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Wednesday, March 5, 2003
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11 a.m. - 2 p.m
Printer Tech Expo
Perseverance Hall

Emergency siren warning test
on UCB campus

1 - 2:30 p.m.
EHS COURSE 256: Lockout/Tagout
Building 51, Room 201

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Hoist Safety
Building 51, Room 201

Full EH&S class schedule


1:30 p.m.
Seminar: Surface Science And Catalysis Series, Polyelectrolytes and Polyelectrolyte-Surfactant Complexes – A Surface Force and Scattering Study. Per Claesson, Royal
Technical University, Stockholm
Building 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Research Progress Meeting: Physics Division, TBA. Michael Sokoloff, University of Cincinnati
Building 50A, Room 5132

9 a.m. - noon
First Aid Safety
Building 48-109

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Soup: Vegetable Garden
Origins: Roasted Veal
Adobe Cafe: Shrimp Louis
Fresh Grille: Cajun Sausage

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Patchy low morning clouds, then mostly sunny

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Congresswoman Urges Support for Office of Science
Funding Bill At Nanoscience Workshop

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Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-IL), who chairs the Energy Subcommittee of the House Science Committee, urged support for H.R. 34, a bill she recently introduced that calls for DOE's Office of Science to receive an overall increase in funding of nearly 62 percent by FY2007. The Congresswoman was one of the featured speakers at last week's DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers workshop in Washington, D.C. A full story on the workshop will appear in this week's Currents. The American Institute of Physics' analysis of H.R. 34 can be read here.

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New System Enables
Web Grid Monitoring

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The innovative I-Grid power monitoring system, which enables affordable monitoring of the US electric grid, has been commercially released by SoftSwitching Technologies. According to Joe Eto, a Berkeley Lab staff scientist, "...DOE is funding a pilot I-Grid program in Silicon Valley to assess the I-Grid's efficacy for both grid-wide monitoring and economic impact assessment." (3/04/03) Full Story.

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Paul Alivisatos To Give Next 'Friends of Science' Presentation

Materials Sciences Division Director Paul Alivisatos will give the next "Friends of Science" presentation. His talk, entitled "Control Of Nanocrystal Shape Boosts Efficiency Of New Hybrid Solar Cells," will take place next Monday from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. To make reservations, email [email protected] or contact the Community Relations Office at X7292. Reserved parking will be available after 5:00 p.m. at the Building 54 lot.

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How Good Are Your Passwords?

Are the computer passwords you use strong enough to prevent attackers and worms from guessing or cracking them? The Lab's Computer Protection Program provides guidance concerning choosing good passwords. Windows users may contact Gene Schultz of the Computer Protection Program for a test of the strength of your password(s).

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