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Monday, June 2, 2003




No events scheduled.


11:00 a. m. - Noon
EHS 274 Confined Space-Retraining
Building 51-201

Health Services Seminar:
A Dermatological View of Summer at Berkeley Lab, Dr. Howard Maibach.
Building 50 auditorium

A reminder that Java Wave is back from vacation, serving coffee, drinks and snack foods. The daily schedule is:
  Java Wave Schedule:
Bldg. 65: 8-8:15 a.m.
Bldg. 88:   8:20-8:35 a.m.
1:30-1:45 p.m.
Bldg. 90:   8:45-10 a.m
12:55-1:25 p.m.
Bldg. 84:   10:15-10:45 a.m.
12:30-12:45 p.m.
Bldg. 76:  
11:30-11:45 a.m.
Bldg. 69:   11:50-12:05 a.m.
Bldg. 66:   12:10-12:25 a.m.
Soup: Vegetarian
Origins: Vermicelli
Adobe Cafe: Curried Lamb
Fresh Grille: Skirt Steak
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
...In the News
Marin County Breast Cancer Rate Blamed on Lifestyle, Demographics
By Ulysses Torassa

About half of the breast cancer cases in Marin County appear to be the result of lifestyle or demographic factors, such as late or no childbearing and a family history of the disease, according to an unpublished study unveiled Thursday. At a town meeting called by the county’s health department to discuss recent research into Marin County’s high breast cancer rate, Christine Erdmann, a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, outlined some of her latest findings, based on interviews with 305 Marin County women, none of whom had breast cancer. Of those, 84 percent had at least one of five key risk factors, and 44 percent had two or more. Full story.


Skin Screening Seminar
At Noon Tomorrow

Health Services will present a brown bag seminar tomorrow titled “A Dermatological View of Summer at Berkeley Lab.” The event, which will be held in the Building 50 Auditorium, is offered in conjunction with Health Service’s recent skin screening clinic, and will feature Dr. Howard Maibach, a professor of dermatology at UC San Francisco.

Threat Level Dropped
To Secon 3

The Department of Energy has directed all DOE sites to lower their security status to Secon Level 3, to coincide with the Department of Homeland Security advisory system. To read more about how this will affect the security measures at the Lab, go here.

Nominations Open For Lawrence Award


The Department of Energy is accepting nominations for the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, among the oldest and most prestigious science and technology awards given by the U.S. Government. The Lawrence Award honors U.S. scientists and engineers who have made exceptional and relatively recent achievements in the development, use, or control of energy; broadly defined to include the science and technology of nuclear, atomic, molecular, and particle interactions and effects; and environmental conservation and efficiency. Nomination deadline is June 30. To learn more, go here.

Cleaning Our Clocks
By Bonnie Azab Powell

At 8 a.m. today, time will stop on the Berkeley campus when the four clocks of Sather Tower, better known as the Campanile, will go still in preparation for a month-long, overdue makeover. Completed in 1914, the Campanile looms 307 feet over the Berkeley campus. Its four clock mechanisms have not been overhauled in several decades. Over the past year, they have consistently lost time or stopped working. The Campanile’s hourly chimes should not be affected by the restoration. For more information go here.

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