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Monday, August 4, 2003


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9 a.m.
EHS 61
Ergonomic Evaluators Training

2 p.m.
EHS 123
Adult Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation

Origins: Pasta, Pepperoni, Mushroom and Sundried Tomato Casserole
Fresh Grille: BBQ Chicken Breast Sandwich with Fries
Menutainment: Yankee Pot Roast
B'Fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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NERSC Hours Available Under New DOE Program

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Proposals are now being accepted for a new Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science program to support innovative, large-scale computational science projects, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham has announced. The program, entitled Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE), will award 4.5 million supercomputer processor hours and 100 trillion bytes of data storage space at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center at Berkeley Lab. The NERSC Center is the Office of Science’s flagship facility for unclassified supercomputing. The program seeks computationally intensive large-scale research projects that can make high-impact scientific advances through the use of a substantial allocation of computer time and data storage at the NERSC Center. Full story.
In the News
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Mina Bissell Guns
For Breast Cancer

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Mina Bissell was promoted to distinguished scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory last year and returned to full-time research after 16 years directing the lab's Life Sciences Division. Last year she also was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2002, Bissell received an Innovator Award from the U.S. Department of Defense's Breast Cancer Research Program. The award came with a $3 million grant. Associate editor Lynn Graebner of Silicon Valley Biz Ink talked with Bissell about her research, once considered unorthodox, and her vision for how to treat this deadly disease. Full story.
Redwoods Go High Tech:
Sensors Study State Tree

By Sarah Yang

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Fear of heights is not an option for graduate students working with Todd Dawson, professor of integrative biology at UC Berkeley. For years, Dawson's research on the moisture that giant redwoods absorb from fog has involved the installation of 30 pounds of gear onto trees that stand 300 feet tall in the redwood groves of Santa Cruz and Sonoma counties. But now, this daunting task is being made orders of magnitude easier as Dawson teams up with David Culler, professor of computer science on campus and a researcher at Berkeley Lab, in an innovative project that employs a network of miniature wireless sensors (photo) designed to measure critical variables, such as light, temperature and humidity, within a redwood grove. Full story.
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UC Enhances Security
For Benefits Access

The University of California has added enhanced security features to its interactive benefits tools. For the web-based "Your Benefits On-Line," employees will now be required to enter a one-time sign-in authorization through the use of a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Employees can also establish a "username" in addition to their social security number for access. An authorization sign-in system has also been added to the touch-tone phone service "bencom.fone." To learn about the new features, go here. The benefits information website is at Questions can be addressed to the Lab benefits office at 6403, or [email protected].
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Summer Blood Drive At Lab This Week

The American Red Cross will be on site this week to conduct the summer blood drive at Berkeley Lab. Employees who wish to donate blood are encouraged to make an appointment online here for either Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. or Thursday between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The sponsor code for registration is "LBL." Collections will be made at 70A-3377. For questions, call Charlotte Bochra at 4268.
East Avenue Access
To LLNL Controlled

Berkeley Lab employees traveling to Lawrence Livermore National Lab should be aware that controlled access to Livermore's East Avenue corridor, which is a road between Vasco and Greenville roads and between Sandia Lab and LLNL, is now in effect. Access to the area is limited to those with an official Sandia, LLNL, contractor, Department of Energy or NNSA badge, or those on an authorized access list. Quick pick-up of access permits will be available at any of the vehicular lanes (kiosks) by those with pre-scheduled appointments with lab staff. The corridor now has staffed security kiosks at both ends of the street and a larger "super kiosk" on the west end that will be used to assist unannounced visitors.

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