Vol 11. Issue 12 / April 4, 2011


In Brief

Career Workshop Series: Essential Steps in Getting Your Manuscript Published
Advice from the editors on manuscript writing, submission, and publication will be offered at the next presentation in the Career Workshop Series, Thursday, April 21, 1:30 to 3 PM, in the Keck Amphitheater on the Scripps Research California campus. The workshop, organized by the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office, will be streamed live to the Scripps Florida campus 4:30 to 6 PM.

The training session will feature two Scripps Research scientists: Floyd Bloom, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Neuropharmacology, and Ian Wilson, Hansen Professor of Structural Biology.

According to Ryan Wheeler, manager, Career and Postdoctoral Services, workshop participants will learn how to:

  • Determine manuscript authors and author order
  • Target submissions to appropriate journals
  • Write to editors' expectations and requirements
  • Work with journal review processes.
  • Draft clear and concise titles, abstracts, background sections, tables, and cover letters

Further details are available at the Career and Postdoctoral Services webpage.

Safety Gram Live! Seminar Kicks Off Scripps California Green Feat
How big an environmental footprint do everyday personal and institutional actions leave? A Safety Gram Live! seminar will explore that question as the kick off event for 2011 Green Feat activities on the California campus.

Scheduled for Thursday, April 7, noon to 1 PM, in the Beckman building Keck auditorium, the seminar will explore the environmental impact of research activities and how a "green process" can guide those efforts, explains Julio Giannotti, Scripps Research safety coordinator and Green Team member. The event is hosted by the Environmental Health & Safety Department and the Scripps California Green Team.

Presented by members of the Student Sustainability Initiative, the seminar also will feature academic and industrial case studies demonstrating green chemistry principles, the lifecycles of commonly used organic solvents, and practical eco-friendly measures for lab work.

An event highlight will be the announcement of the California campus single-stream recycling champion, determined by the highest overall recycling rate achieved among individual campus buildings during the month of March. The winner will be awarded the Keith McKeown Memorial Green Feat Award, named after the late vice president of communications and public relations and founding chair of the institute's Green Initiative.

Details on additional Green Feat activities are available on the Green Initiative webpage.

California Campus NWiS Coffee Hour Highlights Status of Women in Science
The latest update to a groundbreaking study on the status of women faculty is the discussion focus at the California campus Network for Women in Science (NWiS) Coffee Hour, Monday, April 4, 3 to 4 PM, in Faculty Club Tennis Room.

The 1999 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study investigated perceived patterns of inequitable resource allocation between women faculty and their male colleagues on the MIT campus. A just-released follow-up, the Report on the Status of Women Faculty in the Schools of Science and Engineering at MIT, examines the consequences of actions prompted by the original study.

Peet's coffee and snacks will be provided at the event. NWiS encourages the participation of both male and female colleagues and all faculty members.

Further information on NWiS activities on the California campus can be found at the organization's webpage.


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NWiS Florida Organizes Day on the Water

The Network for Women in Science (NWiS) on the Florida campus plans a Stand Up Paddling Day, Sunday, April 10, 9 to 11 AM, at the Jupiter Outdoor Center. Above, Vanessa Paulman, immigration advisor with the Scripps Florida international office, demonstrates the sport.