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Monday, March 3, 2003
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4 p.m.
Research Progress Meeting: Physics Division, Measuring CP Violation in BaBar: Challenges, Results and Prospects. Juerg Beringer, CERN.
Building 50A, Room 5132

4 p.m.
SEMINAR: Life Sciences Division, Chromatin Condensation In Hemopoietic Cells: Regulation By The "Histone Code" And Nuclear Serpins. Sergei Grigoryev, Pennsylvania State University.
Building 66 Auditorium. Refreshments will be served.

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Soup: Corn & Green Chili
Origins: Country Meatloaf
Adobe Cafe: Ravioli
Fresh Grille: French Dip Sandwiches

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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DOE's Iran Thomas,
BES Official, Dies

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Iran Thomas, who served for 15 years as the Department of Energy's Director of Materials Sciences and Engineering in Basic Energy Sciences, died last Friday. Of Thomas, whose legacy includes creation of a large fraction of major BES user facilities including the Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Lab Director Charles Shank said, "Iran Thomas will be sorely missed by all of us. We at Berkeley Lab have benefited from his extraordinary vision, competence, and dedication to Basic Energy Sciences programs. Most of all, he loved the science." For the full story, see this Friday's issue of Currents.


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Alexis Bell Receives 2003 Burwell Lectureship

Alexis Bell--who holds a joint appointment in Chemical Sciences with UCB and the Lab--has been awarded the 2003 Robert Burwell Lectureship in Catalysis by the North American Catalysis Society. The lectureship is given in recognition of substantial contributions to the field of catalysis, with emphasis on discovery and understanding of catalytic phenomena, catalytic reaction mechanisms and identification and description of catalytic sites and species.

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Eugene Myers Elected To National Academy Of Engineering

Eugene Myers--a guest in the Lab's Life Sciences Division, a professor of computer science at UCB, and a prominent researcher involved in the sequencing of the human genome--has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. The election is considered one of the highest professional honors for an American engineer.


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The Bright Future
Of Microgrids

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The nation's thirst for electricity could grow 400 billion watts in the next quarter century, but microgrids may help meet the demand without the need for a thousand new power plants. Microgrids, clusters of small generators serving office buildings, industrial parks, and homes, could make area-wide blackouts a thing of the past. Read about this and other science highlights at Berkeley Lab in today's latest edition of Science Beat.

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New Bancroft Bus
Route Begins Today

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One of the major off-site Laboratory bus routes, the Bancroft run, will be altered beginning today to incorporate a stop at the west campus entrance and pick-ups at Buildings 62, 66 and 74. It will no longer turn from Oxford onto Center and to the downtown BART station. Instead, it will continue on Oxford after the campus stop, turn right at Hearst and proceed to the Laboratory. The Bancroft bus, which leaves every 30 minutes, will actually begin and end its run at Building 74. See schedule and map here.

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