Science and the University-Government Partnership(open to all) • 8:00 p.m., Beckman Auditorium For this public event, a distinguished panel considered the future of academic science and its evolving relationship with government, industry, and private philanthropy. The discussion was moderated by Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, chair of the board of governors of Argonne National Laboratory, and member of the National Science Board, and included Major General Charles F. Bolden, administrator of NASA; Subra Suresh, president of Carnegie Mellon University and former director of the National Science Foundation; and Ellen Williams (PhD '81), director-designate of the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E) and former chief scientist at British Petroleum. [announcement] • [download the program] • [video]
Friday, October 24
JPL All-Hands Reception(JPL community only) • 10:00 a.m., Jet Propulsion Laboratory During this private morning reception, JPL leadership and staff welcomed President Rosenbaum with a program that included a performance by the JPL Chorus of Monty Python's "Galaxy Song" and the delivery of an iPad—via robot—to President Rosenbaum, enabling him to send a command to the Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover. Major General Charles F. Bolden, administrator of NASA, delivered remarks.
Inauguration Convocation(open to all) • 2:00 p.m., Beckman Mall This public ceremony formally marked Thomas F. Rosenbaum's installation to the office of president. University of Chicago President Emeritus Don Michael Randel was the keynote speaker, and President Rosenbaum delivered an inaugural address. [download the program] • [videos] • [transcripts]
All-Campus Reception(open to all) • 4:00 p.m., Olive Walk At the conclusion of the inauguration ceremony, Caltech hosted a public reception for attendees and the Institute community on the Olive Walk. The event featured live music, fare from local food trucks, and an appearance by the Caltech Beaver.