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02/07/2013

Mean Markets and Lizard Brains

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

10 a.m.

RAMO Auditorium

 

Mean Markets and Lizard Brains

 

The 2013 Science of Benefits series is kicking off with a special presentation by Terry Burnham, author of Mean Markets and Lizard Brains. He'll discuss how irrationality can actually help predict market direction. Dr. Benjamin Gillen, Assistant Professor in Economics at Caltech, will provide his unique perspective based on his research in financial econometrics. Whether you're just starting to save for retirement or you're a seasoned investor, you'll enjoy this lively discussion. Attend and you'll have a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD or a signed copy of Terry Burnham's book.

No reservations are required. For details, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/caltech.

 

 

 

01/25/2013

Flu Shots Available

Flu Shots Available

Where:  Student Health Center

Times:   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  8:30am - 10:30am & 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

A limited quantity of Seasonal and H1N1 vaccinations are available.  You must show your Caltech ID to receive a shot.  If you are pregnant or have a preexisting medical condition, please bring written consent from your doctor to receive the flu shot. 

For more information, call Michelle Case  at 626-395-8383

01/24/2013

Welcome to New Staff Members

 

Division of Biology

Patrick Arpp – Research Technician

Ann Cutting – Laboratory Technician

Axel Dominguez – Research Support Assistant

Susan Gordon - Bioinformatician

Tatiana Hochgreb-Haegele – Scientific Research

Tom Katsikakis – Grant Manager

Arthur Larenas – Shipping/Receiving/Stockroom Clerk & Purchasing Assistant

Alejandro LaRiviere – Research Technician

Annie Moradian – Senior Lab Manager & Research Scientist

Maria Quiloan – Research Technician Assistant

Lauren Villarreal – Grant Manager

 

Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Elisa Brink – Purchasing Assistant

Margarita Davis - Administrative Assistant

Maria-Eleni Dimotsantou – Research Technician

Nima Ghaderi – Research Assistant

Joel Haber - Research Chemist Material Engineer, JCAP

 

Division of Engineering & Applied Science

Rick Hefner – Director of Business Development – Center for Technology & Management Education

Barbara McKinzie Slater - Administrative Assistant

Benjamin Roader – Helium Liquefier Operating Engineer

Guoan Zheng – Research Engineer 

 

Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences

Prabha Acharya – Software Systems Developer, Associate

Julie Lee – Administrative Assistant

Reiko Kitchen – Research Support Assistant

Le Kuai – Assistant Scientist

Ara Oshagan - Researcher

 

Division of Physics, Math & Astronomy

Shawn Callahan – Mechanical Engineer

Evelyn Daniels – SOS Buyer 1

Mehmet Hanay – Research Engineer

Matthew Hollister – Research Engineer

Albert Lam – Research Technician

Wilson Liu – Scientific Research Associate

Paula Jo Willis – Purchasing Agent

 

Audit Services & Institute Compliance

Itsuko Aono – Senior Compliance Auditor

 

Development & Institute Relations

Donna Gastevich – Assistant Vice President of Advancement Services

Judith Hamilton – Donor Relations Writer

Seth Hansen – Photo Editor & Graphic Designer

Teresa Lopez – Administrative Assistant to Development Officers

Ruby Rico – Administrative Assistant

Corinne Shor – Audience Services Representative

Ben Tomlin – Associate Director for Alumni Relations, Strategic Communications & Marketing

David Tralli – Program Manager for Research Development

Wendy Vazquez – Accounting & Operations Specialist

Sarah Vincent - Audience Services Representative

 

Financial Services

Rachel Fisher – Department Clerk  - Procurement Services

 

Office of the General Counsel

Dave Dayan – Associate General Counsel

Kerry Gomez – Administrative Assistant

 

Human Resources

Tara Hervey – Case Coordinator for International Scholar Services

 

Information Management Systems & Services

Anthony Pisano – Associate Network Design Engineer

 

Office of the Provost

Mitchel Aiken – Associate Director for Educational Outreach

Cindy Scherban – Employee Assistance Counselor - Staff and Faculty Consultation Center

 

Research Administration

Lydia McHam – Data Specialist

 

Student Affairs

Leo Balayon – Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball

David Briski – Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball

Margaret Campbell – Assistant Coach, Swimming

Christopher Chulos – Red Door Café Lead

Gino Gaspara  - Lifeguard

Margo Miller – Assistant Coach, Fencing

Jason Pruitt – Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball

Michael Stevenson – Head Coach, Men's and Women's Track & Field

Cuauhtamoc Torres – Dishwasher and General Helper

 

Office of Technology Transfer

Mary Beth Campbell - Licensing Associate

 

01/17/2013

Off the Clock:Art on Your Own Time

Off the Clock: Art On Your Own Time

An exhibition featuring artwork by members of the Caltech community will be held in Dabney Lounge February 12-14. Here is your chance to show your stuff. You can display examples of your hobbies or special interests, such as photography, jewelry, painting, watercolor, pottery, sketches, woodwork, yarn work and needlework. Come see works created by your colleagues, and vote for your favorites. Artwork can be dropped off on Monday, February 11 and the public viewing will be on February 12-14.

