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Thursday, January 22, 2004


7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cafeteria Parking Lot

9:30 a.m.
SSG Lecture Series
Atomic Structure and
Nanochemistry at Silicon Carbide
Surfaces and Interfaces
Patrick Soukiassian, NREL
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
EETD Seminar
Uncertainties in Biological Weapon
Effects: Atmospheric Anthrax

Dean Wilkening, Stanford
Bldg. 90, Room 4133

New Dance Club series: the
Every Thursday, 4 to 6 weeks.
Bldg. 71-146U

Life Sciences
Beauty is Skin Deep: Stem Cells and their Lineages in the skin
Elaine Fuchs, The Rockefeller
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

2 p.m.
Computing Sciences
Nine Good Reasons to Be Ethical at the Lab
Dr. Al Erisman, Seattle Pacific
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Life Sciences Division
Postdoc Day Poster Sessions
Perseverance Hall

4 p.m.
Physics Division Research
Progress Meeting
Measurement of B-hadron Masses

Andreas Korn, Uppsala
Astronomical Observatory
Bldg. 50A-5132


11 a.m.
ASD Academy’s Scientists for Non-Scientists Series
Judith Campisi, Life Sciences
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Class with Naomi Harwig
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing Seminar
Minimum Redundancy Feature Selection in DNA Gene Expression Classification
Hanchuan Peng, ORNL
Bldg. 50B-4205

Market Carvery: Southern Fried Chicken with Mash Potatoes & Corn
Fresh Grille: Chicken Parmigiana Sub with Pasta Salad
Menutainment: Shrimp or Vegetarian Fried Rice Bowl
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu


JGI Launches Community
Sequencing Program

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is poised for a resounding response to the age-old question, “If we build it, will they come?” Already, collaborators are queuing up to take advantage of one of the world’s most powerful DNA sequencing facilities for the debut of DOE’s Community Sequencing Program (CSP). "The primary goal of the CSP is to provide a world-class sequencing resource for the expanding the diversity of disciplines—geology, oceanography, and ecology, among others—that can benefit from the application of genomics," says JGI Director Eddy Rubin, Berkeley Lab's Genomics Division Director. JGI is a collaboration of Berkeley, Livermore and Los Alamos laboratories. Full story.


State's Nanotech Fate
Tied to Worker Skills
By Candace Stuart

California’s inability to produce a technically skilled work force compromises the state’s standing as a leader in nanotechnology, according to a state-sponsored report released Tuesday. The California Council on Science and Technology’s report also calls for an advisory council for the governor’s office and a select committee for the Senate and Assembly to steer the long-term development of nanotechnology in the state. Full story.



Campisi to Discuss Aging and Disease Tomorrow

Judith Campisi of the Life Science Division will discuss aging as the largest single risk factor for developing a panoply of diseases, including cancer, at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Building 50 auditorium. Recent progress in aging research has shed new light on how genes and the environment govern the rate at which people age. To register for the workshop, which is part of the Administrative Services Department (ASD) Academy’s Scientists for Non-Scientists Series, please visit the Employee Self Service website.


Movie, Photos, DVDs Recall Sessler Event

A digital movie covering the event celebrating former Lab Director Andy Sessler's 75th birthday, which took place on March 15, 2003, is now posted on the event website. The viewgraphs of the afternoon symposium talks along with many photos are also posted. To access the movie, photos or viewgraphs, look under "Post-event information" on the Sessler event website. In addition, a set of four DVDs covering the entire event will be available for purchase. If interested, e-mail Tom Gallant by February 16.

New Chinese/Asian Club
Hosts Kick-Off Event

The recently formed Berkeley Lab Chinese and Asian Employee Association will host its first event this Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Perseverance Hall, located in Building 54. This pot-luck party is open to all employees, guests and their families. Activities will include speakers, card games, videos and music. Those interested in attending and/or volunteering should contact Larry Guo to register.


Mostly sunny.
Highs: low 60s (17° C).

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