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Wednesday, October 15, 2003


9 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

Computer Protection Program
Bro: The In’s and Out’s
Bldg. 54-130

11 a.m.
ASD Academy
Writing Advantage II
Bldg. 7C-100

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Retraining
Bldg. 51-201


9 a.m.
Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Bldg. 51-201

Computer Protection Program
What Most People Don’t Know About Security of Home Computers
Jeanie Larson
Bldg. 50B-4205

1:30 p.m.
Ergonomics for Computer Users
Bldg. 51-201

Surface Science and Catalysis
Self-Organizing Nanoscale Electronics
James Batteas, NIST
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Physics Division
Status and Plans for LHCb
Hans-Jurgen Hilke
Bldg. 50A-5132

Market Carvery: Peach & Honey Glazed Ham with Sweet Potatoes
Fresh Grille: Tuna & Cheddar Melt with Fries
Menutainment: Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
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 

Lab Joins New Bay Area
Breast Cancer Center


Berkeley Lab joins a center launched yesterday that will research the possible environmental links to breast cancer and address continuing concerns about the high incidence of breast cancer in Marin and San Francisco Counties. Life Sciences Division director Joe Gray, and staff scientists Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff and Paul Yaswen are part of the Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center, which is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute. The center, headed by the University of California San Francisco, also includes Kaiser Permanente and the San Francisco and Marin County Departments of Health. Go here to read the UCSF press release on the center.

Lab Scientists Among First

Berkeley Lab researchers Eleanor Blakely, Amy Kronenberg, Jack Miller, and Bjorn Ryberg will be among the first 25 researchers with projects at the new NASA Space Radiation Laboratory, which was dedicated yesterday at its host institution, Brookhaven National Laboratory. NASA and DOE built this $34-million facility in a cooperative effort. It will enable researchers to study the possible risks to human beings exposed to space radiation by providing accelerated ion beams that simulate cosmic rays. Go here for more information.

Workshop on Research
Financing Models Set
One of four workshops set up by the federal Office of Science and Technology Policy to discuss issues related to business relationships between federal agencies and research performers will take place at Berkeley Lab on Oct. 27. It is entitled "Research Business Models Workshop: Alignment of Funding Mechanisms with Scientific Opportunities." UC President Robert Dynes is the scheduled keynote speaker. Those interested in attending can go here to see the agenda and connect to the on-line registration form. All sessions will take place in the Building 50 Auditorium.

(NBC Affiliate in Columbia, SC)  
Duct Sealer Prevents Wallet Leakage, Too
When homeowner Geraldine Jimenez felt hot in one room and cool in another, she figured her thermostat was on the blink. Temperature problems in the home can sometimes be the work of leaky air ducts, a major waste of energy. Some experts say the traditional ways they're sealed, using duct tape or caulking, aren't very reliable. Now, mechanical engineers at a government lab have come up with a way to seal up air ducts more tightly. Berkeley Lab’s Mark Modera, with the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, explains how Aeroseal works. Full story.
Tsang Apps
Underground Injection Conference
At Lab Next Week

Registration for the Second International Symposium on Underground Injection Science and Technology — which takes place Oct. 22-25 at the Lab — is now being accepted. Discussion topics include international practices and regulations, scientific and engineering issues, economics, applications and case histories, underground sequestration of carbon dioxide, and injections of solid waste, among others. Earth Sciences researchers Chin-Fu Tsang and John Apps organized the event. Go here to read more about the conference and to register.


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