The most impressive feature of Caltech to me is the Institute's spirit of reinvention. Members of our community switch fields, make abrupt turns in career directions, if the problem to be solved is fundamental, entrancing, and impactful.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jennifer Howes on her promotion to Director of Health and Counseling Services.

I am pleased to announce that Kevin Gilmartin, Professor of English, has been appointed the Dean of Undergraduate Students effective July 1, 2016.

Announcing Techstock 2016, the latest and greatest edition of Caltech/JPL's very own Battle of the Bands!

To update your personal, emergency, and office (mail code, telephone number, and room location) information go to access.caltech.edu and click on

Beginnning February 1 Chandler Café and the convenience store will be accepting credit cards. Café at Broad and the Red Door will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!

Totem—Caltech's literary and visual arts magazine—is having a contest! The deadline is January 8, 2016, and the contest theme is dreams (interpret how you would like).

Keeping an Ion your Caltech spirit!

The Feynman Prize is endowed through the generosity of Ione and Robert E.

Regarding the announcement by a member of the faculty concerning her intent to pursue litigation against the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the following statement has been issued:

Here's your chance to nominate your favorite professor for the 2014-15 Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching!