10:00am Mondays/Wednesday s| Cardio Core | Zoom
1:30pm Tuesdays/Thursdays | Barre Basics | Zoom
3:00pm Wednesdays | Stretch & Flex | Zoom
10:00am Fridays | Zumba | Zoom
The department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation is offering daily workouts! Refer to their website for more information about live classes and recorded classes. No registration required. (APER)
12:00pm Mondays | Pop-In group to hang out and discuss life while working remotely | Zoom
Caltech Wellness is pleased to offer our weekly pop-in group for students working remotely - it's a space to mingle, discuss your experience working remotely, discuss how COVID is impacting your routines and habits, and how you're coping. It's a great informal way to stay connected to each other, talk about new hobbies, self-care, academic, and emotional struggles. Come build a sense of community and embrace new routines and healthy habits! Sponsored by Occupational Therapy Services and Student Wellness Services.
12:00pm Mondays through November 30 | Pop-In with Caltech Student Wellness | Zoom
Caltech Wellness is pleased to offer our weekly pop-in group for students working remotely - it's a space to mingle, discuss your experience working remotely, discuss how COVID is impacting your routines and habits, and how you're coping. It's a great informal way to stay connected to each other, talk about new hobbies, self-care, academic, and emotional struggles. Come build a sense of community and embrace new routines and healthy habits! Sponsored by Student Wellness Services.
3:00pm Mondays through November 30 | OT Drop-In Hours | Zoom
Occupational therapy will be holding drop-in hours focused on providing you skills and strategies you can use right away. Come drop by and ask your questions about time management, productivity, sleep, building healthy habits, and more. No appointment necessary! Open to all students.
2:00pm Wednesdays through November 18 | SURF Drop-in Sessions for Undergrads | Zoom
These drop-in sessions are for undergraduates who want to talk about finding a 2021 SURF. For more information, please contact Student-Faculty Programs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:00pm Thursdays | Remote Meditation Class | Register to Attend
Your emotional well-being is so important right now. Naturally, all of us are absorbing some level of anxiety now, so it's a great time to increase positive activities, like meditation. Dr. Leila Gonzalez has graciously offered to provide remote meditation classes to the Caltech community. The class combines the ancient practice of meditation with current research on brain development. In addition, it provides simple tools that help incorporate the power of meditation into our daily lives. Please contact email@example.com for more info. (Caltech Y)
Tuesday, October 20
4:00-5:00pm | DV 101 Workshop | Register to Attend
Join this workshop led by our campus advocate Teresa Mejia to learn more about relationship violence and how to be an ally. Sponsored by the Equity and Title IX Office.
Wednesday, October 21
11:30am | Science Will Lead Us Out of the Pandemic | Information
As air travel resumes and restrictions ease around the globe, passenger and crew health and safety are always our top priority. Science innovation through industry collaboration will lead us out of the pandemic by offering a safe, healthy and efficient travel experience by minimizing air travel health risks. This means treating COVID-19 like any threat to the safety of an airplane – by assessing the hazard, understanding the environment, and applying proven aerospace engineering practices and data to find solutions. This applies to any traveler's curb-to-curb journey and covers many layers of protection to: prevent the virus from reaching the airplane; protect the airplane and keep it free of viruses through disinfecting and cleaning; and limit the potential transmission of viruses on the airplane.
This event is part of the Boeing/Caltech Annual Review and is open only to Caltech students, staff, and faculty. Sponsored by the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST), the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories (GALCIT).
11:30am | SURF: How to Find a Mentor | Zoom
This session is for students who want assistance in finding a SURF mentor—at Caltech, JPL, or off-campus. For more information, please contact Student-Faculty Programs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:00-12:55pm | Stress Management Basics with Counseling Services: Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP; Charisma Bartlett, Ph.D.; Denise Lin, LCSW; Naj Alikhan, LMFT; and Jane Tsang, LPCC | Zoom
Come join the staff of Counseling Services as we talk about some of the most important things to know about managing your stress. We'll talk about what stress is, how to calm yourself down by calming your body's stress reactions, and how to push back against our self-criticisms. Come join us and meet the staff! (Student Wellness Services)
12:00-1:00pm | Diversity Statement Workshop | Register to Attend
Are you being asked to write a diversity statement? How do you define diversity? Come discuss some best tips and practices in crafting a statement that reflects your views, experience, and commitments. (CCID)
2:00pm | Introduction to Zotero | Register to Attend
Are you writing a research paper or ready to start your thesis? Looking for an easy way to collect, organize, share, and cite sources? 'Introduction to Zotero' may be just the quick-start session you need. Zotero is an open-source, community-developed citation manager that is similar to EndNote. Demonstrations will include importing citations into Zotero from academic sources, making bibliographies, using Microsoft Word with Zotero, sharing citations, and other topics as audience interest dictates (and as time allows).
For more information, please contact Melissa Ray by email at email@example.com or visit https://libguides.caltech.edu/citation-management. Sponsored by Caltech Library Services.
Thursday, October 22
12:00pm | Decoding Diversity | RSVP
Decoding Diversity is an introductory workshop offered every quarter to the Caltech community. We believe that building an inclusive campus begins with sharing common definitions of subjective concepts and terms like diversity, inclusion, equity, microaggressions, unconscious bias, privilege, and many others. (CCID)
12:00pm | Preparing for Virtual Interviews | Register to Attend
Interviews are never easy, and this year will be particularly different due to the use of virtual tools for interviewing. This virtual workshop will cover how to prepare for interviews in general as well as tips to succeed in the virtual format.
