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58th Annual Staff Service Awards

58th Annual Staff Service Awards

The 58th Annual Staff Service Awards will be presented in Beckman Auditorium on Thursday, June 6th from 10  to 11am. We will be honoring over 200 staff members for 10 to 45 years of service to the Institute. We will also be presenting the 8th Annual Thomas Schmitt award. There will be a reception in Beckman Institute Courtyard following the ceremony. Please invite family and friends and plan to attend.



Off the Clock: Art On Your Own Time

An exhibition featuring artwork by members of the Caltech community will be held in Dabney Lounge February 12-15. Here is your chance to show your stuff. You can display examples of your hobbies or special interests, such as photography, jewelry, painting, watercolor, pottery, sketches, woodwork, yarnwork and needlework. Come see works created by your colleagues, and vote for your favorites. Artwork can be dropped off on Monday, February 11 and the public viewing will be on February 12-14. 
At a reception on Thursday, February 14, at 3:00 p.m. in Dabney Garden awards will be announced.
For further information or questions, please contact:
To get a registration form please go to :



Off the Clock: Art On Your Own Time

This is the 8th Annual exhibition featuring artwork by members of Caltech! The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 12, 13, 14 and 15 in Dabney Lounge. Come see works created by your colleagues, and vote for your favorite items on display.
The display will include examples of the many talents and hobbies of your co-workers. Featuring photography, drawings, paintings, watercolors, ceramics/pottery, yarnwork/needlework, quilts, jewelry, woodwork/metalwork, audio/video and more. Whatever your talent... we hope you will share it! If you would like to submit your work for the display, please submit a registration form, which can be found at:
There will be a  reception on Thursday, February 14, at 3 p.m. in Dabney Garden. The Caltech Art Committee Awards and People's Choice Awards will be announced. Please join us to recognize all of the participants. Light refreshments will be served.
There will be a musical performance in Dabney Lounge on Friday, February 15th and the art will also be on display until 1pm.
Please visit the exhibit throughout the week and bring your family and co-workers to enjoy the reception and musical performance. There is no charge for any of the events and you are encouraged to come and enjoy the art as many times as you like!



TEDxYouth@Caltech: Brain Food

Caltech will be hosting an exciting event planned for students in grades 6-12: TEDxYouth@Caltech: Brain Food. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 11:00am-4:00pm in Beckman Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. A committee of 25 students from more than 12 different area schools, both public and private, has been hard at work choosing speakers, designing our logo and video and working on the flow of this half-day event. Please visit the website for more information,

Ticket price

Students, grades 6-12 $ 5.00

All others,                    $25.00




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Avery Library





Effective Organizations are a collection of effective teams which, in turn, are represented by effective individuals. Organizations that help develop the personal & interpersonal effectiveness of their employees are the same organizations that benefit from extraordinary business results, successful projects, excellent teams, and character-based leaders.  This seminar consists of a series of highly participative, engaging & purposeful exercises to help you see how your words, attitudes, and behavior affect not only your own level of workplace performance, but can have positive or negative influence on those you work with.  Participants consistently report back that this seminar helps them in a very practical way, see how the choices and decisions they make throughout every working day can help better serve themselves, their co-workers, their teams & their customers.   To Register: (or contact or Ext. 3204)




Crucial relationships at work become strained when time is not respected, projects run over, email and voicemail is not managed, meetings have no agenda or don't run on schedule and an 'open door' policy becomes a living nightmare for many who haven't learned how to say "not right now".  This seminar is based on years of study of real people in real jobs and how effective people manage their time, respect others and have learned how to use email and voicemail for what they are – tools.  Participants will practice proven techniques – how to contribute to and run effective meetings; how to get their point over concisely and how to manage interruptions without offending colleagues.  The seminar presents a new way of looking at time and how effective people use their personal energy flow to know when to focus on their most challenging projects and tasks; how to avoid procrastination personally and how to inspire others they need to deal with, not to procrastinate either!  To Register: (or contact or Ext. 3204)


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

8:30 – 12:30

Avery Library


Adopt an Angel Program - Foothill Unity Center

Caltech Human Resources is once again sponsoring the annual "Adopt an Angel Program", which provides holiday gifts for children of poverty-level families from the San Gabriel Valley area. Adopting an Angel is an opportunity to buy new toys or clothes for a child who would not normally get a gift this holiday season.

