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Wednesday, July 16, 2003


10:30 a.m. – Noon
EHS Hoist Training
Building 51-201

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


9:00 a.m. – noon
EHS Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Building 51-201

10:00 a.m. – noon
EHS Building Emergency Team Training
Building 48-109

Market Carvery: Chile Verde
Fresh Grille: Gardenburger

Menutainment: Chicken Caesar Salad
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Alivisatos, Solar Cell
Featured on NBC-TV

NBC affiliate television stations recently aired a story featuring Paul Alivisatos, director of the Lab’s Materials Sciences Division and Molecular Foundry, discussing the development of his solar cell technology. In the segment, Alivisatos explains how the combination of self-assembled inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with plastic composites can produce lightweight, flexible solar cells of almost any size and shape. A private company out of Palo Alto, Nanosys, has been awarded an $850,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to commercialize the solar cell technology. The video can be viewed here.

World of Science
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Universities Compete For NSF Nanotech Program
By Matt Kelly

The National Science Foundation is hip deep in selecting a group of universities to host a sweeping nanotech research effort, the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN). Schools across the country have teamed up into various consortia vying for the project, worth as much as $140 million over the next decade. The NNIN will be a much larger and more comprehensive version of the National Nanofabrication Users Network (NNUN). Managed by five schools, the NNUN was founded in 1993 to help academic and industry researchers create nanostructures. Full story.

Safety Notes
Things to Remember
If a Fire Approaches

Should it ever become necessary to evacuate buildings because of a fast moving wildfire, remember:

  • Listen for information over the public address system.
  • Understand the difference between types of safety instructions: vehicular evacuation, pedestrian evacuation, shelter-in-place.
  • Follow directions

For other questions, call Valerie Quigley, Emergency Preparedness Program Manager, at 7032 or Gary Piermattei, Fire Marshall, at 6370.

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Regents Today: Higher
Fees, Ethnic Events

The University of California Board of Regents meets in San Francisco today and tomorrow to discuss and decide several high-profile issues, including student fee increases next year of 25-30 percent. Also on the agenda is a new policy on student-faculty relations, revised testing requirements for freshman admissions, and Regent Ward Connerly's proposal that the University not sponsor or finance any race-restricted activities at the campuses. The discussion on fees, which would rise almost $1,000 a year to $5,247 if Regents approve it, will begin at 9 a.m. today. A live webcast can be found here.


Cool Off This Summer

Need to cool off? Marine World and Water World tickets are on sale Tuesdays and Thursdays in the cafeteria lobby from noon to 1 p.m. Marine World tickets, available for any day, are $17 each. And Water World tickets, also available for any day, are $10 each. This event is sponsored by the Employee Activities Association.

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HENP Posts Shuffled;
Orbach Splits Program

DOE Office of Science Director Ray Orbach has announced a split of the High Energy and Nuclear Physics (HENP) program into two distinct parts. He will appoint Dr. Robin Staffin as Associate Director for High Energy Physics and Dr. Dennis Kovar as Associate Director for Nuclear Physics. Until the personnel actions are final, they will both serve as Acting Associate Directors. Dr. Peter Rosen will become Orbach’s Senior Science Advisor at Forrestal. “Because High Energy and Nuclear Physics are two distinct fields, it is time to recognize them as such in SC. These offices will, of course, continue to work closely together in light of the complementary nature of their programs,” Orbach wrote in a letter announcing the changes.



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