At a reception on Thursday, February 14, at 3:00 p.m. in Dabney Garden awards will be announced. For further information or questions, please contact:christine.boyle@caltech.edu. To get a registration form please go to: http://cit.hr.caltech.edu/events.htm

01/16/2013

58th Annual Staff Service Awards

58th Annual Staff Service Awards

The 58th Annual Staff Service Awards will be presented in Beckman Auditorium on Thursday, June 6th from 10  to 11am. We will be honoring over 200 staff members for 10 to 45 years of service to the Institute. We will also be presenting the 8th Annual Thomas Schmitt award. There will be a reception in Beckman Institute Courtyard following the ceremony. Please invite family and friends and plan to attend.

 

01/04/2013

Off the Clock: Art On Your Own Time

An exhibition featuring artwork by members of the Caltech community will be held in Dabney Lounge February 12-15. Here is your chance to show your stuff. You can display examples of your hobbies or special interests, such as photography, jewelry, painting, watercolor, pottery, sketches, woodwork, yarnwork and needlework. Come see works created by your colleagues, and vote for your favorites. Artwork can be dropped off on Monday, February 11 and the public viewing will be on February 12-14. 
At a reception on Thursday, February 14, at 3:00 p.m. in Dabney Garden awards will be announced.
For further information or questions, please contact:
To get a registration form please go to :
 

 

12/18/2012

Off the Clock: Art On Your Own Time

This is the 8th Annual exhibition featuring artwork by members of Caltech! The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 12, 13, 14 and 15 in Dabney Lounge. Come see works created by your colleagues, and vote for your favorite items on display.
 
The display will include examples of the many talents and hobbies of your co-workers. Featuring photography, drawings, paintings, watercolors, ceramics/pottery, yarnwork/needlework, quilts, jewelry, woodwork/metalwork, audio/video and more. Whatever your talent... we hope you will share it! If you would like to submit your work for the display, please submit a registration form, which can be found at:
 
 
There will be a  reception on Thursday, February 14, at 3 p.m. in Dabney Garden. The Caltech Art Committee Awards and People's Choice Awards will be announced. Please join us to recognize all of the participants. Light refreshments will be served.
 
There will be a musical performance in Dabney Lounge on Friday, February 15th and the art will also be on display until 1pm.
 
Please visit the exhibit throughout the week and bring your family and co-workers to enjoy the reception and musical performance. There is no charge for any of the events and you are encouraged to come and enjoy the art as many times as you like!

 

12/17/2012

TEDxYouth@Caltech: Brain Food

Caltech will be hosting an exciting event planned for students in grades 6-12: TEDxYouth@Caltech: Brain Food. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 11:00am-4:00pm in Beckman Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. A committee of 25 students from more than 12 different area schools, both public and private, has been hard at work choosing speakers, designing our logo and video and working on the flow of this half-day event. Please visit the website for more information, http://www.tedxyouthcaltech.com/

Ticket price

Students, grades 6-12 $ 5.00

All others,                    $25.00

 

11/29/2012

PERSONAL & INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS for Staff

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Avery Library

 

 

PERSONAL & INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS for Staff

 

Effective Organizations are a collection of effective teams which, in turn, are represented by effective individuals. Organizations that help develop the personal & interpersonal effectiveness of their employees are the same organizations that benefit from extraordinary business results, successful projects, excellent teams, and character-based leaders.  This seminar consists of a series of highly participative, engaging & purposeful exercises to help you see how your words, attitudes, and behavior affect not only your own level of workplace performance, but can have positive or negative influence on those you work with.  Participants consistently report back that this seminar helps them in a very practical way, see how the choices and decisions they make throughout every working day can help better serve themselves, their co-workers, their teams & their customers.   To Register:  http://hr.caltech.edu/Education/courses/personal_effectiveness.htm (or contact staffedcuation@caltech.edu or Ext. 3204)

 

11/29/2012

TIME MANAGEMENT for Staff

Crucial relationships at work become strained when time is not respected, projects run over, email and voicemail is not managed, meetings have no agenda or don't run on schedule and an 'open door' policy becomes a living nightmare for many who haven't learned how to say "not right now".  This seminar is based on years of study of real people in real jobs and how effective people manage their time, respect others and have learned how to use email and voicemail for what they are – tools.  Participants will practice proven techniques – how to contribute to and run effective meetings; how to get their point over concisely and how to manage interruptions without offending colleagues.  The seminar presents a new way of looking at time and how effective people use their personal energy flow to know when to focus on their most challenging projects and tasks; how to avoid procrastination personally and how to inspire others they need to deal with, not to procrastinate either!  To Register:  http://hr.caltech.edu/Education/courses/timemanagement.htm (or contact staffedcuation@caltech.edu or Ext. 3204)

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

8:30 – 12:30

Avery Library

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