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ASCB Newsletter - August 2002

Society Rolls Out New Career Services
  08/01/2002

The ASCB is introducing new career services to support cell biologists seeking positions in academia, industry, government and other public and private venues, and employers recruiting at all career levels.

The ASCB Online Job Board provides a searchable database for jobs and employee recruitment. The year-round service provides job seeker profiles and Curriculum Vitae that can be updated by the candidate at any time. The Board also provides employer profiles, recruiter profiles and job listings. Members or non-members may search and view position listings for free.

A Job Board listing of 200 words costs employers $200 for a three-month period, and may be extended for three months at no additional cost. Employers and job seekers contact each other directly: interviews may be scheduled by mutual convenience at any time throughout the year or at the ASCB Annual Meeting Career Center.

As an exclusive benefit to ASCB members, member CVs may be posted at no cost.”

The new Career Center will be launched at the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco this year, and will be open from Sunday, December 15 – Tuesday, December 17, from 8:00 am 7:00 pm. Use of the Career Center does not require separate registration or fee payment; access is a benefit of meeting or exhibitor registration. A job posting area and interview facilities will be available to all meeting registrants. Employers may post position and interview information in the job posting area Career Center assistants will be available to assist employers and job seekers.

 


Society Rolls Out New Career Services
  08/01/2002

The ASCB is introducing new career services to support cell biologists seeking positions in academia, industry, government and other public and private venues, and employers recruiting at all career levels.

The ASCB Online Job Board provides a searchable database for jobs and employee recruitment. The year-round service provides job seeker profiles and Curriculum Vitae that can be updated by the candidate at any time. The Board also provides employer profiles, recruiter profiles and job listings. Members or non-members may search and view position listings for free.

A Job Board listing of 200 words costs employers $200 for a three-month period, and may be extended for three months at no additional cost. Employers and job seekers contact each other directly: interviews may be scheduled by mutual convenience at any time throughout the year or at the ASCB Annual Meeting Career Center.

As an exclusive benefit to ASCB members, member CVs may be posted at no cost.”

The new Career Center will be launched at the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco this year, and will be open from Sunday, December 15 – Tuesday, December 17, from 8:00 am 7:00 pm. Use of the Career Center does not require separate registration or fee payment; access is a benefit of meeting or exhibitor registration. A job posting area and interview facilities will be available to all meeting registrants. Employers may post position and interview information in the job posting area Career Center assistants will be available to assist employers and job seekers.

 


Miller Becomes Education Committee Chair
  08/01/2002

ASCB President Gary Borisy has announced that Kenneth Miller of Brown University has assumed the chairmanship of the ASCB Education Committee. Miller suceeds Sarah C.R. Elgin, who resigned to serve with A. Malcolm Campbell as CoEditor-in-Chief of Cell Biology Education, the ASCB’s new science education journal.

 


2003 Program Chair Announced
  08/01/2002

ASCB President-Elect Suzanne Pfeffer has announced the appointment of Vivek Malhotra of the University of California, San Diego to serve as Chair of the ASCB Program Committee Chair for 2003.

Malhotra will head the Committee charged with planning the scientific program for the 43rd ASCB Annual Meeting, to be held in San Francisco, from December 13-17, 2003.

 


Gifts
  08/01/2002

The ASCB is grateful to the following members who have given gifts to support Society activities:

Michael Berns
Judson Sheridan

 


WICB Publishes Career Book
  08/01/2002

Career Advice for Life Scientists is available upon request from the ASCB for $4 per book (U.S.)/$10 (international airmail), for shipping & handling. The volume will also be available without charge at the ASCB Annual Meeting this December, and is accessible in PDF. To order your copy, contact the ASCB at (301) 347-9300.

 


Armstrong Promoted to Meeting Manager
  08/01/2002

Longtime ASCB Executive Assistant Trina Armstrong has been promoted to the newly-created position of Meeting Manager.

Armstrong has served as staff liaison to the WICB Committee and the Local Arrangements Committee as well as assistant to the Executive Director since 1998.

