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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 Proteomics

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
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Incredible Shrinking Science
In Latest Issue of 'Beat'

Several stories that focus on new discoveries at the atomic scale are featured in the latest issue of the Berkeley Lab web magazine, "Science Beat." Nanotubes, buckyballs, and hydrogen molecules take center stage in this special report on nanoscience. Other features discuss magnetic field behaviors at the Earth’s core, energy efficiency in China, and an energy-saving light demonstration in hotels. See them here.

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Alivisatos addresses Lab neighbors
Science of the Small
Looms Large in Debate
By Martin Snapp

A Thursday night meeting showed residents care immensely about nanoscience, the study of the little. The burgeoning science, in which materials are manipulated at the molecular level, is held by some to be the hope of the future. They say it could yield miracles such as machines to track individual pollutant particles spreading through the air, or single cancer cells metastasizing through a patient's body. "For the first time, we'll have a quantitative description of what's happening, not just a qualitative one," said Paul Alivisatos, director of Berkeley Lab’s proposed nanoscience project. To others, nanoscience has sinister applications, including uses in the nation's military arsenal. Full story.


Public Information
and External Relations

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Several Berkeley Lab policies bear upon interactions with the news media: (1) public information documents prepared for general audiences; (2) a specified
clearance procedure for press releases; (3) Laboratory staff who are independently approached by reporters; and (4) employees who are asked to reflect the results of their Laboratory work in the media. To assist with the interview process and help Lab employees to be most effective in their experiences, the Communications Department provides classes on successful interactions with the press. The complete Lab policy on public information and external relations can be found here.





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DOE Resource Center
To Return in June

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Current and former DOE 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 -Department of Labor Traveling Resource Center will return to the East Bay June 2-5, setting up at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Pleasanton from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Representatives will be on hand to assist individuals with claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. Full story.

Replying to Spam
Could Make It Worse

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Some spam messages include instructions for supposedly removing your address from mailing lists, thus by all appearances stopping spam from that spam source. However, following the instructions may only making matters worse. Spammers use the replies to confirm addresses and identities of people who will afterwards receive even more spam. To reduce spam, follow the procedures described here.

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