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Friday, December 19, 2003


1 p.m.
Is there a Path to High Performance Reconfigurable Computing?
Costin Iancu
Bldg. 50A-5132


No Events Scheduled

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.

Lab Establishes Office
Of Homeland Security


Berkeley Lab has announced the establishment of an Office of Homeland Security to coordinate and integrate the many scientific capabilities here that could assist the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission. The Office is led by William Barletta, director of the Lab’s Accelerator and Fusion Research. AFRD scientist Henry Rutkowski is the deputy director. Among its functions will be to coordinate proposals and projects that meet DHS research and development needs. Read more about this new office in the Jan. 9 issue of The View.


Safety Reminder

The Environmental Health and Safety Division would like to remind Lab staff to take a few extra precautions that will ensure safety for them and their families during holiday celebrations and traveling. Go here to read about some tips employees can follow keep everyone healthy and happy.

Unattended Computers
Easy Prey for Hackers

Hackers don't shut down their attacks during the holidays, Berkeley Lab's Computer Protection Program warns. The Lab's networks and computers are under attack every day of the year. If you don't need to access your computer during the holiday break, the simple step of shutting it down might save you the grief of finding a hacker's holiday present installed on your desktop. If you don't plan on using your computer, whether it is Windows, Mac, or a Unix variation, shut it down. (P.S. It also saves energy).

Reminder on Affirmative
Action and EEO

It is Laboratory policy to ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants. Go here to read more about this policy.

Holiday Shutdown
Begins Tuesday

Starting on Tuesday at 6 p.m., Facilities will curtail utility services to about 70 Berkeley Lab buildings for the duration of the holiday break, returning to normal operations on Friday, Jan. 2.

Fewer Buses Will Run
During Holiday Schedule

Beginning next week, bus services will run a holiday schedule, with shorter hours and longer intervals between buses. On Monday, Tuesday and Jan. 2, the Hearst and on-site routes will run every 20 minutes, and the Bancroft route every 30 minutes. At Berkeley BART, Hearst buses will depart at 10, 30 and 50 minutes past the hour, beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. The Bancroft route will leave Building 62-66 and the Strawberry gate at 1 and 31 minutes past the hour, beginning (6:55 a.m.) and ending (6:25 p.m.) at the Hearst Mining Circle Bus Stop. The on-site route will run at 20-minute intervals from 6:40 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular schedules resume on Jan. 5.

Main Gate Traffic
Delays Next Week

Expect traffic delays outside the Main Gate on Cyclotron Road on Monday and Tuesday when East Bay Municipal Utility District repairs a leak in its water main. This work will, at times, cause lane closures and one-way traffic on Horseshoe Curve. When possible, employees should use Strawberry Gate to enter the Lab, and the main gate to exit.

Dry Ice Deliveries
During Holiday Shutdown

Researchers can be assured of receiving dry ice to carry on experiments during the holiday hiatus. After Dec. 23, the Receiving Department will be open to handle shipments only on Dec. 29 and 30. However, the Mailroom will be open every day except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Contact Mailroom supervisor Mario Cole at X5353 if you are expecting a shipment of dry ice.


Rain becoming likely.
Highs: upper 50s (14° C).

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SECON level 3

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