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The Caltech community is participating in a drive in support of the Foothill Unity Center to provide back-to-school supplies for

children of qualified families. There will be drop-off boxes provided in both Human Resources & Keith Spalding buildings.  They are accepting

donations from July 8th thru July 30th.  Please deposit your items in the drop-off boxes Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions, contact Stephanie Hancock at 626-395-2071 or


Faster Campus Wireless Network

As part of the ongoing campus network refresh project, IMSS has increased campus wireless network speed limits. Caltech BeaverNet and the Registered network are now almost twice as fast as previous speeds. The Caltech Guest network rate has also been greatly increased. See more info about the wireless network at For questions or comments, contact us at (request type IMSS-->Network, Wireless & Remote Access-->Other).


Red Cross Blood Drive at Caltech

The Red Cross is conducting a Blood Drive at Caltech Monday, July 15 from 8:00am to 8:00pm in the Red Cross Bloodmobile parked in the Winnett Quad and Tuesday, July 16 from noon to 6:00pm in Winnett Lounge (above the Bookstore).

Your donation can help save the life of a patient in need, giving them the chance to create their own summer of stories. Live a story. Give a story. Donate blood or platelets.

Help patients create their summer of stories by donating blood at our blood drive at Caltech on July 15th from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Summer is a time to create lifelong memories. When you give blood or platelets, you could give patients time to make their own memories.

 Show your American spirit this month in honor of Independence Day by donating blood. To help increase interest in donating blood when donations historically drop around summer holidays, all presenting donors July 1-15 will be entered to win one of five $3,000 American Express gift cards!

redcrossblood.org1-800-RED CROSS






Time Keeping (Kronos) Limited - More Compatible & Secure

Due to serious security and compatibility issues with Java, IMSS recommends using Time Keeping (Kronos) Limited instead of regular Time Keeping (Kronos).

Time Keeping Limited, the lighter version of Time Keeping, does not require Java and is compatible with all common operating systems and browsers. Time Keeping Limited can also accomplish the same common tasks and functions as regular Time Keeping for employees and managers. For more information on using Time Keeping Limited, please visit

Please note that this does not affect "swipers" (individuals who report their time by "swiping" their card at time clocks).

As a reminder, IMSS strongly recommends using Java only when absolutely necessary and frequently keeping up on security updates. Note that IMSS regularly maintains Java on all Managed Computing PCs.

For questions or concerns, please contact us at using request type IMSS > Applications-Self Service > Time Keeping (Kronos) > Other.


“When I Die, They’ll Send Me Home”

"When I Die, They'll Send Me Home" – A Human Rights Perspective on Juvenile Justice in California

Elizabeth Calvin │ Annenberg Lecture Hall │ Tuesday, May 21, at 7:30 pm


In California children as young as 14 years old are tried in adult courts and given prison sentences meant for adults. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and other international treaties require that children under age 18 be treated differently from adults when accused of a crime. Elizabeth Calvin, Senior Advocate in the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, has been at the forefront of a coalition advocating to change California law so that it reflects the capacity of young people to change and mature. Elizabeth will describe her research and advocacy on juvenile justice in California, as well as the work of Human Rights Watch. As a lawyer, advocate, and author of several Human Rights Watch reports, Elizabeth will also discuss the process and challenges she has faced with collecting data and analyzing the results.


About the Speaker

Elizabeth Calvin is an attorney and Senior Advocate for the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, where she works for the rights of children in the juvenile justice and foster care systems.  An advocate for over 25 years, she investigates human rights violations, publishes findings, organizes others to support a change in law, and lobbies legislators to take action.


Faculty Search Committee Open Forum and Survey

The Faculty Search Committee is charged with seeking Dr. Chameau's successor and recommending several eminently qualified candidates for the position of president to the Trustee Selection Committee. All Caltech staff members are invited to meet with members of the search committee in an open forum. The agenda will include a presentation of the results of staff surveys and focus groups, an opportunity to offer input on the search for the next president of Caltech, and a question-and-answer segment with the search committee.

You may access the survey at

We encourage you to complete the survey by May 8. For more information about the Presidential Search, please visit the website at:

Staff forum: Friday, May 10, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Ramo auditorium


Personal Savings Workshop

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

10 – 11 a.m.

Winnett Lounge


Personal Savings Workshop


Whether you have a healthy balance or an unhealthy debt, proper management is the key to a sound financial future. This workshop, led by TIAA-CREF, will cover financial goal setting and savings strategies. The objective is to help you create a personal financial plan – and keep your plan on track. Attend and you'll receive free giveaways and have a chance to win prizes. No RSVP is needed. For details, visit


Investing 201 Workshop

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

10 – 11 a.m.

Winnett Lounge


Investing 201 Workshop


Learn how to understand the risks and maximize the rewards of investing. This workshop, led by TIAA-CREF, will give you insight into what kind of investor you are and a deeper understanding of the financial choices available to you, including equities, real estate, fixed income investments, money markets, guaranteed investments, and mutual funds. Attend and you'll receive free giveaways and have a chance to win prizes. No RSVP is needed. For details, visit  

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