In Brief

San Diego City Schools Awards TSRI an Exemplary Partnership Award
San Diego City Schools presented The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) with an Exemplary Partnership Award last week at the organization’s annual Partnerships in Education End-of-the-Year Celebration. Out of some 1,200 business and academic partners, TSRI was one of a handful of organizations honored this year. In particular, Alan Bersin, the superintendent of schools, cited TSRI’s comprehensive program of education outreach activities and its partnership with the Science Department of San Diego City Schools.

TSRI Postdoc Wins Runyon-Winchell Fellowship

Molecular Biology Research Associate Deborah Stauber has been awarded a Runyon-Winchell postdoctoral fellowship, which is given to “outstanding young scientists” conducting theoretical and experimental research that is relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention. Stauber’s research focuses on crystallographic studies of the heterotrimeric IL-2 receptor complex with IL-2.

Society of Fellows Hosts Vendor Exposition and Research Symposium
On Wednesday, May 23, the Society of Fellows presents the 13th annual Spring Research Symposium and Vendor Exposition for the TSRI community.

The vendor show is a campus-wide event in which vendors demonstrate their products, provide literature and information to interested scientists, and give away free samples of their products. Vendors who wish to make lecture presentations do so throughout the day. The event will be held from 9 AM to 4:30 PM in the gallerias of the Immunology, Beckman, and the Skaggs Institute buildings, as well as on the walkway in front of Immunology,

The Annual Spring Symposium poster session will follow the vendor show in the Beckman galleria. Here, TSRI graduate students and postdocs will present their work in poster format. Six posters will win $800 Society of Fellows travel awards.

For more information, contact Emily Burke, x4-7162.

Campus Shuttle Trial Period Completed
Since February, a campus shuttle has been undergoing a trial period to indicate whether there is a need for such a service. The shuttle provided by Cloud 9 has circulated through the expanded campus each workday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

Due to low ridership, the service will no longer be provided. The shuttle’s last day will be Wednesday, May 23. If you rode the shuttle and have comments you would like to share, please forward them to Joyce Nasella, x4-8861 or e-mail

Lunch and Learn: “Balancing a Life: Both Personal and Professional”
Jeff P. Jones, licensed psychologist and founder of the Dads’ Club, will present “Balancing a Life: Both Personal and Professional” as part of the onging Lunch and Learn seminar series, on Tuesday, May 22, 2001, noon to 1 PM, in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater in the Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. The seminar will cover the threats to leading a balance life, identifying your priorities, making changes, developing a mission statement, and investing in your relationships. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Jan Hill,x4-2950.

English-as-a-Second-Language Classes to Begin
A new 12-week session of English-as-a-Second-Language classes will start Tuesday, June 5, and continue on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The class is open to TSRI employees and their family members. The fee is $60 for the session. The instructor is Cassandra Wadkins, who has taught the class for more than 10 years. For more information, call x4-2176.

Health Club Membership Made Easy
Benefits Administration would like to announce that representatives from 24 Hour Fitness will be on-site Thursday, May 24 from 11 AM to 1 PM to sign up TSRI employees for discounted memberships. The on-site enrollment will be held in the P1 conference room located beneath Human Resources in the Administration Building, 3301 North Torrey Pines Court. Sorry, graduate students are not eligible.

News&Views to Begin Summer Schedule
News&Views will be published every other week during the summer. Look for the next issue Monday, June 4. The deadline for submissions will remain Wednesday at noon for the following Monday’s publication. Weekly publication will resume in September.