This virtual workshop will be offered on October 22 and 27, 2020 (each session will be the same, so please pick the best time for your schedule). (CCD)
4:00pm | The Science of the Big One | Register to Attend
Caltech is the birthplace of earthquake science. That legacy continues today as Caltech researchers pioneer an earthquake monitoring system powered by artificial intelligence, simulate earthquakes and tsunamis in the lab, and examine how densely populated cities are affected by rumblings underground. In this interactive panel discussion, learn how Caltech faculty are making life before, during, and after a mega-earthquake safer for us all.
This event is open to Associates members and friends of Caltech. For more information, please contact Jessica Lee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:00-7:30 | It's On... Maybe: Presidential Debate Viewing Party | Register to Attend
Join us to watch and discuss the televised presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, if it happens. Why watch alone when you can hang out with others and enjoy together? This will be an informal gathering with opportunities to react and discuss and/or follow along with some trivia and activities mixed in to keep you engaged. RSVP is required to get the Zoom link and instructions for attendance. Participation is limited to members of the Caltech community with priority given to Caltech students. Sponsored by the Caltech Y.
Friday, October 23
9:00-12:00pm | Creating an Open Access Digital Book using Bookdown | Register to Attend
Interested in learning how to create an interactive digital book to freely share on the internet? Bookdown is an easy-to-use platform that streamlines formatting text and media into a digital book format. This workshop will introduce Bookdown, give participants the skills to build their own digital books, and explain how the Caltech Library can support the publication and archiving of digital books. No prior experience with R, RStudio, or Markdown is necessary, but you must be able to install software on your computer.
Participants will learn the following:
- Basics of Markdown formatting
- How Bookdown can automate formatting of a digital book into html, pdf, and epub
- Working with citations and references
- Including LaTeX content in a book
- Embedding code and custom content, like videos
Before workshop, participants must:
- Install R and RStudio (latest versions, R 4.0.3 and RStudio 1.3.1093)
- Sign up for a GitHub Account (https://github.com/)
For more information, please contact Tom Morrell by email at email@example.com. Sponsored by Caltech Library Services.
12:00pm | Women in Power: Leadership, Politics, & the Current State of the Union | Register to Attend
Come join Professor Caroline Heldman as she discusses our current political landscape and the representation of women government. What is America's view of our women leaders in politics? Is gender equality in politics and power a realistic future or a fallacy? How is the political landscape and climate representative of our society?
For more information, please contact Marlene Moncada by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity.
2:00pm | Adventure 101: Kayaking | Register to Attend
Southern California has a lot of great places to head out on water adventures and kayaking is a great way to access the marine wilderness! From rivers to open ocean, come learn from Y-Outdoors student trip leaders, as they share some of their recommendations for great places to explore, and what wildlife to look out for! Please look for a confirmation email with Zoom link details within a couple days of signing-up. Sponsored by the Caltech Y.
5:00pm | Latinx Heritage Month: An Evening of Poetry with Angelina Saenz | Register to Attend
The Caltech Center for Inclusion & Diversity invites you to an evening of Poetry with Angelina Sáenz, M.Ed, MFA. Angelina is an award-winning public school teacher and poet whose work focuses on memory, mujeres, and motherhood. She is eternally inspired by the daily dynamics of family life, classroom and community. She is a UCLA Writing Project fellow, an alumna of the VONA/Voices Workshop for Writers of Color and a Macondo Writer's Workshop Fellow. Her poetry has appeared in venues such as Diálogo, Split this Rock, Out of Anonymity, Angels Flight Literary West, everyŸother, Cockpit/Paris and The Acentos Review. She is the host of the monthly poetry reading La Palabra at Avenue 50 Studio in Northeast Los Angeles. Edgecliff, her debut book of poetry, will be released in winter of 2021 with FlowerSong Press. For more information, please contact Monique Thomas by email at email@example.com. (CCID)
Sunday, October 25
2:00pm | Virtual Field Trip | Zoom
Did you know Caltech has its own flavor of ice cream at Fosselman's? Learn more on our virtual visit to this famous Pasadena ice cream shop. For more information email Tom Mannion at firstname.lastname@example.org. (SAP)
Monday, October 26
12:00-1:00pm | A Ten Step Guide for Scientists Engaging in Policy | Register to Attend
Scientific research plays a critical role in informing legislative decisions and guiding effective policy. However, significant communication gaps persist between scientists and policymakers. Traditional academic careers rarely provide formal training to the inner workings of government, public policy, or communicating scientific findings to broad audiences. Join us for a conversation about science policy engagement and learn ten practical steps for participating in science policy in the United States.
Presented by Alexandra Phillips, a 5th year geochemistry graduate student and 2019-20 Voices for Science Fellow through the American Geophysical Union (AGU), is the co-author of the recently published journal article "A Scientist's Guide for Engaging in Policy in the United States." Sponsored by the Caltech Y.
Thursday, October 29
6:00pm | Healing Art Night | Register to Attend
Join Teresa Mejia, Caltech's confidential advocate, for an evening of self-care. All Caltech community members welcome.
Friday, October 30
12:00-12:55pm | Coping with Procrastination, with Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP | Zoom
In this fun and engaging workshop, you'll learn tools for coping with procrastination and work avoidance; learn practical, behavioral strategies for responding differently to old habits; respond differently to unhelpful thoughts like, "I can just get up early and do this tomorrow"; and sign up for an optional text-based reminder system to keep the lessons from the workshop fresh. (Student Wellness Services)