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Monday, March 24, 2003
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8 a.m.
New Employee Orientation
50 Auditorium

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
EHS 604, Hazardous Waste Generator
Building 51-201

11 a.m. – noon
EHS 622, Radioactive & Mixed Waste Generator
Building 51-201

Enrollment and EHS courses

11:30 a.m.
A Dialogue with Lab Leaders
Perseverance Hall

Environmental Energy Technologies Division Seminar
Combined Heat Cooling and Power: An Initial Look and Thoughts on Research Directions, Alex Farrell, Energy Resources Group, UCB
Building. 90, Room 3075

4 p.m.
Physics Division Research Progress Meeting
UV and IR Modifications of Gravity, Markus Luty, University of Maryland
Building 50A, Room 5132

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Soup: Corn & Chile Bisque
Origins: NE Pot Roast
Adobe Cafe: Cheese Tortellini
Fresh Grille: Cajun Sausage
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 cloudy

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SECON level 2

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Campus Offers Advice
For Coping With War

UC Berkeley’s University Health Service has compiled a series of helpful papers to provide personal guidance in times of crisis for employees at Berkeley Lab. “How to Manage the Stress of These Difficult Times,” “Coping with the Emotional Impact of the War with Iraq,” “Talking with Children About War,” and “Support Services for Families With Loved Ones Called to Military Duties,” can be found at the Health Center website.


Jane Baynes Is New Operations Associate

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Deputy Director for Operations Sally Benson has named Jane Baynes as Associate for Operations, the chief staff position for the organization. Baynes, who has been at Berkeley Lab for six years, primarily has served as a manager in the Workforce Diversity Office and a consultant in Employee and Labor Relations. Her new role will include supporting the Deputy Director and her staff, tracking progress on the Operations Strategic Plan, special projects, and liaison with the Operations Leadership Team.

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UC Tops in Patents; 31 From Berkeley Lab

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced the 10 universities that were awarded the most patents in 2002. The University of California system ranked first, with 431 patents, the ninth consecutive year it has led the list. Of that total, Berkeley Lab contributed 31 patents. The patent office list, although preliminary, is: University of California (431), MIT (135), Caltech (109), Stanford (104), University of Texas (93), Johns Hopkins (81), University of Wisconsin (81), State University of New York (55), Penn State (50), and Michigan State (49).

Calendar Service Down
Over the Weekend

The Lab's centralized calendar application for scheduling meetings was unavailable last weekend due to a series of hardware problems. The service was down from 11 p.m. Friday until 1 a.m. Sunday. The calendar service has now been returned to normal working order.

Lab Staff Help Write
Book on Grid Computing

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Staffers in the Computational Research Department added their expertise to a just-published book, “Grid Computing: Making the Global Infrastructure a Reality.” As conceived, the Grid provides a uniform, secure infrastructure for sharing computing, data and experimental resources across multiple sites. Lab contributors are Bill Johnston, Keith R. Jackson, Wolfgang Hoschek, John Shalf and Jason Novotny. Read more here.



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