In Brief

Wüthrich to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
Scripps Research Institute Guest Scientist Kurt Wüthrich, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will speak on "Viewing Proteins with NMR Eyes" on Wednesday, January 28 as part of the series. The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.

Help Keeping Those New Year's Resolutions
Trying to stick to the list of New Year's Resolutions you've made for 2004? Scripps Research offers the following wellness-related benefits and activities you might want to consider:

  • Discounted 24-Hour Fitness Membership. For more information, contact Lisa Barker, x4-9212.
  • Weight Watchers at Work Program. For more information, contact Vivian Lodes, x4-8068.
  • Tuition Reimbursement. In addition to covering certain academic courses, employees can receive up to $125 reimbursement per year for Weight Watchers and certain smoking cessation programs. Contact Lisa Barker, x4-9212, for more information.
  • Tai Chi. For more information regarding the cost and times of classes held on campus, contact Jesse Tsao, 858-793-8939.
  • Yoga. For more information regarding the cost and times of classes held on campus, contact Jolie Cash, 858-792-7845
  • ScrippsAssists. For more information regarding community volunteer opportunities, contact Janet Hightower, x4-8233.

Cafeteria Chinese New Year Buffet
The Scripps Research cafeteria is offering a special buffet in honor of the Chinese New Year on Thursday, January 22, from 11 AM to 2 PM. The menu, offered at $4.95 plus tax, will include: spring rolls, garlic spicy chicken, ma-po tofu, napa with dried baby shrimp, yu shen pork, sweet sesame ball with red bean, steamed rice, and a red envelope surprise. "Happy Chinese New Year!" says the cafeteria's Andrew Shih. "We are going into the Year of the Monkey—a good business year."