provided by Cisco Email Security. With its increased accuracy, this service helps protect against advanced email threats and reduce unsolicited email (spam). The MPG will be an additional tool to help fight against spammers and hackers.      </p><p xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>What you need to know  </strong></p><ul role="list"><li data-aria-level="2" data-aria-posinset="1" role="listitem"><p xml:lang="EN-US">No changes are needed to your email settings or client </p></li><li data-aria-level="2" data-aria-posinset="2" role="listitem"><p xml:lang="EN-US">You need to log in to <a href="http://caltech.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0d80b0521184057df926a2ad9&amp;id=e65b8d13f2&amp;e=01e1080224" rel="noreferrer" style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">https://quarantine.caltech.edu</a> (which redirects you to <a href="http://caltech.us4.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=0d80b0521184057df926a2ad9&amp;id=0ca358bbc8&amp;e=01e1080224" rel="noreferrer" style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">https://dh1791-euq1.iphmx.com</a>) to view email designated as spam </p></li><li data-aria-level="2" data-aria-posinset="3" role="listitem"><p xml:lang="EN-US">Learn more about this service by visiting the MPG information page at <a href="http://caltech.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0d80b0521184057df926a2ad9&amp;id=3308110b8c&amp;e=01e1080224" rel="noreferrer" style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">http://imss.caltech.edu/MPG</a></p></li></ul><p xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Schedule:</strong> Effective May 23rd at 5:30 PM, all @caltech.edu email addresses will begin using this service.    </p><p xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>MPG Quarantine Overview  </strong></p><ul role="list"><li data-aria-level="2" data-aria-posinset="1" role="listitem"><p xml:lang="EN-US">Receive a weekly summary on Monday mornings with information about new items in your quarantine  </p></li><li data-aria-level="2" data-aria-posinset="2" role="listitem"><p xml:lang="EN-US">Suspected spam is quarantined for up to 45 days   </p></li><li data-aria-level="2" data-aria-posinset="3" role="listitem"><p xml:lang="EN-US">Direct access to view your quarantined items at any time at <a href="http://caltech.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0d80b0521184057df926a2ad9&amp;id=dbf7844003&amp;e=01e1080224" rel="noreferrer" style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">https://quarantine.caltech.edu</a> (bookmark for easy reference)  </p></li></ul><p xml:lang="EN-US">Please keep in mind that the MPG Quarantine is not the same as the spam folder in your email application. Your email application (Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail, etc.) may classify email as spam independently of this service, therefore you should continue to check your local spam folder.     </p><p xml:lang="EN-US">Also note that messages containing .zip attachments will no longer be restricted unless malicious content is detected.    </p><p xml:lang="EN-US">If you have questions or require assistance, please contact the Help Desk at x3500, <a href="mailto:help@caltech.edu" rel="noreferrer" style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">help@caltech.edu</a>, or at <a href="http://caltech.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0d80b0521184057df926a2ad9&amp;id=3d2aad8543&amp;e=01e1080224" rel="noreferrer" style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80); text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">https://help.caltech.edu</a> (request type IMSS &gt; Email &amp; Calendar &gt; Mail Protection Gateway).   </p><p xml:lang="EN-US">Thank you,     </p><p xml:lang="EN-US">IMSS MPG Project Team  </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p></div></div></div> Thu, 04 May 2017 22:41:39 +0000 jnalick 60534 at http://www.caltech.edu Caltech Annual Bike to Work Day 2017 http://www.caltech.edu/content/caltech-annual-bike-work-day-2017 <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>On Thursday May 18, 2017 Caltech Security/Commuter Services invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Ride your bike to campus on Bike to Work Day for a free breakfast while supplies last.</p><p>Thursday May 18, 2017</p><p>9:00 am-11:00 am</p><p>Sustainability Park located on Wilson Ave.</p><p>Free breakfast while supplies last</p><p>May is Bike Month, and your Southern California's transportation agencies are rolling out special events all month long. Upcoming activities include free fares on transit for bicyclists, group rides, prizes, rallies and dozens of "pit stops" where cyclists can stop along the commute for refreshments and more.</p><p>For additional events going on around Caltech see links below:</p><p><strong>Los Angeles</strong></p><p>Metrolink <a href="http://www.metrolinktrains.com">http://www.metrolinktrains.com</a></p><p>Metro:<a href="https://www.metro.net/riding/bikes/">https://www.metro.net/riding/bikes/</a></p><p><strong>Orange</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.octa.net/Bike/Overview/">http://www.octa.net/Bike/Overview/</a></p><p><strong>Riverside/San Bernardino</strong></p><p><a href="http://gohumansocal.org">http://gohumansocal.org</a></p><p><a href="http://www.omnitrans.org/">http://www.omnitrans.org/</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ie511.org/iecommuter/">https://www.ie511.org/iecommuter/</a></p><p><strong>Ventura</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.goventura.org/">https://www.goventura.org/</a></p><p>For additional information contact Kristina Valenzuela, Alternative Transportation Administrator,  <a href="mailto:Kristina.Valenzuela@caltech.edu">Kristina.Valenzuela@caltech.edu</a>.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 04 May 2017 22:14:32 +0000 kristina.valenzuela 60532 at http://www.caltech.edu Boldly Go! now on YouTube http://www.caltech.edu/content/boldly-go-now-youtube <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Caltech production of <em>Boldly Go!</em>, a two-act musical parody based upon Star Trek, is now available on <a href="http://www.caltech.edu/content/boldly-go-now-youtube">YouTube</a>. <em>Boldly Go!