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Thursday, May 15, 2003
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9:30 a.m
ALS/SSG Seminar
Using Time Resolved Infrared
Spectroscopy to Watch the
Two Gaps in MgB2

Ricardo Lobo, LPS - ESPCI
CNRS, Paris

10 a.m.
Earthquake Drill
Duck, Cover, Hold, Evacuate

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

3-4:30 p.m.
ALS Art Show
ALS patio

4 p.m.
Molecular & Cell Biology
Small GTPases and Cancer
Christopher Marshall, Institute
for Cancer Research

100 Genetics & Plant Biology
Bldg., campus

4 p.m.
Physics Research Progress
Recent Results on Charm
Physics at BaBar

David Williams, UC Santa Cruz
50 Aud.

4 p.m.
UC Berkeley Commencement
The Challenge of Being the
Greatest Generation

Leon Panetta
Hearst Greek Theatre


Molecular & Cell Biology Seminar
Dendrite Growth and Synaptogenesis in Zebrafish Optic Tectum
Stephen Smith, Stanford
107 Genetics & Plant Biology Bldg., campus

1 p.m.
Physical Chemistry Seminar
Membrane Protein Structure Biology and Structural Genomics: Challenges for Solid State NMR
Timothy Cross, Florida State
D64 Hildebrand Hall, campus

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Soup: Beef Barley
Origins: Udon/Soba Noodles
Adobe Cafe: Beef Stroganoff
Fresh Grille: Turkey Burger
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
Former Clinton Aide
At Berkeley Graduation

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Leon Panetta, former White House chief of staff and U.S. congressman from California, will speak about "the challenge of being the greatest generation" at UC Berkeley's 2003 Commencement Convocation today. The 4 p.m. event at the Greek Theatre will honor the estimated 10,000 students who became eligible during the school year for undergraduate and graduate degrees at UC Berkeley. Full story.
Portrait of a Young Artist
ALS Exhibit Today
Displays Student Art

The artistic talents of UC Berkeley art, architecture and engineering students will be on display today in and around the Advanced Light Source. The ALS served as the subject for the young artists, and their impressions of Berkeley Lab’s defining structure will be exhibited from 3 to 4:30 p.m. All Berkeley Lab employees are invited to stop by and experience the student visions.

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Today's the Day: Earthquake
Drill Means Duck, Cover, Hold

At 10 this morning, the public address announcement will instruct all laboratory employees to "duck, cover and hold," the key elements to an earthquake drill. That will be followed by a request to exit the building until a signal is given to return. The entire exercise will take no more than 10 minutes. Various vendors of earthquake supplies and technology will again be in the cafeteria lobby from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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ArthroCare Corp logo
Collaboration Will Study
‘Coblation’ Technology

Berkeley Lab will join two Russian institutes and ArthroCare Corp., a medical device company in Sunnyvale, to research the potential medical applications of ‘Coblation’ technology. The patented process uses low-temperature radiofrequency energy to dissolve soft tissue. The Lab’s Ian Brown of Accelerator and Fusion Research will be part of the team that studies the plasma physics involved in the technology. ArthroCare’s announcement can be read here.

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‘Today…’ Looking
For Writer-Editor

The Communications Department is recruiting for a permanent editor for its daily on-line publication, "Today at Berkeley Lab." It is seeking an experienced publications professional with the ability to put together an e-newsletter under deadline pressure, and to write and edit stories in a journalistic style. The position also edits the community newsletter, Science on the Hill, and writes feature articles for the Currents biweekly. For a job description, go here and type "editor" in the search box.
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