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Tuesday, July 8, 2003


8 a.m.
New Employee Orientation
50 Auditorium

9 - 10:30 a.m.
ESG & SSG Monthly Meeting: Imaging Cells with X-rays, Carolyn A. Larabell, Associate Professor UCSF-Department of Anatomy and Berkeley Lab Life Sciences Division
Bldg. 2-100B

9 a.m.
EHS 123: Adult
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10: Introduction to EH&S
50 Auditorium

Computer Protection Brown Bag
“Solar Sunrise: Dawn of a New
Video documentary


9:30-11:30 a.m.
Windows Desktop Systems Security Course
50 auditorium

Summer Lecture Series
Next Generation Lighting Technologies: From the Lab to the Marketplace
Michael Siminovitch, EETD
50 Auditorium

Market Carvery: Breaded Pork Loin
Fresh Grille:
Beef Fajita Quesadilla
Origins: Szechwan Vegetable
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Next Summer Lecture:
Future Lighting Technology

Michael Siminovitch will be the featured speaker at tomorrow's summer lecture, "The Next Generation of Lighting Technologies: From the Lab to the Marketplace," at noon in the Building 50 auditorium. For the past several years, Siminovitch, a researcher in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, has worked to package efficient lighting in an easy-to-use and good-looking lamp. His immensely popular “Berkeley Lamp” has redefined how America lights its offices. Read more about Siminovitch’s work here.


Free Public Lecture
By Nobelist Borlaug

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Norman E. Borlaug, who was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for developing methods to help the world's poorest nations feed themselves, will be presenting a free public lecture on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in 145 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley campus. Borlaug is an international expert on high-yielding disease-resistant crops whose research sparked the “green revolution.” Borlaug is on campus as featured speaker for the 2003 Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program.

Fidelity Retirement
Planning Rep
Here Tomorrow

A representative from Fidelity Investments will be on-site to meet individually with employees tomorrow in Building 70, Room 191. Fidelity Investments are available to UC's 403(b) participants in addition to the UC-managed investment funds. Call the Fidelity Central Reservation System at 1-800-642-7131 to set up an appointment with the Fidelity representative.

In the News

UC Warns of Fee Hikes, Enrollment Cuts

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With deepening state budget cuts a likelihood this year and next, University of California President Richard C. Atkinson has warned that the result may well be higher student fee increases this year and constraints on student enrollments beginning next year. In a letter to the university's Board of Regents, Atkinson outlined a proposal for absorbing additional budget cuts in the 2003-04 fiscal year. Full story.

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Lithium Sees the Light
On the Atomic Scale

Hidden within cell phones, laptops, and digital cameras, lithium-ion batteries increasingly power the world. For the first time, researchers have imaged individual lithium ions, an achievement that could lead to better battery designs. In the July Nature Materials, Shao-Horn and her co-workers at Berkeley Lab and the University of Bordeaux I in Pessac, France, describe how they produced a picture of the arrangement of atoms in the electrode material lithium cobalt oxide. Full story.



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