Sharpless to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
Nobel laureate K. Barry Sharpless, professor in the Department of Chemistry,
will speak on "Chemistry in Search of Biological Function," as part of
the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 9, at 5 PM. The event will
be held in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North
Torrey Pines Road.
Seminar on AAAS Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy
Are you interested in the interaction of science, technology, and government
in the United States and around the world? Would you like to participate
in the public policy-making process of the federal government? The American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology
Policy Fellowship Programs provide opportunities for postdoctoral to mid-career
scientists and engineers to contribute to federal decision-making in Washington,
D.C., while learning how government works. On Tuesday, April 15, a seminar
will feature two former fellows: Ashwin Vasvada, Ph.D. in Planetary Science,
Congressional Fellow, 2000-2001; and Elizabeth Wadolkowski-Gordon, Ph.D.
in Microbiology, Diplomacy Fellow, 1990-91. The event will be held in
the Valerie Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Green Hospital, from 2 to 3:30
PM. For more information about the fellowship program, see www.fellowships.aaas.org.
Reminder: Contact HR about Leaves of Absence
Human Resources would like to remind eligible employees and research associates
to notify them at least 30 days before a leave of absence begins. If your
leave is unexpected, Human Resources should be notified as soon as possible.
A leave of absence may be requested for the birth or adoption of a child,
a serious medical condition, or to care for an immediate family member
with a serious medical condition. Personal leaves of absence can also
be requested and may be granted at TSRIÕs discretion. Contacting Human
Resources in a timely manner helps insure that pay, disability, and other
benefits are properly coordinated. Human Resources is also available to
help you through the leave process and to explain the complicated laws
involved. For more information or to give notice of an upcoming leave,
please contact Karen Haggenmiller, x4-8501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flexible Spending Account Deadline Approaches
If you participated in the Healthcare Spending Account and/or the Dependent
Care Spending Account last year, Benefits Administration would like to
remind you that March 31, 2003 is the deadline for submitting reimbursement
claims to Barney and Barney for all services rendered in 2002. Claim forms
can be downloaded from the Benefits Administration forms web page or picked
up from the front lobby of Human Resources between 8 AM and 5 PM. You
can also request forms by contacting Benefits Administration, x4-2832
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