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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

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

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Karats Jewelry Sale
Cafeteria Lobby

9 a.m.
X-Ray Microdiffraction at the ALS: Superbends and Shape Memory
Apurva Mehta and Bryan Valek
Bldg. 2-100B

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg.50 Auditorium

1:15 p.m.

EHS 735/739/738
Bloodbome Pathogen/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazard Waste
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Manipulating the Vascular Component of the Radiation Tumor Response
Richard Kolesnick, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Measurement of Time-Dependent CP Violation in
b to s Penguins

Fang Fang, U. of Hawaii
Bldg. 50A-5132


9 a.m.
EHS 20
EH&S for Supervisors
Bldg. 51-201

10 a.m.
EHS 22
Ergonomic for Supervisors
Bldg. 51-201

Football Physics
Timothy Gay, U. of Nebraska
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activites Assoc.
Amateur Emergency Radio Group Mtg.
Bldg. 48-117

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Perseverance Hall

1 p.m.
EHS 278
Ladder Safety
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
What We Can Learn About Thin Film Magnetism From Off-Specular Scattering
Sunil Sinha, UC San Diego
Bldg. 6-2202

3 to 4:30 p.m.
Lab Holiday Reception


Morning Editions: Ham & Smoked Cheddar Scramble with Potatoes & Bagel
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with Two Eggs and Sausage
Market Carvery: Beef Goulash with Salad & Cornbread
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham & Cheese with Curly Fries & 32 oz. Soda
Fiesta Taco Salad with Ground Turkey

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

$43 Million Grant Funds Fight Against Malaria


A $42.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the Institute for OneWorld Health, the first nonprofit pharmaceutical company in the United States, will create a powerful new approach to developing a more affordable, accessible cure for malaria, which kills more than a million children each year. The nonprofit nature of this partnership could be a model for attacking neglected diseases in the developing world, said Jay Keasling, UC Berkeley professor and director of the synthetic biology department at Berkeley Lab, which helped develop this malaria-fighting technology. Go here to learn more about the grant, to read a story on Keasling, and view a video on his research.


Lab's Holiday
Soiree Tomorrow

Celebrate the season with your Lab colleagues during tomorrow's Holiday Reception, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Food, beverages, and music will be provided, with brief remarks from Director Chu.

Find Out About Physics
Of Football Tomorrow

What effect does altitude have on the flight of a kicked football? How do Newton's laws of motion apply to blocking and tackling? What does the science of physics reveal to us about optimal chase strategies for defensive backs? Professor Timothy Gay from the University of Nebraska will discuss all this and more in a special one-hour brown bag talk tomorrow at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. "Football Physics: The Science of the Game" is open to all employees, who are invited to bring their lunches.


Dick Dicely, Lab Space Planner, Passes Away

Dick Dicely, well known to many at the lab for his conscientious and responsive solutions to difficult facilities space problems, died unexpectedly on Sunday after a brief illness. He was 60. Friends and colleagues are invited to attend a memorial service in his honor tomorrow at 4 p.m at Saint Dominic's Church, 475 East I Street in Benicia. In lieu of flowers, his family is asking that donations be sent to either St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Dominics Parish in Benicia 94510; or to Benicia Community Action Council, 480 Military East in Benicia, 94510. A recollection of Dicely's 13 years of contributions to Berkeley Lab will be published in this Friday's edition of The View. To read the obituary prepared by his family, go here.


Schedule for Paycheck Pickup During Shutdown

The Lab's mailroom will be closed on the Dec. 24 biweekly payday and on the Jan. 1 monthly payday. Biweekly employees without direct deposit can pick up their paychecks on Thursday, Dec. 23, between 1 and 3 p.m. in the mailroom (Bldg. 69- 102). Monthly employees without direct deposit can retrieve their paychecks in the same location on Thursday, Dec. 30, between 1 and 3 p.m. Employees must bring their Lab ID cards. All checks not picked up will be delivered, along with the deposit advice forms, to employees on Monday, Jan. 3.


ITSD to Block Spam
From E-Mail Inboxes

Starting today, the Information Technologies and Services Division will begin blocking spam e-mail and will no longer send messages tagged as "Suspected Spam" to e-mail inboxes. However, as before, some spam may not be identified and slip through. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Help Desk (x4357).

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