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Tuesday, August 26, 2003


8 a.m.
Employee Development and Training
Writing Advantage

9 a.m.
Environment, Health & Safety
Chemical Hygiene
Building 51-201

9:10 a.m.
Environment, Health & Safety
Introduction to EH&S at LBL
Building 50-Auditorium

1 p.m.
Environment, Health & Safety
Compressed Gas
Building 51-201

2 p.m.
Secure Communication Seminar
Provable Security
David Pointcheval, École Normale Supérieure
Building 54-130B


10 a.m.
Macintosh User Group
Panther, G5 and iChat, Oh My!
Monika Mohler and Ron Ustach, Apple Computer
Building 70A-3377 Conference Room

11 a.m.
Environment, Health & Safety
Radioactive and Mixed Waste Generator
Building 51-201

Administrative Services Department
Annual Employee Picnic
Advanced Light Source Patio

1:15 p.m.
Environment, Health &Safety
Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen
Building 51-201

2 p.m.
Secure Communication Seminar
Authenticated Key Exchange
David Pointcheval, École Normale Supérieure
Building 54-130B

4 p.m.
EECS Colloquium
"Sustaining the Silicon Revolution in the 21st Century"
Tsu Jae King, UC Berkeley
306 Soda Hall

Market Carvery: Roast Cross Rib of Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Vegetable
Fresh Grille: Garden Burger with Mushrooms & Cheese & Onion Rings
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco 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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Perlmutter to Speak At Yerba Buena Arts Center

Will the universe last forever, or will it someday come to an end? Attendees of the 2003 Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI) Conference will have the opportunity to hear Lab astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter, leader of the Supernova Cosmology Project (SCP), speak on "Supernovae, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Universe" at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater. The talk is free and open to the public. Click here for more about the speaker and venue.

Computer Protection's
Gene Schultz Honored

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Gene Schultz, a member of the Lab's Computer Protection Program and popular speaker on the cybersecurity conference circuit, was recently given the Best Speaker/Conference Contributor Award by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. The award recognizes “excellence in providing technical education to IS audit, control and security professionals."
In The News
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Simplicity Key to Video
Conferencing Success
By Jason Meserve

Videoconferencing technology is gaining popularity for specific applications such as distance learning, corporate communications and group meetings. But there are challenges. For Berkeley Lab's Energy Sciences Network (ESNet), planning and working with vendors on integration are big keys to success for managing a network with more than 1,000 registered endpoints and supported by one full-time employee and a part-timer. "While the network has plenty of bandwidth - it has OC-192 and OC-48 links making up its backbone - figuring out an easy way to manage every registered user is a challenge, says Berkeley Lab's Mike Pihlman. Full story.

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Energy Use Soars Despite Efficient Gadgets
By Della de LaFuente and Robert Benincasa/Gannett News Service

Compared with the November 1965 night when a blackout hit much of the northeastern United States, today's American household uses twice as much electricity. In 1965, homes had fewer electric appliances and gadgets, according to Lee Schipper, co-director of Embarq transportation and environment center at the World Resources Institute. At the same time, those devices were power guzzlers compared with today's. However, Alan Meier, a scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in northern California who studies energy efficiency, says, "We've changed the way we use electricity in our homes, often bypassing our energy-efficient stoves with our less efficient microwaves, which we use more frequently." Full story.


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