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Thursday, June 26, 2003


9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source seminar
Enabling BES Science: A Retrospective on the Growth of BES Science in Materials Sciences, Chemistry and Biosciences
Daniel Chemla, ALS Director

Summer Lecture Series
State of the Lab Address
Charles Shank, Director, Berkeley Lab
50 Auditorium

Center for Environmental Biotechnology Seminar
Using DNA Microarrays to Detect Bacteria in the Environment
Todd DeSantis


8 – 12:30 p.m.
EHS 432 Radiation Protection-Lab Safety
Building 51-201

Adobe Cafe: Roasted Chicken
Fresh Grille: Chicken w/Ham

Origins: Sushi, Sushi, Sushi
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
'State of Lab' Talk Will Focus on Successes, Outlook

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Director Shank
Today’s "State of the Laboratory" address by Lab Director Charles Shank, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, will look at both this past year’s accomplishments and the laboratory’s scientific svision for the future. The talk is second in the Summer Lecture Series and is the Director’s annual assessment for employees of the lab’s health. Those who can’t attend the presentation in person can either view it live on one of the "Today at Berkeley Lab" monitors throughout the lab, or via web streaming. Instructions on how to link to the videocast feed can be found here.
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Top Mentors for 2002 To Be Honored Today

Berkeley Lab’s outstanding mentors who worked with visiting students last year will be honored today as part of a welcoming reception for this summer’s students and mentors. Receiving awards from Lab Director Charles Shank and Center for Science and Engineering Education Head Rollie Otto will be Ellie Blakely, Kathleen Bjornstad, Priscilla Cooper and Jill Fuss, all from the Life Sciences Division; Sharon Borglin from Earth Sciences; and Lara Gundel, Michael Siminovitch and Craig Wray from Environmental Energy Technologies. The 3:30 p.m. ceremony in the cafeteria will necessitate closure of the Coffee Bar at 2:30 today.

In the News
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Researchers Help Internet
Evolve with PlanetLab
By Sarah Yang

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Researchers from UC Berkeley and a team of scientists from around the world have launched an experimental global network intended to push the Internet into a new era of innovation. This global test-bed, called PlanetLab, establishes an open, scalable network that allows researchers to develop new Internet services that operate simultaneously on multiple computers spread over a wide geographic range rather than on a single website. Such a system could lead to significantly faster downloads and more secure storage systems. More than 60 universities have joined forces with Intel and Hewlett-Packard in this project. Berkeley Lab’s David Culler, professor of computer science and co-director of the Intel Research Berkeley laboratory, is part of the core team that designed the architecture for PlanetLab. Full story.


Cafeteria Walkway
To Close for Repairs

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The main pedestrian route between Building 50 and the Cafeteria will be closed for repairs for about two weeks, starting this Saturday. Barricades will prevent access to the walkway and stairs that lead from the cafeteria to the northeast corner of Building 70 and from there downhill toward Building 50. Use the designated detours through or around Building 70, and be careful around the job site.


Spare-the-Air Day
Means Use Transit

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Today will be the second consecutive Spare-the-Air Day at the start of the ozone season. High temperatures and decreased wind flow will continue to cause high ozone levels in locations where air flow is most restricted, and conditions may continue tomorrow. Use public transit, share a ride, walk to work, or bicycle in order to reduce the amount of pollution in the air. For more on what you can do to spare the air, go here.

Safety Notes
Students Reminded About Radiation,
Laser Safety

Summer students at Berkeley Lab working with researchers on projects involving the use of radioactive material and radiation-producing machines are required to take EH&S 400/432, "Radiation Safety Training." (Register here. Students under 18 are not permitted to work with radioactive material). Additional on-the-job training must be provided by the principal investigator or designee and all radiation workers must read, understand and sign the Radiological Work Authorization (RWA) prior to beginning work. Principal investigators must also ensure that students are listed on the Activity Hazard Document (AHD) for the laser lab, attend laser safety training EH&S 280, and for class 3b and class 4 lasers receive a laser eye exam. For more information, contact Chris Donahue at 7736, or read the policies here.


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