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From: Jim Cowell, Associate Vice President for Facilities
Date: April 8, 2019
Re: Campus Security

Caltech has made important changes to campus security and we want to be sure you are aware of the changes and the different ways you may recognize our security officers during this transition period.

Recently, Caltech enhanced campus security with the addition of Allied Universal, which services more than 500 campus locations nationwide. Caltech Security's leadership has remained in-house. Within the next few weeks, officers will transition to Caltech branded uniforms. In the meantime, some security staff will be wearing Allied Universal uniforms, which consist of a blue polo-type shirt and black pants. If you are concerned about whether officers are Caltech Security personnel, please call x4701 to inquire. Allied-branded cars will be used until they are replaced with Caltech security vehicles.

Emergency contact numbers (x5000 and 626-395-5000) and safety procedures will remain as they currently are. Patrols are ongoing 24/7 and Security can continue to be contacted at x4701 for lockouts and escorts.

For more information on Caltech's commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors, visit the Caltech Security website or call x4701.


Passport Photo Special

For the month of April
Graphic Resources will be
offering passport photo
services at a special price.

$8.50 for a set of two photos.

Graphic Resources Customer
Service is located in the
basement of the Keith Spalding
Building, Room B128.

Contact us at:
Phone: (626) 395-6701

No appointment necessary!


Campus Security Teams with Allied Universal

Beginning today, Caltech will be enhancing campus security with the addition of Allied Universal, which services more than 500 campus locations nationwide. Our campus security leadership will remain in-house, and emergency contact numbers and safety procedures will remain as they currently are.

For more information on Caltech's commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors, visit the Caltech Security website.


Mail Services Customer Appreciation Day

Thursday April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. lobby of Keith Spalding

Passport Acceptance - Photos, Applications and Renewals will be available

The USPS portion can be paid by credit card, cash or personal check. The Department of State portion has to be paid by check or money order only (money order not sold at this location).

FREE Passport photos for the first five customers!

Enjoy refreshments and enter our prize drawing


Caltech Teams with Northrop Grumman to Deliver Airworthiness Certificate Program

Northrop Grumman Corporation has engaged Caltech to deliver an innovative six-day program in Airworthiness Fundamentals, designed to help build capabilities for the company's aerospace engineers.

Today's aircraft—civil, military, manned, and unmanned—are increasingly complex and evolving more rapidly than ever before. As innovation in connected platforms, unmanned aircraft systems, and autonomy accelerates, there is a corresponding elevation in risk that requires thoughtful design for high-quality aircraft trusted to complete their missions and return safely.

"Caltech has developed an airworthiness fundamentals professional program that is timely and tailored to bring the right big-picture perspectives to seasoned engineers as well as professionals early in their career." said Doug Davis, Director of the Office of Independent Airworthiness for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. "This six-day program can be offered where and when we need it, and it is flexible enough to allow for both US civil and military needs, while also being adaptable for Europe and other international regulatory environments. Northrop Grumman is committed to providing multiple educational opportunities for our employees to help them obtain the airworthiness skills necessary for our company to be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies, with the goal of supporting global security."

"This new program extends our decades-long relationship with Northrop Grumman. We've educated nearly 4,000 Northrop Grumman participants in our professional programs," said Dr. Rick Hefner, program director for Caltech's Center for Technology and Management Education (CTME). "Airworthiness is scalable to other aerospace markets and products. It’s modular enough to couple with other certificate programs in our portfolio, including systems engineering, cybersecurity, agile hardware, predictive analytics, product development, operations/supply chain, innovation, and leadership." Northrop Grumman management nominates high-performing engineering professionals to join seasonal cohorts in attending the Caltech program, which can be delivered at the company's locations throughout the US.

The new Certificate in Airworthiness Engineering is conferred by CTME, the professional education arm of the Institute, which customizes learning programs to meet the challenges of technology-driven companies.

CTME is embedded in Caltech's Engineering and Applied Science Division, which includes seven departments: the Graduate Aerospace Laboratory (GALCIT), Applied Physics and Materials Science, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, and the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering.


Caltech Science for March - Volunteers and Speakers Needed


Caltech Science for March

This free event, organized by the Caltech Postdoc Association; the Graduate Student Council; the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach; and Theater Arts at Caltech will feature more than 50 interactive booths, TED-style science talks, and other activities. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Science for March aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

For more information, visit

Check below the different ways you can be part of this event

1) You can register and attend the event with your family and friends!
2) You can present an outreach booth
3) You can give a 10-15 min outreach/TED style talk about your research/field of knowledge.
4) You can sign up to volunteer to help run another group's booth, coordinate during event, set-up, clean-up.


The event is on Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10 a.m. at Beckman Mall.

Contact Caltech Postdoctoral Association, Eugenia Khorosheva 
For more information see Caltech Science for March 2019



Rick Steves Live

Public television host and author Rick Steves will discuss some of his recent travels to Europe, Guatemala, and Ethiopia.

The event will be Sunday, February 17, 4 p.m., at Beckman Auditorium.


Totem Submissions Open Now through March 31

Totem, Caltech's literary and visual arts magazine, is now accepting submissions for the 2019 issue. Email your submission to by March 31st. 

Anyone affiliated with Caltech can submit poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, or art for consideration in the 2019 issue of Totem by emailing before 11:59 pm on March 31. Submissions to the Art of Science contest will also be considered for publication in the 2019 issue of Totem magazine.

Please see for more information! 

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