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Thursday, October 16, 2003


9 a.m.
EHS 400
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.
EHS 60
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

Life Sciences Division
Apoptisis Signaling by Apo2L/TRAIL
Avi Ashkenazi, Genentech Corp
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

5:30 p.m.
Life Sciences Division
How to Succeed in Industry
Avi Ashkenazi, Genentech Corp
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection
Bldg. 51-201

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Architecture Independent Performance Characterization and Benchmarking
Erich Strohmaier
Bldg. 50A-5132

2 p.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Spin Dependent Transport in Magnetic Oxide Junctions
120 Latimer Hall

Market Carvery: Chicken Provençale with Cous Cous
Fresh Grille: Sloppy Joe on an Onion Roll with Fries
Menutainment: Chili Verde with Refried Beans and Cheese 
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
James Symons Featured
At 'Atoms for Peace' Fete

Nuclear Science Division Director James Symons will be a featured speaker at a Washington D.C. conference next week, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dwight Eisenhower's famous “Atoms for Peace” speech at the United Nations. The Oct. 22 event will assess the last half-century of nuclear science, scientific opportunities for enhancing energy and national security, and developments in astrophysics and cosmology. Symons will discuss "Nature’s Recipe for Nuclear Matter." Go here for more information.


Newspaper Reports New
UC Labs Chief Chosen
By Andrea Widener

University of California officials have chosen a retired Navy admiral and Reagan-era federal weapons program director to oversee the troubled management of its research laboratories. If approved by UC Regents, Bob Foley will take over as vice president for laboratory management overseeing the two weapons labs and the basic science lab (Berkeley Lab) it manages for the federal government, according to three sources close to the situation. Foley will guide UC through several major decisions on its future running the country's two weapons labs, Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos. Full story.


October is Energy
Awareness Month

Every year DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) reminds us that October is Energy Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Energy Efficiency: Good for You, Good for the Country.” To that end, Lab employees are encouraged to shut down their computers and monitors at the end of each day. Other energy saving tips include turning off lights when leaving a room for more than a minute, shutting off coffee pots, radios, fans, and other appliances, and closing fume hood sashes. Go here to see more tips on saving energy.

Construction Interrupts
Parking and Traffic

Construction of the Building 66/72 Piping Project is now underway, and will interrupt traffic on Lawrence Road between these two buildings. Parking and access on the north side of Building 66 will also be disrupted. Parking spaces at the West end of Lot S, as well as the stairs leading from Lot S to Building 66, will be closed during construction. Access to Building 72 from Lawrence Road will be partially blocked and Bus Stop 13 will be temporarily moved. Construction is scheduled to continue through Nov 4.

Stay Healthy,
Get a Flu Shot

Health Services is offering flu and pneumonia shots on Thursday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, between 8 a.m. and noon, in Building 26. The cost for a flu immunization is $20, and $25 for pneumonia. Call x6266 to make an appointment. Health officials encourage vaccinations for people over 65 and anyone suffering from heart, lung, or other serious health problems, as well as their caregivers. A portion of the proceeds from this program, provided by the non-profit Sutter VNA organization, funds care to home health and hospice patients.

Crisis Action Team
Can Field Concerns

Berkeley Lab's Crisis Action Team, a group of individuals with expertise in assessing and resolving workplace violence issues, is available to field questions and concerns in the event of a threatening work situation. Employees can contact any of the team members to discuss issues related to this topic. Their phone numbers and e-mail addresses can be found here.


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