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Monday, November 10, 2003


10 a.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Observing Cold Antihydrogen
Gerald Gabrielse, Harvard University
1 LeConte Hall


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
(8 a.m., Important Facts to Know; 9 a.m., Computer Security; 9:30 a.m., Introduction to EH&S; 11 a.m., Bus Tour; 11:45 a.m., lunch; 1 p.m., Benefits Orientation)
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Human Resources
Computer Lab Open for Open Enrollment
Bldg. 51L

10:30 a.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety
Bldg. 48-109

Information Technologies and Services
The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and Cyber Security is Everyone’s Job
Howard Schmidt
Bldg. 50 auditorium

Market Carvery: Seared Swordfish with Marinated Garden Vegetable Relish
Fresh Grille: French Dip Sandwich with Fries
Menutainment: Chicken Picatta with Pasta Alfredo and Steamed Vegetable
Choice of Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken; Seared Swordfish with Marinated Garden Vegetable Relish; or Chicken Picatta with Pasta Alfredo & Steamed Vegetables
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

Biggin (left) and Doby

Lab Shares Ideas With
UC's Outreach Leader

Winston Doby, UC's Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Educational Outreach, spent last Thursday at the Lab learning more about programs and sharing ideas with Lab leadership about effective student recruitment strategies. After meeting with Director Charles Shank and division leaders, he toured the site, including a stop at the laboratory of life scientist Mark Biggin, Chairman of the Lab's Diversity Best Practices Council.

Debate on Dino
Demise Continues
By Dan Vergano


The killer asteroid that may have doomed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago is still making a lot of noise. The current dispute revolves around core samples from the Gulf of Mexico's Chicxulubcrater. A comet or asteroid impact there 65 million years ago is widely thought to have triggered tidal waves and a brief ice age that killed off about 50 percent of all species. Scientists call the time between dinosaurs and mammals the ''K-T boundary.'' This theory gained steam in 1980 when late Lab physicist Luis Alvarez said an asteroid impact caused mass extinction. Full story.

Abraham News Speech
on C-SPAN, Streaming

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham's speech today at the National Press Club in Washington, during which he is expected to announced a prioritized DOE science facilities list for the next 20 years, will be broadcast live at 10 a.m. Pacific time on C-SPAN television. It can be viewed by computer as streaming video (with RealOne Player software) by going here and following the instructions.


The Runaround
Results Are In

Dying to find out where you placed in last month’s Runaround? The times and names of everyone who participated are now posted online. Go here to find out where you placed.

New Employee Orientation
In Building 66 Tomorrow

Employees who have just begun work at Berkeley Lab are encouraged to attend New Employee Orientation, a half-day information and training session that is presented monthly. The next program will be held tomorrow starting at 8 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium (a change from the usual Building 50 location). Various topics will be covered, including Laboratory overview and history, important facts to know about the Lab, computer security, and benefits. An introduction to Environment, Health & Safety (EHS 10) is also included. The program concludes with a bus tour and lunch, compliments of Berkeley Lab. The December 9 orientation session will begin at 8 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium.


As the Berkeley Lab SHARES charitable giving campaign begins its second week, Today at Berkeley Lab will answer questions posed by donors.
Q: When do the payroll deducations begin?
A: The deductions will begin in January 2004
Q: Are the contributions made pre-tax?
A: No, they are not pre-tax.
Q: Can we give to ANY 501(c)3 organization, whether listed with United Way or not?
A: Yes, any qualifying non-profit can receive your donations, but make sure you complete the form with name, address and any other information available. To participate in SHARES 2003, see the box below. Send questions to [email protected]

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Highs: low 60s (16° 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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