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Tuesday, January 13, 2004


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

9 a.m.
Quark Matter 2004 Conference
Oakland Marriott City Center

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to ES&H at LBNL
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

4 p.m
Options for a Vertex Detector at the Future TeV-scale e+e-
Linear Collider

Chris Damerell
Bldg. 50B-4205

Life Science
Global Discovery of Conserved Genetic Modules
Stuart Kim, Stanford U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


9 a.m.
Quark Matter 2004 Conference
Oakland Marriott City Center

10:30 a.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety
Bldg. 48-109

Senior Management Town Hall Meeting
Bldg. 937-649

1:30 p.m
Surface Science and Catalysis
Layered Bimetallic Nanoparticles in an Electrochemical Magnetic Resonance Experiment
Andrzej Wieckowski, U. of Illinois
Bldg. 2-100B

Market Carvery: TBA
Fresh Grille: TBA
Menutainment: TBA
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Pentagon Saves
Cyclotron From Cuts
By Ian Hoffman

The Pentagon is rescuing an atom-smashing machine at Berkeley Lab from the budget ax to test electronics for military and spy satellites. Under the Bush administration's 2004 budget, the Lab's 88-Inch Cyclotron was to be mothballed. But scientists at the nonprofit federal Aerospace Corp. persuaded the Defense Department to keep the cyclotron working, as well as its small crew of engineers and scientists, until at least September 2005. Full story.


Sethian Wins
Math Prize

James Sethian, head of the Mathematics Group in the Computational Research Division, has been awarded the Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Sethian was cited for his seminal work on the computer representation of the motion of curves, surfaces, interfaces, and wave fronts, and for his brilliant applications of mathematical and computational ideas to problems in science and engineering.”

Berkeley Lab Nurse
Wins Education Award


Environment Health and Safety employee Wendy Corr has been named the winner of the Joyce Simonowitz Award for 2003. This award is given by the California State Association of Occupational Health Nurses in support of occupational nursing education. Corr is working on her master's degree in Occupational Health Nursing, with Clinical Nurse Specialist training. She has worked at Berkeley Lab since 1999 and has spearheaded the EH&S’s accident photography program, which documents unsafe working conditions to help teach others about accident prevention.


OSHA Reps May
Audit Office Space

The OSHA audit that begins today will primarily focus on labs, shops, and mechanical areas. However, office space may also be audited during their visit. As such, employees are encouraged to inspect their work space to identify any safety issues, such as obstructions to emergency exits, trip or slip hazards, electrical equipment and cords, or ergonomic practices. Staff should also be familiar with how safety communication is received, who their safety coordinator is, how to obtain safety training, and how to report emergencies, safety hazards, and work-related injuries. Visit the EH&S “Who to Call” web site to identify your division’s contacts.


New Location for Town
Hall Meeting Tomorrow

A meeting between Lab employees and senior management that was previously scheduled to take place in Building 937 tomorrow has been moved to the Shattuck Hotel, 2086 Allston Way, in downtown Berkeley. The dialogue — which continues from noon to 1 p.m. — will take place in the hotel's "Town Room." Director Charles Shank and Deputy Director for Operations Sally Benson will discuss current issues and take questions from the audience. Attendees are invited to bring brown-bag lunches.

Building 51B
Demolition Begins

Work is beginning on the demolition of Building 51B, the former External Particle Beam (EPB) Hall. Employees should use caution when walking or driving in the area, due to large-truck traffic. Demolition will also include removal of 51L, the former training facility. Work is scheduled to last three months, weather permitting. Questions should be directed to Facilities Project Manager Richard Stanton.



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