Vol 10. Issue 26 / September 13, 2010
Environmental Services Recognizes Outstanding Employees
"Each team member in EVS is valuable and contributes to team success," said Larry DeGreif, director of Environmental Services. "The individuals recognized this year made exceptional contributions in providing service to our customers."
This year's winners were:
Don't Miss the SOF Fall Research Symposium The Society of Fellows (SOF) welcomes faculty, staff, and students to this year's Fall Research Symposium, which features presentations by junior scientists, on Thursday, September 30, on the La Jolla campus. Topics will include chemistry, chemical biology, structural biology, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, molecular and experimental medicine, neurosciences, and translational research. Research abstracts will be presented during an oral session (Beckman Building Keck Amphitheater, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM) and a moderated poster session (Beckman galleria, 4:30 - 6 PM; posters will be available for viewing starting at 10 AM). Presenters in both sessions will compete for cash prizes awarded for best in category.
Keynote lectures will feature Associate Professor Michael Burkart of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and Jay T. Groves of UC Berkeley, from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. Both of these lectures will take place in the Beckman building Keck Amphitheater.
For more information on the event, which is co-sponsored by the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office, see SOF's Fall Research Symposium webpage.
San Diego Lab Management Course Open for Registration Scripps Research, Sanford-Burnham Institute, and UCSD are proud to host the fourth San Diego Lab Management Course on Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9 at the Sanford-Burnham Institute. This two-day course is designed to equip postdocs and junior faculty with the knowledge and professional competencies to lead innovative and productive research programs.
Enrollment is open to postdocs and junior faculty from the Torrey Pines Mesa research institutes and other UC campuses, and is limited to 130 participants. The event has sold out in previous years, so register early.
The registration fee is $100 for Scripps Research participants. (Note this course is eligible for the Society of Fellows Postdoc Course Reimbursement Program; see http://www.scripps.edu/services/postdocs/career/coursereimbursement)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan Wheeler, (858) 784-9740 or email@example.com.
Benefits: Passport Unlimited Cards Have Arrived During these tough economic times, everyone tries to save where they can. Now you can save on shopping, dining, and travel with the new Passport Unlimited Card. Benefits Administration sent cards through interoffice mail to all benefit eligible participants last week, along with information about the benefits that are offered through the Passport Unlimited program.
The Passport Card offers local vendor employee discounts and restaurant savings in the San Diego area. Florida and California staff can also take advantage of national discounts. You'll find everything between complimentary restaurant savings to discounted pet medications at your fingertips. All you need to do is register your Passport Card at www.passportlifestyle.com and you can view a complete list of participating companies and restaurants. There are no limits to how often you can use your card, and you now have the opportunity to suggest a business that you'd like to see in the program by either calling Passport's Member Relations Team at (800) 410-4211 or emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use Passport's mobile website when you are on the go at www.passportlifestyle.com/mobile.
If you have any questions regarding this benefit, please contact Benefits Administration at x4-8487 or email@example.com.
Calendar Office: Get Ready for California Recurring Room Reservations The Calendar Office has announced the procedure to extend recurring room reservations on the California campus for the next year. During the week of September 20, the Calendar Office will be accepting extensions, through June 30, 2011, for existing recurring room reservations.
During that week you will be able to go online and extend your existing reservation(s). If you are interested in changing your recurring reservation to another day, time, or room, you will be able to do that after all existing reservations have been finalized. For instructions on how to extend your reservations go to this link: http://www.scripps.edu/calendar/recurring.html
For general information and instructions on how to use the calendar system, sign up for a class at: http://hris.scripps.edu/training/class/CAL0110CAL. The next classes are being offered on:
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