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Friday, January 23, 2004


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun Microsystems "SunDay" Event
Perseverance Hall

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


Yoga Class with Keith Olson
Bldg. 70A-3377

5:45 p.m.
Physics Oppenheimer Lecture
Quark Confinement and String Theory
Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study
2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

Market Carvery: Baked Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade
Fresh Grille: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Chicken or Pork Burrito
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu


Engineering Announces
RIFs; Volunteers Sought

Acting Engineering Division Director Kem Robinson has announced that financial constraints have necessitated a Reduction in Force (RIF) process in the division. All hiring activity, promotions and reclassifications have been temporarily frozen. Volunteer resignations will be considered in lieu of layoffs of others, with applications due Jan. 30. Volunteers may be eligible to receive severance pay. Go here to read Robinson’s announcement memo to the Division.



Computer Brown Bag
Features Cube of Doom

The next Computer Protection Brown Bag event will feature Steve Lau of NERSC speaking on "The Spinning Cube of Potential Doom" at noon, next Wednesday, in the Building 50 auditorium. Lau will discuss his work in graphically visualizing malicious traffic on the Internet using network information collected by the Bro intrusion detection system. The "Cube" is useful for monitoring the overall level of continual malicious traffic on the Internet. Bring your lunch and questions.


Betty Armstrong Retirement Party Next Tuesday

After more than thirty years of extraordinary service to Berkeley Lab's Physics Division and the Particle Data Group, Betty Armstrong will retire on January 30. Among her many achievements, Betty is the architect of the 1000-page biennial Review of Particle Physics, the "bible" of the high-energy physics community. A farewell reception will be held next Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Director's Conference Room, 50A-5132. All of Betty's co-workers and friends are welcome to attend.


Molecular Foundry
Ceremony Next Friday

Next Friday, the Lab will celebrate the groundbreaking of the Molecular Foundry, a DOE nanoscience national user facility. Activities will begin with a keynote address at 10:45 a.m. by Larry Bock, Chairman of Nanosys, in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium. Director Shank will then be joined by U.S. Congressman Mike Honda and other dignitaries for a groundbreaking ceremony at 11:30 a.m. below Bldg. 66. Details of the ceremony and other groundbreaking activities may be found here. Because space is very limited, registration is required.

Inventory 'Blow-Out'
Clothing Sale Next Week

Next Monday through Friday, the Lab Cafeteria will be holding an "Inventory Blow-Out Sale" on all Berkeley Lab merchandise and clothing. That means that sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweaters, jackets and hats will all be priced at 20% to 50% below regular cost. Sales are limited to items in stock. Daily sale hours are 2 to 4 p.m. only.


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