Balch to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor William Balch
will speak on "Ras Superfamily GTPases at the Crossroads of
Cell Proliferation and Differentiation," as part of the Faculty
Lecture Series on Wednesday, May 14. The lecture will be held
at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666
North Torrey Pines Road.
TSRI to Host Educational Web Seminar
In conjunction with San Diego City Schools, TSRI is hosting
a web seminar, "Contemporary Issues in Bioscience." The seminar
was created in response to middle and high school science
teachers' interest in providing innovative, hands-on science
activities in the classroom.
The web seminar will be presented in the following format:
MAY 1 - MAY 22: Three approximately 40-minute lectures given
by TSRI scientists are available by video-on-demand to registered
participants throughout California. The site, featuring synchronized
PowerPoint presentations, "Ask a Question" window, and numerous
links to related web sites, journal articles and news releases,
is designed to assist teachers in creating fresh and comprehensive
MAY 22, 3 - 4 PM: Participants who have viewed "Contemporary
Issues in Bioscience" will be able to participate in a live,
online Q & A session with investigators Clint Potter, Karla
Ewalt, and Floyd Romesberg.
TSRI employees are welcome to participate. For more information
and to register online, visit the
Contemporary Issues in Bioscience web page.
The webcast is best viewed using these standard settings:
- Windows 98/ME/OO/XP,
- Minimum screen size of 1024x768,
- Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater,
- Java enabled browser,
- Browser configuration must accept cookies.
Career Workshop: "Lessons from P.I.s: Setting Up Your
Lab So It Will Work for You"
Scientist and author Kathy Barker will speak on" Lessons
from P.I.s: Setting Up Your Lab So It Will Work for You" on
Monday, May 5, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Neurosciences
Institute Auditorium. The workshop will address topics including:
- How to interview/train/motivate/mentor to build teamwork
and establish a healthy lab culture;
- Setting priorities: time management;
- Handling tough personnel issues: communication problems,
conflict resolution, lab morale, and firing.
The Career Workshop Series is arranged by the TSRI Employee
and Graduate Student Counseling Department, the Graduate Studies
Program, the Society of Fellows, and the Network for Women
Bike to Work Day
2003 The 12th annual Bike to Work Day will be held on Friday,
May 16. Bike to Work Day is a great opportunity to get out
of your car, get some exercise, and help promote biking as
a healthy, non-polluting transportation alternative. The event
is organized by SANDAG (San Diego Regional Planning Agency)
and presented by the San Diego County Credit Union. All registrants
will receive a coupon for a free bagel provided by Bruegger's
Bagels and will be eligible to win prizes such as Haro Mountain
bikes, San Diego Padres game tickets, and San Diego Zoo passes.
There also will be over 25 pit stops throughout the San Diego
with free goodies from Henry's Marketplace, AllGoode, and
Souplantation. Registration is free.
For more information call 1-800-COMMUTE (choose option 3)
or visit www.keepsandiegomoving.com
to register online.
Research Programmer Sophie Coon of the Olson lab is one of
the artists displaying work in the latest show in TSRI's cafeteria.
Others include: Amy Elizabeth Cullinan, Nancy Curry, Kevin
Fung, Donmienne Leung, Judith Preston, and Lena van der Strap.
Photo by Kevin Fung.