Three TSRI Faculty Members Elected to American Association
for the Advancement of Science
Reza Ghdiri, Mark Ginsberg and George Koob have been elected
fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science (AAAS), the world's largest general science organization
and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS Fellows
are recognized by the AAAS charter as association members
"whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or
its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished."
M. Reza Ghadiri, who is Professor in the Department of Chemistry
and the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology was elected
for "Creativity and outstanding achievements in the fields
of molecular architecture, molecular recognition, molecular
self-assembly, self-replicating chemical systems, and nonlinear
Mark H. Ginsberg, Professor in the Department of Vascular
Biology, was elected "For distinctive contributions to the
understanding of integrin-based signaling."
George F. Koob, who is Professor and Acting Chair of the
Department of Neuropharmacology, was elected for "Distinguished
contributions to understanding the neurobiology of addiction."
Ghadiri, Ginsberg, and Koob will be recognized on February
16, 2002, at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. For more
information see http://www.aaas.org.
Lunch and Learn: "Coping with the Holidays in a Troubled
Jan Hill and Jeff Jones will present "Coping with the
Holidays in a Troubled World" on Thursday, November 29, noon
to 1 PM, in the East Conference Room of the TSRI Immunology
Building. The seminar will take a look at how today's world
has changed, focus on ways to identify holiday stressors,
and provide practical tips for dealing with stress. No registration
is necessary. If more information is needed, contact Jan Hill,
Increase your Knowledge of Word and Acrobat
The following desktop application classes will be available
for the remainder of the year:
- Mail Merge (Tuesday, November 27). This class will cover
how to create a Word source file and how to design the repetitive
text file. Class exercises include creating merged envelopes,
labels, and a "catalog" file. Mail Merge is a basic database
application that has many uses beyond creating form letters
- Acrobat Basics (Tuesday, December 4). Topics for this
class include all of the basics of Acrobat, such as using
the navigation tools, creating bookmarks, converting a Word
document to PDF format, and creating and using fillable
form fields. Take this class to become familiar with a product
that is becoming more popular all the time.
- Tools Options (Tuesday, December 11). This class offers
a review of some features of Wordthe Options (Preferences)
under Word's "Tools" menu and AutoFormat features. Learning
how these options work can greatly reduce frustration!
The desktop application classes begin at 8:30 AM and last
until approximately 11 AM. To enroll, go to the
computer training web page.
Reminder: Notify Human Resources of Address, Phone, and
Mail Drop Changes
Please remember to let Human Resources know when you change
your home address, home phone number, or TSRI mail drop. Human
Resources needs this information to send you information about
your benefits and status at TSRI. Download the form
or ask your department administration to help.
Working with Personnel Paperwork? Here's a Review
Turnaround documents (PAFs and PEFs) are usually run and distributed
every Tuesday and include changes made during the previous
seven days. In general, the effective date of a change should
be a working day at TSRI.
A copy of the employee's social security card should accompany
a name change request. Human Resources is required to record
names exactly as they appear on an individual's social security
Individuals who are not paid do not have to complete the
I9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form, which employers
are required by law to have on file for everyone receiving
pay. If circumstances change and a previously unpaid person
is to be paid, this individual needs to complete the I9 form
on or before the first day he or she works for pay. Please
contact Human Resources before determining when such a change
Requests for employment verification should be forwarded
to Human Resources for processing according to the policies
of TSRI. This ensures that a copy of the request is placed
in the employee's personnel file, should a lender or other
organization need clarification of the information received.
Social Security numbers and salary information are provided
only when the employee has signed an authorization form. Employees
who want Human Resources to complete such a verification should
call in advance to avoid having to wait.
Fall Craft Fair Features Items Handcrafted by TSRI Employees
The Fall Craft Fair, featuring items made by TSRI employees
and their families, will be held on Thursday, December 6 from
11 AM to 2 PM in the galleria of the Immunology Building.
From fishing flies to stocking stuffers, the craft fair offers
something for everyone: jewelry, home-made soap, handmade
quilts, baby items, cards with photos of San Diego beaches,
chocolate and English toffees, holiday pins and ornaments,
and tree skirts. For more information call Bonnie Towle x4-2167
or email email@example.com.
News&Views Not Publishing Next Week
Due to Thanksgiving News&Views will not be published
next week due to Thanksgiving. Weekly publication will resume
Monday, December 3.