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Tuesday, April 13, 2004


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9 a.m.
ALS - ESG/SSG Monthly Meeting
ALS Beamline 4.2.2: A New Structural Molecular Biology Beamline
Edwin Westbrook, Molecular Biology Consortium Inc

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to ES&H at LBNL
Bldg. 50-Auditorium

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Maya Smith
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m
EHS 154
Building Emergency Team Training
Bldg 48-109

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201


7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cafeteria parking lot

9:30 a.m.
EHS 275: Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

10 a.m.
Special Event
Doing the Right Thing — When It’s the Hardest Thing To Do.
David Kaczynski, brother of Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski.
Building 50 Auditorium

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 274: Confined Space Retraining

2 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminar Series
What can we learn from angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy on the dynamics of the charge carriers in high-Tc superconductors
J. Fink, IFW Dresden, Germany
Conference Room 6-2202

3:30 p.m.
Physics Talk
Linear Collider Machine Options
Andy Wolski, Berkeley Lab
Room 4205, Building 50B

Morning Additions: Breakfast Quesadilla with Home Fries
Market Carvery: Tuna Casserole with Broccoli
Fresh Grille: Grilled Turkey & Jack Sandwich with Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
Full Meal Deal: Texas BBQ Burger, Fries, Side Salad, Coke & Pie
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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New Technology
To Detect Life on Mars
By Robert Sanders


The same cutting-edge technology that speeded sequencing of the human genome could, by the end of the decade, tell us once and for all whether life ever existed on Mars, according to UC Berkeley chemist Richard Mathies, who is also a researcher in Berkeley Lab’s Physical Biosciences Division. Mathies, the developer of the first capillary electrophoresis arrays and new energy transfer fluorescent dye labels, both used in today's DNA sequencers, is at work on an instrument that would use these technologies to probe Mars dust for evidence of life-based amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. For the full story go here.

New Executive Director Chosen to Head QB3
By Jan Ambrosini


Regis B. "Reg" Kelly, a distinguished neuroscientist and former executive vice chancellor of UC San Francisco, has been named executive director of QB3, the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, effective July 1. QB3, a partnership between the state of California, industry, and the UC campuses at San Francisco, Berkeley and Santa Cruz, was established to bring together the powerful quantitative tools of the physical sciences, engineering and mathematics to tackle complex biological problems. Graham Fleming, director of Berkeley Lab’s Physical Bioscience Division, has been serving as QB3 acting executive director. Full story here.


UC's Berdahl to Present
Charter Day Address

UC Berkeley’s 136th Charter Day celebration this Thursday will pay tribute to Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl, who is leaving his post in June. Berdahl will be honored for seven years of campus leadership. This is the only event at which the entire campus community will bid him farewell. A procession into Zellerbach Hall of faculty, alumni, staff and students in colorful regalia begins at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. However, tickets are required for the ceremony and can be picked up at the Zellerbach Box Office.

Deadline to Patch
Computer Vulnerabilities

As part of a Lab-wide cyber security effort, all Laboratory computer users must ensure that their systems are registered and all vulnerabilities patched by this Thursday. Employees who do not verify and patch their computers by that date may have their network access blocked until the system is made compliant. Employees can go here to quickly register their computers and identify vulnerabilities. For assistance, contact the Help Desk at x4357.

Dance Your
Lunchtime Away

The Dance Club is offering a new series, Night Club Two Step, beginning tomorrow at noon and continuing every Wednesday for 4 weeks. All employees are welcome to attend. The Club will meet in building 71-146U.

Vehicle Mileage Reports Due

Fleet Operations requests that all vehicle custodians report their monthly mileage by this Friday. Please email your report to Leslie Striplin ([email protected]) or call Leslie at 5475.


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