</em> was produced by Theater Arts Caltech last academic year, and was written by Caltech graduate student Grant Remmen and his brother Cole.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:22:50 +0000 jnalick 54821 at http://www.caltech.edu Statement on the March for Science http://www.caltech.edu/content/statement-march-science <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Here in LA and across the country we gather in support of science. We march to defend an approach, a mode of inquiry based on data, evidence and reason, that has illuminated the natural world and transformed society. We are here for our nation and for our children's future. We are brought together from across the disciplines by shared  values, whether we spend our time in a laboratory, over a computer, in the archives, or in a studio. We value openness and collaboration, scientific rigor, and the testing of ideas in the search for truth. The fall of our footsteps will echo over the coming days, but we as the Caltech community must continue the march for science by our daily actions year after year.</p><p>Thomas F. Rosenbaum, President</p></div></div></div> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:20:55 +0000 rbasu 54816 at http://www.caltech.edu Caltech Art Gallery Opening Night Reception - April 17, 7-9 pm http://www.caltech.edu/content/caltech-art-gallery-opening-night-reception-april-17-7-9-pm <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div><div><div>The Caltech Art Gallery Committee looks forward to your attendance at the Art Gallery Opening from 7-9 pm April 17 at Chandler.<br /> </div><div>The event celebrates the opening of the Caltech Art Gallery in Little Chandler, and the Caltech Art of Science Gallery in Old Red Door. Both galleries will remain open for viewing through the end of Spring Term.</div><div> </div>The evening features a progressive art walk through Old Red Door, new Red Door, Little Chandler, and Chandler patio. Along the way, you will find live entertainment from Caltech groups, blank canvasses open to your creativity, boba &amp; mini bouchons, coffee for purchase, and of course a variety of artwork created by members of the Caltech community. The artists will be on hand to chat about their works.<br /> </div>The entertainment schedule is <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1904383776508278/" target="_blank">available on the Facebook page</a>.<br /><br />Art gallery attire encouraged, but all are welcome. Families welcome.<br /><div><div><br /><div><br />Supported by the Moore-Hufstedler Fund, Art of Science, GSC, Dining, Graphics Resources, and PVA</div></div></div></div><p> </p></div></div></div> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:50:46 +0000 ahayden 54691 at http://www.caltech.edu Spring Meditation Challenge http://www.caltech.edu/content/spring-meditation-challenge <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Starting April 11, 2017, <a href="mailto:Commit@Caltech">Commit@Caltech</a> will be hosting an 8-week Spring Meditation Challenge!</p><p>Join us every Tuesday at 12:15pm in the Beckman Institute Center Garden Courtyard for a relaxing 30-minute meditation session.</p><p>Participate and get a chance at winning cool prizes!</p><ul><li>To sign up:</li><li>Go to <a href="http://www.caltech.stickk.com">caltech.stickk.com</a></li><li>Enter promo code: bewellCaltech</li><li>Create a "Spring Meditation Challenge" commitment</li></ul><p>For more information, contact Roberta Carvalho at <a href="mailto:bewell@caltech.edu">bewell@caltech.edu</a> or by phone at (626) 395-2413.</p><p><a href="https://hr.caltech.edu/documents/319-spring_2017_meditation_challenge.pdf">Download the PDF flyer here</a>.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:33:59 +0000 gubatan 54685 at http://www.caltech.edu Procurement Services April Newsletter http://www.caltech.edu/content/procurement-services-april-newsletter-0 <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Procurement Services' April Newsletter has been published. Please visit <a href="https://procurement.caltech.edu">https://procurement.caltech.edu</a> and click on the Announcements' tab.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 21:42:56 +0000 hillary.sanchez 54596 at http://www.caltech.edu Doc's Basketball Academy at Caltech http://www.caltech.edu/content/docs-basketball-academy-caltech <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Registration is now open for Doc's Basketball Academy at Caltech</strong></p><p>Learn from the team that has set more than 100 program records! Caltech Head Men's Basketball Coach Doc Eslinger will be hosting two great weeks of camp for boys and girls this summer.</p><p>Youth Academy (grades 1-8): Session I is June 19-23 and Session II is June 26-30, both to take place in Caltech's Braun Gym.</p><p>The Elite Academy for high-level players entering grades 9-12 is June 30-July 2.</p><p>For times, registration, and details:</p><p><a href="http://www.docsbballacademy.com/">http://www.docsbballacademy.com/</a></p></div></div></div> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:44:29 +0000 hoopitup 54581 at http://www.caltech.edu Totem Submissions Due April 7 http://www.caltech.edu/content/totem-submissions-due-april-7 <div class="field field-name-field-description field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Totem</em>, Caltech's literary and visual arts magazine, is receiving submissions now for the 2017 issue.</p><p>Submissions to Totem 2017 are due 11:59 pm on April 7 to <a href="mailto:totem@caltech.edu">totem@caltech.edu</a>. Anyone affiliated with Caltech is welcome to participate. Information that should be included with submissions:</p><ul><li>name (or anonymous)</li><li>title</li><li>medium</li></ul><p>Works accepted include photographs, poetry, prose, etc. Photographs should be at least 300 dpi. </p><p>For more information, please see <a href="http://totem.caltech.edu/">totem.caltech.edu</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CaltechTotem">www.facebook.com/CaltechTotem</a>.</p><p>If you have any questions, feel free to email us at <a href="mailto:totem@caltech.edu">totem@caltech.edu</a>.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 23:30:29 +0000 rbasu 54578 at http://www.caltech.edu