CI featured in VC Reporter

CI Chemistry Professor Simone Aloisio and Vice President for Technology & Communication Michael Berman recently contributed to the VC Reporter’s feature on “What to expect in 2013.” Professor Aloisio provided input on climate change and how we can reduce our impact on the changing world. VP Berman offered his input on the ever-changing technologies we have available, including the revolutionary 3d printer, which allows users to “print” out a physical object. To read the full features and learn more, visit the VC Reporter.

Flu Season is here

The first and most important step to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccination each year. Additionally, everyday actions listed below are effective in slowing the spread of the flu:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with tissue or clothing when you cough or sneeze to block the spread of droplets that may contain germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you begin to feel sick go home as soon as possible and stay home until at least 24 hours after fever is gone.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides authoritative information on seasonal flu; website.

For more information contact Bill Kupfer, Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, at ext. 8847 or

Corporate Games

For the first time, CI will be participating in the annual Corporate Games held throughout Ventura County! Corporate Games is a team sports competition in which employees from companies or organizations of similar size compete for awards over a six-week period of competition. Additional information and sign-up will be coming soon.

For more information, contact Callie Juarez, Manager of Instructional Support and Academic Resources, at ext. 8967 or

National Stalking Awareness Month

In January 2004, the National Center for Victims of Crime launched National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) to increase the public’s understanding of the crime of stalking. NSAM emerged from the work of the Stalking Resource Center, a National Center program funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, to raise awareness about stalking and help develop and implement multidisciplinary responses to the crime.

Stalking is difficult to recognize, investigate, and prosecute. Unlike other crimes, stalking is not a single, easily identifiable crime but a series of acts, a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause that person fear. Stalking may take many forms, such as assaults, threats, vandalism, burglary, or animal abuse, as well as unwanted cards, calls, gifts, or visits. One in four victims reports that the stalker uses technology, such as computers, GPS devices, or hidden cameras, to track the victim’s daily activities. Stalkers fit no standard psychological profile, and many stalkers follow their victims from one jurisdiction to another, making it difficult for authorities to investigate and prosecute their crimes.

Communities that understand stalking, however, can support victims and combat the crime. If
more people learn to recognize stalking, we have a better chance to protect victims and prevent tragedies.

For additional resources to help promote National Stalking Awareness Month, please visit

For more information, contact Cpl. Kevin Medley, Crime Prevention Coordinator, at ext. 8444 or

Transit Needs?

The Ventura County Transit Commission (VCTC) would like to hear your views on gaps in public transit service needs within Ventura County, and between Ventura County and Los Angles/Santa Barbara counties as part of its process to identify unmet transit needs which can reasonably meet.

There are several ways you can submit your comments. You can provide your comments at one of the two evening meetings at the City of Moorpark Community Center, 799 Moorpark Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. or at the Oxnard Transportation Center, Thursday Jan. 24, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend these meetings you can send your comments via mail to the Ventura County Transportation Commission, Unmet Transit Needs Process, 950 County Square Drive, Suite 207, Ventura CA 93003 or via email at All comments must be received by Feb. 11.

Please take this opportunity to voice your concerns with unmet transit needs. For more information please visit

For more information, contact Danny Haws, Transportation and Special Events Coordinator, at ext. 8432 or

© Wavelength January 17, 2013

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