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Monday, July 19, 2004


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Inna Belogolovsky ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377


Computing Sciences
Computational Nanoscience Using Supercomputers
Lin-Wang Wang
Bldg. 50D-3416

Laser Ablation: Fundamentals and Applications
Samuel Mao
Bldg. 90-3148

Employee Activities Assoc.
Amateur Radio Group Mtg.
Bldg. 48-117


Morning Editions: Pancakes, Eggs, Hash Browns and Bacon
Market Carvery:
Grilled Mushroom Stroganoff with Egg Noodle
The Fresh Grille:
Grilled Pepperoni, Olive, & Pepper Melt
Southern Fried Chicken Drumettes with Mashed Potatoes & Corn

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

Bill Would Clean Up,
Recycle Water

McMahon, top, and Dunham-Whitehead

At a recent press conference, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Pete Domenici introduced legislation to create a federal water technology program. During the press conference Berkeley Lab scientists Jim McMahon and Camilla Dunham -Whitehead (Environmental Energy Technologies) conducted a mini-exposition of their research in water technology. The new program seeks to expand and coordinate water technology research around the country to improve water quality and quantity; it would include research on new methods of saving water and energy simultaneously. Go here to read a Tri-Valley Herald story on this legislation.

Nikaido Recieves
'Freedom' Award

Hiroshi Nikaido, a UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab biochemist who has spent his career studying antibiotic resistance, has received a national award for his contribution to infectious disease research. He will be honored with the 14th annual "Freedom to Discover Award for Distinguished Achievement in Infectious Disease Research" from Bristol-Myers Squibb during a ceremony in October. The award includes a cash prize of $50,000. Nikaido was recognized for "groundbreaking contributions" that have helped scientists better understand why some bacteria are resistant to antibiotics. His work has led to the design of more effective antibiotics. Full story.

Performance Award
Forms Due Aug. 2

Supervisors are reminded that nominations for Outstanding Performance Awards (OPA) for this quarter are due in Compensation on August 2. OPA's are given to both individuals and teams for noteworthy and significant contributions that impact a division, department or the laboratory in a positive way. Go here to access the Human Resources form (click on "Compensation Forms"). For a broader description of the OPA program and its importance to the Lab, read this Friday's issue of The View.


SANS Workshop
In Early August

The Department of Energy is hosting a SANS Security Essentials, Track 1 workshop at Livermore Lab from Monday, Aug. 2, through Saturday, Aug. 7. The course covers the most important topics and skills for an information security team and offers the language and underlying theory for computer security. The Cyber Security Office will pay for the cost of this training. Enrollment is open to DOE employees and contractors. Go here for more information and to register.

Computer Protection
Works to Secure Logins

As part of an ongoing effort to secure logins and comply with RPM and DOE requirements, the Lab's Computer Protection Program will disallow inbound telnet connections, starting Aug. 1. If you use telnet to remotely access Lab machines, you'll need to switch to secure shell (ssh) or some other program that encrypts each password that is entered (ssh is built into many Linux and Unix systems). Go here to obtain free versions of ssh for other systems. Go here to learn more about the Lab's computer and network security policies.

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