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Friday, February 13, 2004


Employees Activities Assn.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Mapping Microstructure and Stress with Submicron Spatial Resolution
Bryan Valek
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Single Molecule Fluorescence Fluctuation Analysis for Analyzing Biomolecule Conformational Dynamics
Alan Van Orden, Colorado State U.
775B Tan Hall

College of Chemistry
Seaborg Memorial Lecture: Green Chemistry in Supercritical Water: Catalysts and Catalysis
Martyn Poliakoff, U. of Nottingham
120 Latimer Hall


10:30 a.m.
Pulsed Power: Switches, Physics, and Two Diverse Applications
Martin Gundersen, USC
Bldg. 47 conference room

Employee Activities Assn.
Yoga Class with Maya Smith
Bldg. 54-Downstairs conference room

1:30 p.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety
Bldg. 48-109

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Genomic and Functional Annotation of Human Centromeres
Huntington Willard, Duke U.
Bldg 66 Auditorium

Markey Carvery: Pesto Baked Salmon with Rice-a-Roni & Mixed Vegetable
Fresh Grille: Double Mushroom & Swiss Burger with Fries
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


Lab Scientists Featured
At AAAS in Seattle

Five Berkeley Lab scientists will be giving presentations this weekend at the 2004 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Seattle, WA. They include chemists Gabor Somorjai and Enrique Iglesia, who will be part of a nanotechnology seminar and will speak on "Controlling Chemical Transformations at the Nanoscale"; Ashok Gadgil of Environmental Energy Technologies addressing "UV Purification of Contaminated Water"; astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter discussing "Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe"; and biochemist Jean Frechet commenting on "21st Century Photonics."

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Office of Science Unveils
20-Year Strategic Plan

The Department of Energy's Office of Science yesterday unveiled its Strategic Plan, which charts a course for science over the next two decades that promises dramatic increases in knowledge and scientific achievements. "Major advances in science including new materials, advanced computational simulations, and new ways to produce energy, underpin all of the Department of Energy's missions," Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham said. "DOE's Office of Science has developed a bold Strategic Plan that holds the promise of leapfrogging our current capabilities and keeping the United States in a leadership position in the international competition for new ideas and technologies." Read the news release and link to the plan download here.

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Reminder: Monday is
Presidents Day Holiday

Don't come to work on Monday. The Lab will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. "Today at Berkeley Lab" will return on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Enjoy the three-day weekend.


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New Tech Transfer
Website Debuts

Did you ever wonder how to protect your inventions? Whether the Lab should license software you developed? How to get a patent? What Technology Transfer really is? The Technology Transfer Department website is the place to go to for answers to these and other related questions. The site provides useful information on inventions and software, patents and copyright, royalty payments, conflict of interest rules, how technology transfer works, and lots more. For information, call x6467.

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Foot, Car Traffic Impacted By Construction Projects

Today, single-lane traffic controls will be in effect on McMillan Road near Building 17, at the Segre Road intersection, to allow work on the adjacent hillside. For more information call Tipasa Samatua at x5611. Also, on Tuesday, the walkway adjacent to Building 2 that leads from the Building 80 parking lot (Parking lot N) to the former site of Building 29 will be closed for repairs. Pedestrians are asked to use the third-floor entrance to Building 2. Repairs should take about one week. Contact Mike Elizalde at x6021 for information.

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Windows NT, 2000, XP and Server 2003 Users: Beware

A new extremely serious buffer overflow vulnerability in the Microsoft ASN.1 Library can allow execution of rogue code on Windows NT, 2000, XP and Server 2003 systems, enabling the code or an attacker to gain full control of the system. Go here to see details on this virus. A good way to get the patch on W2K, WXP and WS2003 systems is to enable Windows Update. To ensure this and all previous patches since the last Service Pack are installed, employees should go here and download the cumulative patch (or "megapatch") for their system. For questions, call the Help Desk at 486-HELP or send email to [email protected].


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