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Thursday, June 12, 2003


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


10:30 a.m.
Seminar, Center for Beam Physics
Generation and Applications of Ultra-Short High-Brightness Electron Bunches
Dr. Seth Brussaard, Center for Plasma Physics and Radiation
Technology, Eindhoven U.

Soup: Pasta Florentine
Origins: Turkey Meatloaf
Adobe Cafe: Shrimp Louis
Fresh Grille: Gardenburger
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
Regents Select Dynes
As Next UC President

Robert C. Dynes, a first-generation college graduate who went on to become a distinguished physicist and chancellor of UC San Diego, was named the 18th president of the University of California system yesterday by the UC Board of Regents. Dynes, who moved to UC San Diego as professor of physics in 1991 after a two-decade career in the private sector and was named chancellor in 1996, will become president of the 10-campus, 3-laboratory UC system on Oct. 2. He succeeds Richard C. Atkinson, who is retiring from the UC presidency after eight years that began Oct. 1, 1995. Dynes was selected from a national pool of more than 300 candidates. (Read more on Dynes in tomorrow's issue of Currents). A letter to UC employees from Regents' chair John Moores can be read here.
 In the News

Regents to Discuss
Green Building Policy
By Kim-Mai Cutler


Energy-conserving and environmentally friendly construction could be a greener solution to UC's budget woes, according to a policy being discussed by the UC Board of Regents at its meeting today. The "green building" policy would require all new buildings on campuses systemwide to meet requirements ranging from using recycled materials for construction to using renewable energy sources. Although constructing green buildings could cost more, energy savings in the long term could more than compensate for the additional costs in the short term, said William Fisk, a Berkeley Lab scientist in environmental energy technologies. Full story.


June 1931: Lawrence
and the First Cyclotron


The 1920s marked the transition of the U.S. to a modern technology-based society, and was also a period of momentous individual achievement. In the world of science, a 27-year-old physics professor in Berkeley, California, began the work that would launch a modern era of multidisciplinary national laboratories. Read the story in the American Physical Society’s "This Month in Physics History" here.


Campisi Named to Panel
Of Experts on Aging

The Alliance for Aging Research has announced 16 noted physicians, scientists, and researchers as new members of its Science Advisory Board – including Berkeley Lab Life Scientist Judy Campisi. The panel includes two Nobel Laureates, a Pulitzer Prize winner, eight university professors, and the first female president of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Their charge will be to support and advise the Alliance on improving the quality of life and medical care for older Americans. Full story.


ISS Applications Update
For Windows 95 Users

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If you are still running Windows 95 on your PC and use Application
Explorer -- the delivery method for ISS production applications such as FMS, AMS, Janus, PCard or Gelco – you will be affected by a central upgrade. This means you will need to update your Application Explorer. If you fit this description, contact the Help Desk at 4357 before Monday. The Help Desk will assist you in updating your Application Explorer configuration.


S.F.-to-Berkeley Van
Pool Interest Sought

Employees who are interested in joining a van pool from San Francisco to Berkeley should contact Amy Kimura, the Enterprise company account executive in the rideshare division, at 877-5452 (FAX 877-5475).




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