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Friday, March 7, 2003
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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 51-201


11a.m. - noon
EHS 535: Hot Work Permit Training

Full EH&S class schedule

5:45 p.m.
SEMINAR: Oppenheimer Lecture in Physics,The Role of Symmetries in Nature, Bruno Zumino, UCB
George Pimentel Hall

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Soup: Clam Chowder
Origins: Leg of Lamb
Adobe Cafe: Burritos
Fresh Grille: Salmon w/Slaw
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Physicist Earns APS
Top Dissertation Prize

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Karsten Heeger, a Chamberlain Fellow in the Physics Division at Berkeley Lab, has been named winner of the 2003 Dissertation in Nuclear Physics Award by the American Physical Society. He was cited "for his role in the generation and analysis of the data from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, and the resulting resolution of the solar neutrino problem." Full story.
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Scientists Offer Insight Into Age-
Cancer Link

By David Minh

Researchers are taking a closer view at a scourge that all people in time become familiar with – the inexorable advent of age. "We want to understand the molecular and cellular basis for aging and hopefully, find out what we can do about it," said Judy Campisi, a scientist at Berkeley Lab. Campisi and other scientists have proposed that both aging and cancer are related to a process called cellular senescence, in which cells irreversibly stop dividing. Full Story.


Competitive UC Contracts
Urged for DOE Labs

Leaders of a House appropriations panel pressured Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham Wednesday to seek competitive bids on operating contracts for DOE's national laboratories, according to a report in Inside Energy. The newsletter said that amid expressions of outrage over recent problems at Los Alamos, the chairman and senior Democrat on the House Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee both warned Abraham that they would push the agency to embrace more competition if it did not do so voluntarily. "I'll tell you right up front there is no way you can convince me that not competing these jobs for more than 60 years is in the best interest of taxpayers," Chairman David Hobson was quoted as saying. DOE's decision on Los Alamos is due April 30.

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Three From Berkeley Lab
Among '02 APS Fellows

Nuclear Scientists Peggy McMahan-Norris and Xin-Nian Wang, and Alan Jackson of the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division have been elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society. Only one-half of 1 percent of the total APS membership is selected for Fellowship in the society each year. This year, 192 new Fellows were added, honoring their contributions in specific areas. Details can be found here.
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Proposals Sought
For FY04 LDRDs

Director Charles Shank has issued the Call for Proposals for the FY 2004 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program, which provides support for projects in forefront areas of science that can enrich Berkeley Lab’s R&D capabilities and achievements. Multi-investigator and multidivisional initiatives that address problems of scale are especially encouraged. Get information, schedule and forms here.

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Register for Daughters,
Sons Day
April 24

For the tenth consecutive year, Berkeley Lab will host guests of employees, both girls and boys ages 9 to 16, for Daughters And Sons To Work Day. Climbing to the Top — the theme for this year’s event — will be held on Thursday, April 24. Space is limited to 240 children, so early registration is advised. Applications are available online, or may be picked up beginning today at noon in the Cafeteria.

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