In Brief

Deuel to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Thomas F. Deuel will speak on "Cytokine Cascades: Pathways to Functional Diversity in Growth Differentiation and Neoplastic Transformation ," as part of the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 12. The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.

How to Save for College 101
Have you ever wondered how you will save enough for the cost of a college education for your children or even yourself? While the costs of college may seem overwhelming, GoldenState Scholarshare—California's 529 College Savings Program—is an easy, flexible way to save for higher education while enjoying tax advantages. You can learn more at an information session with a TIAA-CREF Scholarshare representative on Tuesday, February 25 in the Keck Amphitheater, Beckman Center from 1 to 2 PM. For more information, contact Benefits Administration, x4-8487.

Daffodil Days Are Here Again
The American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days fundraiser has begun. Once again volunteers from ScrippsAssists will be collecting daffodil orders at TSRI, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. Sales run throughout the month of February.

Daffodil Days is one of the Cancer Society's largest fundraisers. Money raised goes towards cancer research and education in California. ScrippsAssists has consistently been one of the largest participants in the county during Daffodil Days, raising between $4,000 and $6,000 each year.

The American Cancer Society's goal is to deliver a Gift of Hope bouquet to every cancer patient undergoing treatment at local healthcare facilities. Your anonymous donation of $18 towards a Gift of Hope will help ensure this goal is met. In addition to the bouquet, cancer patients and their families receive educational materials and information on services available to them from specially trained ACS volunteers.

The following ScrippsAssists volunteers are available to take your orders. Please contact the volunteer closest to you. The deadline for receipt of all orders and payment (make checks payable to The American Cancer Society) is Thursday, February 27. Flowers are expected on Monday, March 17th.

Available for purchase this year are: bouquet of 10 daffodils, $10.00; bouquet of 10 daffodils with cobalt blue vase, $18; vision arrangement with 20 daffodils and vase, $35; spring arrangement with about 30 daffodils and vase, $60; corporate arrangement with about 50 daffodils and vase, $110; gift of hope to cancer patient, $18 (or any amount).

For further information, contact Janet Hightower, x4-8233 or email

Use Word with Style
Did you know that you can build an automatic table of contents or list of figures in Word? Have you ever wanted to relabel your graphic file? Do you want to know more about using Section Breaks to control formatting? Then sign up for the Styles class scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, from 8:30 to 11 AM. Other topics will include: using the Outline mode; creating and modifying styles; using hyperlinks to jump to other locations in a Word document. If time permits, the class will also cover how to import a Word document, in the outline mode, into PowerPoint to create a slide show. To enroll, go to, or e-mail

Flexible Spending Account Deadline Approaches
If you participated in the Healthcare Spending Account and/or the Dependent Care Spending Account last year, Benefits Administration would like to remind you that March 31, 2003 is the deadline for submitting reimbursement claims to Barney and Barney for all services rendered in 2002. Claim forms can be downloaded from the Benefits Administration forms web page or picked up from the front lobby of Human Resources between 8 AM and 5 PM. You can also request forms by contacting Benefits Administration, x4-2832 or