In her new position, Armstrong will manage the logistics of the ASCB Annual Meeting and the Summer meeting series.

ASCB meeting services had been managed by contract with FASEB. Armstrong’s appointment follows the retirement of the ASCB’s longtime Meeting Manager Robin Roth, who had worked for the ASCB for over ten years.

 


Members In The News
  08/01/2002

The “Tuberculosis” course developed by Richard Fluck of Franklin and Marshall College, an ASCB member since 1971, was selected as a model course by the NSF-funded SENCER project.

 


K-12 Outreach Program Slated for ASCB Annual Meeting
  08/01/2002

The American Society for Cell Biology will present a lunchtime program on K-12 Outreach at its December Annual Meeting. The program seeks to highlight and encourage the involvement of ASCB members in K-12 science education and will feature a talk by Liesl Chatman of UCSF and demonstration of a hands-on cell biology exercise for students.

The ASCB Education Committee publication, “K12 Science: Educating Our Cell Biologists of the Future” will be updated and distributed at the Workshop. Members who are participating in an outreach program not yet listed are urged to contact Dot Doyle to ensure inclusion of their program.

 


CBE To Hold Reception for Teaching Faculty
  08/01/2002

Editors of the ASCB’s new journal, Cell Biology Education (www.cellbioed.org) will host a reception for those interested in learning more about CBE at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, December 15, from 6:00 pm 8:00 pm.

Co-Editors-in-Chief Sarah C.R. Elgin and A. Malcolm Campbell, and other members of the editorial board, will be present to answer questions from ASCB members and potential authors.

The reception is supported in part by Project Kaleidoscope to gather teaching faculty, to renew old ties and to make new connections. Light refreshments will be served.

 


MBC In Press Accelerates Publication
  08/01/2002

Molecular Biology of the Cell is publishing accepted manuscripts ahead of print through MBC’s online journal site, www.molbiolcell.org. The new initiative makes manuscripts accepted for publication in MBC available to subscribers two to three months before the print journal is available.

PDFs of accepted manuscripts are uploaded for expedited online publication. MBC In Press is citable and establishes publication priority. The Digital Object Identifier (DOI), a number unique to each article to identify intellectual property in the digital environment, links the published manuscript to the final article in the collated journal issue.

After a manuscript is published electronically through MBC in Press, it proceeds through traditional production and subsequently appears in final form in the online and print journal, two to three months after manuscript acceptance. As each month’s journal issue is published, ahead-of-print articles are removed from the active index and stored in an accessible, permanent electronic archive. Readers may link to the manuscript version of an article through the DOI.

In the tradition of Molecular Biology of the Cell to provide broad dissemination of scientific knowledge and research results in a technologically advanced environment, MBC In Press is available to all MBC subscribers.

 


Visiting Professorships
  08/01/2002

Since 1997, the ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee has sponsored faculty from minorityserving institutions to work in the laboratories of ASCB host scientists. The Visiting Professors spend eight to ten weeks in host labs, refining research techniques and teaching strategies while developing long-term collaborations with research-intensive universities.

Five new Visiting Professors were selected by the ASCB MAC for the Summer of 2002; Remi Oki and Pushpa Samkutty are receiving support to continue collaborations for a second summer.

 


Kneissel Named 11th MBC Awardee
  08/01/2002

Sandra Kneissel, a post-doctoral fellow at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany, was named by the Molecular Biology of the Cell Editorial Board as recipient of the 11th MBC Paper of the Year Award.

Kneissel is the first author of the article entitled A Novel Karyoskeletal Protein: Characterization of Protein NO145, the Major Component of Nucleolar Cortical Skeleton in Xenopus Oocytes, published in the December 2001 issue of MBC.

Kneissel will present her research at the minisymposium on Nuclear Structure and Function at the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco this December.

 


Grants & Opportunities
  08/01/2002

RPRI Grants. The Research Program on Research Integrity has issued a Request for Applications (RFA).

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