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Tuesday, July 15, 2003


8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
UC President’s Council Meeting
Perseverance Hall

9 – noon
EHS 348 Chemical Hygiene
Building 51-201

1 – 3:30 p.m.
EHS 231 Compressed Gas
Building 51-201


10:30 – noon
EHS Hoist Training
Building 51-201

Noon – 1 p.m.
Summer Lecture Series
Space Radiation and Cataracts, Eleanor Blakely, Life Sciences
50 Auditorium

Market Carvery: Roasted Chili Rubbed Pork Loin with Cornbread Stuffing
Fresh Grille: Turkey Burger Shrooms with Provolone Cheese

Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad with Ground Turkey
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
Features Biologist Blakely

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Tomorrow's Summer Lecture will feature radiation biologist Eleanor Blakely of Life Sciences, who will give a talk on "Space Radiation and Cataracts." Blakely and her group developed a culture model of differentiating human lens cells that has been used to study the molecular biology underlying radiation cataractogenesis as a consequence of radiotherapy. The model has also been used to evaluate radiation safety for astronauts during space missions. As astronauts spend longer times in space, the effects of cosmic radiation exposure will become an increasingly important health issue. Blakely will review this emerging field and the contributions made at Berkeley Lab.

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Committee Seeks Balance On Competing Lab Contracts

Micro-management and mandatory competition of Department of Energy (DOE) lab contracts may prove counterproductive and detrimental to the core scientific missions of the labs, witnesses last week warned the House Energy Subcommittee. Members agreed with Administration and General Accounting Office (GAO) witnesses, however, that some government oversight of lab contractors is necessary, but questioned whether contract mechanisms can be a successful management tool. Full story.

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A New Pixar Studio?
Teid Offers Animation

It may not be Monsters, Inc., but TEID is getting into the animation business. Animation can provide scientists with a powerful new visualization tool as cutting edge research becomes more complex and difficult to communicate. TEID animations explore the macro, molecular, and submolecular levels—whether it's a 3-D model of the Molecular Foundry, a video of ethylene adsorption and hydrogenation on a platinum surface, or an animation of nanotubes in action. To learn more about TEID’s animation services, go here.


Register for Aug. 8
Tutorial on Component
Software Development

Registration is now open for a one-day tutorial on Common Component Architecture (CCA) to be held Friday, Aug. 8, on the Clark Kerr campus of UC Berkeley. There is no charge for the tutorial, which is being organized by the Computational Research Division. Component-based approaches, such as CCA, to software development provide a means to manage the complexity of large-scale software applications and facilitate the reuse and interoperability of code. Read the tutorial abstract here and register here.

Power Outage
Scheduled on July 19

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Electric power will be turned off to buildings 55, 55A, 56, 60, 63, 67, 71F, 71J, and 71T on Saturday, July 19, from about 6 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The outage is necessary to permit maintenance on a primary transformer bank. Contact Jim Murphy at 4175 or 6023 for further information.



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