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Thursday, March 6, 2003
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11:30 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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SEMINAR: Environmental Engineering Seminar Series. River Restoration In California: Observations On Project Performance, G. Mathias Kondolf, UCB (LAEP)
Hudson Room, 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

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Soup: Beef Barley
Origins: Roasted Chicken
Adobe Cafe: Szechwan Vegetable & Tofu Stir Fry
Fresh Grille: Steak Sandwich
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Roy Kaltschmidt photo collage
Kaltschmidt Photo
In Traveling Exhibit

A photo collage of microorganisms present in Columbia River basalts (above) representing research conducted by Hoi-Ying Holman of Earth Sciences at the infrared beamline of the Advanced Light source, is among the featured photographs in an exhibition of scientific photography, “Images from Science.” Technical and Electronic Information Department Photographer Roy Kaltschmidt’s image is among those assembled by the Rochester Institute of Technology for display there and in exhibitions in Chicago, the University of Tulsa, the New York Hall of Science, and the University of Arizona. There may also be a West Coast appearance.
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Family Care Proposal
Adds Domestic Partners

Proposed Modification to Family Care and Medical Leave Policy

The Laboratory proposes to modify its personnel policy by revising 2.13(B) (Family Care and Medical Leave - FMLA) by adding same- or opposite-sex domestic partners to the list of individuals requiring care for whom an employee may request FMLA. This change will conform Laboratory FMLA policy to UC Staff policy. These changes affect non-represented employees only. Represented employees should review their union agreements or contact their union representatives for information regarding their situation. Full text of the policy can be found here. Those who wish to comment on this change must do so by e-mail or in writing by April 7 to Mary Bishop, Policies Analyst, at 937R0600, or [email protected].

Brenner, Pachter Get
Sloan Fellowships

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The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named 117 scientists and scholars as recipients of its Sloan Research Fellowships for 2003, and two of them work at Berkeley Lab. Steven E. Brenner of the Physical Biosciences Division and Lior Pachter of the Life Science Division were honored with $40,000 grants in molecular biology. The fellowships are awarded annually to recognize and support young scientists and scholars in seven fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics.

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Two More Hearings
On Los Alamos Issues

Following last week's congressional hearing in Washington on financial management issues at Los Alamos National Laboratory, two more sessions have now been scheduled: a legislative hearing in Sacramento next Tuesday, March 11, and another congressional hearing in Washington next Wednesday, March 12. Latest University of California materials about Los Alamos can be found here.

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