Vol 11. Issue 4 / January 31, 2010
Marisa Roberto to Speak February 9 in Faculty Lecture Series
Roberto will discuss "Alcohol Dependence: Synaptic Neuroadaptations in the Amygdala." The Roberto lab is researching the specific neuronal mechanisms underlying synaptic and/or molecular changes that influence the development of drug addiction and alcohol dependence.
The lecture will be held in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater, Green Hospital. A reception will follow in the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Building, first floor. For more information see Roberto's Faculty Lecture Series webpage.
IT Services: Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Websites
1) The directory is on the INTRANET.
2) While previously www.scripps.edu would automatically direct you to the internal or external site depending on your computer's location, in the new setup at www.scripps.edu presents ONLY the external site… no matter who you are or where you are.
3) To access the intranet from the external web site, click the link "intranet" in the banner or footers of www.scripps.edu. If you're on campus you may also type http://intranet.scripps.edu in your browser.
4) Most things employees need are on the INTRANET… Look there first!
5) If you're on the intranet reading "old" content (with the old look and feel), you can navigate back to the new intranet home page by clicking the Scripps Research logo in the upper left corner of your screen.
6) Faculty and their administrative assistants can update faculty biosketch pages directly at http://intranet.scripps.edu/directory/admin/
7) You can access the intranet from anywhere you have internet access. If you're off campus, you will be asked to authenticate using your Scripps Research ID and password.
8) You will still need to be on campus or using regular VPN to access journals through the Kresge Library.
9) To report a problem with either the external or internal website, go to: http://intranet.scripps.edu/its/webadmin/contact.html
Career Workshop Features Industry Recruiters Panel
"Making the Most of Your Relationships with Recruiters" is the focus of the workshop, sponsored by the Society of Fellows and the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office.
Workshop panelists include:
A networking reception will follow the workshop. For further postdoctoral services information, visit the office website.
NWiS Coffee Hour to Examine Publishing Issues
Peet's Coffee and refreshments will be provided. The event is open to all Scripps Research students, faculty, and research staff. For further information regarding the NWiS, visit their webpage and Facebook page.
Food Drive Donations Hit Record Amount
Benefitting the San Diego Food Bank (SDFB), the 2010 drive raised 1,155 lbs. of food and $1,174 in funding donations, more than any previous year, according to Cohen.
Food donations were collected in specially marked red bins placed throughout the institute campus during December and January.
Established in 1977, the SDFB distributes over 15 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families, and a network of nonprofit organizations working to alleviate hunger throughout the county. The organization estimates 500,000 of San Diego County's 3.1 million residents live at or near the federal poverty level, facing "food insecurity," i.e., they have little or no food available and often don't know where their next meal will come from.
Soldiers Send Thanks for 75 Support Boxes
The non-profit Standing Tall Together organization benefits U.S. soldiers before and during their active duty deployments.
Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu
ScrippsAssists collected nearly $5,000 in both monetary and goods donations—enough for Standing Tall Together to send more than 75 care packages to U.S. troops stationed abroad. (See Solders Send Thanks.)