Vol 7. Issue 22 / July 30, 2007

In Brief

Terry Cross (1949-2007)
Professor Ian Wilson expresses sorrow at the passing of Terry Cross, who worked in his lab for almost 20 years, in a letter to the Scripps Research community.

Andrew Fire to Speak in SOF Distinguished Lecturer Series
Nobel laureate Andrew Fire, professor of pathology and genetics at Stanford University, will speak on "Genome Architecture and Germline Genetic Activity in a 'Simple' Eukaryote" as part of the Society of Fellows (SOF) Distinguished Lecturer Series on the La Jolla, California, campus. The event will take place on Thursday, August 9, from 4 to 5:30 PM, in the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium. A reception will follow in the first floor atrium of the Beckman Building.

Got Cover Art?
Do you have scientific artwork that could be used on the CD cover of 2007 Scientific Report? To submit artwork for consideration for the cover, please email an attachment of a color image in jpg, tif, eps, or pdf format to Jann Coury, jcoury@scripps.edu, with a descriptive paragraph of your submission.

Entries are due no later than Friday, September 7, 2007. The selection committee will make its decisions in early September. High resolution jpg or tif files will be required for production of the report.


Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu






Hollywood Comes to Scripps California
More than 1,500 California employees attended the 2007 Scripps Research picnic, "Hollywood Comes to TSRI," enjoying food (popular items included pizza, meat skewers, and Yukon gold mashed potatoes), raffle prizes, bingo, and other contests. "Picnic-goers of all ages seemed to have a good time and reluctantly left the grounds as we brought the event to a close on Friday," says Vivian Lodes, who organizes the picnic. "Now we have to think of a theme for next year!" Photo by Kevin Fung.