Vol 8. Issue 35 / November 17, 2008

In Brief

Fidelity Offers Online Workshop
Human Resources would like Scripps Research employees to know that even if you missed Fidelity Investment's Quarterly Market Update on the California campus November 10, you can still participate in a self-paced web workshop, "Remaining Confident in a Volatile Market," which aims to help you gain a better understanding of market conditions, learn basic investment strategies that may help you make more informed investment decisions, and stay on course with an appropriate investment strategy. To access this workshop: go to http://ondemandworkshops.fidelity.com; log on using your NetBenefits ID and PIN; click "Launch" next to the "Remaining Confident in a Volatile Market" entry. Other Fidelity e-Learning workshops are also available at http://e-learning.fidelity.com.

San Diego Lab Management Course Open for Registration

Scripps Research, Burnham Institute, and the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) are proud to host the third San Diego Lab Management Course on Thursday, January 22 and Friday, January 23, 2009, at the UCSD Price Center. This two-day course is designed to equip postdocs, senior grad students, and junior faculty with the knowledge and professional competencies to lead innovative and productive research programs. This year, the course is co-sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association.

Enrollment is open to postdocs, senior grad students, and junior faculty from the Torrey Pines Mesa research institutes and other UC campuses, and is limited to 200 participants. The event has sold out in previous years, so register early. The early bird registration fee is $85 for postdocs/graduate students and $125 for faculty/others now through November 30, 2008. The regular registration fee is $100 for postdocs/graduate students and $150 for faculty/others starting December 1, 2008. (Note this course is eligible for the Society of Fellows Postdoc Course Reimbursement Program; if you plan to take advantage of this program, remember to follow the instructions on the course reimbursement website and to submit an application form before the course date.)

For additional details, see the course website and online registration page. For News&Views stories on previous years' courses, see "New Symposium Offers Insights into Scientific Leadership and Lab Management" and "Learning to Lead." For additional information, contact Jennifer Oh at (858) 534-6632 or jmoh@ucsd.edu.

ScrippsAssists Craft Fair Scheduled for December 11
The ScrippsAssists Craft Fair, a once-a-year opportunity to buy some of your holiday gifts and support charitable activities at the same time, is scheduled for Thursday, December 11, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, on the Immunology Building breezeway. About 35 Scripps Research employee/crafters will be selling items including: orchid plants, jewelry, decoupage gift items, Jalapeno pepper jam, photo albums, purses, backpacks, quilted and sewn items, catnip toys, candles, soaps, handmade chocolates, and more.

In addition, a raffle will be held to raise money for employee volunteer group ScrippsAssists. For $1 you can buy a raffle ticket to win: passes to the Birch Aquarium, passes to the San Diego Zoo, a gift basket donated by the San Diego County Credit Union, a gift certificate to Andrew's Café, Hornblower Cruise tickets, and—the Grand Prize—two round-trip airline tickets anywhere Southwest Airlines flies donated by Culinary Concepts (tickets will be available for pick up in January). There is no limit to the number of tickets you may buy and you need not be present to win. Raffle tickets are only sold at the Craft Fair. 


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