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Thursday, May 1, 2003
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9 a.m.
Technical Talks, Undergraduate Research Group
Building 2, Room 100B

9:30 a.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminars in X-Ray Science & Technology: Holographic Imaging of Atomic Structure: What Is It and Where Can It Go?, Charles S. Fadley, UC Davis & Materials Science Division, Berkeley Lab
Conference Room 6-2202

11 a.m.
The Evolution of Coherent Particles With and Without the Influence of Stress, H. A. Calderon, Ciencia de Materiales ESFM-IPN, Mexico; N. Clement, CEMES-CNRS, France
Building 72, Room 201

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis: UV Resonance Raman Investigations of the Electronic and Vibrational Structure of Proteins and Peptides, and the First Events in Protein Folding
Sanford Asher, University of Pittsburgh
Building 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Physics Research Progress Meeting: Rare Vector-Vector B Decays: a Laboratory for Strong and Weak Dynamics, Andrei Gritsan
Building 50B, Room 4205


10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Coherent Synchrotron Radiation in Electron Storage Rings, John Byrd, ALS
Building 71, Room 264

11 a.m.
Fib Tem Sample Preparation Optimized For High Performance Analytical Tem
Max Sidorov, AMD, Sunnyvale
Building 72, Room 201

Environmental Engineering
Satellite Remote Sensing of Soil Water Content: Current and Future Outlook

Tom Jackson, USDA
Bechtel Engineering Center, Hudson Room 240, Campus

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing: New Method for the Solution of Poisson's Equation in Domains of Arbitrary Aspect Ratio
Rob Ryne
Building 50A, Room 5132

4 p.m.
GLENN T. SEABORG LECTURE (sponsored by ExxonMobil): Structure and Reactivity of Organolanthanide Complexes from a Computational Perspective
Odile Eisenstein, Université Montpellier
120 Latimer Hall, Campus

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Soup: Tuscan White Bean
Origins: Udon Noodles
Adobe Cafe: Caesar Salad
Fresh Grille: Veal Parmigiana
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Physicists at BaBar
Find 'Rebel' Particle
By Dr. David Whitehouse

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Physicists have found a new subatomic particle, named Ds (2317). The announcement was made on Monday by physicist Antimo Palano to a packed auditorium at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). "Congratulations to BaBar," added SLAC’s director, Jonathan Dorfan. "The existence of the particle is not a surprise, but its mass is lower than expected. This result will send theorists back to their drawing boards." And Bob Cahn, a BaBar collaborator from Berkeley Lab, added: "The unexpected mass will make us look again at the forces between quarks and will stimulate new interest in charm-quark systems."
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Blood Drive Next Week Seeking More Donors

The American Red Cross is encouraging employees to sign up for next week’s spring Blood Drive, to be held May 6 and 8 in Building 70A, Room 3377. Collection hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. To schedule appointments, sign up via the web site here, and use the company/group code "LBL" on the web form. For additional information, contact Charlotte Bochra at 4268.

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ALS Project to Close
Road N, Parking Lot Y

Road N access to Buildings 10 and 80, including parking lot Y, will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) from 7:30 am and 3 pm on today and tomorrow. Vehicles entering the parking area before 7:30 a.m. will not be able to exit until after 3 p.m. Road N1 and Road N next to Buildings 6 and 37 will be open to one-way traffic. The road closure is for work on the Building 6 Southside Expansion project.
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DOE: Compete LANL;
UC: It’s Up to Regents

U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced yesterday that the Department of Energy intends to compete the management and operations contract for its Los Alamos National Laboratory, currently held by the University of California, when the current contract expires in 2005. In response, UC President Richard Atkinson said continuing UC management "is in the absolute best interests of the nation's security," but noted the final decision on whether to compete for the contract will be made by the Board of Regents. The DOE’s announcement does not affect the contracts at Livermore and Berkeley Lab, also managed by UC. The DOE earlier indicated its intent to renegotiate Berkeley’s contract with UC for another five years. Click on the names to read the full statements of Abraham and Atkinson.
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Patent Requirements
For Outside Consulting

When a consulting or employment agreement containing a claim for invention and patent rights is offered to an employee, the outside organization must be advised, under the terms of the University/Department of Energy Contract, that the agreement must include specific language concerning University of California property and patent rights in order to obtain Laboratory approval. That language can be found here. Questions on inventions and patent articles in a proposed consulting agreement should be directed to the Patent Department.


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