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Friday, August 8, 2003


10 a.m.
EHS 339: Asbestos Awareness

1 p.m.
Molecular Foundry seminar
Nanoscale Architectural Control of Organic Functional Materials for Photonics and Molecular Electronics
Prof. Alex Jen, U. of Washington


4 p.m.
Physics Division Research Progress Meeting
Robert A. Knop, Vanderbilt U.

Origins: Roasted Chicken Adobo w/Spanish rice and Asparagus
Fresh Grille: Atlantic Salmon, Tapanade
Menutainment: Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
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UPTE Receives OK for Unit 99 Election;
Decision on Job Classifications Next

A state regulatory agency has informed the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) union that it has qualified to have an election on its possible representation of the so-called Administrative Professionals at the University of California, which includes Berkeley Lab. Next, both UPTE and UC need to inform the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) of their views on which job classifications should be included in Unit 99. Depending upon the length of time needed to resolve that issue, PERB could schedule an election anytime between this fall and next spring. Read the June 23 article on the process and the list of prospective job titles here.

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UC’s ‘Update’ Cites R&D,
Energy, Math Awards

The University of California’s latest issue of the newsletter "Lab Update" features several awards won by Berkeley Lab programs and individuals, plus other highlights from the three DOE laboratories. UC President Richard Atkinson welcomes Pete Nanos as permanent director of Los Alamos, and he calls the national labs’ contributions "reassuring" as the university struggles with issues related to state funding. Read Issue 8 here.

Safety Notes
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Driving to Distraction:
Being Safe on the Road

Bill Llewellyn and the Facilities Department want your undivided attention – on the road, that is. "We not only want you to be safe while working, we want you to be safe always, for you, your family and your Berkeley Lab family," he said. The solution: pay attention while driving. One recent study showed that driver distractions are a contributing factor in more than 4,300 crashes a day. Llewellyn assembled a report on such distractions from information compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration and partner agencies and companies. Cell phones, radio controls, eating, grooming, conversation – they’re all culprits in the report, which can be read here.

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Campus Begins Layoffs Forced By Budget Cuts

With the state budget finalized, UC Berkeley will begin implementing some employee layoffs as part of an overall strategy to meet an estimated $25.5 million cut in state funding for fiscal year 2003-04. Managers will begin notifying some employees of impending layoffs this week. The number of people who will be laid off or face involuntary reductions in time is not yet fully known. It is anticipated that the campus as a whole will be eliminating the equivalent of more than 200 full-time positions. Full story.
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Course on Response
To Hacks, Worms Set

A free course about what you should do if your computer system is hacked, infected by a worm, or misused is being offered by the ITSD Computer Protection Program. A description of the course, "Incident Response," can be found here. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 in Perseverance Hall. Visit this web site to sign up for this limited enrollment course.


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