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Monday, June 9, 2003


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


8 a.m – 2 p.m.
Karats 14K Jewelry Sale
Cafeteria Lobby

9 a.m.
ESG/SSG Monthly Mtg.
CIRCE: New IR Source Proposed for the ALS
Michael Martin, ALS
Building 2-100B

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NT Users Group Meeting
54-130 Perseverence Hall

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division Seminar Series
Building 66 Auditorium

Soup: Garden Vegetable
Origins: Tomato Casserole
Adobe Cafe: Pot Roast
Fresh Grille: BBQ Chicken
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
In the News
Gigabits Now and
in the Future
By David Morgenstern

As throughput rates swoop up a steepening curve, some users are still having a hard time buying the notion that gigabit speeds are on the cusp of becoming a consumer standard. Get used to it: It's already time to start counting down to 10-gigabit-per-second performance on entry-level computers…Most of the storage industry's expectations for next-generation speed has focused on either 4-Gbps or recently 10-Gbps flavors of Fibre Channel. "An incremental gain [in performance] may not be worth the effort, but a gain of an order of magnitude can always be justified," said Michael Bennett, senior network engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He used 10GbE to interconnect two large clusters of servers. Full story.
National Energy Group
Visits Lab Today
Members of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), in town for its national conference on energy efficiency, will be treated to a special evening of demonstrations, tours and displays at Berkeley Lab this evening. The Lab’s lighting, thermal distribution, and demand response, and commercial building programs will be highlighted, beginning at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. See more conference information here.

UPTE Requests Ballot to Represent Administrative Professionals

The University Professional and Technical Employees/
Communication Workers of America (UPTE/CWA), a labor union/organization, has filed a petition for certification with the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) requesting that it conduct a secret ballot election to decide if it is the shared will of UC/Berkeley Lab Administrative Professionals to be exclusively represented by UPTE. Full story.

  Pier Oddone Sports
Runaround T-shirt
Runaround T-Shirt Design Contest

The Employees Activities Association (EAA) is once again soliciting volunteers to submit designs for this year’s Runaround T-Shirt. The deadline for submission is Friday, July 11th. Artwork may only be submitted by e-mail as JPEG or PDF digital files and addressed to Angela Dawn at [email protected]. The selection will be made by July 16th. For more information about EAA, please visit our website here.


Berkeley TRiP Will
Close Doors In June

Due to budget cuts and operational constraints, the Berkeley TRiP Commute Store will close its doors on June 27. UC staff, faculty and students will continue to be served by the Parking & Transportation Department at their office at 2150 Kittredge Street (at Oxford). Other transit pass vendors are located at Andronico’s Market, Safeway, and the Ecology Center, or to AC Transit’s and BART’s "Ticket by Mail" program. Full story.



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