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02/03/2016

Parking Lot #7 Closed until May 31

Beginning February 1, parking lot #7 (behind the Center for Student Services) will be closed to commuter and carpool parking through May 31.  

This closure is necessary to accommodate the installation of a large chilled water line under the parking lot. The Holliston parking garage will not be affected.

During the closure, additional parking will be available at the following locations:

  • Parking structure #1 (341 Wilson Ave)
  • Parking structure #3 (1248 California)

For questions regarding the closure, please contact Todd Swart at x5989, or Ben Smith at x 4190

01/27/2016

February 1: Credit Cards Accepted for Dining and Store Purchases

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:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express

International cards will also be accepted, so long as they are Visa or Mastercard.

Charges under $25 will not require a signature.

12/23/2015

Are You Ready to Weather the Storms?

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.

12/14/2015

Totem Contest

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 totem@caltech.edu.

12/03/2015

Caltech Spirit Photo Contest

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.
 

10/27/2015

Mandatory Transportation Survey

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.

10/05/2015

Call for Nominations: Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching

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.

09/21/2015

IMSS Offer High Performance Cloud Computing Service

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.

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