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Friday, April 25, 2003
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8 a.m – noon
Building 26 – Health Services
Appointments: x6266

10:30 AM
Rescheduled for May 30
CBP Seminar: Optical stochastic cooling and its application to RHIC, Max Zolotorev, CBP (Refreshments served at 10:20 AM)
Albert Ghiorso conference room (71-264)

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series, Real-time salinity management in the San Joaquin Basin - a innovative approach to TMDL regulation, Nigel Quinn, Earth Sciences Division
240 Bechtel Engineering Center, Hudson Room

1 – 2 p.m.
Scientific Computing Seminar: Automated Network Management - The Search for the Holy Grail , Prof. Joseph S. Sventek, Department of Computing Science,University of Glasgow.
Building 50A, Room 5132

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis Seminar, Designed Biomaterials, Joe Kennedy, University of Akron
Building 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture (sponsored by ExxonMobil), Innocent and Non-innocent Ligands in d-Transition Metal Complexes from a Computational Perspective, Odile Eisenstein, Université Montpellier
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Aud.


11:00 a.m.
NCEM Seminar: Structure And Magnetism Of Gas-Phase Sintered Fept Nanoparticles, S. Stappert, B. Rellinghaus, M. Acet, E. F. Wassermann, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
NCEM conference Room, B-72 Room 201

4:30 p.m.
UC Berkeley Department of Physics Colloquia:
Nano- as a Route to Fundamental Physics, Joel Moore, Physics Dept, UC Berkeley
1 Le Conte Hall

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Soup: Clam Chowder
Origins: Corned Beef
Adobe Cafe: Burritos
Fresh Grille: Grilled Salmon
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Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Key Washington Panel
Members at Lab Today

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The Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development – a key Congressional panel for science funding – will be visiting Berkeley Lab with two of his colleagues today. From 1:45 to 5 p.m., Rep. David L. Hobson (R-Ohio), Rep. Marion Berry (R-Arkansas) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) will meet with senior management and hear about Lab programs, including NERSC and advanced scientific computing, the supernova satellite project (SNAP), the Advanced Light Source, and the proposed Molecular Foundry.

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Center for Aging To Hold
Saturday Colloquium

The Center for Research and Education on Aging (CREA) will present a public colloquium and health fair tomorrow. Berkeley Lab and UCB are among the sponsors of the event, which is designed to provide exercise and nutrition strategies for remaining healthy as we age. Judith Campisi of Berkeley Lab’s Life Sciences Division will open the talks and participate in a panel discussion. The fair will feature nutritional analyses, body fat and calcium measurements, Tai Chi and Qigong demonstrations, and resistance and strength training tips. The cost is $5 and includes refreshments. The event will be held from 10- 2 p.m. on campus at the Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2050. For further details or to register go here.
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It’s Not Thanksgiving,
But Turkeys Are Here

Lab employees might have been surprised to see a small number of wild turkeys (Meleagris gallapavio) wandering around Building 90 and the Cafeteria. The first to be seen in the area, these birds are not native to this region. Guide books note that the Southwestern turkey, which can flock in groups of about 60 birds, is now found much further west than ever before. Laboratory staff is currently seeking information on possible impacts on native species, including the typically sedentary California Quail (photo courtesy of Dennis Kincy).
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Blackberry Gate Reminder:
Have ID After Hours

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To increase security on the Hill, a new card reader has been installed at the Blackberry gate. All employees entering the Lab after hours or on the weekend will be required to use their ID Proximity Badge as they enter. For those entering with a valid ID badge, the card reader will display a green light; invalid badges will result in a red light. In addition, a reminder that any passengers or guests will be required to show valid ID and sign in upon entering. Questions or comments can be sent to Sue Bowen, or Jim Breckinridge.
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Password Strong Enough?
Put it to the Test

Weak (guess-able) passwords remain one of the main causes of security-related incidents. The Computer Protection Program offers a free test of the strength of your password(s). To arrange for such a test, send email to [email protected].

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