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!
The following cards will be accepted:
- American Express
International cards will also be accepted, so long as they are Visa or Mastercard.
Charges under $25 will not require a signature.
This year's El Niño is expected to be one of the wettest on record. You can stay informed during any emergency by signing up for alerts from LA County and your local municipality. Now is the time to get connected so you are aware of critical situations such as evacuations. Make sure you are prepared for a DARK AND STORMY NIGHT…
The forecasted El Niño is expected to bring plenty of wet weather and stormy conditions. Over the next few months, an abundance of rain may produce flooding, mudslides and power outages throughout Southern California.
Now is the time to get yourself and your family prepared.
Visit Caltech's Emergency Preparedness Website for tips on how to prepare yourself and your family, register for city emergency alerts, and find out what resources are available in your community.
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). We are accepting all literary and visual art.
There will be two winners—one for visual, one for literary. Each winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, as well as publication in Totem and The Tech.
This contest is separate from our general call for submissions for the magazine during third term. However, feel free to submit contest entries also to the magazine—we accept magazine submissions all year.
Entries from anyone affiliated with Caltech—students, faculty, staff, postdocs, alumni—are welcome.
Please send questions and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping an Ion your Caltech spirit!
Submit a photo to show us your Caltech spirit—however you want to define it—and you might win a grab bag of Caltech-themed prizes. This contest will run from November 30 until end of day Monday, January 4.
The winning photo will be published in the January 11 issue of Ion Caltech.
- Only Ion Caltech subscribers are eligible to participate.
- Multiple submissions per person are welcome.
- The contest will run until 5 p.m. January 4.
- The winning name will be revealed in the January 11 newsletter.
- The contest's winner will be determined by a judging panel.
In accordance with the South Coast Air Quality Management District's regional clean air quality requirements, Caltech conducts an annual mandatory survey of employee commute modes for a one-wek period. This year's survey asks questions about the week of October 19, 2015 through October 23, 2015.
This simple online survey takes only about two minutes of your time.
Complete the survey here: https://ridelinks.com/es254_800387.htm
Choose "Off" if you were not scheduled to work. If you select vacation, sick or a compressed work schedule, you must still enter the time you would have come to work.
Those who complete their surveys by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015 will be entered in a drawing to win a $150 gift card!
If you have any questions or experience difficulty completing your survey, please contact Kristina Valenzuela.
The Feynman Prize is endowed through the generosity of Ione and Robert E. Paradise, with additional contributions from a local anonymous couple, to honor annually a professor who demonstrates, in the broadest sense, unusual ability, creativity, and innovation in undergraduate and graduate classroom or laboratory teaching.
Nominations for the Feynman Teaching Prize are welcome from faculty, students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and alumni.
Guidelines for the prize, as well as past recipients, can be found on the provost's website at http://provost.caltech.edu/FeynmanTeachingPrize/.
Please submit detailed nomination packages to the Provost's Office by December 15, 2015.
IMSS offers an affordable, on-demand High Performance Computing (HPC) service. This cloud-based service provides faculty and research groups the opportunity to run HPC simulations on an IMSS-supported platform without expending the resources required to build and maintain dedicated, physical HPC infrastructure.
On-demand HPC features include:
- Access to 4000+ cores
- Over 60 HPC applications installed (FEA, CFD, Life Sciences, Weather forecasting and more)
- Non-virtualized "bare-metal" execution for optimal performance
- Fast CPUs and GPUs
For more information, see https://www.imss.caltech.edu/help/hpc.
IMSS is pleased to announce that OneDrive for Business and Office Online are now available to campus. With these services, you can use virtually any device to store individual files in the cloud, share files with others, and read and edit Office documents. OneDrive for Business can also be used as a replacement for your IMSS home directory.
Features of OneDrive for Business include:
- Free 1TB individual space to store and organize your documents and other files in the cloud
- Share files and folders with others and give them permission to review or edit the content
- Sync your files with PCs (Windows 7 & 8.x) and Macs
- Review and edit Office documents on mobile devices and tablets using Office Mobile (free for Android, iOS and Windows Phone)
- View and edit Office documents in a browser using Office Online (web-based versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote)
- Use automatic document version control to view and restore previous versions of your Office documents
OneDrive for Business and Office Online are now enabled for your account. For more information, or to start using the service, please review the FAQs: http://imss.caltech.edu/office365/onedrivebusiness/faqs and http://imss.caltech.edu/office365/office-online/faqs.