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Hispanic Interns Meet Shalala, Gov. Rossello

Several NIH interns from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities recently met with HHS Secretary Donna Shalala and Gov. Pedro Rossello of Puerto Rico (second from l). They included Julio Rodriguez-Colon (l), a biology major at the University of Puerto Rico (and now at NINDS' Laboratory of Molecular Neuropharmacology), and Noel Estrada (fourth from l) of UPR's graduate program of rehabilitation counseling. Also present was John Medina III (r), NIH Diversity Program manager.

R&W Member Appreciation Day

The NIH Recreation and Welfare Association will hold its annual Member Appreciation Day on Thursday, June 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Visitor Information Center, Bldg. 10. There will be awards presentations to R&W volunteers, door prizes and refreshments. Come see what R&W is doing for you — all are welcome.

Camp Fantastic BBQ, June 15

The annual R&W Camp Fantastic Barbecue will be held Tuesday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Bldg. 31 patio, rain or shine. Lunch will be provided by Outback Steakhouse. If you can't attend the lunch (limited to 500 meals), you may support Camp Fantastic by purchasing a raffle ticket before or during the event. For ticket information call 496-6061.

Orioles Bullpen Party, July 24

The R&W has tickets to the annual Orioles Bullpen Party on Saturday, July 24 vs. the Anaheim Angels. Price includes game tickets, entrance to the park at 2 p.m. (game is at 4), and a picnic in the bullpen area. Lunch includes hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, cole slaw, popcorn, beer and soda. Ticket price is $27. Call 496-4600; there is a limited number of tickets.

Garden Club Meets, June 10

Did you know NIH had a "champion tree?" Do you know who keeps the NIH landscaping in shape? What is that tree with the rose-colored blooms by Rockville Pike? For answers to these and other questions, come to the NIH Garden Club meeting on Thursday, June 10 in Natcher Bldg., Conf. Rm. A from noon to 1 p.m. Lynn Mueller, chief of the grounds maintenance and landscaping section, will visit with an update on what's new in the NIH landscape.

'Titanic' Seats Available at R&W

A limited number of tickets to Titanic are on sale at the R&W. Showtime is Sunday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Mid-section orchestra tickets are $65 (regularly $72), while supplies last. Call 496-6061 for details.

BIG Sponsors Career Seminar, June 10

The young adult resource development (YARD) committee of the NIH chapter of Blacks in Government will sponsor its first 1999 career development seminar on Thursday, June 10. The seminar entitled, "Marketing Your Skills and Dressing for Success in the Workplace," will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Natcher Bldg., balconies B and C. Guest speakers will be Sheila Monroe of YARD and Brian G. Easley, career counselor/trainer for the NIH Work and Family Life Center.

The YARD committee is responsible for developing programs that address the needs and opportunities for young adults at NIH. To fulfill this responsibility, it sponsors activities to: attract young adults to scientific and professional positions at NIH; develop and enhance mentoring programs for youth; enhance communication and leadership skills of students and young employees; and strengthen relationships among generations. BIG encourages all NIH students and young adult employees to take advantage of this seminar. All NIH employees are invited to attend all BIG activities. For more information, contact Felecia Taylor, YARD chair, at 594-2463.

See 'Queen of Soul' at Wolf Trap

The R&W has tickets for Aretha Franklin at Wolf Trap, Tuesday, June 22, at 8 p.m. To reserve these in-house seats at $31 each, call 496-6061.

National Symphony Orchestra Presents 'The Planets,' July 10

Enjoy a stellar screening of rare NASA footage with new film from recent expeditions to Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as the music of Holst's The Planets transports you to outer space. The show is at Wolf Trap on Saturday, July 10, 8:30 p.m. Rear orchestra seats are $24.50 each at the R&W; call 496-6061 for details.

National Day of Prayer Observed

Employees and visitors gathered on the lawn in front of Bldg. 1 May 6 for the fourth annual National Day of Prayer. The observance was sponsored by the Noontime Christian Fellowship. Featured speaker was former Orioles baseball player Pat Kelly (rear, third from l), now with Lifeline Ministries of Ellicott City, Md. Among those participating were (rear, from l) Reginald Britton, Wayne French and Mary Palsgrove . In front are (from l) Sandy Cain , Crystal James and Karen Wayns.

On-Campus Work Center Open for Business

The On-Campus Work Center, a resource available to all NIH employees, is a place to work away from your office. All you have to do is sign in. Employees can go there before, between, or after meetings or conferences to use a computer, make a telephone call, log-in to email, or send a fax. It is designed for short-term use, as needed by staff.

Located in Bldg. 31, Rm. 1A1E-09 (next to the cafeteria), the center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It features three PCs, two Macs, and two phone plugs for laptops (two of the computers, one PC and one Mac, are wheelchair accessible). There are also telephones, five workstations and a fax/copier machine. And, of course, it's free.

DWD Has New Course Offerings

The University of Maryland University College's Graduate School of Management & Technology, in partnership with the NIH Division of Workforce Development, is offering graduate business courses at the Training Center at Executive Plaza South. The courses fulfill requirements for UMUC's master of science in management degree. Courses will be offered either online through the NIH Integrated Training System or instructor-led. Program begins in October; prerequisite course "Library Skills for the Information Age" is available online. Call DWD, 496-6211, for more information.

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held (usually) on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features a special Monday lecture June 7 when Dr. Joseph S. Takahashi speaks on "Molecular Genetics of Circadian Clocks in Mammals." He is an HHMI investigator and Walter and Mary E. Glass professor in the life sciences, department of neurobiology and physiology, Northwestern University.

On June 9, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation will hold its 1999 annual scientific conference featuring laureates' lectures by winners of the GM Sloan, Kettering and Mott Prizes for Cancer Research.

On June 16, Dr. Scott D. Emr, professor, division of cellular and molecular medicine, and HHMI investigator in the department of biology, University of California School of Medicine, La Jolla, will discuss, "Links Between Cell Signaling, Membrane Trafficking and Tumor Progression."

For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda Madine, 594-5595.

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