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The Inside Story of Climate Science: Thin Ice - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join us on 4/24/13 for a film screening of Thin Ice, a film that explores the mulitdisciplinary fields of climate change study through the eyes of the scientists seeking to better understand our planet's changing climate. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Erik Conway, author of Merchants of Doubt
  • Jess Adkins, Caltech Professor in Paleoclimate & Oceanography
  • Annmarie Eldering, JPL scientist, Deputy Project Scientist for Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)
  • Eric Rignot, JPL & UCIrvine Professor in Glaciology

The screening and panel discussion will be held at the Cahill Hameetman Auditorium starting at 6:45pm 4/24/13. Free food and drinks!

Click here for the event flyer.

RSVP to or for planning purposes.

Event sponsored by ESE and the Graduate Student Council


Caltech Help - New Request Tracking System

Effective Monday, April 15th, Caltech Help will be the new system for IMSS, Card Office, and Procurement service requests. Other campus service centers, including Human Resources, will soon join this system. Caltech Help's web interface allows you to conveniently submit and track service requests, as well as view your request history. Caltech Help also features a list of FAQs to help you find answers to common service requests. To start using Caltech Help, go to and log in with your access.caltech username and password. Alternatively, you can log in to and select Caltech Help under the Administrative Services heading.


IMSS Help Desk is Moving!

Effective Monday, February 25th, the Help Desk and Hardware Repairs will be located in Central Engineering Services (building 85). The Help Desk will be located in Room 204 and Hardware Repairs will be in Room 109. Also note that our new mail code is 200-85. The move is scheduled to take place Friday, Februrary 22nd and the Help Desk will be closed for walk-ins 12PM-5PM that day. If you need assistance during this time, please contact us at x3500 or Regular services will resume on Monday, February 25th at 8AM. For more information visit


Serious Java 1.7.x Vulnerability

A serious vulnerability has been found in Java 1.7, which allows execution of arbitrary code on the victim's computer. All that is necessary for exploitation to occur is to inadvertently visit a malicious website using a browser with Java 1.7.x enabled.

Oracle has released a new update to address this security issue, Java 1.7 Update 11. While we urge you to apply this update immediately, we also recommend leaving Java disabled unless you are intentionally using a site where it is required. Instructions for disabling Java can be found here or here.

Note that IMSS Managed Computing workstations are not running Java 1.7 and are not affected by this vulnerability, however we continue to recommend leaving Java disabled unless it is required.


LabArchives Site License

Caltech has established a site license for LabArchives under which all students and faculty will now have unlimited use of this platform. LabArchives is an electronic lab notebook that allows you to organize all of your laboratory data (text, spreadsheets, PDFs, Prism projects, and more). Data can then easily be located by keyword, user, or date. In addition, sharing data with specific individuals or groups is also possible. LabArchives Caltech Edition is virtually identical to the Professional Edition, with two exceptions: 1) The ability to publicly share data has been removed, you can still share data with specific individuals or groups but cannot assign a public URL; and 2) The ability to email to your Inbox has been disabled. These two exceptions are necessary to comply with Caltech legal and security policies.

How do I sign up?

Visit LabArchives and use your email address to register.

Coming this spring: LabArchives will soon be accessible using your access.caltech credentials.

Want to learn more?

Check out the Features & Benefits of LabArchives


Caltech Reading Women

Noon to 1 in the Sherman Fairchild Library Room 328

For More Information Contact Michelle Case *8383

Jan 17, 2013    The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough

Feb 21 2013     The Calligrapher's Daughter, by E. Kim

Mar 21, 2013   Reckless, by Cornelia Funke

April 18, 2013 Complete Stories, by Dorothy Parker

May 20, 2013  Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

June 20, 2013  Morgan's Run, by Colleen McCullough

July 18, 2013   Dear Life, by Alice Munro


Kick-Off of the Hameetman Center Renovation on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

All members of the Caltech community are cordially invited to a short program celebrating the Kick-Off of the Hameetman Center Renovation on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

The program will begin at 4 p.m. on the south side of Winnett Student Center (the future Hameetman Center) along the Olive Walk and include remarks from Caltech President Jean-Lou Chameau and Vice President for Student Affairs Anneila Sargent.  After the program, there will be light refreshments for all guests.

The Hameetman Center will create a shared gathering space where students and all members of the Caltech community can interact across residential and academic barriers, and build lasting friendships that enhance the Caltech experience and culture.  Among many upgrades being considered are the creation of an open, versatile lounge and common area on the ground floor; a new music rehearsal room and dance studio; an interior stair and elevator core to unify all three floors; and an enlarged outdoor patio with barbecues, heating lamps, and electrical outlets.

We hope you will join us to celebrate the establishment of this exciting new Center and Fred & Joyce Hameetman's commitment to sustaining a strong and connected campus community.


Moon Festival Celebration

To celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival – one of the most important traditional festivals in Chinese culture, Caltech C will be hosting its annual Moon Festival Celebration in Ramo Auditorium on Saturday October 20th from 5:30-9pm. There will be an authentic Chinese buffet ($5.00 with CaltechID, $10.00 without Caltech ID) at Ramo Terrace at 5:30pm. Moon Festival Celebration performances will begin at 7pm in Ramo Auditorium (free admission!) Please come meet our musicians, dancers, actors and actresses and celebrate this traditional Chinese festival with us!

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