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Tuesday, October 28, 2003


8 a.m.
Writing Advantage


9 a.m.
New Employee Orientation
EHS 10 – Introduction to EH&S
50 Auditorium

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735/738/739
Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen

4 p.m.
Pimentel Memorial Lecture
Single Molecule Chemistry
Wilson Ho, UC Irvine
Latimer Hall, Pitzer Auditorium

6:30 p.m.
Public Workshop
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Berkeley Lab RCRA Process
North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst St.


10:30 a.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science Division
Messengers of the Extreme Universe
Angela Olinto, U. of Chicago
NSD auditorium

1:30 p.m.
EHS 256
Bldg. 51-201

Markey Carvery: Roast Turkey Breast, Mashed Potatoes & Corn
The Fresh Grille: Reuben Sandwich
Fiesta Taco Salad
Choice of Roasted Garlic Chicken; Roast Turkey Breast, Mashed Potatoes & Corn; or Reuben Sandwich .
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


Radar Used To Grow
Better Wine Grapes

Winemakers know that soil moisture is key to growing quality wine grapes, but accurately monitoring the soil's water content is a difficult and expensive task. Now, innovative research led by UC Berkeley scientists, including Lab Earth Scientists Susan Hubbard and Yoram Rubin, is lending a high-tech hand to the fine art of grape growing by using ground penetrating radar, or GPR, to map soil moisture in vineyards. Go here to read Sarah Yang’s UC Berkeley press release.

Six More Researchers
Get 'Wonder' Treatment

Today, the Communications Department launched the fourth installment of the popular series of scientist profiles, "Did You Ever Wonder...?" on the Lab’s website and shuttle buses. The researchers in this series include Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff and Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu of Life Sciences, Kevin Lesko of Nuclear Sciences, Ka-Ngo Leung of Accelerator and Fusion Research, and Miquel Salmeron and Antoni Tomsia of Materials Sciences. Look for their colorful posters — developed in conjunction with the Technical and Electronic Information Department — and read their profiles here.

The Latest ‘Science Beat’ is Now
Available, Featuring New Look

Articles highlighting some of the Lab’s most exciting research — on such topics as the shapes of exploding stars, far-infrared detectors, explorations of life on Mars, and high performance commercial buildings — are featured in the latest edition of ‘Science Beat.’ The site has also been updated to improve its look and navigability. Go here to read more.


Get Benefits Info At
Friday’s Vendor Fair

The annual Vendor Fair will be held in Perseverance Hall on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives from UC’s various health, welfare, and legal plans will be on hand to discuss concerns and answer questions. Staff from the Benefits Department will also be on hand to provide information.


Motor Pool Fuel
Pumps to Close

The motor pool dispensing fuel pumps will be out of service on Wednesday, from approximately 8 a.m. to noon, for service. Employees who need fuel are advised to fill up today or wait until Thursday.

How Spooky Can You Get?

Has the spirit of Halloween invaded your office or cubicle? If so, "Today at Berkeley Lab” would like to know. Employees who have decorated their work space with cobwebs, witches, spiders and other scary objects, and are interested in having a photo of their office featured in Friday’s edition of TABL, can e-mail [email protected]. Be sure to include a contact name, phone number and Lab location. Responses must be received by tomorrow.



‘Elegant Universe’ Will
Get PBS Treatment

One of the most ambitious and exciting theories ever proposed—one that may be the long-sought Theory of Everything, that eluded even Einstein—gets a lavishly computer-animated explanation from best-selling author-physicist Brian Greene, when NOVA presents the nuts, bolts, and sometimes outright nuttiness of string theory, on The Elegant Universe, a groundbreaking three-hour miniseries airing Tuesdays: Oct. 28 from 8 to 10 p.m. and Nov. 4 from 8 to 9 p.m. on PBS television. Locally, the program will be carried on KQED-TV, Channel 9. Go here for more information.


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