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Tuesday, May 13, 2003
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8 a.m.-5 p.m.
National Fabrication Peer Group Meeting
71 Conf. Room

8 a.m.
New Employee Orientation
50 Aud.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
TOUGH Numerical Simulator Symposium
66 Aud.

9 a.m.
ESG/SSG Meeting
Exploring Nanoscale Magnetism and Dynamics--Photoemission Electron
Microscopy at the ALS

Andreas Scholl, ALS

10:30 a.m.
ALS Seminar
Ab Initio Simulation of the X-ray Absorption Near Edge Spectrum of
Transient Chemical Species

Luke Campbell, U. of Rochester

11 a.m.
NCEM Seminar
Advanced TEM Characterization of Nanoscale Materials
Mike Treacy, NEC Research Institute

11 a.m.
Organic Chemistry Seminar
Chemical Complementation: A Genetic Assay for Protein Evolution and

Virginia Cornish, Columbia U.
120 Latimer, Pitzer Aud., campus

12:30 p.m.
Molecular & Cell Biology Seminar
Genomic Integrity and Histone H2AX: A Novel Dosage-Dependent Suppressor of Translocations, Lymphomas, and Solid Tumors
Fred Alt, Harvard
101 Life Sciences Add., campus

2 p.m.
ALS Seminar
Development of Microscopes for Direct Monitoring of Singlet Oxygen
Lars K Andersen, Aarhus U., Denmark

4 p.m.
Physical Chemistry Seminar
Measuring and Controlling Molecular-Scale Properties for Single
Molecular Devices

Paul S. Weiss, Penn State
120 Latimer, Pitzer Aud., campus

4 p.m.
Molecular & Cell Biology Seminar
Cell Adhesion, Signal Transduction and Cancer: the Armadillo Connection
Mark Peifer, U. of North Carolina
101 Life Sciences Add., campus


8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
TOUGH Numerical Simulator Symposium
50 Aud.

11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Earthquake supply/technology vendors
Cafeteria lobby

2:15-5 p.m.
National Fabrication Peer Group Meeting
71 Conf. Room

3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminar
Coherent excitation processes in lanthanide systems
Kai Starke, Freie Universität, Berlin

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Colloquium
Electrophoretic Stretching of Single Molecules of DNA
Sean Ferree, UC Berkeley
Optimization of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Synthesis by a Marine
Microalga: Physiological and Bioreactor Studies

Tracy Hsiao
120 Latimer, Pitzer Aud., campus

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Soup: Seafood Bisque
Origins: Baked Lasagne
Adobe Cafe: Taco Salad
Fresh Grille: Chicken Snwch.
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
  Doe Illness Claim Center In East Bay In June

Current and former U.S. Department of Energy workers and contractors interested in filing claims for medical assistance for illnesses due to radiation, silica or beryllium exposure at work will have another opportunity next month to get their questions answered.

A joint DOE -U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Traveling Resource Center will return to the San Francisco Bay Area during June 2-5. Representatives will be on hand to assist individuals with claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. A similar center visited in March.

Workers who need help filling out claim forms can schedule appointments or get questions answered at the Traveling Resource Center by calling toll-free, (866) 697-0841, or drop in during office hours (8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.

The act became effective on July 31, 2001 and provides two different types of assistance. Eligibility and benefits differ in each program. The DOL administers the program that provides a lump sum of up to $150,000 and payment of future medical expenses to current and former DOE employees and DOE contractor employees who suffer from specific diseases - radiogenic cancers, beryllium disease and chronic silicosis. Qualified survivors of covered employees, including adult children, are also eligible for benefits.

The DOE program helps DOE contractor employees apply for State workers' compensation benefits, if it is determined by an independent physician's panel that the worker sustained an illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a DOE facility. Benefits for successful claimants vary from state to state, but are generally a portion of lost wages plus reimbursement of medical costs.

Several facilities in this area have been designated by DOE as locations for prospective worker claims -- Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Laboratories, and Stanford Linear and Accelerator Center.

Additionally, 17 beryllium vendor facilities were added to the covered facilities list. These include City Tool and Die Manufacturing in Santa Clara, C.L. Hann Industries in San Jose, EDM Exotics in Hayward, Electrofusion and Poltech Precision in Fremont, Hafer Tool in Oakland, Hexcel Products in Berkeley, Jerry Carroll Machining in San Carlos, Pleasanton Tool and Manufacturing, Robin Materials in Mountain View, Ron Witherspoon, Inc., in Campbell, and Tapemation in Scotts Valley.

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