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.

A Look at the Vision Plan
Benefits Administration would like to remind participants in TSRI medical plans about the Vision Plan offered through Medical Eye Services (MES). The coverage is as follows:

  • One routine examination per 12 consecutive months,
  • Up to $110 toward frames per 24 consecutive months,
  • One pair of standard lenses per 12 consecutive months OR up to $100 toward contact lenses per 12 consecutive months.

Please remember to bring an MES claim form when you go to routine eye exams or to purchase eyewear. A $10 co-payment will be required at the time of annual services.

MES packets are available in Human Resources. The packet includes an MES claim form, an MES Provider Directory (list of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians), and a fact sheet. If you have questions or would like an MES packet, please contact Benefits Administration at x4-8487 or The MES website also provides information.

Rescheduled: 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. The information session with a TIAA-CREF Scholarshare representative has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 11 in the Keck Amphitheater, Beckman Center from 1 to 2 PM. For more information, contact Benefits Administration, x4-8487.

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? If you are interested in learning more, 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