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Thursday, March 27, 2003
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9 a.m. – noon
EHS 400, Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Building 51, Room 201

Enrollment and EHS courses

Environmental Energy Technologies Division Seminar
Evolution of the Distributed Utility Concept 1988 - 2003
Joe Iannucci, Distributed Utility Associates
Building 90, Room 3148

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science And Catalysis Series: Fundamental Studies of Transition Metal Sulfide Catalytic Materials: The Forgotten Role of Carbon
Russell R. Chianelli, University of Texas at El Paso
Building 66 Auditorium


8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
EHS 432, Radiation Protection-Lab Safety
Building 51, Room 201

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Soup: Red Bean and Rice
Origins: Turkey Provincale
Adobe Cafe: Caesar Salad
Fresh Grille: Sloppy Joes
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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DOE Panel Roadmap Supports Facilities Upgrades

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Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) and the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) will be in line for significant upgrades if the recommendations of a DOE facilities subcommittee are accepted. After hearing reports at a Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) workshop in San Diego last month, the panel strongly recommended:
  • A proposal for full energy injection and higher current at the ALS, including replacing insertion devices and adding new beamlines
  • A new class of electronic imaging, called the Transmission Electron Aberration-corrected Microscope (TEAM), for NCEM, in collaboration with three other DOE labs
  • Further study of a Coherent Infrared Facility at the ALS
  • Developing a strong scientific case for a Linac-based Ultra-fast
    X-ray (LUX) facility, which the panel called "innovative."
The full report can be read here.
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It is Berkeley Lab policy for employees to report to Health Services in Building 26 any work-related injury. Timely medical evaluation can help prevent complications and provide or arrange for needed treatment. Investigation of accident causes can help prevent similar injuries to fellow employees. Provision of state workers’ compensation benefits requires notification and completion of some simple forms. Questions can be directed to Health Services at extension 6266.

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Life Scientists Worry
About Polygraph Rules
By Peg Brickley

Life scientists who work on sensitive government projects could find themselves hooked-up to polygraph machines in spite of continued criticism of the science behind such lie-detector tests. "It's everywhere — every three- and four-letter agency you can imagine, including the US Postal Service," said Stephen E. Fienberg, chairman of the statistics department at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Fienberg led a panel appointed by the National Academies of Science to evaluate the worth of polygraphy. Full story.

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