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Wednesday, August 20, 2003


11:30 a.m.
Ergonomics Fair
Cafeteria patio

12:30 p.m.
Physics Lecture
Light GUT Triplets and Yukawa Splitting
Yael Shadmi, Technion
Building 50-5026

3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminar
Lattice Location of Mn and Fundamental Curie Temperature Limit in Ferromagnetic GaMnAs
Kin Man Yu, Berkeley Lab
Building 6-2202

4 p.m.
Chemical Dynamics Beamline Special Seminar
Superexcited State Dynamics Probed With an Extreme-Ultraviolet Free Electron Laser
Arthur Suits, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Building 6-2202


9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Administrative Services Department
Diversity Awareness Planning
Building 50-Auditorium

11 a.m.
CRD Scientific Computing Seminar
Simulation Techniques for NUMA Architectures
Building 50B-4205

11:30 a.m.
Ergonomics Fair
Cafeteria patio

1:30 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
Basic Electric
Building 51-201

Market Carvery: Roasted Chicken, Gratin Potatoes & Vegetables
Fresh Grille: Cajun Sausage, Peppers & Onions with Pepper Jack
Origins: Shrimp Louis Salad
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
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Patch Against Blaster or
Lose Internet Access

Lab PC users running Windows XP, 2000 or NT who have not yet installed the security patch against the Blaster worm must do so immediately or lose their Lab network connection. The Computer Protection Program is taking this step to protect both the Lab and individual user's computers. Instructions and a link for downloading the security patch can be found here.

Office Closure

The badging and parking permit office (Building 65A) will be closed tomorrow morning. It will re-open at 1 p.m. For questions, contact Valerie Quigley at x6395.

Virus Outbreak Causes Deluge of Spam

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Many lab employees opened their e-mails yesterday morning and found a mountain of spam messages in their inbox, and were hit with them throughout the day. The culprit, says Gene Schultz, with ITSD’s Computer Protection Program, is a recent outbreak of the "Sobig.F" worm, which mainly targets Windows systems. There is no removal tool for this infection, so go here to do it manually. To help prevent infection, employees should go here to update the Norton Anti-Virus software on their computer, and avoid opening suspicious-looking attachments. Additional information about Sobig.F is available on the Computer Protection Program website.

In The News
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Berkeley Ph.D. Population is Nation's Third Largest

Berkeley can claim bragging rights to one obscure statistic from the 2000 Census: The city is third on the list of places with the highest percentage of residents with doctoral degrees. The census listed the 10 areas with populations of 100,000 or more that have the highest percentage of people 25 and over with doctoral degrees. Berkeley has 102,743 residents. According to census data, 5,347 of the 66,071 Berkeley residents who are 25 or older have Ph.Ds -- that's 8.1 percent of the residents in that age group. Berkeley's big brains were bested only by Cambridge, Mass. and Ann Arbor, Mich. Full story.

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Offices Burn Cash Spewing Printer, Fax, Copier Pages

The writing's on the wall -- or actually on the mound of abandoned printouts near the exhausted company printer. The "paperless office" that we once heard so much about hasn't materialized, and corporate printing costs have skyrocketed during the wait. Companies can easily spend tens of thousands of dollars a year on paper and ink cartridges. Americans use about 4 million tons of copy paper a year. The average office employee uses about 13,000 sheets a year, according to Berkeley Lab's Cutting Paper Web site. Full story.


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