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Tuesday, December 16, 2003


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

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


10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Direct Simulation of Friction & Diffusion for Au+79 Interacting
With Magnetized and Unmagnetized Electrons

David Bruhwiler, Tech-X Corp.
Bldg. 71-264

3 p.m.
Application of Photoelectron Spectroscopy to Practical Semiconductor Interfaces
Piero Pianetta, Stanford U.
Bldg. 2-100B

4 p.m.
Physics Division
Very High Energy Particle Astronomy with the All-Sky Survey High Resolution Air-shower Detector (Ashra)
Makoto Sasaki, U. of Tokyo
Bldg. 50B-4205

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.


'Patients' Train Doctors
To Perform Health Exams
By Vanessa Hua


Frustrated with doctors who were uncomfortable about discussing sensitive, gender specific health issues, Kat Wentworth became an educator, and now teaches how to perform certain examinations — and she's the "patient.'' Wentworth trains medical and nursing students at Stanford, UCSF and Touro University in Vallejo, heads Oakland's “Project Prepare,” and works part-time for Lab's Carcinogenic Potency Project, located in the Life Sciences Division. Full story.


Analysis Shows Phone
Rates Among Lowest

A review of Berkeley Lab’s telephone services rates indicates that their costs are among the lowest anywhere. The service order labor rate, for example, is $55 an hour, compared to industry’s average of $85 and other labs’ average of $72. Similarly, the $58-per-hour video conferencing rate beats industry ($200) and other labs ($220). The monthly phone recharge of $38 is lower than most. Telephone Services manager Richard Gregory also said the online validation process for cell phone users is proving to be cost-effective and may be a model for other labs.


Holiday Shindig
Is Today at 3 p.m.

The lab is invited to come together and celebrate the holidays with food, music, and good cheer today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Gaining Access
During Shutdown

Employees who are planning to come to the Lab during the holiday shutdown must bring their identification/proximity card and swipe it at the Blackberry Gate in order to gain access. Grizzly Peak gates will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan 1. For additional information, call the Site Access office at x4551.

Keep Emergency
Info Updated

In case of emergency, it is critical that supervisors have updated emergency contact information for each of their employees. Staff can go to the Employee Self Service website, then click on the “Emergency Contact” link to review and update their personal emergency information.

Labs VP Urges
Focus On Mission

In a letter to laboratory employees, new University of California Vice President for Laboratory Management Robert Foley has committed to regular communications in the coming months about UC’s actions regarding management contract competition. Go here to read the complete letter.


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Highs: mid- 50s (13° C).

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