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Friday, April 4, 2003
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1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Towards a Sparse SVD: Joint work with Gene Golub, Iain Duff, and Christof Voemel
Tim Davis
Building 50D-3416


4:30 p.m.
UC Berkeley Department of Physics
Wiring the Brain: Theoretical Physics Meets Neurobiology
Professor Dmitri Chklovskii, Cold Springs Harbor Lab
1 Le Conte Hall, Campus

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Soup: Boston Clam Chowder
Origins: Roasted Leg of Lamb
Adobe Cafe: Burritos
Fresh Grille: Cod Fillet
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Hey, That Bug
Is No Insect

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This springtail looks a lot like an insect. In fact, scientists long thought insects evolved from the group of hexapods to which it belongs. But comparative genomics, using mitochondrial DNA, now shows that life's family tree has a whole new branch. Nature, it seems, found two different ways to evolve six legs. This and other stories can be found in the latest edition of Science Beat.
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UC Will Pursue Time Warner Lawsuit

The University of California will file an action in California state court against AOL Time Warner Inc., its directors and officers; its auditor, Ernst & Young LLP; and the financial advisors involved in the 2001 AOL Time Warner merger -- Citigroup, Salomon Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley Inc. -- claiming securities fraud arising out of the collapse in the price of AOL Time Warner stock. The university's complaint will allege that AOL materially misrepresented its revenues and number of subscribers during the period prior to and immediately after its January 2001 merger with Time Warner Inc. Full story.

Lab Well-Represented
At April APS Meeting

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More than two dozen scientists at Berkeley Lab will present talks and papers at the American Physical Society’s meeting in Philadelphia, April 5-8. Featured speakers include astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter, who will lead a Sunday session on "Supernovae and Dark Energy – What’s Next?" Nuclear scientist Stuart Freedman will give a Sunday
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plenary talk on "Solar Neutrinos." Peggy McMahan and David Clark will discuss "Lawrence’s Legacy: Seaborg’s Cyclotron -- the 88-inch turns 40." And Karsten Heeger will give his Dissertation Award Prize talk on Monday. Program details can be found here.

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Visitor Gate Pass
Process Streamlined

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In response to customer requests, the Site Access Department, in partnership with the Information Applications group within ISS, has developed a new, streamlined process for visitor gate pass requests. The new form is easier to use and has some new features - it doesn’t require tracking passwords, customers can view all individual requests, and it’s easier for LDAP users. The visitor pass request has migrated to a new, more stable server as well as a new database, Oracle. Effective on Monday, the new request form will be located at Bookmark for future reference.

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