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Thursday, January 15, 2004


9 a.m.
EHS 530 (Cancelled)
Fire Extinguisher Safety

Environmental Energy Technologies Division Seminar
Urban Water Use Efficiency in California: A Piece of the Puzzle
Peter H. Gleick, Pacific Institute
Bldg. 90-3148

4 p.m.
What Have We Really Learned from B Physics?
Stephen Bailey, Harvard
Bldg. 50B-4205


9 a.m.
EHS 154 (Cancelled)
Building Emergency Team Training

10 a.m.
ALS Special Seminar
Magnetism of Rare Earth Epitaxial Films and Rare Earth-Based Superlattices
Karine Dumesnil, Laboratoire de Physique des Matériaux, Université H. Poincaré, Nancy, France

6-2202 Conference Room

INPA Seminar
On the Speed of Gravity and the v/c Corrections to the Shapiro Time Delay
Stuart Samuel, Theory Group

1 p.m.
Chemical Physics Seminar
Diffusion of laser-polarized He-3 in Lungs

Mark Conradi, Washington University
D-62 Hildebrand Hall

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Seminar
Self-Assembly and Switching of the Bacterial Flagellum
Keiichi Namba, Osaka University

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.

Wonder About FY04 Budget? Stay Tuned...

When Congress returns to work next week, it will immediately confront legislation left over from last year. Seven major appropriations bills remain stuck in the Senate that would provide FY 2004 funding for science-related programs, including the Department of Energy. The energy policy bill, which contains strong authorization numbers for the DOE Office of Science, is bogged down. Finding the votes to pass these bills has been difficult, and the prognosis is very unclear. Full story.


Space Available in 2
ASD Academy Courses

The Administrative Services Department’s ASD Academy has room available in two of its upcoming training courses. Non-ASD employees may register at Employee Self Service. The classes are: ASD9018: Conference Services, a workshop that covers the new Lab-Hosted Meeting Requests forms and changes, Thursday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.- noon and 2-4 p.m., 2-100B; and ASD9025: Managing Property in a Dynamic Environment, Part Two, an interactive hands-on training report retrieval workshop, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2-3 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 23, 10-11 a.m., both in the Building 69 Conference room.

Vacuum, Thin-Film Exhibit, Workshop Set

A technical exhibit and workshop on vacuum and thin-film equipment, featuring 19 manufacturers, will be held next Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Among the companies on hand will be CTI Cryogenics, Granville-Phillips, VAT, Ametek/Dycor, Shimadzu, Vacuubrand, Leybold Optics, Telemark, Atlas, Heatwave Labs, AJA, SCM, HIS, Von Ardenne, CCR, PTI, Verionix, F.K. Instrument, and Manitou.

12-kv Generator Testing Starts on Tuesday

The Facilities Electrical Department will be testing the Lab's 2-megawatt, 12-kilovolt generator beginning next Tuesday. All Lab loads will be transferred to Bus 1 for functional testing on Bus 2; then to Bus 2 for functional testing on Bus 1. On Jan. 21 all Lab loads will be transferred back to their normal configurations. A hill public address announcement will be made prior to the transfers, which will be transparent to the Laboratory community. Interruption of power is unlikely, but since the possibility always exists, take all necessary precautions.For additional information, contact Jim Murphy at 4175 or Mahesh Gupta at 5220.

Traveling Resource Center
Returns to Bay Area

The Departments of Labor and Energy Traveling Resource Center will return to the San Francisco Bay Area next Tuesday and Wednesday. Representatives will assist workers/survivors in answering questions or filing claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program. The center will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 5115 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 pm. Call 925-422-2567 for information.


Partly cloudy.
Highs: mid- 50s (14° C).

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