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Tuesday, March 2, 2004


11 a.m.
College of Chemistry
Drug Discovery: Back to the Future
Barry Sharpless, Scripps Research Institute
120 Latimer Hall

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Maya Smith Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 277
Confined Space Permit Writer
Bldg. 75-124

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Gaining Control in the Synthesis of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Jie Liu, Duke U.
120 Latimer Hall


10 a.m.
EHS 535
Hot Work Permit Training Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
The Quark Gluon Plasma Seen at RHIC
Miklos Gyulassy, Columbia U.
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class With Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Probing Phonons in Plutonium Using High Resolution Inelastic X-ray Scattering
Joe Wong, LLNL
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry Imaging of Protein Adsorption and Self Assembly at the Solid/Liquid Interface by AFM  
David Kim
120 Latimer Hall

Morning Editions: Breakfast Wrap
Market Cavery: Roast Cross Rib of Beef, Roasted Potatoes & Veggies
Fresh Grille: Garden Burger with Mushrooms & Cheese, Onion Rings
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

'LabUPDATE' Newsletter Features Contract, Shank


The latest issue of LabUpdate, the University of California's newsletter about its managed laboratories, features President Robert Dynes' comments on prospective lab contract competition, as well as a story on Berkeley Lab Director Charles Shank's plans to step down at the end of the year. Lab research into building energy controls and vehicle battery testing are also highlighted. Go here to read Issue #13.


Corporate Travel Cards
Are for Lab Use Only

Corporate travel cards may be issued to career employees who travel on official Laboratory business at least once a year. Except in extenuating circumstances, corporate travel cards should be used only for expenses associated with official Laboratory travel. Amounts charged to the cards are billed directly to the cardholder. The cardholder is personally responsible for paying all charges and keeping the account current. The Laboratory will not reimburse or pay late fee charges incurred in connection with the corporate card. Travelers are reimbursed by submitting a travel expense report. P-cards may not be used for travel expenses or registration fees. Go here to read the policy on corporate travel cards.

NERSC Bimonthly Publication Debuts

The Department of Energy's premier unclassified supercomputing center, NERSC at Berkeley Lab, has published its first issue of a new bimonthly newsletter devoted to news and highlights about the facility and its capabilities. Edited by Jon Bashor of Computing Sciences, "NERSC News" opens with a feature on the broadened accessibility of NERSC to users via the DOE Science Grid. It also includes a story on the lattice QCD data library. Go here to read the first issue.


PG&E Schedules 115kV Switching for Thursday

PG&E will be performing switching on the 115kV transmission line to the Lab this Thursday. The procedures will be transparent to the employees and it is highly unlikely that an interruption of power will occur. However, the possibility of an electrical outage always exists. Staff should take all necessary precautions. For information, contact Jim Murphy at x4175 or Mahesh Gupta at x5220.


Windows Users: Beware
Of the Beagle.F Worm

A new worm variant, Beagle.F, is sending infected attachments in
messages with the subject: "RE: Wau...beautiful." Delete such messages and
be sure to not forward them to others. The worm bypasses mail
scanners and spoofs e-mail addresses. If you received the email, please delete the message permanently. It is likely that the worm will not infect computers unless the supplied password is unzipped. Go here for more information about this virus/worm.


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