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Thursday, March 13, 2003
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9 - 11 a.m.
EHS 123: Adult Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
Building 48-109

Full EH&S class schedule

4 p.m.
Physics Division Research Progress, Double Beta Decay: is the Neutrino Mass within Reach? Steven Elliott (LANL)
Building 50A, Room 5132


10:30 a.m.
SEMINAR: Center for Beam Physics, Perturbation Expansion for High-Gain FEL Saturation, Sam Krinsky, SLAC, Refreshments served at
10:20 a.m.
Building 71-264, Albert Ghiorso conference room

SEMINAR: Environmental Engineering Seminar Series,TBA, Hoshin Gupta,
Univ. of Arizona
Hudson Room, 240 Bechtel, Engineering Center

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Soup: Broccoli Cheese
Origins: Lasagna
Adobe Cafe: Fried Chicken

Fresh Grille: Hot Pastrami Sandwich
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Personnel Actions Cited
At Hearing on Los Alamos

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As former Los Alamos National Laboratory officials answered pointed questions from Congressmen on failed business and executive practices, the University of California announced at a Washington hearing yesterday new developments that include settlement agreements reached with ex-security division and audit managers at Los Alamos. Other personnel actions are forthcoming. The University's report to lab employees following the hearing, and Senior Vice President Bruce Darling's testimony, can be read here.

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Shank Appoints Members Of New Diversity Council

Laboratory Director Charles Shank has announced membership in the new Best Practices Diversity Council, including the Council's first chair, staff scientist  Mark Biggin of the Life Sciences Division. "The Diversity Council will provide a forum in which effective diversity strategies can be shared and discussed broadly across our Laboratory," Shank said. "I am seeking 'best practices' which can open up new ways of enhancing the diversity of our workplace." A full list and a recent Currents story on the new council can be read here.

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Barrage of Meteors May Have Doomed Dinosaurs
By Kenneth Chang

Scientists are arguing again over the idea that the combination of cataclysms that doomed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago — titanic volcanic eruptions in India and a meteor impact off the coast of Mexico — may not have been a coincidence after all. ...Researchers at University College London are suggesting that the Indian lava flows are the impact site of an earlier, larger meteor, and that evidence of the impact was submerged by upwelling lava... Dr. Richard A. Muller, a professor of physics at UC Berkeley and scientist at Berkeley Lab, has proposed an even more novel mechanism of how a meteor could set off volcanoes: avalanches deep inside the planet. Full Story.

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