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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

 

 

02/24/2014

Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross Blood Drive will  be held Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4 from 12:00pm to 6:00 p.m. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked by Winnett Quad.

Benefits of Donating:

  • It feels great to donate!
  • It's something you can spare – most people have blood to spare... yet, there is still not enough to go around.
  • You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed – most people don't think they'll ever need blood, but many do.
  • You will be someone's hero – in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.

Please go to redcrossblood.org or call1-800-RED CROSS for more information.

 

02/21/2014

Red Cross Blood Drive – March 3rd and 4th

Red Cross Blood Drive – March 3rd and 4th

The Red Cross Blood Drive will  be held Monday, March 3 from 12:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Tuesday, March 4 from noon to 6:00pm. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked by Winnett Quad.

Benefits of Donating:

  • It feels great to donate!
  • It's something you can spare – most people have blood to spare... yet, there is still not enough to go around.
  • You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed – most people don't think they'll ever need blood, but many do.
  • You will be someone's hero – in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.

Please go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS for more information.

02/21/2014

Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations 

Tools for Talking When Stakes are High 

If you feel stuck—in a relationship, in your career, at home, wherever—chances are a crucial conversation is   keeping you there. This training based on the New York Times bestseller introduces you to the skills you need to handle crucial conversations—conversations that occur when the stakes are high, emotions run strong, and opinions vary. 

With Crucial Conversations skills, you'll be able to…

· Prepare for high-stakes situations with a proven technique

· Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue

· Make it safe to talk about almost  anything

· Be persuasive, not abrasive

· Improve nearly every professional and personal relationships

 

Dates:

March 20, 2014 and March 27, 2014

Time:

9am—4pm

Location:

Winnett Lounge

Fee:

$250

 

To register for the class and get more information about course content, fees, and   cancellation policy, please visit our online course catalog at http://www.hr.caltech.edu/services/professional_development  or call x3204

 

02/21/2014

Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross Blood Drive will also be held Monday, March 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday, March 4 from noon to 6:00pm. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked by Winnett Quad.

Benefits of Donating:

  • It feels great to donate!
  • It's something you can spare – most people have blood to spare... yet, there is still not enough to go around.
  • You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed – most people don't think they'll ever need blood, but many do.
  • You will be someone's hero – in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.

Please go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS for more information.

 

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