San Diego City Schools Awards TSRI an Exemplary Partnership
San Diego City Schools presented The Scripps Research Institute
(TSRI) with an Exemplary Partnership Award last week at the
organizations 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 TSRIs 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. Staubers research focuses
on crystallographic studies of the heterotrimeric IL-2 receptor
complex with IL-2.
Society of Fellows Hosts Vendor Exposition and Research
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
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 shuttles 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch and Learn: Balancing a Life: Both Personal
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
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
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 Mondays
publication. Weekly publication will resume in September.