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Tuesday, January 27, 2004


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bdlg. 2-100B

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to ES&H at LBNL
Bldg. 2-100B

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste
Bldg. 51-201

Dauben Memorial Lecture
College of Chemistry
In Control of Chirality, From Catalysis to Molecular Motors
Ben L. Feringa, U. of Groningen
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Aud.

Yoga with Maya Smith
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
Physics Division
Retirement Party for Betty Armstrong
Bldg. 50A-5132

College of Chemistry Seminar
Towards Membrane Protein Structure Determination by Solution and Solid-State NMR
Hartmut Oschkinat, Free University Berlin
Calvin Lab Seminar Room

3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminar
Chemical Sciences Division
What STXM Always Promised and Now Delivers
Tolek Tyliszczak

EHS 730
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Seminar
P-Elements as Tools to Study Drosophila
Hugo Bellen Baylor College of Medicine
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Physical Chemistry Seminar
Molecular Aspects of Hydronium and Hydroxide Hydration: The Cluster Perspective
Mark Johnson, Yale
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Aud.


Computer Protection Brown Bag
The Spinning Cube of Potential Doom
Steve Lau
50 Aud.

Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377

Market Carvery: Pasta Bar with Choice of Three Sauces
Fresh Grille: Meatloaf or Sloppy Joe with Ranch Mashed Potatoes & Veggie
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad with Ground Turkey
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu


See Mars in High-Res:
Images Shine on Grid

Chip Smith, of Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) desktop support group, is assembling images from the two Mars rovers and invites employees to view the material in the Access Grid Node (room 1211) on the first floor of Bldg. 50B. The high-resolution display area and 12 feet of diagonal screen closely match the resolution of the original imagery.
Some of the images are in 3D, with special viewing glasses provided. The program will run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at 4:30, 5 and 5:30 through the week of Feb. 16.


Windows Users —
Watch Out Again!

Still another new worm, the Novarg worm, is infecting Windows systems that are connected to the Internet. This worm arrives as an attachment with a subject that indicates there has been an error in the mail delivery system, making it look as if a message sent by a user has "bounced." Opening the attachment causes systems in which anti-virus software is not properly updated to become infected. Ensure that your Windows system is running updated anti-virus software and do not open or forward any attachment that you are not expecting. Go here for more information about this worm.


E.T., Are You There?
Alien Search Explored

The arrival on Mars of NASA's rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, and the space initiative of President Bush, have revitalized one of the most compelling and oldest questions in all of science: Are we alone? Planetary scientist Roger Grinspoon looks at the history, science and fantasy behind our search for E.T. in his newest book, Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life. A review of the book in the San Jose Mercury News by Berkeley Lab’s Lynn Yarris can be read here.


Inventory 'Blow-Out Sale'
On Clothing This Week

The Lab Cafeteria is holding an "Inventory Blow-Out Sale" on all Berkeley Lab merchandise and clothing this week. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweaters, jackets and hats are priced at 20 percent to 50 percent below regular cost. Sales are limited to items in stock. Daily sale hours are 2 to 4 p.m. only.

Winter Blood Drive
Set for Feb. 11 and 12

The Winter Blood Drive is scheduled for February 11, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and February 12, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Bldg. 70A-3377. Appointments can now be made on the American Red Cross web site here (use Microsoft Explorer). Donors are encouraged to make an appointment in order to ensure adequate staffing. The American Red Cross Donor Services will have an information table at the cafeteria next Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For questions, call Charlotte Bochra at 4268.

12-kv Generator
Testing Today, Tomorrow

The Facilities Electrical Department will be testing the Lab's power generator today and tomorrow. 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.


Rain likely.
Highs in the 50s (13° C).

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SECON level 3

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