Caltech Center for Diversity
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The calendar on our website is new! You can toggle through different types of events on the sidebar, adjust the view on the top right (day/week/month/etc) to get the most up-to-date inforamtion on all of our events and programs. If you would like to add an event, please email us!
Women's History Month
We are celebrating Women's month and have an exciting schedule of events and programs.
This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
Community Events
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Monday, March 21:


Tuesday, March 22:
12-1pm, CCD Room 265A

LGBTQ Undergrad
12-1pm, LGBTQ Lounge

Wednay, March 23:

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!  Enjoy Spring Recess!

Thursday, March 24:
12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257

Friday, March 25:
1pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area

This Week @ CCD!

Mon., March 12, Root beer/Soda Floats with Professor Carolyn Bertozzi 3:30-4:30 PM LGBT Lounge Rm 255
Come join us for a discussion wi th Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi about identifying as LGBTQ in the STEM fields.

Tue., Mar. 22, Married and Partnered Group, 12 noon, CCD Room 265A
Be ready to discuss whatever is on your minds.  MPG meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month and is moderated by Jessica Foss. Lunch Provided. We invite your  feedback here. 

Tue., Mar. 22, LGBTQ UG, 12 noon, LGBTQ Lounge Room 255
This is a regular meeting for members of this community.  Contact Taso Dimitriadis.  Lunch will be provided.


Thu., Mar. 24, ALLIES, 12-1 p.m., CCD Conference Room 257

The Allies group encourages student based dialogue centered on racial/ethnic identity, sexual orientation, sex and gender, and other issues of diversity. Please feel free to stop by and join the conversation! Open to graduate students and postdocs. Lunch provided. Contact Taso Dimitriadis.

Community Announcements

Women's History Month: Caltech Women in Chemistry Annual Seminar, Mon., March 21st, 2016, 2:00 p.m., 22 Gates

Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical & Systems Biology and Radiology at Stanford
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
“Precision Glycocalyx Editing as a Strategy for Cancer Immunotherapy”
Faculty Host: Professor Sarah Reisman, x6044
Student Host: Helen Yu x6457

Women's History Month Panel:  Creating an Organization Where Both Men and Women can Thrive, JPL’s Von Karman Auditorium,  March 29, 2016, 11AM-Noon
As more women are entering areas long dominated by men, organizations should have an interest in providing an environment where both genders can best contribute to their success. The panel will explore:

  • effective mentoring and sponsorship
  • team dynamics and communication
  • leadership styles, and
  • generational trends.

Dr. Susan Murphy, Author and Management Consultant
Prof. Beverley McKeon, GALCIT Associate Director
Dr. Robert Pappalardo, EUROPA Project Scientist, JPL
Dr. Serina Diniega, Scientist/System Engineer, JPL

Dr. Cinzia Zuffada, Associate Chief Scientist, JPL

KISS is sponsoring a bus for students and postdocs to attend the event!

The Pasadena branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is organizing a Science Day at PCC (Pasadena City College) for 7th/8th grade girls on Saturday, April 9th. The event is to encourage girls’ interest in STEM fields, and will involve several hands-on workshops for the girls throughout the morning.

We are looking for volunteers to chaperone and/or help with workshops. We are expecting approximately 120 participants ages ~12-14. 
Volunteers are needed for morning (8a-12p), afternoon (12p-4p) or all day (8a-4p) time slots to chaperone, help girls in workshops, and/or help presenters during workshops.
If you are interested in helping out, please sign up at
 If you have any questions, please contact me at



An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas - A discussion on undocumented issues in higher education at Pasadena City College on Monday, March 28, from 6 to 8 pm in Sexson Auditorium.


Jose Antonio Vargas is a Filipino American, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media publisher whose work centers on advocating for undocumented immigrants. In June 2011, the New York Times Magazine published a groundbreaking essay he wrote in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant. A year later, he appeared on the cover of TIME magazine worldwide with fellow undocumented immigrants as part of a follow-up cover story he wrote.

This event is open to the public and tickets are FREE, so please feel free to share with your networks! Tickets are available at




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