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Monday, September 22, 2003


1 p.m.
CEB Seminar
Yersinia Pestis Pathogenicity, Circulation, and Maintenance in Natural Plague Foci: Views From Russia
A.P. Anisimov
State Research Center for Applied Microbiology, Obolensk

4 p.m.
Structural & Quantitative Biology Seminar
Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase and ALS
Joan S. Valentine, UCLA
Lewis Hall

Physics Department
Spin Electronics Magnetic Moments and Amorphous Semiconductors
Frances Hellman, UC San Diego
1 Le Conte Hall

5:30 p.m.
Friends of Science Lecture
Sequencing to Understand Life Big and Small
Eddy Rubin, Director, Genomics Division
Perseverance Hall


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

11 a.m.
College of Chemistry
Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Products
Jeffrey Winkler, U. of Pennsylvania
120 Latimer Hall

1 p.m.
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division Seminar
Modeling Cancer and Cancer Genomes
Ronald DePinho, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Origins: TBA
Fresh Grille: TBA
Menutainment: TBA
Dinner: TBA
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.
In the News  
Computer Update

High School Students
Get Research Training
By Jason B. Johnson

Thirty-nine high school students from Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, West Contra Costa, Vallejo, Sacramento and other Bay Area cities put their interest in science to work recently. Through the High School Research Participation Program at Berkeley Lab, students worked for six weeks under direction frommentor scientists and engineers. Full story.


Worm Infecting Systems Through Bogus 'Patch'

A new worm, the Swen (Win32.Swen.A) worm, is spreading over the Internet. It infects systems through a bogus Microsoft security bulletin that announces a "September 2003 Cumulative Patch" for Internet Explorer, Outlook and Outlook Express. If you receive this e-mail message, do not open the attachment. This worm also spreads via KaZaA and Internet Relay Chat (IRC). E-mail messages that purport to be a Microsoft security bulletin should be deleted. As a further precaution, keep your system's anti-virus software up to date.

Draft Impact Report
Issued for Building 49

Berkeley Lab has issued a draft Environmental Impact Report on its proposed research office building, Building 49. Public comments are invited for 45 days, until Nov. 3. A public hearing will take place at the North Berkeley Senior Center on Oct. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Documents can be reviewed at the Berkeley Public Library, the Berkeley Lab library in Building 50, or via the Internet, here. The lab hopes to construct the six-story, 65,000-square-foot structure, relocating 240 existing employees, by fall 2005.

Rubin’s Talk on Genome
Sequencing Tonight

Genomics Division Director Eddy Rubin will talk about genomes – from microbe to human – and how their understanding can influence life’s future quality at a special lecture sponsored by the Berkeley Lab Friends of Science tonight. His talk, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in Perseverance Hall, will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Employees who wish to attend at no charge should reserve a seat at [email protected], or phone 7292. Go here for more information about the lecture.

Section Club Reception
Takes Place Tomorrow

The Section Club — an organization for the partners and spouses of researchers and scholars at the Lab and on campus — is holding its annual fall reception tomorrow, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at University House, located on the Berkeley campus. The group derives its name from the various "sections" or sub-groups within the club. They provide service and support to the Lab and campus community. For information, call Barbara Gordley at 524-1252.

Badging Office Closed

Due to computer problems, the Badging Office in 65A will be closed today. It is expected that the office will re-open tomorrow morning. Parking permits will continue to be processed off-line.


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