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Tuesday, September 9, 2003


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 p.m.
Scientific Computing
An Efficient Bayesian Network Method to Detect Stable Genetic Regulatory Networks
Hanchuan Peng, Berkeley Lab

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

4 p.m.
Physics Division
Selected Results from Summer Conferences
Andrei Gritsan and Karsten Heeger, Berkeley Lab


6 p.m.
Infant/Child CPR
Bldg. 48-109

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Celiac Sprue: An Odyssey Into Biomedicine
Chaitan Khosla, Stanford
120 Latimer Hall

Market Carvery: TBA
Fresh Grille: TBA
Menutainment: TBA
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
In the News
  Computer Updates

Lab Expert Weighs In
on Asteroid Collision


"Don’t blow it up, gently push it aside with a hydrogen bomb," said Berkeley Lab physicist Rich Muller to KRON TV reporter Noel Cisneros in response to questions about QQ47, an asteroid that may or may not be on a collision course with Earth for the year 2014. Muller is the Lab’s resident expert on asteroid collisions. The interview can be viewed with RealPlayer software.


Fresno Students Train
With Top Scientists
By Jim Steinberg


Fresno State student Ryan Dunning spent a summer vacation working in a white coat, studying the Earth's iridium layer with scientists at Berkeley Lab. Raquel Quinto-Mayo did her summer work in the lab, analyzing cost efficiency, pollution levels and energy savings from advanced appliance design. And Enrique Lopez worked with scientists on nuclear radiation and homeland security. Full story.


Class on Protecting
Sensitive Info

The Computer Protection Program is offering a new mini-course, "Protecting Sensitive Information and Systems," to help those who store sensitive information such as personal medical information, personnel information, and CRADA information and have access to systems which if down could cause considerable disruption and cost to the Lab. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in 50F-1647. Enrollment is free, but space is limited. Go here to register.

Suspicious E-Mail
Gets a New Tag

While the Lab’s Virus Wall already identifies and disinfects incoming email containing viruses, a new procedure will soon label those messages as [DISINFECTED] before forwarding them to the intended recipient. This change is prompted in part by the recent Sobig.F virus. The new label is part of a test to determine whether [DISINFECTED] messages can be deleted before they’re passed on to individuals for disposal. You can setup a filter to automatically file or delete messages tagged as [DISINFECTED], just as with messages tagged [SUSPECTED SPAM].


Volunteers Needed for
Sunday's Solano Stroll

Staff can enjoy the food, fun and colorful atmosphere of the Solano Stroll (Sunday, Sept. 14, starting at 10 a.m.) while promoting the work of Berkeley Lab by volunteering at the Lab’s booth. Volunteers will hand out brochures and souvenirs, and can work for as little as one hour. Afterwards, employees and their families can listen to some 50 different bands, admire arts and crafts, and taste gourmet flavors from around the world. To volunteer, call Community Relations at x7292.


Afternoon sunshine.
Highs: 70s-80s.

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SECON level 3

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