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04/30/2014

Office 365 is coming to Caltech

IMSS will begin offering Office 365 to campus this summer. Office 365 is a suite of cloud-based collaboration and productivity services, including Exchange email and calendar, online document editing and storage, team sites, IM, and web conferencing. Office 365 benefits include:

  • 50GB individual Exchange mailboxes
  • 1TB OneDrive for Business individual file storage
  • Office Online to share and edit documents across your devices
  • Optimized access for mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Mobile
  • No advertising or data mining for Caltech accounts

Want to learn more about Office 365?

Visit the Office 365 Information Center and register to attend an information session to see what Office 365 at Caltech can do for you.

04/21/2014

Order Adobe CS6 licenses by May 16

Adobe is ending general availability of CS6 perpetual licenses in May. IMSS has extended the last day to place any Adobe CS6 orders at Caltech's volume license discount pricing via http://software.caltech.edu from April 30 to May 16.
 
Adobe plans to move completely toward their subscription-based offering, Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud licenses are not currently available for purchase via software.caltech.edu, but may be purchased directly from Adobe at http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.edu.html.

04/14/2014

Caltech Earth Week Events

Join Caltech Sustainability for a week of informative and inspiring events in celebration of Earth Day (April 21 - April 25). We have lots of events planned during the week including lunchtime speaker seminars (lunch included), an informative presentation about proposed changes to the Sacramento San-Joaquin River Delta – the epicenter of California's water challenge, updates on climate change effects in California, and much more! Click here for the schedule of events for the week.

We hope to see you there! Contact sustainability@caltech.edu with any questions!

04/08/2014

Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta: The Epicenter of California's Water Challenge

Caltech Earth Week Speaker Series: Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta: The Epicenter of California's Water Challenge

Join us for a riveting discussion on the complexity of the proposed changes to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the hub of California's water system. The Delta presents what is arguably California's most important test of successfully managing change in order to address the needs of the environment, economy and local communities simultaneously.

Curt Schmutte, civil engineer, consultant to the Metropolitan Water District and senior authority on California's water supply, will take us through the region's unique ecosystem and diverse recreational and agricultural economy. The challenges of the region range from declining health of fish species, island subsidence, potential levee failure, predicted sea level rise, water quality degradation and urbanization.

All members of the community are welcome to attend.

When: Monday, April 21, 2014 4:30pm-6:00pm
Where: Ramo Auditorium

For more information on the event, click here.

Sponsored by Sustainability Programs
sustainability@caltech.edu
www.sustainability.caltech.edu

04/08/2014

California's Drought: why, when and how long?

Caltech Earth Week Speaker Series: California's Drought - why, when and how long?

After three consecutive years of below-normal rainfall, California faces its most severe drought emergency in decades. Dr. William (Bill) Patzert, a JPL scientist and often called the "Prophet of California climate", will discuss just what's behind our current drought -- the why, when and how long.

The current reality: Governor Jerry Brown has called for Californians to voluntarily reduce water use by 20 percent. Mandatory rationing could be ordered soon so that homes, businesses and farms don't run dry over the summer. Wildfire danger is unusually high. How did we get into this drought? In part, blame it on the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, or "PDO", a slowly oscillating pattern of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. At the moment, the PDO is in its negative phase—a condition historically linked to extreme high-pressure ridges that block West Coast storms and give the Midwest and East Coast punishing winters. "California's history is written in great droughts," Patzert says. To find out how long this drought will last, attend his talk!

All members of the community are welcome to attend. Lunch provided.

When: Monday, April 22, 2014 12:00pm-1:00pm
Where: Noyes 153

For more information on the event, click here.

Sponsored by Sustainability Programs
sustainability@caltech.edu
www.sustainability.caltech.edu

04/03/2014

Caltech Earth Week Speaker Series: The Epicenter of California's Water Challenge

Join us for a riveting discussion on the complexity of the proposed changes to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the hub of California's water system. The Delta presents what is arguably California's most important test of successfully managing change in order to address the needs of the environment, economy and local communities simultaneously.

Curt Schmutte, civil engineer, consultant to the Metropolitan Water District and senior authority on California's water supply, will take us through the region's unique ecosystem and diverse recreational and agricultural economy. The challenges of the region range from declining health of fish species, island subsidence, potential levee failure, predicted sea level rise, water quality degradation and urbanization.

All members of the community are welcome to attend.

When: Monday, April 21, 2014 4:30pm-6:00pm

Where: Ramo Auditorium

For more information on the event, click here.

Sponsored by Sustainability Programs
sustainability@caltech.edu
www.sustainability.caltech.edu

03/07/2014

Science of Benefits - The New Realities of Life Transitions & Well-Being

Thursday, March 13, 2014
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
RAMO Auditorium
The New Realities of Life Transitions & Well-Being

A Special Presentation by Joe Coughlin, Director of MIT's AgeLab

Your Retirement Paradigm is About to Shift

As part of the Science of Benefits series, Joe Coughlin, Director of MIT's AgeLab, is coming to Caltech for a special speaker event: The New Realities of Life Transitions & Well-Being.

Named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the "12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement," Coughlin will share his insights about the future and aging. He'll explain how evolving social norms are changing the way we engage with our finances — and what to do about it to ensure optimal well-being across our lifespan.

Come hear this distinguished and engaging speaker, and learn how we will all live, work and play tomorrow.

No RSVP is needed. For details, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/caltech

 

 

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