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Tuesday, March 25, 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


11 a.m.
Nuclear Science Division Colloquia
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Experiment on the International Space Station
Nobel laureate Samuel C.C. Ting, MIT
Building 50 Auditorium

1 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
EHS 260, Basic Electric Hazard Awareness
Building 51, Room 201

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Soup: Chicken Vegetable
Origins: Pork Loin Chops
Adobe Cafe: Taco Salad
Fresh Grille: Flank Steak
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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ESnet Upgrades
Backbone to 10 Gbps

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the high-performance network funded by the Office of Science, has just completed an upgrade to 2.5gigabits (billions of bits or Gbps) per second and 10Gbps in the highest speed portion of the network. Typically, a new generation of data communications bandwidth consists of a fourfold increase in performance. ESnet's new 10Gbps circuits represent an increase of 16 times existing performance levels, representing a jump of two generations of bandwidth upgrades. For more information, click here.

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Director, Deputies To Chat With Employees Today

Laboratory Director Charles Shank and his two chief deputies, Sally Benson and Pier Oddone, will be available for a discussion of laboratory issues at a "brown bag" lunch today in Perseverance Hall. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., they will begin the first of what is envisioned to be a series of dialogues with lab employees on items of interest. All who wish to participate are invited to bring their lunches and their questions.
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Sign Up For Science
Exploration Summer Camp

Registration is now open for the Science Exploration Camp. The camp is a mix of recreational and science-oriented activities for children entering 2nd through 6th grade. It will be held for 6 weeks from 14 July to 22 August. To learn more, visit the web site, e-mail [email protected], or call 6566.

Guidance Provided
On Foreign Travel

The DOE Office of Science has announced that official travel to the Middle East should be deferred until further notice. Other travel, if considered very important programmatically, may continue, but travelers should be aware of the latest travel warnings from the Department of State and take appropriate precautions. Telephone Services recommends that travelers carry a cell phone and a calling card. The Transportation Security Administration suggests keeping checked bags unlocked for screening. For details, visit the State Department and TSA web sites, or the Lab's Travel site.

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Road Closures

Road N next to Buildings 6 and 37 will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) today 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.

In addition, the contractor for the Site Wide Water Project will have a road closure in effect tomorrow through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The N driveway along the south side and west end of Building 10 to Building 80 will be closed. The N parking lot in front of Building 80 and Building 2 will not be accessible during these three days. The road closure at Building 6 will be opened up Wednesday morning to give building occupants parking. Orange parking spaces will be designated in temporary spots. For more information, call Sam Birky at 7932, pager 448-6387, or cell 708-6028.



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