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Friday, February 6, 2004


10 a.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

Yoga Class with Naomi Harwig
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Trip report from the Earth Simulator Center
L. Oliker, J. Carter, & A. Canning, CRD & NERSC
Bldg. 50A-5132


9 a.m.
ESG/SSG Monthly Speaker Meeting
High average power lasers for femtosecond X-ray generation on ALS
Russell Wilcox, Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 2-100B
Origins: Calamari Steak Piccatta with Pasta Alfredo
Fresh Grille: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu



Nanotechnology Can Have Big Future in Bay Area

The Bay Area is an internationally recognized hotbed of nanotechnology, but it must not rest on its laurels if this science of the ultra-small is to provide big future economic benefits to the region. This is the main message of a 36-page report on nanotechnology in the Bay Area released by the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC). "For many decades, the fertile confluence of inventors, scientists and entrepreneurs — like that which will occur at the Molecular Foundry — has helped make the Bay Area one of the world's most vibrant and successful regions," said Robert J.T. Morris, director of IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, and Chairman of BASIC. Full story.


Markowitz to Lead
New Bio Data Center


Victor Markowitz, an internationally recognized expert in data management, rejoined Berkeley Lab this month to establish and lead the Computational Research Division’s Biological Data Management and Technology Center. Markowitz returns to the Lab after six years at Gene Logic, where he was Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Data Management Systems. Before joining Gene Logic in 1997, he worked for 10 years at Berkeley Lab, mostly on developing data management tools for biological databases. For more information, click here.


ASD Academy Leadership
Course Next Thursday

The ASD Academy has room available in one of its upcoming training courses, Franklin Covey Four Roles of Leadership, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. in Building 2-100B. This course builds successful and effective leaders through four basic principles. If you are not an ASD employee, but are interested in participating, register with the Employee Self Service application. This workshop is open to everyone at the laboratory. Contact Sue Bowen at x6907 for details.

Technology Glitch
Delays View to Monday

Today' scheduled publication of Berkeley Lab's biweekly, The View,
will be delayed until Monday due to an unexpected technical problem with
the software design program. The Communications Department regrets any inconvenience this may cause.


Watch Your Step
When Using Stool

As part of the Lab's ongoing effort to improve safety and prevent injuries among employees, "Today at Berkeley Lab" will periodically run photos of unsafe conditions and offer suggestions on how to avoid injury. For example, in this photo, an employee missed the bottom step (green arrow), which had a rounded arch to it, and then landed abruptly on the floor, injuring her right knee. Horizontal steps without the arch would have decreased the risk of missing the bottom step.


Robert Morris, Ex-Lab
Engineer, Dies at 77

Robert Josiah Morris, an engineer who worked at Berkeley Lab for 33 years before retiring in December 1987, died on Jan. 4 in Orinda. He was 77. Memorial contributions may be made in remembrance to the local chapter of Planned Parenthood, Shasta Diablo, 2185 Pacheco St., Concord, CA 94520-2309. No public service will be held. Full story.


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