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Tuesday, May 6, 2003
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11 a.m.
Organic Chemistry Seminar:
Practical Catalytic Enantioselective Processes and their Applications in
Organic Synthesis,
Amir Hoveyda, Boston College
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Aud

Linux Users Group
Jeremy Allison
Perseverance Hall

4 p.m.
Physical Chemistry Seminar:
Using Nanoscale Amorphous Films to Study Processes in Supercooled Liquid
Water and Aqueous Solutions

Bruce D. Kay, Pacific Northwest National Lab
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Aud.

4 p.m.
Cell & Developmental Biology Seminar: Protein Phosphorylation in Cell Growth and Neuronal Axon Guidance
Kun-Liang Guan, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
101 Life Sciences Addition


11 a.m.
Nuclear Science Division Seminar: Seeking the Small Silent Type, Janet Conrad, Columbia University
Building 50 Auditorium

3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminars in X-Ray Science & Technology:
Soft X-ray Spectroscopy with Synchrotron Radiation: A Powerful Tool for
Materials Research,
Alex Moews, University of Saskatchewan
Conference Room 6, Room 2202

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Soup: Cajun Black Bean
Origins: Boneless Pork Chops
Adobe Cafe: Taco Salad
Fresh Grille: French Dip
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu

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JGI, Diversa Agree to Partnership
For Large-Scale Microbial Sequencing
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and Diversa Corporation yesterday announced a collaboration to discover and sequence novel microbial genomes found in a diverse range of unique habitats. Under the collaboration, Diversa will use its proprietary technologies to extract DNA from environmental samples and make gene libraries, while JGI will perform DNA sequencing. “The microbial world is the next genomic frontier,” said JGI Director Eddy Rubin of Berkeley Lab. “The human genome has been sequenced, and now we’re ready to tackle the larger and more complex challenge of sequencing microbial diversity.” Full story.
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Satellite Data Uncertainties
Hinder Warming Detection

Using a new analysis of satellite temperature measurements, scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have determined that uncertainties in satellite data are a significant factor in studies attempting to detect human effects on climate. The implications of these uncertainties for attempts to detect human effects on climate are explored by Livermore scientists Benjamin Santer, Karl Taylor, James Boyle and Charles Doutriaux, Berkeley Lab’s Michael Wehner, and researchers from Remote Sensing Systems, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the University of Birmingham in England. Full story.

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Nanotubes Featured In
Newest UC ‘Update’

Stories about Berkeley Lab’s creation of insulated carbon nanotubes and the recent milestones at the Joint Genome Institute are among the items featured in the latest issue of the University of California’s laboratory newsletter, LabUpdate. Several stories on the latest Los Alamos contract issue are also included. Read it here.

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Substance Abuse
In the Workplace

The Laboratory recognizes dependency on alcohol and other drugs as a treatable condition and offers programs and services for employees and students with substance dependency problems. Employees are encouraged to seek assistance, as appropriate, from employee support programs, health centers, and counseling or psychological services available through the Laboratory's Employee Assistance Program. The Laboratory strives to maintain a work site free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of alcohol or controlled substances, and has legal consequences for those who violate the policy, which can be found here.
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UC Berkeley Updates
Procedures on SARS

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In a letter to the UC campus, Chancellor Robert Berdahl spelled out new policies regarding Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and its effects on the campus community, travel abroad, and incoming students from countries with recently documented or suspected community transmission of SARS. Read the full text of the letter here.

'Samba' Pioneer Talks
To Linux Users Today

Jeremy Allison, one of the original developers of the Samba project, will be the speaker at today's meeting of the Lab's Linux Users Group, starting at noon in Perseverance Hall. Samba is an open source/free software suite that allows UNIX and Linux users to share and print files on Windows networks. Allison is well known throughout the open source community for his work on Samba and other projects.


Softball Team Managers
Meet Thursday at Noon

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An organizational meeting for all team managers for the 2003 Berkeley Lab softball season will be held on Thursday at noon in the lower cafeteria. Employees who are not on a team and wish to join one should contact Steve Blair at 5927.

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