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Monday, September 8, 2003


9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Human Resources
HRIS Salary Administration
Bldg. 51L

10 a.m.
Hot Work Permit Training
Bldg. 51-201

4:30 p.m.
UCB Physics Dept.
Biological Complexity From Physical Simplicity: A Physical Analysis of Selectivity in Ion
Robert Eisenberg, Rush Medical Center
1 LeConte Hall

5 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Berkeley Lab Martial Arts Class
Bldg. 71



9:10 a.m.
Introduction to EH&S
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

11 a.m.
College of Chemistry
New Chemical Tools
Jonathan Ellman, UCB
120 Latimer Hall

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

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Slow Dynamics in Microemulsions and Nanoparticle Solutions
Phillip Geissler, UCB
120 Latimer Hall

Morning Editions: Strawberry French Toast with Berry Syrup
Market Carvery: Roasted Garlic & Tarragon Chicken, Rosemary Potatoes & Veggies
The Fresh Grille: Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon with Jasmine Rice &
Menutainment: Killer Burrito! Chicken or Bean

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu

Office of Science Budget
Increase is Uncertain

Despite all the attention given to the relatively flat funding profile for the Department of Energy's Office of Science, and physical sciences in general, the outlook on a legislative initiative to increase the Office of Science budget is clouded. Whether this initiative, a rather small portion of the massive and hugely controversial energy policy bill, will ever get to President Bush's desk is largely unknown. Full story


Siren Survey To Test
New Warning System

Beginning tomorrow and continuing through the week, the Lab's Facilities Department will be field testing an outdoor warning system that could be used to enhance emergency preparedness for employees and visitors. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, a series of short-term test sirens will be heard at various locations around the lab. Public address announcements will accompany each test. The warning system will be coordinated with UC Berkeley, Berkeley and Oakland. For information, call Glen Skipper at x6125.

Retirement Questions
Answered on Wednesday

A Retirement Counselor from Fidelity Investments will be on-site to meet
with employees for drop-in consultations Wednesday, Sept. 10 in Building 70-191. The counselor can advise employees on how to diversify their portfolio, assess the current state of their retirement accounts, plan asset allocation, and identify icome strategies. Employees can also schedule an appointment with the Lab's own retirement counselor by calling 800-642-7131.

In the News

Silicon Valley Reaches for Government Gold Dust
By Michael Fitzgerald

Silicon Valley is fabled for its ability to build companies around esoteric technologies. But the uncertainty involved in venture capital investments in nanotech is forcing many local firms to seek out federal funding. While some say the Bay Area needs to get organized or risk losing out on these government grants, others say the area still attracts plenty of money, evidenced in part by the development of the Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Lab. Full story.


Berkeley City Manager
Announces Retirement

Weldon Rucker

Berkeley City Manager Weldon Rucker has announced his retirement, effective Nov. 1, after 31 years with the city. He leaves a legacy of enduring initiatives, effective issue resolution, and efficient city government . Berkeley Lab Director Charles Shank praised Rucker's outstanding public service and leadership. "Weldon was a man of reason, finding solutions through constructive dialogue," Shank said. “He always treated Berkeley Lab fairly and with respect, and we will miss him.” Read the City of Berkeley news release on Rucker here.


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