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Monday, December 15, 2003


1 p.m.
Isometric Embedding and Manifold Learning
Hongyuan Zha, Pennsylvania State U.
Bldg. 50A-5132


11 a.m.
College of Chemistry
Chemical Complementation: A Genetic Assay for Protein Evolution and Proteomics
Virginia Cornish, Columbia U.
775 Tan Hall

3 to 4:30 p.m.
Laboratory Holiday Party

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division
Experimental and Computational Analysies of Transcriptional Regulation
Gary Stormo, Washington U.
Bldg. 66 auditorium

4 p.m.
Physics Division
Precision Measurments of Semileptonic Charm Decays with the CLEO III Detector
Lauren Hsu, Cornell U.

Market Carvery: TBA
Fresh Grille: TBA
Menutainment: TBA
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.


Congressman Honda
Explains Nano Bill


The 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act authorizes $3.7 billion for exploration in this area over a period of four years. The bill was passed by unanimously by the Senate and signed into law on Dec. 3. Congressman Mike Honda, who co-authored the bill, will discuss the impact of the legislation on Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m., at Stanford University. The cost is $10. Go here to register for the event. Honda is also scheduled to speak at the groundbreaking for Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry in January.


Norman to Speak at
Chabot Science Center

Berkeley Lab astrophysicist Rick Norman will give a talk at the Chabot Space and Science Center at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday. In his talk, "Gamma Ray and Neutrino Astronomy: New Window on the Universe," Norman will explore how the birth of the cosmos has recently been revealed in more detail than ever before and how astronomy has changed in the past decade with the new ability of astronomers to view into the "micro" universe presented by gamma rays and neutrinos. Go here for information about the center.


Reminder About
Sexual Harassment

The Laboratory will not tolerate harassing conduct that affects tangible job benefits, interferes unreasonably with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Such harassment may include, for example, making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs or jokes, or teasing or badgering about a person's protected status. Go here to read more about this policy.


Don’t Forget Tomorrow’s
Laboratory Holiday Party

Charles Shank invites all employees to attend the Lab's annual holiday party tomorrow, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Food and drinks will be served and the Lab's band will provide music.

Runaround T-Shirts
Go on Sale Today

A Runaround t-shirt would make the perfect stocking stuffer this year. Runaround classics, as well as this year's very popular long sleeve tee, will be on sale in the cafeteria today through Thursday, from noon to 1 p.m. Shirts from 1998, 1999 and 2000 are going for $2 and under, while this year’s edition is $5.

Still Waiting for Your
Runaround T-Shirt?

Many employees who participated in this year’s Runaround did not receive commemorative t-shirts, due to short supply. Staff who didn’t receive t-shirts were asked to turn in a card with their name on it right after the October event. Well, more t-shirts have finally arrived and are available for pick-up today through Thursday, between noon and 1 p.m., in the cafeteria. Those unable to make it during those times should e-mail the Employee Activities Association to make other arrangements.


Mostly sunny.
Highs: upper 50s (14° C).

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