Vol 7. Issue 15 / May 7, 2007

In Brief

Anette Schneemann to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
Scripps Research Institute Associate Professor Anette Schneemann will speak on "Virus-Host Interactions Controlling Nodaviral RNA Replication and Assembly" on Wednesday, May 9, as part of the ongoing Faculty Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla.

Library Tip: ScienceDirect Online Book Series
The Kresge Library has added the Life Sciences and Chemistry online book series packages through ScienceDirect. There are 15 titles in the Chemistry package and 36 in the Life Sciences package. Some titles replace the print version in the library’s collection.

The book series have a familiar platform interface—the same as ScienceDirect journals. There are unlimited concurrent users and linking to references. Online access goes back four years.

Some highly requested titles that Scripps Research now has desktop access to are:

  • Advances in Cancer Research
  • Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Advances in Immunology
  • Advances in Organometallic Chemistry
  • Advances in Protein Chemistry
  • Advances in Virus Research
  • International Review of Cytology
  • International Review of Neurobiology
  • Progress in Brain Research

Any comments or questions? Contact the Kresge Library Help Desk, x4-8705 or helplib@scripps.edu.

HR Reminder: Meal and Rest Periods for Non-Exempt Staff
Human Resources would like to remind all California-based non-exempt staff and their managers that non-exempt employees must take a 10-minute break for every four hours worked. In addition, non-exempt employees who are scheduled to work more than five hours in a day must also take at least a 30-minute meal period. However, if the employee’s workday consists of only six hours, the meal period may be waived in writing at the mutual consent of both the employee and supervisor with a copy of the waiver kept in departmental files. While rest periods are considered "time worked" and paid as regular time, meal periods are not "time worked" and are not paid time.

Meal periods should be scheduled near the middle of each workday. Rest periods should be scheduled near the middle of each work period before and after the meal period. Meal and rest periods may not be taken at the beginning or the end of the day. In addition, time not used for meal and rest periods may not be accumulated for use at a later time.

If you have any questions regarding meal and rest periods, please contact Human Resources at the Benefits line, x4-8487, or benefits@scripps.edu. For detailed information, see the Meals and Rest Periods Administrative Guideline 1.22.

Spring Craft Fair and Raffle
Are you looking for gifts for Mother's Day, a wedding or baby shower, graduation, or another spring or summer celebration? The ScrippsAssists Spring Craft Fair features homemade chocolates, jams, cookies, jewelry, soap, photography, wall art, cloth dolls,greeting cards, purses, glassware, custom embroidery, and more. The fair will be held Thursday, May 10, 11 AM to 2 PM, at the Immunology Building , 10466 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. A list of the exhibitors is available at http://www.scripps.edu/dist/SpringFloorplan.pdf.

In addition, a raffle drawing at the fair will benefit ScrippsAssists. The grand prize is two round-trip airline tickets, good for anywhere Southwest Airlines flies, donated by Culinary Concepts. Raffle tickets are only available for sale at the Craft Fair. There is no limit on the number of tickets you may buy, and you need not be present to win.

Upcoming Onsite Clinics
On Monday, May 7, Wednesday, May 9, and Friday, May 11, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site to conduct TB screenings, hepatitis B immunizations, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations.

The clinics will be conducted in the 3366 Building, in Room 325, on the third floor, from 11 AM to 2 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

No appointments are necessary. TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday, and individuals screened on Wednesday, will need to return on Friday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not be available on Friday, but hepatitis B immunization, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations will be. To learn more about these programs, see the Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page.


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