Vol 11. Issue 6 / February 14, 2011
Career Workshop Series: "Careers in Industry"
Guest panelists, representing several pharmaceutical and science companies, will share practical advice related to their own career transitions, covering job descriptions, opportunities in the field, training opportunities, and career information resources. Following the panelists' brief presentations, a question and answer session and a networking reception will be held. Refreshments will be served.
Workshop Presents Update on New Scripps Research Site
Specifically, the workshop will cover the redesigned website's features, including:
How Important is a Good Night's Sleep?
Presented by the Daphne Lurie, counseling services director, "Getting Your Zzzz's : The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep" will offer:
"Sleep is perhaps the most essential activity we do in a day," Lurie notes. "It restores our bodies and refreshes our minds. Even a bit of sleep loss, over time, can take a toll on mood, energy levels, productivity and well-being."
Green Team Seminar: "Single-Stream Recycling"
The California-campus-wide single-stream recycling program eliminates sorting and allows everyone to collect recyclables into ONE blue bin. Recyclable material includes:
The new single-stream recycling program also reduces the institute's collection costs and reduces energy and pollution. Haulers use efficient single-compartment vehicles to collect and compact our recyclables in one trip thereby eliminating additional recycling routes.
Blue recycle bins are available throughout Scripps Research buildings allowing faculty, students, support staff, and visitors to participate and save more resources.
Applications Due March 1 for New California Postdoctoral Travel Award Program
Presented by the SOF and the Office of Career and Postdoctoral Services, the program seeks to provide Scripps Research postdoctoral associates in California an opportunity to present scholarly activities at a scientific national or international conference. A maximum of six grants of up to $1,000 each will be awarded for conference-related costs (e.g. travel, housing, registration) incurred within the September 1 to August 31 academic year.
Eligibility, specific application procedures and proposal guidelines can be found on the SOF webpage.
"Daffodil Days" Blooming at Scripps Research
The annual fundraising and awareness-building program offers a selection of fresh daffodil bouquets for donations starting at $10.
Participating in this year's Daffodil Days is easier and more eco-friendly than ever, according to ScrippsAssists organizers. The program has transitioned to a Web-based system. Donors are asked to access the ScrippsAssists Daffodil Days webpage for ordering and campaign information. The order deadline is Monday, February 28, 5 PM. All orders will be delivered to Leslie Madden (MB105C) and may be picked up Wednesday, March 23, beginning at 9 AM.
Donation categories include:
Two additional donation categories—"Bear of Hope" and "Gift of Hope"—offer opportunities to cheer up local cancer patients, according to the ACS. "Gift of Hope" donations, ranging from $25 to $100, underwrite daffodil bouquets anonymously delivered to cancer treatment patients in local hospitals, medical centers, and physician offices. The $25 "Bear of Hope" donations fund delivery of Boyd's teddy bears to pediatric cancer patients at local facilities.
Images of the daffodil bouquets are available at http://www.scripps.edu/~lmadden/daffodil/Daffodil_Days_2011.pdf.
Proceeds from the "Daffodil Days" campaign will help fund ACS programs in cancer research, education, early detection efforts, advocacy, and patient services.
For further information regarding the campaign, contact Leslie Madden, Scripps Research senior administrative assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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