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Thursday, April 29, 2004


9 a.m.
EHS 62
Bldg. 51-201

Computer Protection Program
Screening of "Cyberwar"
Bldg. 70A-3377

Key Findings From the NBI PIER Project: Optimization of Airside Design
Mark Hydeman, P.E., Taylor Engineering
Bldg. 90-3148

1 p.m.
EHS 62
Bldg. 51-201

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Exploitation Of The Interaction Of Gold And Silver Nanoparticles With Gold And Silver Substrates
Janos Fendler, Clarkson U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


8:30 a.m.
EHS 62
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
EHS 66
Bldg. 51-201

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 66
Bldg. 51-201

Computing Sciences
What Intel Does In and For the HPC Space
David Barkai, Intel
Bldg. 50A-5132

Morning Additions: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortillas and Home Fries
Origins: Beef Carnitas Plate with Refried Beans, Salad & Tortillas
Fresh Grille: Chicken Parmigiana Sub with Pasta Salad
Menutainment: Cobb Salad Tossed to Order
Full Meal Deal: Chili-Cheese Burger, Onion Rings, Side Salad, Coke, & Pie

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

Full menu

A Conveyor Belt For
The Nano-Age

In a development that brings the promise of mass production to nanoscale devices, Berkeley Lab scientists have transformed carbon nanotubes into conveyor belts capable of ferrying atom-sized particles to microscopic work sites. By applying a small electrical current to a carbon nanotube, they moved indium particles along the tube like auto parts on an assembly line. Their research, described in the April 29 issue of Nature, lays the groundwork for the high-throughput construction of atomic-scale optical, electronic, and mechanical devices that will power the burgeoning field of nanotechnology. Full story.

Jacobsen Lauded For
Excellent Teaching

Lab researcher and associate professor of physics Robert Jacobsen was among five UC Berkeley faculty members presented with a 2004 Distinguished Teaching Award. The award, bestowed by Berkeley's Academic Senate, is the highest honor for instruction given by the campus. Only five percent of those who have taught there since 1959 - the year the awards began - have received this award. Go here to read the UC Berkeley press release.

Changes Added To
Parking Regulations

RPM Section 1.04, which describes the parking rules and regulations for Berkeley Lab, has been revised and updated to clarify issues around reserved spaces, stack parking, and eligibility. In addition, the parking enforcement system has been changed to add a limit on the number of violation-points an employee can have in one year before disciplinary action can be taken.


Intern Israel Figueroa

Students Present Spring
Semester Technical Talks

Eight students from the Spring Semester Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program will each give 15-20 minute technical talks today, between 9 a.m. and noon. The talks are based on their research conducted during their spring semester internships at the Lab. The students worked in various divisions, including Earth Sciences, Engineering, and Nuclear Sciences. Talks will be held in the Building 2-100 conference room. The program is hosted by the Center for Science and Engineering Education's College and University Programs. Go here for a schedule of the technical talks.


Conflict Management
Class Next Week

UC Berkeley Ombudsperson Margo Wesley will facilitate a workshop on conflict resolution for Lab supervisors on Thursday, May 6, at 9 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. In this workshop, supervisors will learn skills and strategies that will help them convert potentially destructive conflicts into opportunities for growth and transformation. Go here to register (reference ASD 9042).

'EndNote' Training
Now Available

Training for EndNote -- an online search tool, a reference database, and bibliography maker -- will be held on Wednesday, May 5. A basic class (ASD 9021) will begin at 10 a.m., and an advanced class (ASD 9023) at 2 p.m. Both take place in Building 90-0026. EndNote can search and retrieve information from remote databases, and it specializes in storing, managing, and indexing information in libraries. Go here to register. The classes are listed under the "Administrative Skill Development" course type.


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