To adopt an "Angel", please visit the Human Resources office at 399 S. Holliston between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. There are many decorated paper angels bearing the name of a child, his/her age and information about the child.  You will then be asked to bring in an unwrapped gift for your Angel, with his or her name attached, to the Human Resources office.  All gifts must be received by Friday, November 30. This is earlier than the deadline in the past years, so please visit the HR office soon to get your "Angel"!

The Angel Program is affiliated with the Foothill Unity Center, a nonprofit organization that provides critical support in the form of food, clothing, motel vouchers, referrals, and advocacy for people in crisis who reside in Pasadena, South Pasadena, Altadena, Monrovia, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Bradbury, Duarte, Baldwin Park, Irwindale and Azusa.

Thank you for your support of this program over the years - it is a great way to give back to our community.

For more information, contact Christine Boyle at or 395-1745.







HR Events & Education: 2012 Education Fair for Staff

HR Events & Education:  2012 Education Fair for Staff


Have you ever thought about going back and getting that degree, but aren't sure what to look for in a program?

This fair will feature representatives and information from 8 different accredited programs that cater to working professionals.

Caltech offers tuition reimbursement to eligible employees.  Come talk with university reps who will answer all your questions.


Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

San Pasqual Walk

Contact: or call ext. 3204


Flu Vaccine Available - October 29

Free flu vaccine will be available to staff, faculty, post-docs, and students starting Monday, October 29, 2012 at the student health center while supplies last. Shots will be available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 10:00 am and from 1:00pm to 2:00 p.m.  On Wednesday the shot is available from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm only. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a preexisting medical condition, please bring written order from your doctor to receive the flu shot. You must bring a valid Caltech ID.


Welcome New Staff

Division of Biology

Alexander Abramyan - Grant Manager

Benjamin Deverman - Senior Research Scientist

Sripriya Ravindra Kumar - Research Technician

Alejandra Olvera  - Research Technician

Gregoire Seyrig - Research Technician

Kiichi Watanabe - Staff Scientist (Biologist)

Bin Yang - Scientific Researcher


Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Whitney Barlow - Scientific Editor & Coordinator

Julianne Just - Administrative Assistant, JCAP

Youn-Geun Kim - Research Electrochemical Surface Scientist

David  Rivera - Shipping/ Receiving/Stockroom Clerk & Purchasing Assistant

Santosh  Suram - Scientific Data Processing Engineer, JCAP

Magnus To - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Assistant Technician

Margarita Veselinov - Grant Manager/Financial Analyst


Division of Engineering & Applied Science

Fivos Drymiotis - Lab Manager

Hailiang Zhang - Computational Scientist      


Division of Physics, Math & Astronomy

Ross Williamson  - Research Scientist

Hani Zewail - Office Assistant


Development & Institute Relations

Loren Benn - Website Content Coordinator

Bridget McKay - Assistant Director, Annual Giving Programs

Bonnie Peterson - Campaign Associate



Darryl Wilson - Director of Campus Operations & Maintenance


Financial Services

Theresa Slowskei - Senior Budget & Planning Officer

Linda Zhong - Senior Cost Studies Analyst


Human Resources

Marsha Habib - International Student Programs (ISP) - General Office Assistant


Information Management Systems & Services

Bruno Ochoa - Desktop Support


Office of Technology Transfer

Mary Beth Campbell - Licensing Associate


Student Affairs

Sofia Archuleta - Dining - Coffee House Attendant & General Helper

Miya Erickson - Student Health Center - Psychology Intern

Dana Matthews - Student Health Center - Psychology Intern

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