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Wednesday, July 2, 2003


Summer Lecture Series
Toward a Commercially Viable
Fuel Cell

Steve Visco, Materials Sciences
50 Auditorium

Computing Sciences Summer
Student Seminar
Thoughts on Charting a
Successful Career

Deb Agarwal, Computational Research


10:30 a.m.
EHS 60: Ergonomics for
Computer Users


Market Carvery: BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Fresh Grille: Ham, Cheese & Artichoke Hearts on Focaccia

Menutainment: Salmon Salad
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
Members of the EUVL Team from LBNL
EUVL team for Berkeley Lab (top); EnergyPlus Software (below)
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Two Berkeley Lab Projects
Win R&D 100 Awards

Two projects involving Berkeley Lab scientists have won prestigious R&D 100 awards for technological innovation. The 2003 awards, announced yesterday by the sponsoring R&D Magazine, went to EnergyPlus Software for Designing Energy Efficient Buildings, developed by the Environmental Energy Technologies Division; and EUV Lithography, a joint program submitted by Berkeley and Sandia National Laboratories for a process that will likely produce the next generation of computer chips. EnergyPlus is a new-generation computer program that models the expected energy use of commercial and residential buildings.The Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography project, involving over 100 researchers, is developing technology to produce microprocessors and memory chips that are tens of times faster than today's most powerful chips. Details on both will be included in the July 11 issue of Currents.

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EH&S Staffer’s Long
Walk for Breast Cancer

Michelle Flynn, team leader for budget and planning in waste management at the Lab, has two things to show for her 40-mile walk last weekend – sore feet, and more than $2,500 in pledges to be used in the fight against breast cancer. Flynn was in a group of 15 friends -- including former Olympic skating champ Peggy Fleming – that raised over $45,000 in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in San Francisco. That’s Flynn in the front row on the left; Fleming is fourth from the left in the same row.
 In The News
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Wadsworth New Director of Oak Ridge National Lab

UT-Battelle announced yesterday the selection of Dr. Jeff Wadsworth as Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Wadsworth, who will begin his duties on Aug. 1, joins ORNL after years of distinguished service as a senior leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as well as service at Battelle's world headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, as a senior executive in areas such as DOE science programs, technology transfer and homeland security. Full story.


UC Provost Jud King
To Retire This Month

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C. Judson King, who began a four-decade career at the University of California as an assistant professor of chemical engineering on the Berkeley campus, announced yesterday that he is retiring after eight years as systemwide provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, effective July 27, to become director of the UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education on a part-time, post-retirement appointment. (King has also served on the research staff of Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division and is a faculty senior scientist here). Full story.

 Policy Update


Government Computers
For Authorized Use Only

In a recent letter to DOE Secretary Spencer Abraham, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein, Orrin Hatch, Jon Kyl, and Patrick Leahy expressed the concern that "peer-to-peer file sharing allows for large scale copyright violations and the widespread presence of pornographic materials on taxpayer-purchased government computers, decreases productivity of government workers, and most importantly, puts sensitive government information at risk." Go here to read the letter. Employees are reminded that Lab computers and networks are only for authorized use, regardless of file-sharing methods. The policy can be found here.



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