San Diego City Schools Awards TSRI an Exemplary Partnership Award
San Diego City Schools presented The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)
with an Exemplary Partnership Award last week at the organizations
annual Partnerships in Education End-of-the-Year Celebration. Out of some
1,200 business and academic partners, TSRI was one of a handful of organizations
honored this year. In particular, Alan Bersin, the superintendent of schools,
cited TSRIs comprehensive program of education outreach activities
and its partnership with the Science Department of San Diego City Schools.
TSRI Postdoc Wins Runyon-Winchell Fellowship
Molecular Biology Research Associate Deborah Stauber has been awarded
a Runyon-Winchell postdoctoral fellowship, which is given to outstanding
young scientists conducting theoretical and experimental research
that is relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes,
mechanisms, therapies, and prevention. Staubers research focuses
on crystallographic studies of the heterotrimeric IL-2 receptor complex
Society of Fellows Hosts Vendor Exposition and Research Symposium
On Wednesday, May 23, the Society of Fellows presents the 13th annual
Spring Research Symposium and Vendor Exposition for the TSRI community.
The vendor show is a campus-wide event in which vendors demonstrate
their products, provide literature and information to interested scientists,
and give away free samples of their products. Vendors who wish to make
lecture presentations do so throughout the day. The event will be held
from 9 AM to 4:30 PM in the gallerias of the Immunology, Beckman, and
the Skaggs Institute buildings, as well as on the walkway in front of
The Annual Spring Symposium poster session will follow the vendor show
in the Beckman galleria. Here, TSRI graduate students and postdocs will
present their work in poster format. Six posters will win $800 Society
of Fellows travel awards.
For more information, contact Emily Burke, x4-7162.
Campus Shuttle Trial Period Completed
Since February, a campus shuttle has been undergoing a trial period to
indicate whether there is a need for such a service. The shuttle provided
by Cloud 9 has circulated through the expanded campus each workday from
9 AM to 4:30 PM.
Due to low ridership, the service will no longer be provided. The shuttles
last day will be Wednesday, May 23. If you rode the shuttle and have comments
you would like to share, please forward them to Joyce Nasella, x4-8861
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch and Learn: Balancing a Life: Both Personal and Professional
Jeff P. Jones, licensed psychologist and founder of the Dads Club,
will present Balancing a Life: Both Personal and Professional
as part of the onging Lunch and Learn seminar series, on Tuesday, May
22, 2001, noon to 1 PM, in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater in the Beckman Center
for Chemical Sciences. The seminar will cover the threats to leading a
balance life, identifying your priorities, making changes, developing
a mission statement, and investing in your relationships. No registration
is necessary. For more information, contact Jan Hill,x4-2950.
English-as-a-Second-Language Classes to Begin
A new 12-week session of English-as-a-Second-Language classes will start
Tuesday, June 5, and continue on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The class
is open to TSRI employees and their family members. The fee is $60 for
the session. The instructor is Cassandra Wadkins, who has taught the class
for more than 10 years. For more information, call x4-2176.
Health Club Membership Made Easy
Benefits Administration would like to announce that representatives from
24 Hour Fitness will be on-site Thursday, May 24 from 11 AM to 1 PM to
sign up TSRI employees for discounted memberships. The on-site enrollment
will be held in the P1 conference room located beneath Human Resources
in the Administration Building, 3301 North Torrey Pines Court. Sorry,
graduate students are not eligible.
News&Views to Begin Summer Schedule
News&Views will be published every other week during the summer. Look
for the next issue Monday, June 4. The deadline for submissions will remain
Wednesday at noon for the following Mondays publication. Weekly
publication will resume in September.
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