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Friday, March 26, 2004


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


9 a.m.
EHS 225
Forklift Training
Bldg. 51-201

11:30 a.m.
Materials Sciences
Ultrafast Mid-Infrared Studies of Photo-Induced Proton Transfer Reactions in the Liquid Phase
Matteo Rini, Berkeley Lab
775A/B Tan Hall, campus

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

4 p.m.
Structural Biology
3D Structure Determination of snRNPs and Spliceosomes by Single Particle Electron Cryomicroscopy
Holger Stark, Max Planck Institute, University of Goettingen
100 Lewis Hall

4:30 p.m.
Department of Physics
The Oklo Prehistoric Natural Reactor and the Time Variability of the Fundamental Constants of Nature
Steve Lamoreaux, Lab Fellow, Los Alamos
1 Le Conte Hall

Morning Editions: Biscuits & Gravy, 2 Eggs, & Hash Browns
Market Carvery: Pesto Baked Salmon with Rice a Roni & Mixed Vegetable
Fresh Grille: Double Mushroom & Swiss Burger with Fries
Menutainment: Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork
Full Meal Deal: Cordon Blue 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.

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Lab Physicist Shapiro
Named Campus Chair


Berkeley Lab particle physicist Marjorie Shapiro, who is also a joint appointee as professor on the Physics Department faculty at UC Berkeley, has been named by campus Dean Mark Richards as the next Chair of the department, effective this July. Shapiro, a collaborator through the Lab in two major experiments -- the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) and the Atlas collider experiment at CERN -- will initially be appointed for a term of two years, and will consider serving a third year after she has been on the job for a year, according to announcement made yesterday by Richards, Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences.

‘OneSC’ Restructuring
To Be Announced April 1


Office of Science (SC) Director Ray Orbach announced in a message yesterday that he will roll out his Office of Science Restructuring (“OneSC”) Plan on April 1 in a town hall meeting via videoconference for all SC employees. The plan, he said, will “reduce layers of management, streamline decision-making processes, clarify lines of authority, and make better use of resources.” Included will be the creation of an SC Integrated Support Center, a partnership of the Chicago and Oak Ridge offices, to provide business, administrative, and technical support to Berkeley Lab and other SC sites. Links about the plan, including a white paper and Q-and-A, can be found here.

Bacteria, Designer Bugs,
Solar Cells in Latest ‘Beat’

The March issue of Berkeley Lab’s Webzine, Science Beat, has been posted, including stories on the first nationwide census of airborne bacteria, synthetic biology and "bugs" that could make an effective but scarce malaria drug, and newly discovered material to improve solar cells. Go here to read these and other stories featuring Lab research.


Lab Employees Invited
To ‘Rebuild Together’

The Albany-Berkeley-Emeryville (ABE) and San Francisco chapters of Rebuilding Together, a national volunteer organization that provides free improvements for the homes of low-income seniors and people with disabilities, as well as community facilities, are recruiting volunteers for their April 24 project. Berkeley Lab employees are invited to participate on Energy Teams that will go from house to house installing simple energy and water efficiency measures. The Energy Teams were begun by a Berkeley Lab postdoctoral fellow several years ago. Contact Allan Chen at x4210 for more information.

Weekend Crane Work
Will Shut Down B90

Building 90 will be shut down for crane activity this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday between about 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., access to the building will be unavailable. For information, contact Matt Hilburn at x7270 or Guy Kelley at x4703.


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