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Wednesday, July 9, 2003


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

10 a.m.
Lab Public Address System Test, Building Manager Radio Test, Amateur Radio Net Test

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


All Day
State Energy Advisory Board meeting
Building 90-3148

8 a.m. – 4:40 p.m
Workshop on National Laboratories and Universities
Building 66 auditorium

9 a.m. – noon
EHS 280
Laser Safety
Building 51-201

1:30 – 3 p.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety
Building 48-109

7:30 – 9 p.m.
Public Lecture
Norman E. Borlaug
145 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

Market Carvery: Roasted Veal, Rosemary Potatoes & Veggies
Fresh Grille:
Cajun Sausage, Peppers & Onions, Pepperjack
Menutainment: Shrimp Louis
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
National Lab Workshop
Coming Here This Week

The National Academies, through their Committee for the Workshop on National Laboratories and Universities, will make a stop at Berkeley Lab tomorrow to talk about ways to strengthen the bonds of collaboration and partnership. Director Charles Shank will play the host’s role to a distinguished visitors’ group that includes Robert Berdahl, UC Berkeley Chancellor, and Jeff Wadsworth, new Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Discussion will take place in the Building 66 auditorium, and will continue Friday at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. See the project charge here.


Berkeley City Will Name Liaison for Lab Matters

The Berkeley City Council passed a resolution last night that directs the City Manager to identify a "lab liaison" who will be responsible for coordinating relations between the city and Berkeley Lab. It also directs city planning and environmental staff to conduct preliminary analyses of all major planned development projects here and to provide a written summary of land use and environmental issues. In his recommendation, Mayor Tom Bates said the action will help the city to evaluate lab proposals and coordinate city-lab connections "from land use review to fire safety."

In the News  

‘Science Today’ Features
Marnay on Microgrids

Chris Marnay, a researcher in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, is featured in this week’s edition of the CBS news program "Science Today." Produced by the University of California, the one-minute reports appear daily on dozens of radio stations across the country, including KCBS in San Francisco. To hear (with RealAudio) Marnay’s views on reducing the overall load of energy demands on the utility grid through the potential marriage of microgrids and fuel cells, go here.

Grid Computing Edges Into the Mainstream
By Darryl Taft

The Globus Project has announced the official release of the Globus Toolkit 3.0, which melds the worlds of grid computing and Web services, and helps bring grid computing into more mainstream, commercial applications. Grid computing is the practice of using computers in the way utilities use power grids—tapping the unused capacity of a vast array of linked systems. Users can then share compute power, databases and services online. The Globus Project is based at Argonne Lab, the University of Southern California and the University of Chicago. (Berkeley Lab is a partner in the project). Full story.


Scientists Decode
Gamma-ray Burst Mystery
By Christopher Watjen

Scientists have pieced together the key elements of a gamma-ray burst, from star death to dramatic black hole birth, thanks to a March 29 explosion considered the "Rosetta stone" of such bursts. The results are described in the June 19 issue of Nature, in an article coauthored by Stan Woosley of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Woosley and his graduate student, Weiqun Zhang, created computer simulations of a gamma-ray burst using one of the fastest unclassified computers in the world, at Berkeley Lab. Full story.


Short Network Outage
Set for 5:30 p.m. Today

The Lab's Internet connection will be interrupted from 5:30-6 p.m. today for a router upgrade. During the outage, Lab staff will not have access to the Internet. Broadband remote access to IMAP email, SMTP email, central directory services, the electronic calendar, Novell and central administrative systems will also be affected. Incoming email will be saved and delivered once service is restored. Questions? Call the Help Desk at X4357.
Badge Office to Close Thursday, Friday Afternoon

Due to a staffing shortage, the badge office will be closed tomorrow and Friday from 1-4 pm. It will remain open in the morning from 8 a.m. to noon on both days.



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