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Tuesday, July 6, 2004

Computing Sciences
Computing the Cosmos
Julian Borrill
Perseverance Hall


8 a.m.
Computing Sciences Computing the Cosmos
Julian Borrill
Perseverance Hall

Computing Sciences Computing the Cosmos
Julian Borrill
Perseverance Hall

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class
Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminar Series
Recent Improvements in Benders and Bi-morph Mirrors for Synchrotron

Gilbert Dahan
Chairman and CEO, SESO
2-100B Conference Room


Morning Additions: Chorizo Scramble with Home Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Brie Cheese & Tomato with Basil on Sourdough
Market Carvery: Pepper Roasted Brisket with Roasted Garlic Potatoes

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu

DOE Secretary Planning
Visit to Lab Tomorrow


As part of a West Coast swing, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham is scheduled to visit Berkeley Lab tomorrow and receive briefings on scientific initiatives and technology projects. He is also scheduled to make stops at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

UC in $69 Million
Settlement with B of A


The University of California on Friday announced a settlement with Bank of America in the Enron Corp. securities class action lawsuit. The university is lead plaintiff representing a class of Enron investors who lost billions of dollars in the now-bankrupt energy firm. The UC Board of Regents will consider final approval of the $69 million settlement at its regularly scheduled meeting next week. Full story.


Latest Computer Security
News Available Online

The latest edition of Berkeley Lab’s Computer Protection Quarterly is now online here, and features Part 2 of an article on Mac OS X Security, a feature on “The Lurking Evils of Spyware,” as well as a listing of upcoming security-related events. The quarterly newsletter is produced by the Lab’s Computer Protection Program.

Larabell and Mark Le Gros at ALS

Imaging Cells Featured
In Tomorrow’s Lecture

Soft x-ray microscopy is poised to bridge the gap between light microscopy and electron microscopy by combining their best features with entirely new capabilities. Carolyn Larabell of Physical Biosciences will discuss the unprecedented high-throughput capabilities of soft x-ray tomography for cell and molecular biology studies at tomorrow’s Summer Lecture Series event, “Life Under the Microscope,” beginning at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. She will also share her vision for a new center that will perform “cat scans” of biological cells and provide new insights into cell function at the molecular level.


Keasling, Hopkins Tapes
Now Available for Loan


Employees who may have missed the Summer Lectures presented over the last two weeks by Jay Keasling and Deb Hopkins can view them via videotape on loan from the Lab Library (Building 50). Keasling spoke on June 23 on "Synthetic Biology: Building Bugs to Produce Drugs." Hopkins’ June 30 talk was entitled, ““Blasting Rocks and Blasting Cars: Applied Engineering for Industry.”

Gayley, University Paving
Begins on Campus Today

Crews will begin work today to repave Gayley Road from Hearst Ave. to Rimway Road. University Drive, which leads from the East Gate into campus past Evans Hall, will also be resurfaced. Construction on the roads is expected to continue through early August. Traffic on Gayley Road and access to the campus at East Gate will be interrupted throughout the project. Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible while construction is underway. Access will be managed by flag personnel. Go here for more information.


Morning fog, then sunny.
Highs: low 70s (21° C).

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SECON level 3

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