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Wednesday, May 7, 2003
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11 a.m.
Nuclear Science Division
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 6-2202

4 p.m.
UC Berkeley Management and Technology Program
Technology, Turmoil, and Opportunity
Geoffrey Moore, The Chasm Group
Wells Fargo Room, C420, Haas School of Business


8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
American Red Cross
Building 70A, Room 3377

9:30 a.m.
Frontiers of Science & Instrumentation, ALS
Narrow Gap Group III-Nitride Alloys – From Applications to Basic Science
and Back Again

Wladek Walukiewicz, Materials Sciences
Building 6, Room 2202

11 a.m.
Mike Henesey, SRC Computers
Building 50B, Room 4205

Softball Team Managers
Lower Cafeteria

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Recent Applications of High-Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy
Larry Kesmodel, Indiana University
Building 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Physics Division
Run 2 Search for Long-Lived Heavy Charged Particles at CDF
Bill Orejudos
Building 50A, Room 5132

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Neighborhood Meeting
A Conversation About Berkeley Lab
Strawberry Canyon, Haas Clubhouse

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Soup: Potato Cheese w/Ham
Origins: Fish Stew
Adobe Cafe: Beef Pot Pie
Fresh Grille: Cheese 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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Employees Invited To ‘Neighbors’ Event

Berkeley Lab employees, especially those who live in neighborhoods surrounding the lab, are invited to attend Thursday’s community conversation about laboratory programs at the Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area’s Haas Clubhouse. After initial comments by Lab Director Charles Shank and Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, Lab staff will host information tables describing scientific initiatives, land management programs, and science education activities. The 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. event will also feature light refreshments. Wheelchair-accessible buses will run shuttle service from 7:15 to 9:30 between the Berkeley BART station and the Clubhouse.
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Materials Investigator
Given Physics Honor

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Allessandra Lanzara, an investigator in Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences
Division, has been selected to receive the 2003 William L. McMillan Award for "outstanding contributions in condensed matter physics." The award honors the memory of a noted physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where the $1,000 prize is given. The McMillan award is presented annually to a condensed matter physicist for distinguished research performed within five years of receiving the Ph.D. degree.

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Staff scientist Mary Gilles goes over details of the Molecular Environmental Sciences beamline at the ALS with PNNL Director Len Peters (center) as researcher David Shuh looks on.
New PNNL Director
Looks for Berkeley Ties

The new Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Len Peters, spent Monday meeting with Berkeley Lab officials and observing programs here and at the Joint Genome Institute. His first visit to the Lab highlighted current and potential partnerships between the two institutions. Peters, former research vice provost at Virginia Tech, toured the Advanced Light Source and the JGI and met with leaders of computing sciences and energy efficiency programs.

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New Grant Proposal
System Launches Today

The Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) launches the Research Administration Proposal Information Database (RAPID) today. RAPID replaces a 15-year-old system and is the Laboratory’s implementation of PeopleSoft’s Grants Management. It covers the administrative aspects of creating and managing non-DOE research proposals along with award authorization, project creation, and post-award administrative management. Full story.

Still Time to Donate
Blood Tomorrow

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Berkeley Lab employees who wish to donate blood to the American Red Cross and missed yesterday’s opportunity can do so tomorrow, the final day of the spring blood drive. Those without appointments are welcome as walk-in donors. Go to Building 70A-3377 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. For additional information, contact Charlotte Bochra at 4268.



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