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Friday, February 20, 2004


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

12:30 p.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection-Lab Safety
Bldg. 51-201

1 p.m.
Application of Hierarchical Clustering Techniques in Visualization
Bjoern Heckel
Bldg. 50D-3416


4 p.m.
Frequency and Time Domain Spectroscopy of DNA Bases, Amino Acids and Their Clusters in the Gas Phase
Seong Keun Kim, Seoul National U.
Bldg. 50A-5132

4:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
From High-Energy Neutrino Astrophysics to Abrupt Climate Change to Microbial Immortality
P. Buford Price
1 LeConte Hall

Morning Editions: Two Eggs with Biscuits & Gravy
Origins: BBQ Chicken Breast with Baked Beans & Corn on the Cob
Fresh Grille: Reuben Sandwich with Garlic Fries
Menutainment: Killer Burrito! Chicken or Pork
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu




Memorial For Clark Kerr
To Be Held Today

A public memorial service for Clark Kerr, UC president emeritus and former UC Berkeley chancellor will be held today at 3 p.m. in Zellerbach Auditorium on campus. Speakers will include UC President Robert Dynes, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl, UCLA Chancellor Emeritus Chuck Young, and family members. Go here for more information.


Mechanics of Exploding Stars Simulated

University of Chicago scientists are preparing to run the most advanced supercomputer simulation of an exploding star ever attempted. Research Associate Tomasz Plewa expects the simulation to reveal the mechanics of exploding stars in unprecedented detail. The simulation is made possible by the DOE's special allocation of an extraordinary 2.7 million hours of supercomputing time to the Flash Center. The Flash Center project was one of three selected to receive supercomputer time under a new DOE competitive program. The Georgia Institute of Technology and Berkeley Lab were also selected. Full story.


DOE-EPA Agreement Includes JGI Work

Increased collaboration on research and computing resources, including the linking of two national supercomputers, will take place under a Memorandum of Understanding recently signed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Under this MOU, the two agencies will link supercomputers in EPA's North Carolina facility and DOE's Sandia National Laboratory. EPA will also benefit from access to DOE's Joint Genome Institute. Full story.

Committee Weighs
FY 2005 S&T Request


"It's impossible to seriously view this as a good budget for science," House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) declared at a hearing last week on the Administration's FY 2005 S&T request. Boehlert's comments aptly summarize the sentiments of his colleagues on the committee, regardless of what side of the aisle they sit on. While committee members demonstrated much support for increasing funding for federal S&T programs, their backs are against the fiscal wall. The economy, war, and ballooning federal deficit have created tremendous pressures on federal spending. Full story.


Retirement Party For
Dorothy Parker


A retirement party will be held for long-time Lab employee Dorothy Mae Parker on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Oakland Airport Holiday Inn. Parker has worked in the Lab's library since 1978, and has been with the University of California system for 26 years. Those interested in attending the party should contact Jose Olivares at x6871 or [email protected] by Monday.

Building 66 to
Close this Weekend

This Sunday, from approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be an electrical power outage at Building 66 of the emergency power only. The building will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday. This will allow Facilities to shut down the fume hood exhaust systems. For information, contact Dan Galvez at x6213.


Lane on McMillan Road To Be Closed Today

McMillan Road will be reduced to one lane between Buildings 71 and 17 today while work is in progress on the adjacent hillside.   Flaggers will regulate traffic passing through the work area. The closure is expected to end at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Tipasa Samatua at x5611.

Vehicle Mileage Reports Must Be Filed Soon

Fleet Operations requests that all vehicle custodians to report their monthly mileage. Reports can be e-mailed to Leslie Striplin. For more information, call her at x5475.


Light rain likely.
Highs: low 50s (11° C).

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