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Thursday, August 26, 2004

8:30 a.m.
Computational Research
ACTS Workshop
Perseverance Hall

9:30 a.m.
Ultrafast Quantum Control
Philip Bucksbaum, Otto Laporte, U. of Michigan
Bldg. 6-2202

10 a.m.
EHS 614
Satellite Accumulation Areas Management
Bldg. 51-201

Employee Activities Assoc.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Friends Club Meeting
Cafeteria: lower level


8:30 a.m.
Computational Research
ACTS Workshop
Perseverance Hall

11 a.m.
Computational Research
On the Performance of Bitmap Indices for High Cardinality Attributes
John Wu Bldg. 50A-5132

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

12:30 p.m.
Chilean Dance Performance
Cafeteria lawn

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Statistical Condition Estimation
Alan Laub, UC Davis
Bldg. 50A-5132


Morning Editions: Huevos Rancheros with Beans & Flour Tortillas
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Two Eggs with Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy
Market Carvery:
Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic Potatoes & Vegetable
The Fresh Grille:
California Turkey Burger with Fruit Salad
Pasta Carbonara with Garlic Bread

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

Lab Post-Doc Receives
Rett Syndrome Grant


Mizue Hisano, a post-doctoral researcher with Life Scientist Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu at Berkeley Lab, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation as one of 15 projects designed to accelerate treatments and a cure for Rett Syndrome, a neurological disorder diagnosed almost exclusively in girls. Hisano's project is entitled Characterization of MeCP2-target genes in RTT. Full story. To read a summary of Hisano's project, go here.


High-End Computing
Supported In Budgets

The White House is instructing executive-branch heads to give priority to supercomputing and cyberinfrastructure research and development over other IT-related R&D initiatives as they prepare their budgets for fiscal year 2006. A memo from Office of Science and Technology Policy director John Marburger III and OMB director Joshua Bolten says supercomputing and cyberinfrastructure R&D "should be given higher relative priority due to the potential of each in further progress across a broad range of scientific and technological applications." Full story.


Construction Project
At Building 90 Delayed

The Building 90 construction project on guardrails and retaining walls that was expected to begin today, as reported yesterday in "Today at Berkeley Lab," will be delayed until further notice due to a delay in material availability.


The Hill Comes Alive:
With a Night of Dancing

The Lab's Latino and Native-American Association (LANA) and Berkeley Lab Dance Club are hosting a first-ever evening of dancing. Employees can cut the rug in the Cafeteria on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and $25 for couples. Tickets are on sale between noon and 1 p.m. in the cafeteria through Sept. 8. A live band and DJ will provide salsa, rock and pop tunes. Hor d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.


Input From Staff Leads
To Several Safety Fixes at Lab

Since launching two web sites in May that invited employee input on safety, the Environment, Health and Safety Division has received several submissions that resulted in swift action. Examples include removal of a tree branch that was blocking a mirror at the Grizzly Gate and sweeping away pine cones from paved surfaces that were presenting a tripping hazard.   EH&S is also arranging for the installation of carbon filters in air intake openings in buildings where diesel exhaust fumes from Lab buses can enter. Another suggestion urged all bicyclists to wear helmets, a safety practice EH&S endorses. Have a safety concern? Go here. A suggestion? Go here. For questions, call x5514.

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