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Wednesday, March 17, 2004


9:30 a.m.
EHS 802
Reporting Adverse ESH Occurrences in ORPS
Bldg. 51-201

10:30 a.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety
Bldg. 48-109

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

3 p.m.
From Astrophysics to Nanoscience: Probing Ion Beams with Synchrotron Radiation
Ron Phaneuf, U. of Nevada Bldg. 6-2202


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

8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection-Fundamentals
Bldg. 51-201

9:30 a.m.
Complex Oxide Heterostructures: Challenges and Opportunities
R. Ramesh, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202

10:15 a.m.
Decreasing the Computation Time for Generalized Pattern Search Optimization Algorithms by Using Adaptive Precision Cost Function Evaluations
Michael Wetter
Bldg. 70-191

11 a.m.
Lab Mac User Group
Mozilla on Your Mac
Nat Stoddard
Bldg. 70A-3377

Determining the Adequate Level of Distributed Generation Penetration in Future Grids
Johan Driesen
Bldg. 90-314

3 to 9 p.m.
University of California
Lab Director Search
Perseverance Hall
(invitation only)

5:30 p.m.
Friends of Science
Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography: Proof Is in the Printing
Kenneth Goldberg
Bldg. 2-100B

Morning Additions: Durango Breakfast Bagel with Hash Browns
Market Carvery: Corned Beef & Cabbage with Carrots
Fresh Grille: Salmon Burger with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Spinach Quiche with Potato Salad
Full Meal Deal : New York Deli Burger, Fries, Side Salad, Sprite & Sherbert Float, & Pie
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Regents Will Discuss
Lab Director Search

The University of California Board of Regents will be discussing the search for a new Director at Berkeley Lab during its monthly business meeting this week. The Regents' Committee on Oversight of the DOE Laboratories is scheduled to talk about the national search during its open session tomorrow, beginning around 10:10 a.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet. Go here and click on the "audio broadcast" link when the meeting is in session (requires RealPlayer audio software).

Top o' the Mornin'
On This St. Pat's Day

For most, St. Patrick's Day conjures up images of green beer, leprechauns, and Blarney stones. But many aren't aware that this most Irish of days is named after a real person who, in the fifth century, dedicated himself to converting Pagans to Christianity. His mission lasted more than 30 years, ending with his death on March 17, 461 AD. That day has been celebrated as St. Patrick's Day ever since. The holiday made its official American debut in 1737 in Boston. For a traditional St. Patrick's Day meal, head over to the cafeteria for some corned beef and cabbage.


Senator Urges Increased
Funding of Science Tools


"One doesn't need a degree in physics to understand the value of a scientific tool that furthers human understanding of matter while answering practical questions in materials science and biology; a tool that is of use to both academic and industrial researchers; a tool that attracts the best researchers from throughout the world. The U.S. simply must invest to upgrade its capabilities in this area," House Science Committee Chair Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) recently told a workshop at Brookhaven National Lab. Go here to read a transcript of his talk on science funding.


Detection at a Distance For More Sensitive MRI

Song-I Han

Berkeley Lab materials scientist Alexander Pines and his colleagues -- postdoc Song-I Han, and doctoral candidate Juliette Seeley-- have discovered a remarkable new way to improve the versatility and sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the technology upon which it is based, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Full story.


Learn How to Install
Mozilla on Your Mac

Tomorrow, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., ITSD staffer Nat Stoddard will give a talk on how to install the Internet browser Mozilla on Macintosh computers, followed by a Q&A session on Mac-specific issues. The event, sponsored by the Lab's Mac Users Group, takes place in Building 70A-3377.

Register Now For Lab's Daughters & Sons Day

"Big Things Come in Little Packages" is the theme for this year's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, which takes place Thursday, April 22. For the 11th consecutive year, Berkeley Lab will host guests of employees, both girls and boys ages 9 to 16, to a day of science filled with fun. This year's event has a new twist: a "Girls Career Fair" and a "Boys Career Fair," specially designed so that participants can meet and speak to professionals in various scientific fields. Volunteer opportunities also exist. Go here to learn more.


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