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Friday, March 19, 2004


8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection-Lab Safety
Bldg. 51-201

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


10 a.m.
Looking Beyond the Light: From Molecules to Brains
Alex Pines
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Keith Olson
Bldg. 70A-3377

Morning Additions: Two Eggs with Biscuit & Gravy
Origins: Calamari Steak Piccatta with Pasta Alfredo
Fresh Grille: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork
Full Meal Deal : Cordon Bleu Burger, Fries, Side Salad, Raspberry Sprite Float & Pie
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu

Members of the Berkeley Lab Director Search Committee met yesterday at the Lab: (from left) Lawrence Seigler, Sidney Drell, Peter Preuss, John Clarke, Peter Wolynes, and Beth Burnside.

Regents Hear Plans
For Director Search

The University of California Board of Regents was given the timetable yesterday for the search to recruit a new Director at Berkeley Lab. Vice President Robert Foley told them a joint committee, which met at Berkeley Lab yesterday, and a screening committee headed by retired Lab physicist Bill Frazer, will filter the nominations to advise the President. A meeting on April 21 will select candidates for interview in early May, with an appointment expected on May 20 in San Francisco. Full story.


Power Outages Set
For This Saturday

This Saturday, there will be a scheduled electrical power outage at Building 90 and all 90 trailers.   The outage will start at approximately 5 a.m. and continue until around 5 p.m. on Sunday. For information, contact Matt Hilburn at x7270 or Guy Kelley at x4703. There will also be an outage at Buildings 84 and 84B on the same day, starting at approximately 6 a.m. and ending at around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. For information, contact Jim Murphy at x4175.


Wednesday's edition of Today at Berkeley Lab incorrectly listed the time the wash and re-lamp work will end each day. Technicians will finish around 4 a.m.


Eisen Wins Rave
Award From Wired


Michael Eisen, a scientist in the Lab's Genome Sciences Division, recently received a "2004 Wired Rave Award" from Wired Magazine, for his work on the Public Library of Science, a nonprofit organization committed to making the scientific and medical literature a public resource. Eisen's colleague Patrick Brown, with Stanford University, also received the award.


Carolyn Vertuca (left), Wendell Hom, and Sandy Huynh from the JGI

Things Were 'Shakin'' at JGI on St. Paddy's Day

The Joint Genome Institute's (JGI) Employee Activities Committee combined their love of ice cream and St. Patrick's Day spirit for their first annual "Shamrock Shake" fundraiser. The volunteers used mint chocolate chip ice cream to make green "Irish" shakes. They went through nearly 10 gallons of ice cream and sold about 40 shakes. The group raised almost $80, which will help fund the JGI summer picnic holiday party. The group is planning other theme fundraisers. Details will be posted in Today at Berkeley Lab when confirmed.


UC-Managed Pension Plans Will Change

In April, the University of California will be implementing three major changes to the UC-managed funds: 1) The fund mix of the Multi-Asset Fund will change substantially and renamed the Balanced Growth Fund; 2) A new fund option, called the TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities Fund) will be offered as both a component of the new Balanced Growth Fund and as a stand alone investment option; and 3) The Money Market Fund will be closed, and participant balances and future contributions will automatically be redirected to the Savings Fund. Go here for more details. A feature story on these changes will appear in the April 2 issue of The View.


Partly cloudy and cooler.
Highs: mid-70s (24° C).

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