Vol 10. Issue 2 / January 18, 2010
ScrippsAssists Sends Thanks for the Holiday Cheer
Through the Adopt-a-Family Program, participants from Scripps Research adopted 22 families through the agency Home Start. Participants contributed $875 in cash contributions and the Human Resources Department donated four boxes of toys and numerous gift cards. "This year was a complete success," wrote Laura Mustari, CEO of Home Start. "Because of gracious people like you, we were able to sponsor 101 deserving families."
Through the food drive, Scripps Research employees donated 1,058 pounds of food, as well as $810 in cash. The San Diego Food Bank—whose slogan is "hunger has no season"—collected the donated food through the holiday season, as well as afterwards, as the food will serve the San Diego community for months to come.
Postdoc Seminar: "How to Craft a Winning Resume"
New Series of English-as-a-Second-Language Classes to Begin
Each intermediate-level English class is divided into speaking and listening, idioms and vocabulary, and reading and writing. If you would like to improve your English and your understanding of your friends and colleagues, movies, television shows, and the news, this class is for you. The class uses movies, games, television shows, grammar books, songs, drawing and novels to teach standard American English. Have fun and learn English at the same time! For more information, please leave a message at x4-2176
Library Tip: Endnote Patch
If you would like to have the latest version X3, it is available through the Kresge Library software download license. (Macintosh users need to have Leopard OS 10.5 to run X3.)
If you would like assistance, please contact the Kresge Library's Angela Murrell at x4-8705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Career & Postdoctoral Services coordinates a volunteer peer editing service, the Scripps Research Council of Scientific Editors, to help Scripps Research postdocs and graduate students on both campuses write high quality papers and fellowships. This program is a result of feedback from graduate students, faculty, and postdocs during the institute's reaccreditation process.
The Career & Postdoctoral Services Office matches requests for editing based on reviewer expertise and availability. To have your manuscript or fellowship reviewed:
The Scripps Research Council of Scientific Editors is intended to supplement, not supplant, the scientific communication mentoring that trainees receive from their advisors, by formalizing an additional review option benefiting both the volunteer peer reviewers and the researchers who use the service. There is no charge for the service and the program duration is indefinite.
Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu
NWiS Kicks Off the New Year