Caltech Center for Diversity



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This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
Community Events


Monday, May 2:

Happy Monday!
Tuesday, May 3:
Happy Tuesday!
Wednesday, May 4:
Grad Women Discussion Group
12-1pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area

 MMUF Lunch
12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257
 Thursday, May 5:
12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257
Friday, May 6:
12-1pm, LGBTQ Lounge 255

SWE Lunch with Alumni
12-1pm, LGBTQ Lounge 255

This Week @ CCD!

Wed., May 4, Grad Women Discussion Group, 12-1PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common
This is the regular lunch meeting for Graduate Women to discuss topics pertinent to their academic, professional and personal lives.  Lunch Provided. Contact Erin-Kate Escobar
Wed., May 4, MMUF, 12-1PM, CCD Conference Room 257
This is the regular meeting of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Scholars. Lunch provided.  Contact Eva Graham.
Thu., May 5, ALLIES, 12-1PM, 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.
Fri., May 6, LGBTQ/GSRM Grad, 12-1PM, LGBTQ Lounge Room 255 
This is a regular meeting for members of this community.  Contact Taso Dimitriadis.  Lunch will be provided
Fri., May 6, SWE Lunch with Alum Angela Shum, 12-1PM, CSS, 2nd Floor Common Area 
This is a special lunch with Alum Angela Shum for all SWE members.  Lunch will be provided.  Contact Erin-Kate Escobar.

Coming Soon @ CCD!

Semana Latina 2016
Theme:  “Las Ciencias de la Vida”
Please RSVP:

Monday May 9, 2016
Movie Night at the Diversity Center
Common Area
7PM- 10 PM
*Dinner provided
Wednesday May 11, 2016
12 Noon- 1PM
Capoeira Dancers on the Mall

Friday May 13, 2016
Keynote & Raffle : Identity and Ambiguity
12 Noon- 1PM, Avery Library
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Ph.D.
Richard & Rhoda Goldman Professor,
Department of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley 
Raffle for 2 tickets to
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 07:00 PM
Copa America Centenario
Brazil v. Ecuador (Group B)
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
June 4, 2016,
Soccer  Match
Copa America Centenario
Brazil V. Ecuador
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

Community Announcements

It is the time of year when we celebrate members of the Caltech Community who stand out as champions of diversity and inclusion.  Please use the link provided to nominate a colleague, friend, administrator or advisor for the following Diversity Awards:
Dr. Fred Shair Award for Programming Diversity
The Dr. Fred Shair award is given to individuals who stand out as strong supporters of programs that increase the diversity and pluralism in practice at Caltech. Dr. Shair was a member of the Chemical Engineering faculty. One of his great accomplishments and contributions to the campus was the creation of the Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF) program in 1979. He later included high achieving students from campuses across the country in an effort to support equity in access to Caltech’s research communities.
Past Recipients:
Dr. James King Jr. Award for Student Diversity
The Dr. James King Jr. award is given to individuals who stand out as strong supporters of diversity within the Caltech student body. Dr. King is the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Caltech in chemical physics (at that time it was chemistry and physics). Along with his many accomplishments as a scientist and the Assistant Laboratory Director at JPL, he had a reputation for mentoring students and encouraged diversity in the Caltech student body.
The nomination deadline is 5:00 PM on May 3, 2016. This year each award has a monetary component.
Nomination Link:


World Fest Begins TODAY!

Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6 |
Celebrating the cultural diversity of our campus community, World Fest is brought to you by the International Offices and the Caltech Y, in collaboration with a number of international and cultural student clubs

Coffee Culture

Monday, May 2 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Outside Red Door Café

People around the world have embraced coffee, and the culture of coffee, for centuries. What fuels coffee’s global popularity? How does coffee impact local and global economies? Which coffees do you like best? Stop by for a coffee taste test, and take the Coffee Culture Quiz for a chance to win a prize. Featuring Jones Coffee Roasters of Pasadena.


Born on a Kibbutz

Tuesday, May 3 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided

Ever wonder what it’s like to grow up on a kibbutz? Come learn some of the history and evolution of this communal child rearing system in Israeli society, and find out what it was like to be raised on a kibbutz in the 1980s. Presented by Kim Banaji-Gal.


International Food Fair

Wednesday, May 4 | 4:30 - 6:00 PM | Avery Courtyard | Tickets $5

For just $5, enjoy a taste of the world. Food provided by over 20 Caltech student clubs.


Beyond Cinco de Mayo: A Journey Through Mexico’s Rich Cultural Heritage

Thursday, May 5 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided

Experience Mexico’s millennial history, vibrant culture and exquisite foods in ways that reveal a diverse and dynamic country. Presented by Palas Atenea Policroniades Borraz, Corporate Partnerships Officer with the Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships.


Exploring Modern Day South Africa: Social Inequality & Consequences

Friday, May 6 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided

Since the end of Apartheid 20 years ago, access to housing, education, and healthcare has become more disparate between socioeconomic classes in South Africa. Hear lessons learned about cultural awareness and sensitivity from a Caltech student’s two-week study abroad opportunity in Cape Town. Presented by Halston Lim, recipient of a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. Introduction by Eva M. Graham, Ed.D., Director, Underrepresented and Underserved Student Programs and Services, Caltech Center for Diversity.


Special Thanks To: Argentine Students, Association of Caltech Taiwanese (ACT), Armenian Student Association, Brazilian Students, Caltech C, Caltech International Spouse Club (CISC), Canadian Student Association, Filipino Student Association, French Club, German Students, Korean Students Association, Malaysian Students, Mexican Students, Nigerian Students, Organization of Associated Students from the Indian Subcontinent (OASIS), Peru Student Association, Singapore Student Society, Thai Student Association, Russian Club, Swiss Students, Vietnamese Student Association, and to all our student, staff, and community volunteers.

International Offices | International Student Programs |
Mail Code 250-86 | Pasadena CA 91125 | (626) 395-6330 | Caltech |


THURDAY 5/5 - CSS 3rd Floor Room 310 (414 S. Holliston) Introduction to Northrop Grumman's Future Technical Leadership Program. This program is  a recruiting and professional development opportunity aimed at identifying and investing in Northrop Grumman's next generation of technologists and leaders. In this forward-thinking program, selected individuals will spend three years working on a variety of projects. From the technically innovative to the socially significant, candidates will experience an intriguing scope of projects. These on-the-job assignments will be supported through specialized training, networking opportunities and mentoring by experts in the field. And, senior management visibility will be unmatched.


MailCode: 255-86
1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena CA 91125
Tel: 626-395-6207

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