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Thursday, July 3, 2003


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



No events scheduled.

Market Carvery: Fried Chicken, Wild Rice and Vegetables
Fresh Grille: Turkey Burger with Carmelized Onions and Cheese

Menutainment: Shrimp Louis Salad
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
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Sigma Xi Awards Procter
Prize to Darleane Hoffman

Nuclear chemist Darleane C. Hoffman has been named the recipient of Sigma Xi's 2003 William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement. A recipient of the 1997 National Medal of Science, Hoffman is an internationally recognized authority on the heaviest elements--those much heavier than uranium and plutonium. She holds joint appointments in Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division and as professor of the graduate school in UC Berkeley’s Chemistry Department. Each year Sigma Xi awards the Procter Prize to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to scientific research and has demonstrated the ability to communicate this research to scientists in other disciplines. The award includes a $5,000 grant to a young colleague of the recipient's choice. More about the William Proctor Prize can be found here.

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New Computer Protection
Quarterly Now On-Line

The July issue of Computer Protection Quarterly, the Lab's cyber-security publication, is now on-line here. This edition includes tips on how to protect access to your e-mail, a calendar of upcoming computer security events, and a look at a recent series of tests aimed at cracking passwords submitted by Lab employees. The quarterly is produced by the Computer Protection Program in the Information Technologies and Services Division.
 In The News
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City Center Heat
Reduces Ice Storms

By Hannah Hoag

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Fifty-five years' worth of data shows that the pocket of warmth a city generates - called an urban heat island – can stop rain freezing. "The heat island has both a seasonal effect and a daily effect," says Stanley Changnon of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who led the study. Heat islands alter rainfall, snowfall and thunderstorm intensity, so ice storms' variance is no surprise, says Hashem Akbari of the Heat Island Group at Berkeley Lab. Full story.

TEID Names Wolslegel
New Report Coordinator

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The Technical and Electronic Information Department (TEID) has named Jean Wolslegel as its new Report Coordinator. She replaces Anne Fleming, who retired after 43 years at the Lab, the last 9 as coordinator. Wolslegel, who has been at the Lab for over 30 years, brings to the position experience in word processing, page layout and template design. She now assigns publication numbers and provides quality assurance for scientific, technical, and administrative documents. Find out more on publishing at the Lab here.



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Have a Safe,
Sane, Joyous
Fourth of July

Berkeley Lab employees will take a holiday tomorrow in honor of Independence Day. Full-scale operations, including "Today at Berkeley Lab," will resume next Monday.


New Summer Schedule
For Central Stores

Effective Monday, the Central Storeroom will adjust its business hours to 7 a.m.-3 p.m. This will allow for better utilization of staff during the busy morning hours. This change in hours will be evaluated during a 60-day trial period. Stores customers should contact Don Prestella at [email protected], or call 4224 if this change presents a hardship to programs, or for any other questions or comments. Stores orders may be placed by direct purchase at Building 78 (behind the Facilities craft shops), via the on-line Stores catalog, by telephone at 5087, or by FAX at 4211. Inventory tours can be arranged at 7881.


Tickets Now On Sale

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Tickets for the San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7:15 p.m. are being sold by the Employee Activities Association. They will be available next Tuesday, and every Tuesday until they’re gone, in the cafeteria lobby during the noon hour.



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