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Tuesday, November 4, 2003


11 a.m.
College of Chemistry
The Synthesis of Large and Small Molecules Using Olefin Metathasis
Robert H. Grubbs,Caltech
120 Latimer Hall

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division
Dual Modality Imaging of Structure and Function
Bruce Hasegawa, UCSF
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

College of Chemistry
Biomolecular Systems Studied at Multiple Length and Time Scales
Gregory Voth, U. of Utah
120 Latimer Hall


8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Health Services
Blood Drive
Bldg. 70A-3377

10:30 a.m.
Human Resources
Open Enrollment Info Session
Bldg. 2-100B

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science Division
High-Energy-Density Laboratory Astrophysics
Bruce Remington, LLNL
NSD Auditorium

Market Carvery: Lasagna with Salad & Garlic Bread
Fresh Grille: Grilled Turkey & Jack Sandwich with Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
Choice of Roasted Garlic Chicken; Lasagna with Salad & Garlic Bread; or Grilled Turkey & Jack Sandwich with Fries
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.

Latest Issue of Student
Science Journal is Out

The fifth issue of the Berkeley Science Review, a graduate student research journal, is available for free in the cafeteria lobby. Among the publication’s editors and writers is the Lab’s Chris Weber, with the Environmental Energy Technologies Division. The latest issue includes stories on such Lab programs as the 88” Cyclotron, the phylogenetic shadowing program, robots for measuring deep-sea carbon sequestration, and bioremediation. The publication can also be viewed online by clicking here.


Open Enrollment
Session Tomorrow

Now that Open Enrollment has begun, the Benefits Department would like to encourage employees to attend one of several scheduled information sessions. The first is tomorrow, from 10:30 to noon in Bldg. 2-100B. A special session for JGI employees will be held on Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Additional sessions will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, from 2-4 p.m., and Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-noon, both in Building 50 Auditorium. Also, the times for computer lab assistance were listed incorrectly in yesterday’s edition of TABL. They will be held in Building 51L from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11, 18 and 25.

Shoo the Flu
With a Shot

Appointments for flu and pneumonia shots are still available for Thursday, between 8 and noon in building 26. Call x6266 to make a reservation.


Oak Ridge Chief Sees
Lab as GTL Competitor
By Frank Munger

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been on a roll the past couple of years, evidenced not only by the spate of new buildings but the funding for equipment and research programs to go in them. The next big acquisition, lab officials hope, is a proposed $250 million facility associated with the government's Genomes to Life research program. If the decision is made to locate the research centers at the DOE's national labs (rather than universities), ORNL's stiffest competition is likely to come from Berkeley Lab. Full story.

Laser undulator at DESY

Location for New X-ray
Laser Set in Germany

Construction of the European X-ray laser project (XFEL), which had been approved by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in February, will start in 2006. The site for the XFEL, determined by the research center DESY (Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron), will be in the federal states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. According to current planning, the commissioning of this facility for basic scientific research – which will be unique in Europe – will start in 2012. Full story.

Mostly sunny, becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the low 60s. (15° C)

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