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Wednesday, September 17, 2003


3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminar
"Far Infrared Study of DNA Molecules in Solution and Unoriented Films"
Kristina Woods, Stanford

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


9 a.m.
Fire Extinguisher

11 a.m.
Atomic Ordering in Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Peter Moeck, Portland State U.

Energy Derivatives and Risk Management
Douglas Hale, DOE

Market Carvery: Chili Colorado Rice and Chips
The Fresh Grille: Garden Burger with Wild Spring Mix & Cheese
Menutainment: Chicken Caesar Salad
Dinner: Roasted Chicken or Chipotle Glazed New York Steak
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

Rubin Talk Will Focus
On Sequencing Life

Eddy Rubin, Director of the Berkeley Lab Genomics Division and the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI), will speak about DNA sequencing and decoding the blueprints of life in a special lecture next Monday sponsored by the Friends of Science. “Sequencing to Understand Life Big and Small” will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. All Lab employees are invited. Rubin will touch upon both the work his team has done in the human genome project and on the latest efforts to decode a wide assortment of microbes, the most abundant life form on earth. For reservations, send e-mail to [email protected], or call 7292. Go here for more information on the Friends of Science.
In the News
Lab Scientist Collaborates
on Salmonella Studies

Berkeley Lab Earth Scientist Gary Andersen, an expert on pathogenic organisms and diagnostic assays, will participate in a research project at Perlegen Sciences, Inc., of Mountain View to sequence the genomes of numerous strains of Salmonella to discover genetic variation among the strains. This knowledge could be valuable in identifying the source of Salmonella in an outbreak, either natural or caused by bioterrorists. The work will be funded by the National Institutes of Health. Full story.

Time Reporting Rules For Year-end Close

All employee work time for September must be entered into the electronic time reporting system (LETS) and approved before 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26. This is the final LETS sweep of FY03. There will be no weekly LETS sweeps on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. If weekly time is entered after 5 p.m. on Sept. 26, the cost will go into next year's (FY04) ledger. This final sweep will include time for monthly reporting employees (period ending 9/30), for weekly reporting employees and for contract workers (periods ending 9/27 and 9/30). Monthly timecards for 9/30 are presently available. Timecards for both bi-weekly periods (weeks ending 9/27 and 9/30) will be created on Saturday, Sept. 20. Questions should be directed to timekeepers and supervisors.

Seaborg Road
To Close on Saturday

Seaborg Road will be closed at the east end of Building 50 from about 6 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m. on Saturday so that new elevator equipment can be lifted to the Building 50 roof.


Power Outages
Set This Weekend

The following power outages are scheduled this weekend to allow for switchgear modifications:

  • Buildings 10, 71, and 72: Saturday from about 6 a.m. until 4 p.m
  • Buildings 51 and 64: Saturday from approximately 6 a.m. until Sunday at about 6 p.m.

A hillwide public address announcement will be broadcast prior to the outages. Take all necessary precautions. Contact Bill Mattson at 4127 or Jim Murphy at 4175 for additional information.


Lawrence, McMillan
Traffic Yields to Fixes

One-lane traffic control is now in effect on Lawrence Road from Parking Lot I (Bevatron parking) to the "Y" intersection (McMillan Rd) while workers replace the guardrail. The project will take a week to complete. Traffic on McMillan Road is being diverted through parking lot N3 (the ALS lot) while workers repair a small landslide. The work will replace the slide material with rock fill and is expected to be complete by the end of September. For more information, contact project engineer Steve Blair at 5927.


Sunny. Highs in the
mid 70s.

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SECON level 3

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