CWC Calendar

The CWC puts on social events, meet-ups, and programs. Our traditional Caltech Women's Club events include the Fall Gathering, Holiday Luncheon, and Spring Scattering. We hold monthly board meetings where everyone is welcome. Our Activity Groups and Community Services schedule meetings and events. Join us to make friends, share interests and help our community.

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 05:00 PM

    November Program 2019


    You are invited to the

    November Lecture Program


    Exploring the Past with New Technology: 


    Climate, Epidemics and the Fall of an Empire




    Sarah Yeomans


    Thursday, November 21st


    5 - 5:45 p.m. Wine & Light Appetizers
    Room 235 Gates-Thomas Laboratory


    5:45 p.m. Lecture in Jim & Sandy Hall Auditorium
    Gates-Thomas Laboratory
    Just off the Olive Walk


    At its height, the Roman Empire stretched from Britain to Egypt, from Spain to Iraq.  The western Roman Empire lasted almost a thousand years. How such a mighty civilization fell – and why – has been a preoccupation of historians since at least the 18th century. But today, as new technology develops that can be applied to the field science of archaeology, we are able to understand more about the past than ever before. Innovations in environmental and biological sciences are giving us tools to add another significant piece to the puzzle that is the “fall of Rome.” Rome’s relationship with the environment, the dynamics of climate change, and the biological consequences of both are now understood to have heavily impacted the great empire, and contributed significantly to its ultimate demise. This presentation explores an integrated approach and the ways in which the science of the present helps us understand the events of the past, and how climate change, environmental exploitation and epidemic disease contributed to the collapse of one of the world’s greatest civilizations.


     Reservations: RSVP due by Monday, November 18th

    $5 per person

    Click here to download the mail-in reservation form and pay by check

    Free for Graduate students & Post-docs to attend but please email RSVP to events@cwccaltech.org

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:30 AM · 1 rsvp
    Athenaeum in Pasadena, CA

    Holiday Luncheon 2019


    Join us to celebrate the holidays and enjoy the beautiful seasonal decorations at the Athenaeum

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

    The Athenaeum

    Reservations are due no later than Wednesday, December 4th

    $39 Faculty, Staff, Affiliates and $49 for their guests (limit 3 guests per member)
    $25 Students, Postdocs, and their guests


    Last minute dietary requests cannot be accommodated on the day of the event

    Please include dietary request information when RSVPing


    You may RSVP online below or by mail by clicking here to download the mail-in form.

    We regret that we cannot take late reservations.

    This event is supported in part by dues and donations to the CWC. 

    Questions: Contact events@cwccaltech.org