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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

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

ASD Academy
Managing Property in a Dynamic Environment
Gavin Robillard
Bldg. 2-100B

Summer Lecture Series
Large-Scale Science Must Manage Massive Amounts of Data: ESnet is Where the Rubber Hits the Road
Bill Johnston
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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

1 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 51-201

EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

3 p.m.
Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering Study of Ce Compounds
Masamitsu Watanabe
Bldg. 2-100B


7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ironage Shoemobile Visit
cafeteria parking lot

ALS Colloquium
Opportunities in Nanomagnetism
Sam Bader, Argonne National Laboratory

10:30 a.m.
ASD Workshop
Relaxation Techniques
Laurie Yamamoto, UC Berkeley’s Tang Center
Bldg. 2-100B

11 a.m.
NCEM Seminar
Self-assembly of Soft Nanostructured Block Copolmers
Nitash P. Balsara
Bldg. 72-201


Morning Additions: Breakfast Bagel
Market Carvery: Beef or Vegetarian Lasagna
Fresh Grille: Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Peppers & Onions
Origins: Chipotle Roasted Roast Beef, Baked Potato & Veggie

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

Full menu

ESNet's Johnston Gives
Summer Lecture Today


Bill Johnston, manager of the Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESNet) at Berkeley Lab, will talk about managing the massive amounts of data resulting from large-scale science in a talk at noon today in the Building 50 auditorium. Johnston, a distinguished networking and computing researcher and expert on the World Wide Web, has titled his talk "Large-Scale Science Must Manage Massive Amounts of Data: ESnet is Where the Rubber Hits the Road." It is part of the Lab's 10th annual Summer Lecture Series. All employees are invited to bring their lunches and enjoy the talk.


Homestake Lab Team
Looks for Scientists

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Gov. Mike Rounds said he wants to build a new coalition of scientists to support converting the abandoned Homestake Mine in Lead into a national underground laboratory. "We're moving in the right direction," Rounds told reporters Monday after meeting with five scientists from Berkeley Lab. Later the scientists toured the Homestake property, one of at least seven sites vying to become the location for a proposed national underground laboratory. Scientists, especially physicists, use deep labs to shield sensitive experiments from cosmic radiation. "The site itself is great," Lab nuclear scientist Kevin Lesko told reporters. "It has depth (8,000 feet), which is good, and it has a large amount of real estate. You could accomplish a large amount of science at one location." Full story.

Geologists Map
'Cartwright Country'

Remember the burning Ponderosa map at the beginning of the long-running TV show "Bonanza"? Now a geologist at Washington University in St. Louis has replaced that map with one of the famous ore site known as the Comstock Lode, a part of which is the "Big Bonanza." Robert Criss, Ph.D., professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, and his former graduate student Michael J. Singleton, Ph.D., now at Berkeley Lab, analyzed 327 rock samples collected from a portion of the Comstock Lode as well as historical samples and ones from the Smithsonian Institute and "visualized" a kind of symmetrical flow. Full story.


UC Berkeley Names
Harris as New Dean
By Robert Sanders


A distinguished chemist with many years on the faculty and at Berkeley Lab, and a sociologist who is an expert in East Asian studies, have been named as new deans at the University of California, Berkeley, campus by Chancellor Robert Berdahl. Charles B. Harris, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, will become dean of the College of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2005; he was formerly Division Director for Chemical Sciences at the Lab. And John Lie, professor of sociology, will be dean of International and Area Studies (IAS), effective July 1, 2004. Harris will replace Clayton Heathcock in chemistry, while Lie succeeds David Leonard in IAS. Full story.


Today is ASD Staff
Appreciation Day

There are almost 300 Administrative Services Department staff members across the Lab. They work in every division across the Hill, downtown, in Walnut Creek and Oakland, and even in Washington D.C., supporting Berkeley Lab’s mission. They provide a variety of services, from financial resource management and analysis, to travel and conference services, to frontline office management and support. Employees are invited to take time out of their busy schedule to thank ASD staff.

Vehicle Mileage
Reports Due

Fleet Operations requests that all vehicle custodians report their monthly mileage by this Friday. Custodians are asked to report their mileage even if they have gone to the pumps, since the computer system that usually provides this information is currently unavailable. Please email reports to Leslie Striplin or call Striplin at x5475.


Mostly sunny.
Highs: low 80s (28° C).

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