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Friday, June 6, 2003


10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics Seminar
Optical Mixing Driven Kinetic Electrostatic Electron Nonlinear (KEEN) Waves
Bedros B. Afeyan, Polymath Research Inc.
Building 71-264


3 p.m.
Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, Colors of Dark Light
Sir Michael Berry, University of Bristol
775 Tan Hall

4 p.m.
Physical Chemistry Seminar:
Fractal Growth Patterns and Iterated Conformal Maps
Itamar Procaccia, Weizmann Institute of Science
775 Tan Hall

Soup: Boston Clam Chowder
Origins: Pork Loin
Adobe Cafe: Burritos
Fresh Grille: Salmon
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
In the News
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Review Finds Controls In Place at Livermore

The University of California released yesterday an independent assessment and operational analysis of select business processes at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) that validates the existence of appropriate internal controls. The report, which culminates two months of observation and operation analysis by a team of up to 10 professionals from the Government Contract Services Group of Ernst & Young LLP, was conducted at the request of Michael Anastasio, director LLNL. "The review of key business practices did not disclose any material weaknesses in Livermore’s system of internal controls," said Anne Broome, UC vice president for financial management. "Rather, Ernst and Young did make recommendations for enhancing existing control systems. We appreciate such recommendations from an independent review." Full story.
LHS Seeks Docents--
Orientation June 11
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Berkeley Lab employees interested in volunteering as a guide at the Lawrence Hall of Science should note that the next New Docent Orientation is Wednesday, June 11, from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A science background is not required, but volunteers should enjoy working with people and have a willingness to serve. For more information, call the LHS Docent Office at (510) 643-5471, or e-mail to [email protected].

Students Arrive Monday;
Expect Some Delays

Due to a high volume of summer student enrollment beginning next Monday at Berkeley Lab, employees can expect short delays in processing badges and parking permits at the Site Access Office. The Office apologizes for any inconvenience this causes.


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Chemical Society Drive
To Assist Afghanistan

Delivering books and journals in Kabul.

The California Section of the American Chemical Society has established a program to help the academic community in Afghanistan. It seeks donations of scientific journals (complete volumes covering at least five consecutive years) and books (less than 10 years old) in the physical sciences and medicine, which can be delivered to Kabul University for needy students. Proposed donation titles should be e-mailed to [email protected]. More information is available by calling the ACS at 925-287-8055, or visit the website here.

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Donner Temporary Pedestrian
Tunnel Closed for 10 Days

The Donner temporary pedestrian tunnel will be closed for a period of about 10 days, effective immediately, for some emergency underground exploratory work. Please use alternate pedestrian routes on campus roads/sidewalks. The Donner pedestrian tunnel will still function as an emergency exit for Donner occupants from all doorways into the tunnel. Exit via the lower (West) section.

Stanley Construction
Means More Trucks

Excavation activities are under way and are scheduled to continue at the campus site of the new Stanley Bioscience and Bioengineering Facility through August 30. Anticipate increased trucking activity on the established haul route --Gayley to Hearst to University Avenue -- starting Monday. Truck frequency is estimated to initially average about 10 minutes per truckload.



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