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Wednesday, February 19, 2003
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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


Deadline for IMAP recharge sweep

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open Source at Apple Computer and Other Topics
By Jordan Hubbard
Building 50 Auditorium

Mac Users Group Meeting
Building 50 Auditorium

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis Seminar Series
Vibrational SFG Spectroscopy on Pd Nanoparticles and Pd(111): Adsorption and Reactions from UHV to Atmospheric Pressure
Gunther Rupprechter,
Fritz-Haber Institute, Berlin
Building 66 Auditorium

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Soup: Minestrone
Origins: Roasted Loin of Pork
Adobe Cafe: Teriyaki Chicken
Fresh Grille: Grilled Sausage

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Historians Find Source
Of Drake Hoax

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Frank Asaro &
Helen Michel
The California Historical Society has unveiled the tricksters behind one of California's greatest hoaxes: a brass plate supposedly left by Sir Francis Drake after he made landfall in the 16th century. The announcement, made yesterday, finally solves a case opened in 1977, when Berkeley Lab's Frank Asaro and Helen Michel used neutron activation analysis to determine the brass plate was manufactured no earlier than the first half of the nineteenth century. Full Story.


New PNNL Director
From Virginia Tech

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Dr. Peters

Dr. Leonard K. Peters, the Vice Provost for Research at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, will become Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on April 1. Dr. Peters succeeds Dr. Lura J. Powell, who served from April 2000 to December 2002. Full Story.

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Filter Will Catch
[Suspected Spam]

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With today's rollout of the new Brightmail service for managing junk email, or spam, you'll see the words "[SUSPECTED SPAM]" inserted in the message line of email containing characteristics of spam. You can call out these messages for review and disposal by setting up your email system to either sort by subject or filter them into one folder. To learn how to get the most out of this service, visit the Brightmail Q & A site.

World Savings Offers
Special UC Loan Plans

The University of California has finalized an agreement with World Savings to make available a variety of home financing products to all University employees in California and New Mexico. For more information call World's UC-exclusive toll free number at 1-866-UC-LOAN8 (1-866-825-6268). The UC-specific website is here.
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Study Questions
SUV Safety
By Myron Levin

Which is safer, a Honda Accord or the nearly one-ton-heavier Ford Expedition? Chances are that the brawny SUV would hold up better in a wreck....But Marc Ross of the University of Michigan, co-author of the study with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Thomas Wenzel, contends that a hard look at the data indicates otherwise. (2/18/03)
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Volunteers Needed
For Educational Outreach

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The Center for Science and Engineering Education (CSEE) is organizing an intensive Careers in Science & Technology event March 16-22 to highlight national Excellence in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (ESTME) Week. Staff interested in visiting a local school should plan to attend the February 27 Training Session. For more information about ESTME Week, or to sign up for the event, visit the site.


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