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Monday, March 17, 2003
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4:30 p.m.
UC Berkeley Department of Physics Colloquia
Professor Inez Fung, UC Berkeley Dept. of Earth & Planetary Science, The Global Carbon Cycle and the Feasibility of Space-Borne CO2 Observations.
1 Le Conte Hall


8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
EHS 275, Confined Space Hazards
Building 51-201

11 a.m. – noon
EHS 274, Confined Space Retraining
Building 51-201

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
EHS 330, Lead Hazards Awareness
Building 51-201

Enrollment and EHS courses

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division, SATB1 Creates Functional Chromatin Domains by Recruiting Chromatin Remodeling Complexes, Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu, Cell and Molecular Biology
Building 66 Auditorium

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Soup: Garden Vegetable
Origins: Corned Beef/Cabbage
Adobe Cafe: Enchiladas
FreshGrille:Chicken Sandwich
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu

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Partly sunny

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Cancer Researcher Gray
To Lead Life Sciences

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Berkeley Lab Director Charles Shank has announced the appointment of Dr. Joe W. Gray, a distinguished faculty member in Laboratory Medicine and Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, to be the Lab’s Associate Director – Biosciences and Division Director for Life Sciences. Shank cited Gray’s "innovative, world-leading biology" in his announcement to division staff on Friday. He will succeed Interim Director Priscilla Cooper, who will return to full-time research. A complete story on Gray, who has been affiliated with Berkeley Lab since 1992, will appear in next Friday’s edition of Currents.

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Ex-Engineering Employee
Cynthia Fike Dies

Former Engineering Division employee Cynthia Fike passed away last Tuesday. She worked in the Division's travel office before transferring to the Accelerator Fusion Research Division in 1997. She left the lab in 2000 to be a full-time mom. She is survived by her three children and her husband Tony Atases, who is a mechanical technician in the Engineering Division's Design and Fabrication Department. Funeral services will be held in Oakland at St. Mary's Cemetary this Friday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Alameda Little League officials have organized a trust fund for their children. To contribute, please send checks to: Bank of Alameda, Atases Education Fund, Attn: Melinda Viascan, 2130 Otis Drive, Alameda 94501. Send donations and cards to Rita McLean, MS 46A-1123, x7506.


Hotel Test
Will Focus
On Lighting
in Bathrooms

Berkeley Lab researchers are studying the savings of a new energy-efficient lighting control system to be installed at a DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento, under an agreement signed by the Lab, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, DoubleTree Hotels, and The Watt Stopper, Inc. The system was developed based on research performed by Berkeley Lab scientists on improving hotel room energy efficiency. The demonstration will "re-light" the entire Sacramento facility, which has more than 400 rooms, with a new control system for bathroom lighting. Full story.

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March Madness Sale:
25% Off Sweatshirts

Dining Hall staffer Michelle Garcia (right) models a long-sleeve Berkeley Lab sweatshirt, this month’s special sale item at the cafeteria store. The pullover with zip collar comes in gray or black and, while supplies last, in L, XL, and XXL. Clearance price is $29.99 (regular price $40). Other items in the store are reduced 20% until April 1.

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Road Closure

Road N next to Buildings 6 and 37 will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) today through Friday due to construction activities for the Building 6 Southside Expansion project. Traffic to the Building 80 parking lot will be rerouted to Road N1. Parking spaces along Road N1 will be barricaded to allow two-way traffic. Pedestrian traffic will not be allowed through the work area.

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