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Take Our Children to Work Day

Caltech's annual Take Our Children to Work Day will take place on Thursday, April 26. This event is an opportunity for Caltech personnel to introduce their children to the exciting things that go on at Caltech and to interest them in science, research, and possibilities for the future. For information and registration, go to: If you have questions, contact Christine Boyle at 395-1745.


The Athenaeum Debuts New Website

The Athenaeum is pleased to announce the launch of its
new and improved website on March 1.

The Athenaeum collaborated with Clubessential, a marketing and media company specializing in private clubs, to provide a more comprehensive source of club information and services for members and their guests. Members can now access and manage their personal account, make reservations and payments online, and much more!

The Athenaeum is a wonderful benefit to the Caltech, JPL, and Huntington Library community as a place for fine and casual dining, social and special events, and hotel and membership services. For more information on our new website or joining The Athenaeum, contact us at 626-395-8200 or visit us online at!


Procurement Services Open House

Procurement Services invites all members of the community to enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and fun at their "Wild Wild West" Open House Event on February 29.


New Office Depot Account Manager

Purchasing Services would like to introduce you to Caltech's new Office Depot Account Manager, Charlotte (Char) Bland. Like our previous account manager, Wanda Musolff, Char will be on campus each week to assist you with all your office supply needs. Char can be reached at (626) 375-2793 or


Off the Clock: Art On Your Own Time

An awards reception in Dabney Gardens will take place at 3 p.m. on February 16. The registration deadline was February 3. In conjunction with the exhibition we will present a piano and cello recital by Julia Greer, assistant professor of materials science and mechanics, and Monica Kohler, senior research fellow in mechanical and civil engineering, at noon on February 17 in Dabney Lounge. For more information, contact Christine Boyle at or 395-1745.

Works on display will include jewelry, woodworking, drawings, oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, knitting, quilts, and photographs. Attendees will vote on their favorite items in the exhibition, and awards from their votes and from the Caltech Art Committee will be announced at the reception in Dabney Gardens on Thursday, February 16.


Red Cross Blood Drive

Parking is available in the California Boulevard underground parking structure.

Making an appointment is easy. Go to and enter your email address and date of birth. If you have used the online appointment system before, your information will display for your approval. If you have not used our online system before, you can fill out the form with some basic information that the blood bank will need. Then click the "Continue and View Blood Drives" button. You will see our blood drive. If you went to the site without using the link and don't see our drive enter "caltech" where it asks for the sponsor code. Click the circle to the left of the day you would like your appointment. On the next page, pick a time. Then you will receive an email confirming your appointment.

For more information, contact Christine Boyle at 395-1745 or To donate blood you must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 lbs. and be in good health.


Important WebNow Update

This message pertains to all WebNow users. In order to improve the security and reliability of our WebNow program, we Caltech Business and Finance has made a change to the URL address where WebNow can be accessed. Effective as of Wednesday, January 11, 2012, the correct link to access WebNow is You are encouraged to click on this link and bookmark it for use effective immediately. The former link for WebNow has been removed and will no longer be accessible using any previous bookmarks or links. Note that your existing WebNow username and password will not change. The only change is the URL. If you have any questions, please contact your WebNow administrator.


IMSS High Performance Computing Service

The High Performance Computing (HPC) pay-as-you-go service is ideal for faculty and research groups that do not want to take on the considerable financial burden of purchasing and managing their own high-performance cluster or for groups that require supplemental computing power in order to satisfy imminent research deadlines.

With IMSS's HPC service, you simply pay based upon your monthly processor and storage usage. We recently updated the service so that Matlab R2011b is now available which includes improved GPU support along with many bug fixes. Many other applications are also available, such as Lumerical, NAMD, and StochKit, with more software titles being added regularly. For additional details and pricing, go to or email

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