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Friday, July 25, 2003


8:30 – 11 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Building 51-201

11 – noon
EHS 274
Confined Space-Retraining
Building 51-201

1 – 2:30 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Building 51-201

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
EHS 277
Confined Space Permit Writer
Building 51-201


No events scheduled.

Market Carvery: Stroganoff with Butter Noodles
Fresh Grille: Fish and Chips

Menutainment: Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
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Seeking Biology's
Most Beautiful

Beautiful physics
Confident in the inherent beauty of the way biologists practice their craft, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is asking its members, and anyone else with an interest, to identify biology's most beautiful experiments. Inspired by a similar campaign held by Physics World to find the most beautiful physics experiments, the AIBS is asking biologists to submit candidates for experimental biology's beauties through the end of 2003. Those offering submissions must make their case in no more than 500 words. A panel of four judges, composed of scientists as well as historians and philosophers of science, will judge the entries, and the AIBS journal BioScience will feature the top picks in a series of essays commissioned from experts. For more information go here.
Summer Programs
Train Future Scientists

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Physicist George Smoot mentors student Rebecca Nicodemus, Purdue University.
Wonder why those faces in the cafeteria seem to get younger whenever summer rolls around? Look no further than the Center for Science and Engineering Education (CSEE), which brings talented young people to the Lab each summer via high school and undergraduate student programs. CSEE offers several programs to qualified college students, including paid research internships, summer study for community college students, faculty and student team programs, and pre-service training for undergraduates who are interested in becoming science, math, and technology teachers. CSEE also provides talented high school students from the Bay Area with summer science experiences. All these programs are made possible with the help of dedicated mentors. For more information on CSEE college programs, go here. For information on how to become a mentor, go here.
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TEID Digital Camera
Expands Capabilities

Need a high-resolution, poster-sized photograph, or detailed photos taken in dim light? The Technical & Electronic Information Department (TEID) may have the answer. Their new Canon EOS-1 camera can shoot 11 megapixel photos, with a maximum file size of 31.5 megabytes. In addition, an insertable compact flash card allows TEID photographers to take and store dozens of pictures on any one shoot. The camera outperforms less-expensive digital cameras on the market, which typically can shoot only 4 megapixel photos, and offers vastly improved software to create superior, highly detailed pictures. To learn more about the camera go here. To order photo services go to [email protected].


Blocking Windows Vulnerability May Affect Some Applications

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There is a new vulnerability in the Windows Remote Procedure Call service (port 135). Accordingly, all incoming LBLnet traffic to TCP port 135 is being blocked to protect Berkeley Lab Windows systems. Although there will be no effect on most Windows users, this may disrupt a few Windows systems and possibly SAMBA clients' access to applications on Lab servers if the systems are outside of LBLnet, NERSC, ESnet and JGI. If your system is experiencing such disruption since the new block was put in place July 18, please contact the Help Desk at [email protected] or 486-4357. For more information on patching the Windows vulnerability, go here.


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