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Friday, April 30, 2004


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


11 a.m.
Progress Towards A Solid State Quantum Computer
Steven Prawer, U. of Melbourne
Bldg. 71-264

Adaptive Engineering of Coherent Soft X-Rays
Thomas Pfeifer, U. of Wuerzburg
Bldg. 6-2202

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Keith Olson
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
TGFb Signaling on Cytostasis and Metastasis
Joan Massague, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Morning Additions: Two Eggs with Biscuit & Gravy
Origins: Fried Catfish with Two Sides
Fresh Grille: Italian Sausage w/ Peppers, Fries & Coleslaw
Menutainment: Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork
Full Meal Deal: Cordon Bleu Burger, Fries, Side Salad, Rootbeer Float & Pie

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

Full menu

Lab Teams With Biolog
For Phenotype Analysis

Biolog, Inc., of Hayward has announced a partnership with Berkeley Lab's Physical Biosciences Division to introduce a new phenotype microarray technology that will enable high-throughput, simultaneous analysis of cellular traits. This capability will further the goals of the Department of Energy's Genomes-to-Life program, which involves the structural, functional and comparative analysis of genomes and gene products from organisms that affect the environment. Lab scientist Terry Hazen said the new technology "will further our understanding of microbes' functions." Full story.

Key to Safe Transit At
Lab: It's the Shoes

Navigating the Berkeley Lab's environment can be a challenge. Old buildings, uneven terrain, sloping walkways, staircases, falling leaves, pine needles and eucalyptus nuts all create slip/trip/fall hazards - which accounted for about 10 percent of all injuries suffered by Lab employees last year. Many of these instances could have been avoided through the use of appropriate footwear. Anticipate the conditions in destination areas and choose footwear that is appropriate. A shoe with a low heel, good traction (soft) soles, and solidly laced is appropriate for walking throughout the Berkeley Lab site and for the shuttle bus. Keep an extra pair of shoes in your work area for use when necessary.

Public Information and
External Relations

Several Berkeley Lab policies bear upon interactions with the news media: (1) public information documents prepared for general audiences; (2) a specified clearance procedure for press releases; (3) Laboratory staff who are independently approached by reporters; and (4) employees who are asked to reflect the results of their Laboratory work in the media. To assist with the interview process and help Lab employees to be most effective in their experiences, the Communications Department provides classes on successful interactions with the press. The complete Lab policy on public information and external relations can be found here.


Boxer (left) and Feinstein

Senators Sign Up
For DOE Support

California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer signed a letter to Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Chairman Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Ranking Member Harry Reid (D-NV) asking that they increase the appropriation for the DOE Office of Science by 10 percent over the President's budget request. Citing U.S. energy and economic security needs as critical reasons to adequately support basic science, the California senators were joined by 53 of their Senate colleagues including both Republicans and Democrats.


Lab Softball Team
Managers To Meet

There will be meeting of team managers for the Lab softball season next Wednesday at noon in the lower cafeteria. Those who manage an existing team, or wish to form a new team, should attend. Individuals looking for a team to join can contact Steve Blair to be placed on a "free agent" list.

Voice Pager Radio
System To End

Due to new National Telecommunications and Information Administration regulations, the Lab's voice pager radio system will cease operations on Thursday, December 23. Go here to order replacement non-voice numeric and alphanumeric commercial pagers, or call x7997. Go here to view available pager types and monthly costs. Old voice pagers (see photos) may be turned in to the Radio Shop at Building 41 or mailed to MS 25A-119 for recycling. For more information, call Glenn Skipper at x6125.

Road N Closed
At Building 10

Road N, which is adjacent to the Building 10 high bay, will be blocked today from 10 a.m. until noon while a crane is used to install a catch basin.


Morning clouds, then sunny.
Highs: mid 70s (25° C).

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SECON level 3

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