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Tuesday, July 13, 2004


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to ES&H at LBNL

Bldg. 50 Auditorium

10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m.
Scientific Computing
Myrinet eXpress (MX): Smart Interconnect for HPC
Patrick Geoffray, Myricom Inc.
Bldg. 50A-5132

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety

Bldg. 48-109

3 p.m.
The Beamline 5 Protein Crystallography Facility
Simon Morton
Bldg. 6-2202


11 a.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Overview, Training & Open Forum
Perseverance Hall

Summer Lecture Series
The Energy-Water Connection: Can We Sustain Critical Resources and Make Them Reliable, Affordable, and Environmentally Sound?
Jim McMahon
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

1 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377


Morning Editions: Breakfast Wrap
Market Carvery:
Veal & Artichoke Fricasee with Rice Pilaf & Vegetable
The Fresh Grille:
California Turkey Burger with Guacamole, Swiss Cheese & Fruit Salad
Fiesta Taco Salad

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

Wednesday Summer
Lecture Rescheduled

Tomorrow's Summer Lecture with Environmental Energy Technologies scientist Jim McMahon has been rescheduled to Friday at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. The date was changed to facilitate an emergency trip McMahon must make to Washington D.C.


Calendar Workshop
Hosted by ASD

Employees are invited to attend a class on using the Lab's calendaring system on Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in Building 2-100B. Curtis McDonald, with Information and Technologies Services, will share with participants some special functions that will help users more successfully set up calendar events, including scheduling tips and tricks. Because space is limited, registration is required. Go here to sign up (ASD 9033).


Unix and Linux
Users, Beware

Unix and Linux system users and administrators -- did you know that an entry of "xhost +" in your X11 config-uration file, the path and filename for which vary from one flavor of Unix/Linux to another, is extremely dangerous? It can allow virtually anyone to gain control of your system. The Computer Protection Program strongly urges you to add the name(s) of hosts to which you want to give access, such as "xhost + lblserver," in the appropriate file in your system. For questions or advice call the Help Desk at x4357 or send email to [email protected].


Physics Research Hits
Chronicle's Front Page

Fadeyev, left, and Haber

The media popularity of research conducted by Lab physicists Carl Haber and Vitaliy Fadeyev continues, as a feature story on their efforts to extract clear, audible voices from broken, mold-eaten and otherwise unplayable early recordings appeared on the front page of yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle. The story has appeared in numerous other publications across the country over the last two months. Go here to read the story.

Foreign Students
Face U.S. Hurdles
By Suzanne Pardington


When Elena Rodriguez- Vieitez went home to Spain for Christmas in 2002, she thought she was taking just a three-week break from her doctoral work in nuclear engineering at UC Berkeley. But a long security review delayed her visa until the following March. For nearly three months, Rodriguez-Vieitez did not know when or even if she could resume her studies or her job at Berkeley Lab. "I was completely in shock," she said. "I am in the middle of my studies there. I have lived in the United States for eight years. They wouldn't give me a clue as to how long it would take." Full story (registration required).

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