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Monday, April 21, 2003
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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.
RECORDS PROTECTION CLASS: Protecting your Records from a Disaster
Richard Boyden, National Archives and Records Administration
Building 48, Room 117

4 p.m.
Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar: Mechanistic and structural studies on thiamin biosynthetic enzymes, Tadhg P. Begley, Cornell University
100 Lewis Hall

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


8 a.m.
(Includes EHS 10, Introduction to ES&H)
Building 50 Auditorium

8 – 2 p.m.
Karats 14K Gold Jewelry Sale
Cafeteria Lobby

10 a.m.
Inaugural Lecture, Earthquake Lecture Series, David Schwarz, U. S. Geological Survey
Bechtel Engineering Center

11 a.m
Organic Chemistry Seminar, William G. Dauben Memorial Lecture: Studies in Asymmetric Synthesis, Erick M. Carreira, ETH Hoenggerberg, Switzerland
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Auditorium

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
EHS 20: EH&S for Supervisors
Building 51, Room 201

4 p.m.
Center for Analytical Biotechnology Seminar: A Not So Random Walk Through Biology, Robert H. Austin, Princeton University
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Aud.

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Soup: Garden Vegetable
Origins: Cheese Tortellini
Adobe Cafe: Honey Ham
Fresh Grille: Teriyaki Burger
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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SECON level 3

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Ed Sayson Is New
Recruitment Manager

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Ed Sayson brings over 18 years of experience in the recruitment field to his new job as manager of the Berkeley Lab Human Resources recruitment team. He has been a Staff and Executive Recruiter for information systems and software engineering industries, including Source EDP, James Moore & Associates, and Commerce One. His own business, The Sayson Group, offered staffing, consulting and training for client managers. He has built and trained recruiting organizations in Europe and Asia. Most recently, he was a Staffing Manager at Procket Networks, a pre-IPO telecommunications equipment startup company. Sayson heads a Lab recruitment team that includes Tristan Hidalgo, Steve Johnson, Sheril Miura, Elizabeth Terrazas, and Amy Pagsolingan. He succeeds former recruitment manager Lori Fong, who retired.

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Security Steps’ Impact
On Science Worrisome

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Presidents and chancellors of the nation's 62 largest research universities have cautioned against excessive security procedures in the war on terrorism that could hurt the country's ability to attract the best minds from around the world for U.S. science, engineering and medical research programs. In an article in the Washington Times, presidents of the Association of American Universities said it would seriously harm continued scientific and medical breakthroughs if the government clamps down on foreign scientists and engineers coming into the United States — especially in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, in which there has been a new emphasis on tracking non-American students in the country. Full story.

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UCSC Genome Browser
Portal to Human Genome

As leaders of the Human Genome Project announced the project's successful completion at a press conference last week, UCSC bioinformatics researchers made the completed reference sequence of the human genome publicly available on the web-based UCSC Genome Browser. This was also the first site to make the initial working draft of the human genome publicly available in June 2000. The UCSC Genome Browser provides a web-based "microscope" for exploring the human genome sequence and is used daily by thousands of biomedical researchers throughout the world...UC NewsWire website.

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UC Considers Time Reduction Plan

University of California President Richard Atkinson has issued a seventh communication updating the budget developments in California. Among the options UC is considering to address its anticipated budget shortfall is a new program – Staff and Academic Reduction in Time, or START – that would allow state-funded employees to reduce their working hours on a voluntary basis. The goal is temporary salary savings plus some flexibility in working hours for many employees seeking it. Read the President’s message here.

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Earthquake Lecture Series
Begins Tomorrow

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The UCB seismological laboratory has announced a new lecture series—to be held each April, California’s Earthquake Awareness Month. The inaugural lecture will be delivered at 10 a.m. tomorrow by David Schwarz of the U. S. Geological Survey. Schwartz leads the Earthquake Probabilities Working Group, which in 1999 published 30-year earthquake probabilities for the Bay Area. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Sibley Auditorium in the Bechtel Engineering Center. Contact Lind Gee at 643-9449 for more information.

CalPERS Long-Term Care  Application Period Open

The 2003 CalPERS Long-Term Care application period, which began April 1, will remain open through June 30. This year, applicants will have an even broader array of benefit options from which to choose. All new applicants, who are issued coverage on or after 4/1/03, will have a choice of five (5) different Nursing Home Daily Benefit Amounts. In addition, the amount offered for Assisted Living expenses has been increased. Coverage is available to all California public employees (including non-CalPERS members), retirees, their spouses, parents, parents-in-law, and siblings (ages 18 and over). To find out
more about CalPERS Long-Term Care visit the website.


Friday's story on the Molecular Foundry indicated another University of California action will be required at the Board of Regents meeting in May to authorize design and approve the project. In fact, Thursday's action by the Regents constituted the final UC approval to go forward on the Foundry.

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