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Thursday, June 17, 2004

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

2 p.m.
UC Board of Regents
Meeting to Select New
(closed session)
Bldg. 50A-5132

2:30 p.m.
Press Conference
Introduction of New Director (media only)
Bldg. 50A-4133


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

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

11 a.m.
Science For Non-Scientists
SNAP and Dark Energy
Saul Perlmutter Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Morning Additions: Bacon, Tomato & Cheese Omelet, Juice
Market Carvery: Turkey Cutlet with Marsala & Mushroom Sauce with Pasta
Fresh Grille: Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry
Outdoor BBQ: BBQ Pork Sandwich on Texas Toast with Coleslaw

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

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New Director's Press
Conference Online Today

The University of California has scheduled a news conference for today at around 2:30 p.m. (immediately following the Board of Regents' action) to announce the sixth Director of Berkeley Lab. Employees are invited to view and hear the press conference via the Internet. Accessing a live web video stream of the broadcast will require RealPlayer software. Go here for instructions. The press conference will also be videocast on the "Today at Berkeley Lab" television monitors and plasma screens located throughout the Laboratory. NOTE: the broadcast will NOT be accessible directly through browsers like Mozilla. Users will have to open the RealPlayer application and paste the designated URL into the address field.


'Physics of the Universe'
Strategic Plan Unveiled

Two years ago, the National Research Council laid out 11 key scientific questions at the intersection of physics and astronomy in a report entitled "Connecting Quarks to the Cosmos." Earlier this year, in response, an interagency working group of the National Science and Technology Council released a prioritized strategic plan for efforts across several government agencies to address those 11 questions. Exploring the nature of dark energy receives high priority in the new report. Go here for more information.


Microsoft's Jesper
Johansson to Speak

As part of Berkeley Lab's Computer Protection program, Microsoft's Jesper Johansson, an expert in Windows security, will speak on "How to Get Your Network Hacked in 10 Easy Steps" next Thursday, June 23, at noon in Bldg. 50A-5132.


Gelco Travel Training
Set Next Wednesday

A Gelco travel software training session will be offered Wednesday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bldg. 90-026. The morning session will cover document preparation and approval. The afternoon session provides an opportunity to practice and get answers to specific questions. Go here to register (GTM0101 Travel Manager Basic). Current users can drop in at any time during the day for assistance, or can contact the Travel Office (x4500).

Summer Science Camp
Still Has Open Slots

The Lab's Science Exploration Camp is still accepting applications for children entering grades 2-6 next fall. There are six weekly camp sessions from July 12 to August 20.   Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with before and after care available from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at no extra charge.   The weekly fee is $215. There are two scholarships, reducing the fee to $95 weekly, available to qualified Lab employees. Send e-mail here for more information, or visit the Center for Science and Engineering Education camp website.

Do You Ever Wonder? Now You Can Find Out

Do you ever wonder about the people, places, programs and policies that make up the complex world that is Berkeley Lab? "Today at Berkeley Lab" will try to answer questions that readers might have about the laboratory, in particular those of broad general interest to the lab community. Send inquiries to [email protected]. Space and time constraints will not permit an answer to every question, but those with the greatest relevance to readers will be addressed in either "Today..." or the View. So what do you want to know?


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