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Wednesday, January 28, 2004


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

Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377.


8 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Molecular Foundry Users' Workshop
Bldg. 66 Aud.

11 a.m.
Chemistry Graduate Research Seminar
Jared Lewis and Joseph Fassler
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Aud.

EETD Seminar
Development of New HVAC Design Tools: Search for the Holy Grail of Ventilation Research
Dr. Jelena Srebric, Penn State U.
Bldg. 90-3148

1:30 p.m.
Physics Division
Research Progress Meeting
Interference Study of Charmonium Reactions at FNAL E835
Paolo Rumerio, Northwestern
Bldg. 50B-4205

4 p.m.
Inorganic Chemistry Graduate Research Conference
Peter Pauzauskie and Anthony Contreras
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Aud.

6 p.m.
Reception and Poster Session
Molecular Foundry Users' Workshops

Market Carvery: Honey Dijon Pork Chop with Two Sides
Fresh Grille: Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Peppers & Onions Mashed Potatoes & Veggie
Menutainment: Chipotle Roasted Chicken, Steamed Rice & Veggie
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Enrique Iglesia Receives Gas Conversion Prize

Enrique Iglesia, a Chemical Sciences researcher and professor of chemical engineering at UC Berkeley, has been awarded the 2004 Award for Excellence in Natural Gas Conversion. This award is given every three years at the Natural Gas Conversion Symposium and recognizes an individual who has made “enduring and significant contributions to science and technology for conversion of natural gas to valuable products.” Iglesia will receive the prize at the Symposium in June.


Classes on Writing, Aging
Parents Set for Academy

The ASD Academy has room available in two of its upcoming training courses — ASD0214, “Franklin/Covey Writing Advantage," Feb. 3, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and ASD9028, “The Sandwich Generation — Caring for Aging Parents," Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Non-Administrative Services Department employees can register with the Employee Self Service application, available on the self-service web site here. For more information on both classes, go here.

Lift Ticket Discounts
Available at Cafeteria

Ken Wan will be taking pre-orders for corporate discount ski lift tickets this week at the Cafeteria, from noon to 1 p.m. through Friday. Wan, who is also looking for members to join the Ski and Snowboard Club in the Employee Activities Association, is offering ski tickets to Kirkwood ($48 adult, $39 junior), Heavenly ($52 adult), and Northstar-at-Tahoe/ Sierra-at-Tahoe ($47 Adult, $38 Young Adult, $13 Child). Checks will be returned if the minimum ticket order is not reached. Contact Wan at 4456 or go here for more information.

It's Official: Contract
Will Be Competed

The Department of Energy announced yesterday that it will compete management and operations contracts for five of its laboratories, including Berkeley Lab. The DOE acknowledged its compliance with Congressional budget language, in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2004. The stipulation was published in the Congressional Record. Decisions on timing and procedures for the competitions are still pending. Full story.

Rep. Honda Will Speak
At Friday Groundbreaking


Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, will be a featured speaker at this Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Molecular Foundry building. Honda is co-sponsor of the Boehlert-Honda Nanotechnology Act of 2003, which authorizes $3.7 billion over the next three years for nanotechnology research and development programs. The program starts at 11:30 a.m. outdoors (weather permitting) between Building 66 and the National Center for Electron Microscopy. All employees are invited to attend. See full program here.

Dynes National Lab
Column Premieres


UC President Robert Dynes has written the first in a periodic series of columns on issues involving the UC national laboratories. The first column discusses the issue of industrial partners for both Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories. It also mentions the "Dynes' Desk", a way to provide your viewpoint to the UC president. To read the column, click here.


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