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Thursday, October 9, 2003
Only 1 Day Until the Runaround


10 a.m.
Basic Electric Safety
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
College of Chemistry
New Tools for Chemical Neurobiology: Photoswitchable Ion Channel Ligands
Matthew Banghart
120 Latimer Hall

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Water of Pt(111): Structure and Chemical Bond
Hirohito Ogasawara, Stanford U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


11:30 a.m.
Scientific Computing Seminar
Multiscale Simulation: Methodology and Applications in Silica
Dr. Maohua Du, U. of Florida

1 p.m.
Optimal Aeroacoustic Shape Design Using the Surrogate Management Framework
Alison Marsden, Stanford U.

Origins: Chicken Parmigiana, Pasta & Vegetable
Fresh Grille: Chipotle Chicken Sandwich
Menutainment: Spinach Fettucini with Roasted Vegetables & Garlic Bread
Choice of Roasted Teriyaki Chicken; 3 way Combo Platter Chicken Enchilada, Chili Verde, Beef Taco, w/Rice & Beans & Cheese; or Spinach Mushroom Stuffed Rock Sole in a Light Lemon Cream Sauce, with Two Sides
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
Research Notes

Lab Joins EUV
Research Project


A $17 million National Science Foundation grant to develop laser technologies that will help create the world’s smallest, most powerful computer circuits will bring together scientists from Berkeley Lab, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Colorado State University. The collaboration, headquartered at Colorado State’s Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology, was announced last week with Berkeley Lab’s David Attwood and Erik Anderson among the principal investigators. Full story.


Input on Lab’s
Library Sought

TEID is asking scientific staff to provide input on the future of the Lab’s library and the services it provides. Those interested in offering feedback can go here to read an overview of this process and link to an electronic survey.

Staff News From Lab’s
CUCSA Representative


At their first meeting of the new fiscal year, the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) met with a number of speakers and discussed a wide range of topics, including the budget, communications, and changes in health care options. Go here to read a full report from the Lab’s CUCSA delegate, Linda Rutkowski.


Side view of AQP1
Nobel Chemistry
Cites Lab

Work leading to the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for “discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes” was supported with research done here by members of Bing Jap’s Life Sciences group, which solved the structure of the AQP1 protein. In fact, Lab researcher Haixen Sui is cited in the advanced information prepared by the Nobel Foundation. Go here to read these documents. Go here to read an article about the Jap team’s research.

Computer Update

E-Mail Interruption
This Evening

The Lab’s IMAP e-mail system will be down tonight between 6 and 9 p.m. while software patches are installed. All mail will be queued and delivered once the maintenance is complete. For more information, contact the Help Desk at 486-HELP.

  In the News

UC Releases
Investing Details
By Matt Marshall

The University of California has released some information on the financial returns of its private investments for retirees, and it points to a slightly sub-par performance. But UC continues to withhold some important information on the investments, despite a state Supreme Court decision last week that forced the university to release such information. Full story.


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