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Wednesday, June 11, 2003


9 a.m.
EHS 348: Chemical Hygiene

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science Division Colloquium
Status and Scope of High Intensity Proton Accelerator Project, J-PARC, in Japan
Shoji Nagamiya, KEK
50 Auditorium

Computing Summer Lecture Series
Art of Giving Presentations
Juan Meza
Perseverance Hall

1 p.m.
EHS 231: Compressed Gas

6 p.m.
EHS 125: Child/Infant CPR


10:30 a.m.
EH&S 135: Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety

2 p.m.
EH&S 60: Ergonomics for Computer Users

EH&S 123: Adult CPR

Soup: Potato Cheese w/Ham
Origins: Fish Stew
Adobe Cafe: Beef Pot Pie
Fresh Grille: Cheesesteak
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
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Microgrid Power Plan
Subject of Radio Report

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Over the next 25 years, total electricity consumption in the United States is estimated to go up a dramatic 50 percent. To address this growing energy need, scientists like Chris Marnay at Berkeley Lab are developing a new approach to power generation and reliability, which they call the CERTS Microgrid. The University of California radio service, Science Today, featured Marnay in a CBS report, which can be heard (with RealPlayer software) here.

Nanosys Licenses Lab’s
Solar Cell Technology

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Nanosys, Inc. has announced that it has signed exclusive licensing agreements for world-wide rights to a broad set of intellectual properties covering materials and technologies of nanocomposite solar cells developed by two of the world's leading nanotechnology centers: Berkeley Lab and Columbia University. The licensed patents cover important aspects of nanocomposite solar cells based on inorganic semiconductor nanomaterials such as nanocrystals, nanorods and nanowires. Full story. To read about the original research that led to the licensing, go here.

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Art Council Sets Tour
Of Asian Art Museum

The Employees' Art Council (EAC) has scheduled a docent-led gallery tour of the new Asian Art Museum in downtown San Francisco on August 16. One of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art, it has holdings that include nearly 15,000 treasures spanning 6,000 years of history. The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. and is limited to 30 people. Send e-mail to [email protected] to reserve a space. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 17 and younger, and $5 for museum members. Payment is due no later than July 10.

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Engineering Task Force
Sets Plenary Meeting

The task force formed by Sally Benson to help chart the future of the Engineering Division and gain consensus for a new vision has been actively gathering data related to its charge. Next Monday in the Building 50 Auditorium, the division and task force will hold an all-day open plenary session. The division director and department heads will be presenting the challenges faced by Engineering, as well as the vision and strategic plans. In addition, division directors, or their representatives, will present strategic plans, goals, and needs for partnering with Engineering. The complete agenda, task force charge, background, and information presented at its meetings held to date may be found here.


Two Lab RA’s Will
Attend Nobel Gathering

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Two UC Berkeley graduate research students at Berkeley Lab are among 18 who have been chosen by the Department of Energy to attend the 53rd international convention of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, June 30–July 4. They are among 28 students who will participate in activities relating to biology and medicine with Nobel Laureates. Rachel Shreter, formerly at Calvin Lab in the Physical Biosciences Division, and Andrea Tu, studying molecular and cell biology in Life Sciences, will join 400 other international students at the conference. Full story.


New Internet Ploy
Claims to Clean Virus

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E-mail messages from and other sources claim a user has sent an e-mail message containing a virus and that the user needs to go to the URL specified in the message to download a tool that will clean the user's computer. The Lab's Computer Protection Program urges that users not comply. If the tool is downloaded, a system will be compromised.




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