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Thursday, March 20, 2003
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9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Building 50A-4133

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
EHS 530, Fire Extinguisher
Building 49-109

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
EHS 20, ES&H for Supervisors
Building 51-201

Enrollment and EHS courses


Environmental Engineering Seminar Series, Emissions, Concentrations, and Exposures: Shifting Paradigms in Air Quality Engineering, William W. Nazaroff, UCB
Room 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Louis Komzsik, SIAM visiting lecturer and Chief Numerical Analyst, Schaeffer Automated Simulation. How far can we go with the Lanczos method?
Building 50A-5132

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Soup: Tuscan Vegetables
Origins: Veal Parmigiana
Adobe Cafe: Veggie Delight
Fresh Grille: Turkey Burger
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Director Shank to Lab: Prepare for Tighter Security

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As our Nation prepares for war, Berkeley Lab must be prepared for all contingencies. I want to assure our community that we are taking appropriate measures to protect our staff and our resources. This includes heightened security at the entrance gates, conditions that may tighten in the coming days, and extra patrols on site. We ask everyone for patience as more thorough vehicle checks are implemented, and we encourage the use of public transportation when possible. The Laboratory will remain open for business, and shuttle buses will circulate under normal schedules. For guidance on domestic and international air travel during this period, the latest status and actions can be found at

We will keep you informed as we go through this difficult period. Security condition and site access updates will be posted on the Lab’s emergency status phone line -- 1-800-445-5830 – printed on the back of all employee badges.

Our collective thoughts are with our service men and women, and with their families. I know that we all hope for their safe return and for a swift end to the conflict.

Charles Shank

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Proposed Federal Building

EnergyPlus Saves Feds
$9 Million in Costs

EnergyPlus software — a building energy-simulation program distributed by Berkeley Lab — has been integral to the design of a new federal office building to be built in San Francisco. EnergyPlus contributed to nearly $9 million in energy savings projected over 20 years, according to Tim Christ, project manager for the building's lead design firm, Morphosis. The modeling tool was also used to simplify the building's facade, saving taxpayers an additional $1.5 million in construction costs. Groundbreaking for the building took place last summer. For these and other articles, visit the latest Environmental Energy Technologies Division newsletter.


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Two Macs and a PC,
Networking Made Easy

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Today from 11 a.m. to noon, Nat Stoddard of the Lab’s Mac/PC help desk will demonstrate various ways to network Macs and PCs. The seminar, which will be held at Building 70A, room 3377, will cover such topics as how to transfer files from your Mac to a PC, how to network using SSH, and how to network using VPN. If time permits, Nat will also demonstrate how to set up the required DOE Notice to User message in the login screen using a GUI method, and for remote login via SSH using a command line method.
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