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Tuesday, April 8, 2003
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9 a.m. – noon
For Saturday, June 21, 7:05 p.m.
Cafeteria Lobby

9:35 – 11:35 a.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to ES&H at LBNL
Building 50 Auditorium

2 – 4 p.m.
EHS 123
Adult Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
Building 48, Room 109

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division, Novel Antioxidant Properties of HDL-Apolipoproteins: Insights gained from rare mutations
Building 66 Auditorium

5:30 - 7 p.m.
Environmental Engineering/Earth Sciences,
The Water Matrix: A Quantity to Quality Transition in the New Century, James Morgan, Goldberger Professor of Environmental Engineering Science, Emeritus, Caltech
105 North Gate Hall, campus


1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
EHS 52
Back Safety
Building 51, Room 201

5 p.m.
Surfaces: Favorite Media of Evolution and New Technologies, Gabor A. Sormorjai, Materials Sciences
Wheeler Auditorium, campus

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Origins: Beef Short Ribs
Adobe Cafe: Taco Salad
Fresh Grille: Turkey Burger
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Dark Matter Doesn't
Move in Mysterious Ways
By Geoff Brumfiel

Whatever it is, dark matter may not move in mysterious ways, researchers told this week's American Physical Society annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. They calculate that this elusive matter — which makes up 80 percent of the universe — shifts around much as does the visible matter of stars, planets and dust. If these globs of dark matter exist, their gravitational fields will bend the light from distant objects, such as exploding stars, on its way to Earth, explains astronomer Saul Perlmutter of Berkeley Lab. Such differences may show up in future surveys of dying stars. Full story.

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'Yellow Ribbon' Aid
Pickup This Week

Administrative Services Department Employee Carol Avellino (X6651) is organizing a donation campaign at Berkeley Lab in support of Operation Yellow Ribbon, a national volunteer effort that exists to support all members of the military service. A collection barrel will be in the Cafeteria lobby beginning tomorrow, and donations will be delivered to the distribution center on Friday. A list of items needed for the military care packages can be found here.

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Temporary Walkway
Serves Donner Lab

A temporary covered pedestrian walkway has been built along the south side of Donner Lab for use during the next four weeks, when Stanley Hall on the Berkeley campus is scheduled for demolition. The walk connects Gayley Road to Hearst Mining Circle. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. An on-line live webcam showing progress on the project can be seen here.
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