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Tuesday, April 15, 2003
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10 a.m.
EHS 155
Building Emergency Teams
Building 937, Room 302

10:30 a.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomics for Computer Users
Building 51, Room 201

Computing Sciences, Computer Protection:
Securing Wireless Networks
Ted Sopher, LBLNet Services
Building 50 Auditorium

Environmental Energy Technologies:
Deregulating UK Gas and Electricity Markets: How is Competition Working for Residential Consumers?
Catherine Waddams, Director, Centre for Competition and Regulation, University of East Anglia, UK
Building 90, Room 3148

2 p.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguishers
Building 48, Room 109

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division:
Stem Cells in Normal Breast Development and Breast Cancer, Max S. Wicha, Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Building 84, Room 318


8:30 – 11 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Building 51, Room 201

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science Division Pugh Lecture: How Relativistic Heavy Ions Help Us Understand the Universe, Berndt Mueller, Duke University
Main Auditorium

11 a.m. – noon
EHS 274
Confined Space-Retraining
Building 51, Room 201

1:30 – 3 p.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety
Building 48, Room 109

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Soup: Vegetarian Minestrone
Origins: Tuna Casserole
Adobe Cafe: Taco Salad
Fresh Grille: Reuben Sndwich
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Partly cloudy

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SECON level 2

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Decoding DNA
A Scientific Revolution
By Ian Hoffman, Staff Writer

Scientists hoisted a long and exasperating book -- the unpunctuated and barely intelligible manual for life itself -- as a supreme human achievement Monday, saying its translation outshone the splitting of the atom and putting a man on the moon.

"Make no mistake," said Mark Walport, director of The Wellcome Trust. "In terms of the significance to science and, more importantly, to society, this is a leap forward that will reap greater benefits for mankind." Full story here.

Elkins Heads Lab's
Employee Relations

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William “Bill” Elkins has joined the Lab's Human Resources staff as Manager of Labor and Employee Relations. A seasoned HR professional, Elkins was most recently senior manager for the Boeing Company's labor relations staff. He has also served with Weyerhauser, Graphic Communications International Union, Monsanto, and Inland Steel. Lab HR manager Randy Scott also announced the appointment of Shada Kuba as a consultant in Elkins' office.
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Latest Issue of UC's
'LabUPDATE' Available

The fourth issue of University of California's periodic newsletter on activities at the three UC-managed Department of Energy laboratories, including Berkeley, has been published. The April 11 LabUPDATE includes several articles on Los Alamos management issues, plus a brief on Berkeley Lab's recent primate-linked DNA research. Download a PDF of the newsletter here.

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Retiring Old Equipment?
Send to Excess Facility

Employees who are faced with the question of what to do with old pieces of equipment can get help from the Property Management Office. Procedures allow for such assets to be retired and transported to the Lab's Excess Facility in Building 903. Information on why to retire property and how to do it can be found here.



Giants Game Added
To Baseball Outings

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Tickets to the Giants-N.Y. Mets game on May 15 in San Francisco will be on sale today during the noon hour in the cafeteria lobby. Also available are tickets to the baseball game in Oakland on June 21 between the A's and the Giants. Both games begin at 7 p.m. Checks and money orders will be accepted. Call Lisa Cordova of the Employee Activities Association, X5521, for more information.

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Retirement Barbecue Will Honor Wesley Steele

The retirement of Facilities Division veteran Wesley Steele, who has worked at Berkeley Lab for 27 years, will be celebrated this Friday with a noontime barbecue in the HighBay of Building 31. The cost is $10, and all laboratory employees are invited. The deadline to purchase tickets is tomorrow. Attendees can contact Tracy Osmer at 5737 or Angel Williams at X5495.
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