Institute Announcements and Updates

To:        The Caltech Community
From:   Thomas F. Rosenbaum
             Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and Professor of Physics
Date:    January 28, 2017
Re:        Executive Order Issued January 27, 2017

Dear Friends:

It is a pleasure to announce two new publications that will be delivered to your inboxes in the coming weeks.

I am pleased to announce that the 2016–2017 United Way Campaign will run from October 21 through November 19, 2016.  Every year the campus and JPL community support United Way through donations or volunteering.

Caltech strives for the highest standards of integrity and public confidence as we pursue our research and educational missions. These standards depend on the personal integrity of everyone on

As we begin our 125th year and look forward to the accomplishments of the coming academic term, it is a good time to reflect on the conditions required to bring potential breakthroughs to fruition.

As the California election season continues, it is worth drawing attention to a campus policy of timely interest.

The most impressive feature of Caltech to me is the Institute's spirit of reinvention. Members of our community switch fields, make abrupt turns in career directions, if the problem to be solved is fundamental, entrancing, and impactful.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jennifer Howes on her promotion to Director of Health and Counseling Services.