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Thursday, March 25, 2004


9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety
Bldg. 51-201

12:30 p.m.
Nuclear Science
Cosmology: A Primer
Norman Glendenning
Perseverance Hall

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Gas-Phase Lubrication of MEMS Devices
Seong Kim, Pennsylvania State U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Clues to the Cause of Parkinson's Disease: An Epidemiological Perspective
Caroline Tanner, Parkinson's Institute
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

The B+/- --> D K+/- Approach for Measuring Gamma: Mission Impossible?
Owen Long, UCSB
Bldg. 50A-5132


11:45 a.m.
Video Brown Bag: The Columbia Shuttle Disaster
Perseverance Hall

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing Introduction to the Itanium 2
Shoaib Kamil
Bldg. 50A-5132

1:30 p.m.
EHS 20
ES&H for Supervisors
Bldg. 51-201

Morning Additions: Swiss Cheese, Tomato & Avocado Omelet
Market Carvery: Chicken Cacciatore with Pasta
Fresh Grille: BBQ Chicken & Bacon Sandwich
Menutainment: Pasta Bar with Side Salad
Full Meal Deal: Chili Cheeseburger, Onion Rings, Side Salad, Coke & Pie
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu

Foundry Featured in Research Center Report

Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry, whose research building is now under construction behind Building 66, is one of five featured facilities in the recently published report, "Science, Technology and Innovation: The Bay Area's Five New Research Centers." Foundry Director Paul Alivisatos is interviewed on page 15 of the report, issued by the Bay Area Economic Forum. UC Berkeley programs "CITRIS" and "QB3" are among the other centers discussed. Go here to read the report.


Rushing Puts You at Risk,
Accident Reviews Show

Two recent accident reviews at Berkeley Lab demonstrate the danger of rushing. One employee running to catch a bus tripped off a curb, and another rushing to get off a bus tripped off the bus stairs. In both cases, they sustained injuries. The need to rush can be prevented by good time management -- plan your day and avoid rushing altogether when you can. Employees are reminded that when you are rushed, recognize that you put yourself at risk.


Why Mozilla, Why Now?
ASD Event Will Explain

The ASD Academy in partnership with Computing Sciences is holding two Brown Bag sessions on the Lab's conversion to Mozilla as its standard Internet browser and e-mail provider. Discussion topics will cover Mozilla tips and tricks, the top five things to know about Mozilla, problem areas and frequently asked questions. The sessions will take place next Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday, from 1 to 2 p.m. Both talks are in the Building 50 auditorium.


Ridgway Receives TAPPI Journal Award for Paper


Paul Ridgway, with the Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, recently received a letter from the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), congratulating him on his "selection as author and recipient of the TAPPI Journal Editorial Board's 2003 Outstanding Research Paper Award" for his report on "Laser Ultrasonic System for On-Line Measurement of Elastic Properties of Paper." Only eight papers were nominated to receive this honor. Ridgway's paper was ranked first based on the criteria of innovation, creativity, scientific merit, and clarity.

Wiser Lauded for Wind
Energy Analysis Work


The American Wind Energy Association has honored Berkeley Lab scientist Ryan Wiser, with the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, with a special achievement award for "excellence in research, analysis, and clear documentation of renewable energy policy and market drivers." The award was based on Wiser's "strong body of analysis relating to wind and other renewables, including noteworthy work on renewable energy policy and economics." The award recognizes a diverse group of business leaders, advocates, and policymakers as the most influential voices in the development of the wind power industry. Go here to read a press release on the awards.

Computer Protection
Talk on Hacker Tools

Jay Krous of the Lab's Computer Protection Program will be talking about and demonstrating hacker tools commonly used against Windows systems at a brown bag workshop next Tuesday. The event begins at noon in Perseverance Hall.


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