In Brief

Watson to Present “DNA Thoughts”

Nobel laureate James D. Watson, president of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, will present "DNA Thoughts" on Friday, March 23, as part of the Society of Fellows Distinguished Lecturer Series. This event, which is open to the public, will be held in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater of the Green Hospital Building at 4 PM. Earlier that day, Watson will participate in a graduate student discussion in the Roon Foundation Conference Room, Beckman Center 5S, at 2 PM, and a research associate discussion in the Roon Foundation Conference Room, 2:55 PM.

Williamson to Speak on RNA as Part of Faculty Lecture Series

Professor Jamie Williamson of the Department of Molecular Biology will speak on "RNA Structure and RNA-Protein Interactions" on Wednesday, March 14 at 5 PM as part of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Faculty Lecture Series. The lecture will be held in the Scripps Clinic amphitheater and will be followed by a reception in the Immunology Building.

Mentoring Next Topic of Developing Research Ethics Series

Professor Donald E. Mosier and Assistant Professor Janis H. Jackson will present "The Importance of Mentoring: Teaching Professional Responsibility by Example," the fifth lecture in the Developing Research Ethics for Responsible Conduct in Research series. The event will take place on Thursday, March 15, from 4:30 to 6 PM in the Valerie Timken Amphitheatre, Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Clinic.

Lunch and Learn: "Safeguarding Your Legal Interests"

Anthony Vallaadolid, the directing attorney for the University of California, San Diego will present "Safeguarding Your Legal Interests" as part of the Lunch and Learn seminar series. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 14, from noon to 1 PM, in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater in the Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. The seminar will cover a general overview of the legal system, self-representation in administrative and judicial hearings, and protection of legal interests with or without a lawyer. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.

Free Padres Tickets to be Distributed Through News&Views

Those on campus interested in free Padres tickets will be able to enter their names in a lottery using the News&Views site beginning Monday, March 12. Drawings will be held at the end of each month for the following month’s games. Look for more details in the next issue of News&Views.