British Newspaper Ranks TSRI Most Influential
The British newspaper The Guardian has ranked The Scripps
Research Institute (TSRI) the most influential institution
in the world in the physical sciences, which includes the
fields of chemistry and physics. The rankings were based on
how many papers faculty publish and how often those papers
are cited in other publications. The data used in the study
was provided by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI),
the Philadelphia-based company that runs the Science and Social
Science Index. For more information, see the Guardian
TSRI Graduate Student Wins BMS Fellowship in Synthetic
TSRI's Danielle Soenen, a graduate student in the Boger lab,
has won a 2001 Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship in Organic
Chemistry. Her research focuses on the synthesis of ningalin
B, a marine natural product, and its analogues to study their
activity as multi-drug resistance reversing agents.
Research Associate Wins Lady Tata Memorial Trust Fellowship
Research Associate Youzhong Yuan of the Molecular and Experimental
Medicine Department has won a fellowship from the Lady Tata
Memorial Trust, which gives international awards for research
in leukemia. This fellowship was awarded to Yuan for a project
investigating mutations in t(8;21) associated with acute myeloid
Elvis to Rock at TSRI Picnic July 13
Famous Elvis Presley promoter and former carnival barker Colonel
Tom Parker promised a reporter that Elvis will bring down
the roof next month at TSRI.
"Elvis will sing at the picnic," Barker told the Las Vegas
area reporter. "And I can tell you that it's going to be the
greatest show on earth."
Elvis is expected to return for the TSRI picnic, the Roof
Top Sock Hop, which will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 PM on Friday,
July 13, on the roof of the Immunology building.
This year's crazy team competitions, which carry prizes
for first, second, and third places, will feature giant tricycles,
bowling, human hamster wheels, and a giant slide. Team signups
must be submitted no later than Friday, July 6. Registration
forms are available from Tina Dostalek, x4-8438, and from
the picnic website.
Tickets to the event will be sold from 12:30 to 1:30 PM
each day from Monday, July 2 to Wednesday, July 11, in the
lobbies of the Molecular Biology/Skaggs Institute and Immunology
buildings. From Monday, July 9 to Wednesday, July 11, they
will also be sold in the lobbies of the Beckman and CVN (Chemistry,
Vascular Biology, Neuropharmacology) buildings. On Tuesday,
July 10 and Wednesday, July 11, tickets will be sold in the
Molecular and Experimental Medicine building. Tickets must
be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold at the gate.
See the picnic website for
more information on the gourmet catered food, games for children
and adults, prizes for the most authentic 1950s attire, raffles,
palm readings, balloon sculptures, hula hoop competition...
and the Elvis Presley look-alike contest.
Seventeen Employees Graduate from Energy Efficiency Class
On Wednesday, June 27, 17 Facilities Services employees graduated
from the in-house training class entitled "Heating, Ventilation,
Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) and Boiler Efficiency
Improvement" taught by Manager Mariano Albano.
The graduation ceremony was held in the Beckman Building.
Director of Facilities Services Clyde Brown was the master
of ceremonies and Vice President of Facilities Services Ben
Morris handed out the certificates. Graduating employees were:
Teddy Jordan, Scott Evans, Ernie Noriega, Maurice Williams,
Clarence Bond, Nikky Celestial, Shawn Owen, Joseph Parsons,
Kurt Erlandson, Neil Switzer, Pal Biro, Dan Long, Jon Fink,
Dan Schrokosch, Jerry Skeie, Loi Liang, and Hernan Esendencia.
Building's Energy Consumption Decreases 43.8 Percent
Thanks to energy conservation by employees who work in 3301
North Torrey Pines Court and efforts of Facilities Services
staff to run TSRI buildings more efficiently, the energy consumption
of TSRI's Administrative Building is down 43.8 percent from
a month ago and 45.3 percent from a year ago.
"I was very happy that the last SDG&E bill showed such a
large decrease in energy consumption for this building," says
Manager Mariano Albano, who is in charge of energy management
for the institute. "It shows what we can do when we all work
Enter News&Views Photo Contest
News&Views invites submissions to its Summer Photo Contest.
- TSRI campus;
- 2001 picnic;
- Science at TSRI;
- People at TSRI;
- San Diego and surrounding area.
Submit photos in any format, with a description of the subject
and the category(ies) you are entering, to Kevin Fung, e-mail
mail drop TPC-20. The deadline is Friday, July 20. Winners
will receive Padres tickets or tickets to San Diego's Natural
History Museum. Winning photos will be published in News&Views.
Benefits Department Hosts Financial Awareness Week
The Benefits Department will be hosting Annual Financial Awareness
Week from Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20. There will
be presentations for allbeginning investors as well
as advanced oneswhich will include: "Evaluating your
Credit," "Beginning Investing," "Getting Financially Organized,"
"Advanced Asset Management," "TSRI Retirement Plans," and
"Evaluating the Market Temperature."
Look for information on the topics of the day, and their
time and place of presentation, to arrive by mail and e-mail
over the next two weeks.
Lunch and Learn: "Change the World, Volunteer!"
Barbara Whitesides, corporate and public relations manager
for the Volunteer Center of San Diego County, will present
"Change the World, Volunteer!" as part of the onging Lunch
and Learn seminar series, on Wednesday, July 18, noon to 1
PM, in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater in the Beckman Building.
The seminar will cover volunteerism in the workplace, the
Volunteer Center of San Diego County, and its annual mobilizing
event Hands On San Diego. No registration is necessary. For
more information, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.
Look for next News&Views July 16
Look for the next issue of News&Views Monday, July 16. The
deadline for submissions to News&Views, which is published
weekly during the academic year and every other week during
the summer, is Wednesday at noon for the following Monday's