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Friday, June 13, 2003


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.


8 a.m.
All-Day Plenary Meeting
Engineering Task Force
Building 50 Auditorium

11 a.m
EHS 535: Hot Work Permit

7:10 p.m.
Organic Chemistry Seminar
Chromium(III) – Catalyzed Asymmetric Pericyclic Reactions:Discovery and Mechanism
Rebecca T. Ruck, UC Berkeley
433 Latimer Hall

Soup: Boston Clam Chowder
Origins: Chkn Apple Sausage
Adobe Cafe: Burritos
Fresh Grille: Fresh Salmon
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
Lab Researcher Wins
UCLA Lecturer Award

Judith Klinman of the Physical Biosciences Division and chair of UC Berkeley’s Chemistry Department, has been named the first David Sigman Memorial Lecturer at UCLA’s Molecular Biology Institute. This new annual award recognizes outstanding researchers in chemical biology. She was honored for two groundbreaking discoveries in enzymology.

Biophysical Society Picks
Nogales for Board


Eva Nogales of the Life Sciences Division and assistant professor of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley has been elected to a two-year term on the executive board of the 7,000-member Biophysical Society, an international scientific society in the field of biophysics.

 In Memoriam

Courageous Fight Ends
For Sonia Mueller

On November 6, 1998, Currents editor Monica Friedlander chronicled the courageous battle of a young Lab employee named Sonia Mueller and her efforts to overcome the cruel realities of breast cancer, which she contracted two years earlier at age 28. She won that battle, but yesterday, she lost the war. Mueller, who many had come to know through her staff work in the Directorate – including division meeting coordination and Open House support – died at her home in El Cerrito. She was 35. Services are pending. The ’98 article, entitled “Too Young for Cancer: Fighting Back,” can be read here.

Latest ‘Update’ Features
Dynes, Energy Scanner

The newest issue of the University of California’s “LabUpdate” newsletter includes the announcement of Robert Dynes as UC’s next President and its implications for the national laboratories. It also features among its science highlights the Berkeley Lab research involving a portable x-ray scanner that probes the depths for natural gas reserves. Read the publication here.

Telephone Maintenance
Set for Next Tuesday

The Telephone Service staff will perform maintenance on the laboratory phone system next Tuesday between 7 and 10 p.m. Calls in process will not be affected during this time. However, there will be intermittent loss of dial tone up to 1 minute in duration, and telephone display panels will shut off. The displays will automatically be corrected as the dial tone returns. Questions during the servicing should be directed to Cindy Wood at 4777.

50, 85 Complexes Note:
Power Out Tomorrow

Electrical power outages are scheduled tomorrow in the building 50 and 85 complexes for electrical maintenance and repair. The building schedule:

   50A, 50C, and 50E: 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.
   50B, 50D, 50F: 7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
   85, 85A, 85B: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Power will not be affected in the main Building 50 section. Almost all computers in the buildings will be shut down for the day. The Lab's central e-mail, Internet and directory servers are expected to remain in service, but all other centralized and desktop systems will be down. For additional information, contact Jim Murphy at 6023 or George Ames at 6837.



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