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Monday, July 27, 2009

Special Event

Alivisatos Hosts Meeting on Early Career Grant

Interim Laboratory Director Paul Alivisatos will hold an open discussion of the Office of Science Early Career Research Program tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. The meeting will be recorded and made available on the Lab's Office of Science Early Career Research Program website (to be announced in Today at Berkeley Lab when posted).

Eligible researchers must be full-time career or career track/term national lab employees no more than 10 years from their Ph.D. (1999). Joint faculty must apply through a corollary announcement for universities.

Letters of Intent must be submitted by August 3, however division directors must collect and submit proposal information to the Directorate by August 15.

Detailed information, including the DOE national laboratory announcement, FAQ, and the Berkeley Lab internal submission process can be found here.

magnetARRA Funding: High Temperature Superconductor Magnet Technology

Berkeley Lab's Superconducting Magnet Program in the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division (AFRD) is receiving $201,000 for the first year as part of a two-year, $4-million ARRA-funded program to develop extremely high field magnets for high energy physics (HEP). Berkeley Lab is a key contributor to the collaboration, which includes seven universities and national laboratories as well as industry. The lead scientist for this project is Arno Godeke, with AFRD. More>

NCEM Update: New User Website and Upcoming Events

TEAMThe National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM), home of the world's most powerful electron microscopes, including the soon-to-debut TEAM 1, has opened a new website for its diverse and growing user community. The site allows users around the world to exchange information and offer feedback. Groups using individual microscopes can learn about equipment updates and even last-minute open slots for microscope time. The site will post news of coming user meetings and NCEM events, including the August 10-12 workshop on "Probing the Limits of Strength" in Berkeley. Coming soon: an announcement of the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, featuring high-level DOE guests, to mark TEAM 1's opening to the user community.

Lab Security: Mitchell Celaya is New UC Berkeley Police Chief

celayaMitchell Celaya, a UC Berkeley assistant police chief with more than 25 years of experience handling everything from protests, sit-ins and critical emergency situations to visits by world leaders, has been selected as the campus's new chief of police. The UC Berkeley Police Department's jurisdiction includes the central campus as well as remote UC-owned property such as Berkeley Lab, University Village in Albany and the Richmond Field Station. More>

World of Science: Seeking Advice on Women in Science

[Inside Higher Ed] The landscape of scientists and engineers is certainly a lot more diverse than it was 20 years ago, but serious gender gaps remain. That was the consensus at a hearing of the House Committee on Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Science Education Tuesday. The hearing focused on finding ways to attract more female science students. More>

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