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Friday, June 11 , 2004

10 a.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Control and Spectroscopy of Electrons on an Attosecond Time Scale
Reinhard Kienberger, Vienna University of Technology
Bldg. 71-264

11 a.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 51-201

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class
Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70A-3377

Negawatts vs. Megawatts:   Recovering California's Secret Energy Surplus
John Domingos, Energy Conservation Finance Institute
Bldg. 90- 3148

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Performance Characteristics of the Cray X1 and Their Implications for Application Performance Tuning
Hongzhang Shan
Bldg. 50A-5132


No Events Scheduled


Morning Additions: Two Eggs with Cornbeef Hash and Biscuits
Origins: Shrimp Louis
Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham & Cheese with Side Salad & Fries
Menutainment: Viva La Burrito

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

Full menu

Ronald Reagan, right, honors Lab scientist Glenn Seaborg's work on "A Nation at Risk," a 1983 report on the country's education system.

Moment of Silence
For Reagan at Noon

Berkeley Lab will follow the lead of the University of California in its tribute to former President Ronald Reagan on the day of his funeral ceremony by observing a moment of silence at noon today. A public address announcement will precede the moment. President Bush and Governor Schwarzenegger have declared this an official Day of Mourning, and federal and state offices are closed. UC and the labs remain open, and all flags on UC property will be lowered to half-staff through July 5.


Foundry Included in New
UC Nanotechnology Site

The University of California Office of the President has added a new page to its system-wide website focusing on campus and lab efforts in the field of nanotechnology. The page serves as an index to the range of programs being conducted throughout the system, including Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry, with navigation links to each listed subject. Go here to see the new site.

Property Management
Class on Wednesday

The Lab's ASD Academy and the Property Management group are presenting a workshop on "Managing Property in a Dynamic Environment" on Wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m., in Building 2-100B. Gavin Robillard will lead the class, which is appropriate for employees who assist with property accountability on any level. It will provide a thorough understanding of property classifications, management requirements and access to resources essential to maintaining accurate and up-to-date records. Go here to register (ASD9022).


View State-of-Lab
Address On The Web

Couldn't catch the State-of-the-Lab address presented by Director Charles Shank yesterday, either in person or via live web stream? Not to worry. A video of the event has been archived and is available to computers using Windows operating systems running the Internet Explorer web browser. Go to the Lab's A-Z Index and select "Virage." Click on "Online Presentations" from the menu, then the "View Program Guide List" link. Click on "Archived Webcasts," select "State of the Lab 2004," then click the Real player preference button to begin playback. RealPlayer software is also required. Go here to download a free copy.


PNAS To Provide Free
Access to its Contents


The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS, one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials, is going to be free on-line to everyone around the world. In a June 8 editorial, Nicholas Cozzarelli, PNAS editor-in-chief, announced a new policy aimed at providing "unfettered access" to scientific literature. Policy changes include putting all PNAS content from the first volume, published in 1915, to articles published just 6 months ago, on-line and available at no charge. Go here to read the editorial.

DOE Will Bid Livermore,
Los Alamos Separately

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will conduct separate competitions for the management of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, both now managed by the University of California (UC).  The department also announced it will extend the current contract for Livermore beyond its current September 30, 2005, expiration date in order to separate the two competitions. Go here to read DOE's press release, and here to read a statement from Robert Foley, UC Vice President for Lab Management.


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