Michelson Fellows Symposium
October 20-21, 2005
Information for speakers at
the 2005 MFS:
contacts assignments, either Shellie Hanna or Kathy Golden, are as
van Eyken, Julien
No travel needed:
are available if your contact is Shellie Hanna or Kathy Golden.
1) I have just made flight
reservations. How should I go about being reimbursed through
MSC? I usually am reimbursed by my fellowship through the
business office here. Should I do that, then have my fellowship
reimbursed the cost, or should I be reimbursed directly through the MSC
Collect your receipts for airfare and other transportation, and your
lodging. Don't bother with receipts for food, you'll get a standard per
diem for the days you're here. Once the symposium is done, you'll
mail your receipts to the MSC for reimbursement.
2) Do you have any
recommendations as far as ground transportation between LAX and
Pasadena once I'm in LA?
Supershuttle is fine (http://www.supershuttle.com/); there are plenty
of other vendors from the airport as well.
3) Do I need to pay for the room in
advance, or MSC is taking care of that?
You'll need to pay for the room when you leave - the MSC's only special
involvement is in getting the Athenaeum reservation for speakers.
Getting Around & Parking
If you are driving to campus and require
parking, please note the new instructions from
Caltech Parking & Commuter Services:
"Visitors are required to display a permit if their vehicle is parked
on campus between the hours of 7am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
"Visitor permits are available at automated pay stations at the following locations:
permits may be purchased at the rate of $1 per hour, $5 per day, or $15
per week. A $5 daily permit is valid through the end of the business
day (5:00 pm) in which the permit is purchased.
#1 (North Wilson Structure)
Lot #6 (Tournament Lot
#3 (California Structure)
#4 (Holliston Structure)
Lot #12 (Lura Lot)
must park in the Commuter (General) parking area."
arrives on Tuesday at 10:00 am and purchases a $5 daily permit. This
permit is valid until 5:00 pm on Tuesday.
arrives on Tuesday at 3:00 pm and purchases a 2 hour permit. This
permit is valid through the remainder of the business day on Tuesday.
arrives on Tuesday at 3:00 pm. William is not familiar with the parking
regulations and purchases a $5 daily permit. This permit is valid only
until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, and is not valid at any time on Wednesday.
A map of the Caltech
parking areas is available.
Food on Campus
a number of options for lunch on the Caltech campus:
We are not
able to provide lunch as part of the symposium
- Visit the Caltech Dining Services
page for detailed information on campus eateries.
- The Red Door serves
coffee, blended drinks, pastries, muffins, and. when available, some
salads, soups and sandwiches. Located next to Chandler, and the
Convenience Store. Open from 7:45am-6pm.
- The Chandler Dining
Hall is open from 7-10:30am for breakfast, and 11:30am-2pm for
lunch. It features a made-to-order grill, pizza (very good; made to
order, but the line-ups can be long, especially right at 12 noon),
Mexican food, a deli, salad bar, and an Asian food. See the website
for weekly menu items. Chandler is located on the corner of San
Pasqual and Holliston, directly across from Physical Plant.
- The Caltech Convenience
Store is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am-midnight, and 10:30am-11pm on
Saturday and Sunday. The have a small, but impressively complete
selection of foodstuffs, and assorted necessities. Hot dogs on a
rotisserie, salads and sadwiches in the refrigerators. Good assortment
of fine cheese!
- Every weekday, around 12:30pm, the
truck appears in the parking lot in front of Spaulding on California.
sandwiches, grill items, friendly service and all very
- The Atheneum (the Caltech faculty club)
and dinner. However, you need to be a
or the guest of a member to eat
there, since all food/drinks are charged (no cash!). Cozy up to
one of the locals to sample the finery. Bonus points
for the Fellow who can identify the major motion picture the Ath has
additional places further north on Lake, but remember, you
only have an hour and 15 minutes for lunch, so these might be
Restaurants Nearby the Sheraton
go wrong with some of the local places to be found in Old
Specific suggestions for dinner include:
- A'Float Sushi (map,
- Watch the boats float by!
- Goldstein's Bagels (map)
- Ask for the onion bagel, well toasted.
- Lucky Baldwin's (map,
- An authentic English pub in Old Town.
- Mezbaan Indian Cuisine (map,
- Often overlooked, this venue never disappoints.
- A complete listing
Things to do for Traveling Companions
and the surrounding area has a great many diversions for
individuals traveling with you while you're in class. A few
Gerard van Belle - Michelson Fellowship Program Administrator
curator: Gerard van