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Tuesday, February 18, 2003
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11 a.m.
Earth Sciences Division
Testing an Integrated Hydrology Model
Joel VanderKwaak
Building 90-4133

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
CSEE Education Outreach Meeting
Perseverance Hall

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division Distinguished Lecturer
Recent Duplication and Dynamic Evolution of the Human Genome
Evan Eichler, Case Western Reserve University


10 a.m.
Lab-wide PA System Test
Building Manager Radio Test
Lab's Amateur Emergency Radio Net Check

3 p.m.
Physical Biosciences
Visualizing Molecular Machines, Or How To See Big, Little Things
Eva Nogales
Calvin Lab Seminar Room Refreshments will be served

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Cut Off For Computer Recharges On Thursday

The Computing Infrastructure Support (CIS) Department will now cut off computer support recharges on the 20th of the month. If the 20th falls on a holiday or weekend, the cutoff will be at the close of business the prior workday. In order to avoid storage charges, all IMAP files should be cleared of excess megabytes by Thursday. Recharges accumulate for all IMAP storage that exceeds 100 megabytes.
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Soup: Tomato Florentine
Origins: Roast Turkey Breast
Adobe Cafe: Taco Salad
Fresh Grille: Hot Pastrami & Swiss

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DOE Science Director
Cites SNAP in Talk

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Office of Science Director Ray Orbach mentioned Berkeley Lab's proposed space satellite, the SuperNova Acceleration Probe (SNAP), as one of the key tools to solving the mystery of "dark energy" in his plenary address at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting last Friday. More than 1,000 conferees attended the talk, entitled "Genesis: Science and the Beginning of Time," and each received a copy of the new Lab-created "History and Fate of the Universe" chart. The speech can be read here.


Lab to Launch Service
To Help Identify Spam

Beginning tomorrow, the Lab will deploy a new service to help employees manage unwanted email, or spam. The service, called Brightmail, automatically scans every message sent to an "" email address. Messages that match the selection criteria for spam will be labeled or tagged, but not deleted. Tagged messages will have the words "[SUSPECTED SPAM]" inserted in the subject line. Read more about how to get the most from this service.

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Four From Lab to Speak
In Silicon Valley

The premier networking event between university and industry researchers, "Berkeley in Silicon Valley," held March 1 at the Sun Conference Center in Santa Clara, will feature four speakers from Berkeley Lab. From MSD, Arup Chakraborty (Cellular Communication In Our Immune System) and Jean Frechet (New Macromolecules For Better Health) will be presenting in the Medical Breakthroughs session. In the Environmental Insights session, Lisa Alvarez-Cohen of EETD (Hope For Mother Earth) and Kristie Boering of ESD (Atmospheric Chemistry And Climate Change) will present. There will also be a session on Homeland Security and Privacy. The event is open to the public and sponsored by the UC Berkeley Colleges of Chemistry and Engineering.

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UC Files Suit Against
WorldCom In State Court

The University of California filed a complaint last week on its behalf under California securities fraud law in California Superior Court against Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup Inc. and Arthur Andersen LLP, accusing them of being involved in the staggering financial collapse of WorldCom Inc. "Our WorldCom losses, while substantial, represented only 0.7 percent of total funds under management," said David H. Russ, the university's treasurer. "As a result, the loss will not affect the retirement benefits provided to UC retirees nor the endowment's support of the university's academic mission."
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