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Friday, April 18, 2003
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8:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
EHS 403 Radiation Protection-Lab Safety

1 2 p.m.
Scientific Computing Seminar: Modeling the polar ice sheets: motivations, progress, and challenge, Kurt Cuffey, UC Berkeley
Building 50A, Room 5132


8 11 a.m.
Fuel dispensing pumps located at the Building 76 Motor Pool area will be out of service.

9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Gene Schultz, Computer Protection Program
Building 50 Auditorium

9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Protecting your Records from a Disaster, Richard Boyden, National Archives and Records Administration
Building 48, Room 117

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department's Colloquium, Transport and Scanned Probe Investigation of Chemical Nanostructures, Professor Hongkun Park, Harvard University,
1 LeConte Hall

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Soup: Clam Chowder
Origins: Closed
Adobe Cafe: Burritos
Fresh Grille: Fish and Chips
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
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Mostly sunny

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SECON level 3

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Molecular Foundry Clears University Hurdle

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The Molecular Foundry Team: Joe Harkins, Project Manager, Danica Truchlikova, Facilities Chief Architect, and Jim Krupnick, Project Director.
A key University of California Board of Regents panel, the Committee on Grounds and Buildings, yesterday approved the design and environmental impact documentation for the proposed Molecular Foundry. The plan will now go to the full board for approval in May. Lab Deputy Director Sally Benson and architect Danica Truchlikova made the presentations for the 94,500-square-foot nanotechnology center, for which construction is scheduled to begin next January. It will open with 140 scientists and researchers in early 2006. Read the summary submitted to the Regents here.
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Elbert Branscomb,
Founding JGI Director

Genome Announcement
Draws Media to JGI

The announcement this week that 20 sequencing centers in six countries, including the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, completed their 13-year quest to decode the human genome brought considerable media attention. The JGI, a partnership that includes Berkeley Lab, sequenced three of the chromosomes, and KPIX-TV’s Ann Notarangelo captured the excitement for Bay Area viewers. The news report can be viewed (with RealPlayer software) here.

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'Sensitive Items' List
Will Expand Next Year

In Berkeley Lab's property inventory at present, only personal computers are listed as "sensitive" items and thus subject to coding and tracking in the database. But that will change on October 1. That's when a new list of items will be described as "sensitive," including cameras, PDAs, printers, recorders, and phones. Full story.

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"Rebuilding Together"
Seeks Volunteers,
April 26-27

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Rebuilding Together is a national volunteer organization that provides free improvements for community facilities, as well as low-income seniors and people with disabilities. This year, more than a dozen volunteers from Berkeley Lab have signed up to participate on Rebuilding Together "Energy Teams" in San Francisco. These volunteers will go from house to house Saturday, April 26, installing simple energy and water efficiency measures such as blankets for water heaters, caulking and weather-stripping, energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps, and water-saving faucets. There is still room for volunteers. Employees interested in working on Energy Teams specifically can contact Allan Chen. For more about UC Berkeley’s Rebuilding Together efforts, go here.


Blackberry Gate Gets
ID-Card Reader

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The Lab has installed a new ID card reader at the Blackberry Gate. Effective today, all employees entering the Lab after hours or on the weekend will be required to use their ID Proximity Badge. For those entering with a valid ID badge, the card reader will display a green light; invalid badges will result in a red light. As badges are not always returned at the time of termination, this tool will greatly increase security of LBNL and personal property on the Hill. Questions or comments can be sent to Sue Bowen, or Jim Breckinridge.

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