Vol 10. Issue 13 / April 19, 2010

In Brief

ScrippsFlorida ResearchFest Debuts
The Scripps Florida Society of Research Fellows is hosting the first annual ResearchFest on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, from 10 AM to 5 PM. The event, which will be held in the Jupiter campus's Building B, combines research presentations by postdoctoral fellows and graduate students with a scientific vendor show. The schedule will proceed as follows:

  • 9 to 10 AM: Registration
  • 10 AM to noon: Poster session I
  • noon to 1 PM: Lunch break
  • 1 to 3 PM: Postdoctoral fellow talks
  • 3 to 5 PM: Poster session II

The vendor show will take place from 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information on the Scripps Florida Society of Research Fellows and its events, see the group's website.

New Series of English-as-a-Second-Language Classes to Begin
A new series of English-as-a-Second-Language classes will begin Tuesday, April 20, 2010. 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.

Upcoming Onsite Clinics
On Monday, April 19, Wednesday, April 21, and Friday, April 23, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be onsite 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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