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Thursday, November 6, 2003


7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Health Services
Blood Drive
Bldg. 70A-3377

8 a.m. to noon

Health Services
Flu Shots
Building 26

9 a.m.
EHS 278
Ladder Safety
Bldg. 51-201

10 a.m.
EHS 279
Scaffold Safety
Bldg. 51-201

Ironage Shoemobile Visit
cafeteria parking lot

1:30 p.m.
Human Resources
Open Enrollment Info Session for JGI staff
JGI conference room

Materials Sciences
Reactions in Thin Surface Films in the Atmosphere: An Invitation to Surface Scientists

Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, UC Irvine
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


11 a.m.
Managing the Stress of Change
Laurie Yamamoto, CARE Services,
Bldg. 50A 5132

EETD Seminar
Global Warming, Soot, Ice
James Hansen, NASA
Bldg. 90-3148

Physics Division
Measuring the Last Undetermined Mixing Angle sin^2 (2theta_13)
With the Double-CHOOZ Experiment
Thierry Lasserre
INPA Conference Room

1 p.m.
Computational Research Division
The IBM/LLNL BlueGene/L Machine
Michael Welcome
Bldg. 50A-5132

Origins: Chicken Cacciatore with Pasta
Fresh Grille: BBQ Chicken & Bacon Sandwich
Menutainment: Cobb Salad
Choice of Roasted BBQ Chicken; Chicken Cacciatore with Pasta; or BBQ Chicken & Bacon Sandwich
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.
Full Menu

BES' Dehmer: Future
Depends on Budgets

Patricia Dehmer, DOE Associate Director of Science, offered a look ahead to the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee at a recent meeting. "Budget drives everything that we do," Dehmer told the committee, describing the status of FY 2005 appropriations, the forthcoming FY 2005 budget request, and some guiding principles for FY 2006 and beyond. Meanwhile, appropriations bills may not be concluded much before Thanksgiving. Read the American Institute of Physics analysis here.

Former Lab Physicist
Helmholz Has Died

August Carl Helmholz, a nuclear physicist at UC Berkeley and the Lab, died Oct. 29 at his home in Lafayette, after a six-month decline in health. He was 88. Helmholz started his career in nuclear physics in 1937 under the late Ernest O. Lawrence. Helmholz worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II and continued his nuclear studies with various successors of the cyclotron at the Lab until his retirement in 1980. Full story.


Tips on Tracking
Your Lab Property

Because of the DOE’s “on demand” accountability requirements, it is crucial that Lab employees take appropriate measures to track the assets they are responsible for. This task is made easier by following incremental procedures at each lifecycle stage, from procurement to disposal. Go here to learn more about successful material management.

Former Bush Security
Advisor Gives Talk

Howard Schmidt, who until recently was the chief cyber security advisor to President George Bush, will present a talk, "The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and Cyber Security is Everyone’s Job," at noon next Tuesday (Nov. 11) in Bldg. 50’s auditorium. Schmidt is currently the chief information security officer for eBay. All employees are invited to attend this talk. His visit is sponsored by Information Technologies and Services.


If Guests are Visiting,
Call Parking & Access

Setting up a meeting or conference at the Lab? Don't forget to plan for parking and security. Whether the participants are driving, carpooling or taking the shuttle, staff should be aware of the requirements for reserved parking and visitor ID’s. More information and the Meeting/Conference Notification Form can be downloaded here.

Shoemobile Offers
Protective Footwear

The Iron Age Shoemobile is on-site at the Cafeteria Parking lot on the first and third Thursdays of every month. They carry a variety of protective footwear, and more styles are available through their catalog, available on the truck. For additional information, e-mail [email protected].
Mostly cloudy, chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs: low 60s (15° C).

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Throughout the month of November, employees can go here to donate to their favorite charity, through the Lab’s SHARES program.

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