In Brief

Three TSRI Students Win National Science Foundation Awards
First-year Graduate Students Anu Sawkar, Seth Horn, and John Craighead have been selected to receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The award provides a three-year stipend to outstanding students for advanced study. Sawkar, a graduate of Northwestern University, and Horn, a graduate of Texas A&M University, are in TSRI’s Chemistry Program. Craighead, a graduate of St. Olaf College, is in the Macromolecular and Cellular Structure and Chemistry Program.

Ginsberg to Speak on Integrins in Faculty Lecture Series
Department of Vascular Biology Professor Mark Ginsberg will speak on "Integrins: The Inside Story" as part of The Faculty Lecture Series, Wednesday, April 18, at 5 PM. The event will be held at the Scripps Clinic amphitheater. A reception will follow in the Immunology Building.

Lunch and Learn: “Stress Busters: It’s an Inside Out Job.”
Personal and professional coach Sandra Trybus, licensed clinical social worker, will present “Stress Busters: It’s an Inside Out Job” as part of the onging “Lunch and Learn” seminar series, on Wednesday, April 18, noon to 1 PM, in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater in the Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. The seminar will cover the source of stress, how to prevent stress (rather than manage it), and how to set limits on stress. No registration is necessary. If more information is needed, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950

Learn About Eudora
Do you know how to add an individual to the Recipient List in Eudora? Have you ever used the "Find Message" feature to locate that one e-mail message you thought you might have lost forever? Learn how to make "nested" Address Book entries, use multiple signatures, format message text, and insert a graphic. Best of all, find out who Eudora was! To learn more about this e-mail program, sign up for the Eudora class scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. To enroll, go to, or e-mail

Discover the Power of Acrobat
Have you wondered what Acrobat is all about? At TSRI, some people use Acrobat to fill in online documents, such as grants, performance evaluations, and job requisition forms. Acrobat can also be used as a tool for a collaborative editing effort where the edit reviews are performed online, perhaps cross-platform. Acrobat can also be used to build interesting and interactive documents and "kiosk" style presentations. One handy feature of the full program is Acrobat Catalog, which creates powerful keyword searches for one or many documents.

Acrobat training will be offered in three sessions: Acrobat Basics, Annotating and Enhancing PDF Files, and Distiller and Catalog. Acrobat Basics is a prerequisite for the other two classes. The Basics class will cover the following topics:

  • Explanation of the work area and toolbars,
  • Navigating a document,
  • Minor editing and reordering pages,
  • Creating bookmarks and links,
  • Converting a Word document using PDFWriter,
  • Building a simple "fillable" form.

The first Acrobat Basics course is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 8:30 to 11:00 AM. If you would like to learn more about Acrobat and complete the prerequisite for the other classes, go to or email

Course on Developing Capable Young People
If there is enough interest among employees, TSRI will offer a four-week course, "Developing Capable Young People." The sessions will focus on how to give young people a sense of being capable and significant, as well how to help them develop self-discipline. There is a minimum of eight participants and a maximum of 15. The instructor is Linda Watson. Sessions will be held on Thursdays, noon to 1:00 PM, from April 19 to May 10 in the Administrative Building, 3301 North Torrey Pines Court, P1 Conference Room. The cost is $50 per person (including video and workbook). For more information or to let Jan Hill or Melanie Brittle know that you are interested, call x4-2950 or x4-2935.

TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, April 16, Wednesday, April 18, and Friday, April 20, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site to conduct TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations, and serum draws. The clinics will be conducted at the Administrative Offices (3301 North Torrey Pines Court) on the P1 level from 11 AM to 2 PM. No appointments are necessary.

TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday; individuals screened on Wednesday, will need to return on Friday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not be available on Friday, but Hepatitis B immunization and serum draws will be. To learn more about these programs, see the Human Resources Occupational Medicine web page, which includes a map and patient information sheets.