Vol 3. Issue 39 / December 20, 2004

In Brief

Scripps Research to Host Neuroscience Symposium
Scripps Research will host a Neurosciences Symposium on Saturday, January 8, in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater. Chairing the event will be Nobel laureate Paul Greengard of The Rockefeller University. Speakers will include investigators Semir Zeki (9 - 9:45 AM), Jean-Pierre Changeux (10 - 10:45 AM), Lisa Stowers (11:15 AM - noon), Benjamin Cravatt (1:15 - 1:50 PM), Jerold Chun (2:05 - 2:40 PM), Ardem Patapoutian (3 - 3:35 PM), and Tamas Bartfai (3:40 - 4:25 PM). A round-table discussion will conclude the event at 4:40 PM. For more information, contact Dee Bankowski at x4-9792.

Make a Difference, Give to the United Way
Over the next few days, you have the chance to make San Diego County a stronger community. By giving $5, $10, $20 or more per pay period to the United Way/CHAD Campaign, you can make a difference in someone's life. Your donation to the United Way will support a network of services that together serve entire families and neighborhoods. You'll be helping the United Way invest in children and youth, strengthen families, empower seniors and disabled, promote health and wellness, and meet emergency needs in our community. Look to your e-mail or contact Human Resources, x4-8487, for more information on how to sign up.

Lunch & Learn: "Luck Is No Accident"
Associate Professor Al Levin of California State University will speak on "Luck Is No Accident: Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career" as part of the ongoing Lunch & Learn seminar series, Monday, January 10, from noon to 1 PM. The event will be held in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. For more information, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.

Submit 2004 Tuition Reimbursement Forms
As a reminder, tuition reimbursement requests for courses completed during the 2004 calendar year must be received in Human Resources by January 31, 2005 at 5 PM. No requests will be accepted after this time. Scripps Research will reimburse eligible employees up to $2,500 for courses completed in 2004 that have met all of the requirements for this benefit. The Tuition Reimbursement form is available on Scripps Research Benefits web site, which also lists the required information for submitting a request. Please contact Lisa Barker at x4-9212 with any questions regarding tuition reimbursement.


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Susan Revak Retires After 35 Years
Scientific Associate Susan Revak, who has been with Scripps Research for 35 years (34 years in the Cochrane lab and one in the Ulevitch lab), is retiring at the end of the month. “Scripps has been a fabulous place to work,” she says. “It has offered me a great opportunity to work on worthwhile research and I have loved every minute of it.” Photo by BioMedical Graphics.