Eschenmoser to Speak as Part of Faculty Lecture Series
Department of Chemistry Professor Albert Eschenmoser will
speak on Chemical Etiology of nucleic Acid Structure
on Wednesday, February 21 as part of the Concepts in Biology
and Medicine Faculty Lecture Series. The lecture will be held
in the Scripps Clinic ampitheater at 5 PM. A reception will
follow in the Immunology building.
Symposium to Honor Professor K. Barry Sharpless
A symposium on Friday, February 16 will honor Professor K.
Barry Sharpless on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The
event will feature:
- "Introduction" by Professor K.C. Nicolaou, TSRI,;
- "The Vancomycin Family of Antibiotics: How Does Nature
Assemble Them?" by Professor Christopher T. Walsh, Harvard
Medical School (chairperson: Assistant Professor Floyd Romesberg,
- "Asymmetric Catalysis of Metallosalen Complexes" by Professor
Tsutomu Katsuki, Kyushu University, Japan (chairperson:
Assistant Professor Erik Sorensen, TSRI);
- "Functional Synthetic Analogues of Cytochrome C Oxidase"
by Professor James P. Collman, Stanford University (chairperson:
Associate Professor M.G. Finn, TSRI);
- "Stitching with Nitrogen" by Professor K. Barry Sharpless,
TSRI, (chairperson: Associate Professor M.G. Finn, TSRI).
The event will be held in the Valerie Timpken Amphitheater
in the Green Hospital Building, 10666 N. Torrey Pines Road.
A reception will follow in The Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center
Atrium. No registration is required. For more information,
please visit: http://www.scripps.edu/calendar/010212.html.
TSRI Employee Publishes Novel, The Deeper, The
Molecular Biology Administrative Assistant Barbara Field
recently published a novel, "The Deeper, The Bluer" (Quality
Trade Paperback, December 2000), which has won endorsements
from National Book Award winner Alice McDermott and HBO executive
In Fields novel, set in San Diego, a 16-year-old girl
thinks she is pregnant. She learns about motherhoodespecially
single motherhoodfrom a group of four women who gather
around a community pool.
Field has worked at TSRI since 1998. The winner of the Lenore
Marshall and Van Rensselaer Prizes for writing from Barnard
College and Columbia University, Field has published in "Salon,"
"The Atlanta Journal Constitution," and other venues.
News&Views on Holiday for Presidents Day
News&Views will not be published on Monday, February 19
due to Presidents Day, a holiday for TSRI. Weekly publication
will resume on Monday, February 26.
Who Needs to Submit a Benefits Coverage Change Form?
Have you recently married, attained domestic partnership
status, added a child to your household through birth or adoption,
had a dependent legally enter the United States, or lost other
health coverage for yourself or a dependent? If so, remember
to submit a Benefits Coverage Change Form to Human Resources
within 31 days or you will be required to wait until TSRIs
next Open Enrollment period.
Benefit Coverage Change Forms are available from Benefits
Administration, x4-8487, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and
web site http://www.scripps.edu/hr/benefits/forms/forms.htm#health.
Learn How to Make Tables in Word
Have you had trouble setting tabs in a table cell? Do you
know how to top align, center align, or bottom align your
text within a cell? Did you know that you can use simple formulas
to manipulate table data? Did you know that Word provides
a number of built-in styles to make your table look interesting?
If you would like to learn more about tables in Word, sign
up for the Tables class on Wednesday, February 21, from 8:30
to 11 AM. Other topics include: adjusting column widths, using
absolute row heights, and merging and splitting cells. To
enroll, go to the web page http://www.scripps.edu/rc/training/signup
or e-mail email@example.com.
Seminar: Are You Ready for Love and Marriage?
The Employee and Graduate Student Counseling Department
invites you to February's Lunch and Learn Seminar presented
by Ginger Lipman Whisner, MFCC, "Are You Ready for Love &
Marriage, but Don't Know How to Make it Happen?" The seminar
will take place in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater in the Beckman
Center for Chemical Sciences on Wednesday, February 14, from
noon to 1 PM. The seminar will cover many topics including
the "how-tos" of dating, how to meet and assess a mate who
is right for you, and how to build a healthy relationship.
No reservations are necessary.
Office of Communications Newest Member
Jennifer OSullivan (formerly Boydston) joins the Office
of Communications as communications coordinator. OSullivan,
who holds a BA in comparative literature and an MFA in creative
writing from San Diego State University, came to TSRI in 1994
as part of Director of Mass Spectrometry Gary Siuzdaks
group. O'Sullivan's new responsibilities will include helping
to produce News&Views and coordinating TSRI's educational
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, February 12, Wednesday, February 14, and Friday,
February 16, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
will be on-site to conduct TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations,
and serum draws. The clinics will be conducted at the Administrative
Offices (3301 North Torrey Pines Court) on the P1 level from
11 AM to 2 PM. No appointments are necessary.
TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals
receiving the TB screen on Monday, February 12, will need
to return on Wednesday, February 14; individuals screened
on Wednesday, February 14, will need to return on Friday,
February 16. Initiation of the TB screening process will not
be available on Friday, February 16, but Hepatitis B immunization
and serum draws will be. To learn more about these programs,
see the Human Resources Occupational Medicine web page http://www.scripps.edu/hr/benefits/occmed,
which includes a map and patient information sheets.