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Tuesday, October 21, 2003


9:30 a.m.
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
Radioactive and Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 51-201

Lab Dance Club
Salsa Lessons (six-week series)
Bldg. 71-146U

1 p.m.
Computational Research Division
First Principles Calculations of Complex Ceramic and Biomolecules
Lizhi Ouyang, U. of Missouri
Bldg. 50F-1647

2 p.m.
Fire Extinguisher
Bldg. 48-109

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division
Repair Strategies for Deaminated and Methylated DNA
Priscilla Cooper
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Physics Division
D0 Mixing, Rare Decays and New Physics
Alexey Petrov, Wayne State U.

College of Chemistry
Electron Tunneling Through Proteins
Harry Gray, CIT
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel


7:30 a.m.
Earth Sciences Division
Symposium on Underground Injection Science and Technology
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

8:30 a.m.
Financial Management Services
FMS Project Setup
51L Computer Lab

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

1 p.m.
EHS 277
Confined Space Permit Writer
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Nano and Micro Approaches to Study Lipid Bilayer Membranes
Marjorie Longo , UC Davis
120 Latimer Hall

Market Carvery: Beef Stroganoff with Two Sides
Fresh Grille: Grilled Chicken Salad Melt with Garlic Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
Roasted Chipotle Chicken, Flank Steak Stuffed w/ Mushrooms & Onion Sauce, or Talapia Dore 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

EETD Researcher Part
Of Breast Cancer Study

The new Bay Area center announced last week to study environmental factors that lead to the development of breast cancer, which includes Berkeley Lab researchers, evolved from earlier studies in Marin County that involved the Lab's Chris Erdmann of Environmental Energy Technologies. Erdmann, a scientist in the Exposure and Risk Analysis Group in the Indoor Environment Department, is currently at the University of Michigan but will maintain her Berkeley Lab appointment as she participates in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center partnership. Read the Sacramento Bee's report on the $35 million research initiative here.

UC Regents Confirm New VP Over Labs

Acting on the recommendation of UC President Robert C. Dynes, the Board of Regents yesterday appointed retired Admiral Robert Foley as vice president for laboratory management. Foley, a longtime naval commander and consultant on energy and defense issues, will manage the three national laboratories UC administers, including Berkeley Lab and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Go here to read the UCOP press release.

Internet Explorer
Users Beware!

Microsoft has recently released a cumulative patch for Internet Explorer (IE) 5.01, 5.5 and 6.0. This patch not only fixes older IE vulnerabilities that may still not be patched in your system, but also remedies a bug that could allow attackers to run unauthorized code on a system and another that could allow someone to gain whatever level of privileges your have on your system without authorization. Go here to get the patch you need for your system.




Perlmutter Receives
Chabot Science Award

The Chabot Space and Science Center presented its first ever Chabot Science Award to Berkeley Lab’s Saul Perlmutter last night, in recognition for his research leading to the discovery that the expansion of the universe is speeding up rather than slowing down. Go here to read the Chabot Space and Science Center press release on the award.


Cut The Rug at
Lab Dance Event

The Employee Activities Association hosts a “Fall Back” dance this Saturday, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Lake Merrit Dance Center, located in the Veterans Memorial Building, 2200 Grand Ave. in Oakland. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased by Wednesday. The event includes food, soft drinks, lessons, and hours of dancing, with music provided by DJ Belinda Ricklefs. Dress is casual. To purchase tickets, contact Joy Kono at x6375.


Mostly sunny w/highs
in the upper 70s.

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SECON level 3

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