Vol 6. Issue 1 / January 16, 2005

In Brief

Clare Waterman-Storer Wins Bensley Award in Cell Biology
The Scripps Research Institute's Associate Professor Clare Waterman-Storer has won the 2006 R.R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology from the American Association of Anatomists (AAA). The award recognizes Waterman-Storer for innovation in molecular microscopy and contributions to the understanding of cytoskeletal dynamics in cell motility. Waterman-Storer pioneered the technique of fluorescent-speckle microscopy, which enables investigators to detect the assembly and disassembly of multi-subunit complexes such as actin filaments and microtubules. This technique is the gold standard now used by labs studying cytoskeletal dynamics.

Waterman-Storer will give her award lecture, "Cytomechanical Systems Integration in Directed Cell Migration," on Monday, April 3, 2006, from 5 to 6 PM at the AAA's annual meeting at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

Library Tip: New Journals for the New Year
The Kresge Library is pleased to announce a number of new journal subscriptions for 2006. These journals were selected by a combination of input from the Library Committee (comprised of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students), interlibrary loan request history, subject, price, and availability. The new online-only titles in 2006 are: ACS Chemical Biology, Cell Metabolism, Drug Metabolism & Disposition, Molecular Brain Research, Molecular Neurobiology, Molecular Systems Biology, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, and Stem Cells. Go to Ellen, the Library's catalog or the Journal List to access these titles. For more information, contact the Kresge Library Help Desk, x4-8705 or helplib@scripps.edu.

Costco Visits La Jolla Campus
Benefits Administration would like to announce that representatives from Costco will be on the La Jolla campus on Friday, January 20 from 11:00 AM to 1 PM to offer first-time members the opportunity to obtain a membership. The enrollment will be held at 3377 North Torrey Pines Rd., 2nd floor, Human Resources Training Room 205. For additional information, contact Benefits at x4-8487.

Tuition Reimbursement Deadline—January 31
The deadline for both California and Florida employees to submit tuition reimbursement requests to Human Resources for courses completed during the 2005 calendar year is January 31, 2006 at 5 PM (PST). Please contact Benefits, 858-784-8487, with any questions regarding the Tuition Reimbursement policy.

New English-as-a-Second-Language Classes Begin
A new series of English-as-a-Second-Language classes begin on the La Jolla campus on Tuesday, January 10. Instructor Cassandra Wadkin's class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 PM every Tuesday evening in the Immunology Building West Conference Room. The price for three months (12 classes) is $60.

Each intermediate-level English class is divided into speaking and listening, idioms and vocabulary, and reading and writing. If you would like to improve your English and your understanding of your friends and colleagues, movies, television shows, and the news, this class is for you. The class uses movies, games, television shows, grammar books, songs, drawing and novels to teach standard American English. Have fun and learn English at the same time!

For more information, please leave a message at x4-2176.


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"X-Sci" Excites High School Students about Science.

Students from seven high schools visited the La Jolla campus Wednesday for "X-Sci," an event designed to provide students insight into the workings of basic scientific research and career opportunities in the biosciences. Photo by Kevin Fung.