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Monday, March 29, 2004


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


9 a.m.
EHS 154
Building Emergency Team Training
Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m.
Organic Chemistry
Creating Electronic Materials Through Self-Assembly
Colin Nuckolls, Columbia
Pitzer Aud., 120 Latimer Hall

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

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazard Waste
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Physical Chemistry
A New Saga with the Classic Lac Operon: From Single-Molecule Enzymology to Single-Cell Gene Expression, One Molecule At A Time
Sunney Xie, Harvard
Pitzer Aud., 120 Latimer Hall

Morning Editions: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Bacon
Market Carvery: Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Toss with Creamy Alfredo Sauce
Fresh Grille: French Dip Sandwich with Fries
Menutainment: Veal Picatta with Pasta Alfredo and Steamed Vegetable
Full Meal Deal: Italian Burger, Fries, Side Salad, Rootbeer Float & Pie
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu


Florida Paper Cites
‘Home Energy Saver’

The Miami Herald’s home energy columnist devoted his Friday story to ways that homeowners can make their homes more energy efficient. Writer Ken Sheinkopf noted, among his suggestions, the value of Berkeley Lab’s web-based Home Energy Saver tool, developed by the Environmental Energy Technologies division. “You can get a great deal of valuable information quickly,” readers are told. Full story.


Few Slots Still Open
For XP Security Course

A few slots for the April 7 course "Windows XP Security Hands-on," to be taught from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. that day, are still available. This course is different from most other security courses in that students will use a hands-on approach to learn how to secure Windows XP systems. Go here for a course description. Enroll through the HRIS web site here.

Orbach: 100-Teraflop
Computing the Goal

Office of Science Director Ray Orbach told members of the American Physical Society in Montreal last week that the Department of Energy intends to support “the evaluation, installation, and application of new very high-end computing architectures for computational science” to reach computing performance in the 100-teraflop range and beyond. His talk, “Computation Science: A Research Methodology for the 21st Century,” also touched upon NERSC and its new INCITE program for high-impact science, and the current DOE solicitation of lab proposals for leadership-class scientific computing capability. View his PowerPoint presentation here.


Charter Day April 15
Will Laud Chancellor


The University of California, Berkeley, will host the 136th celebration of Charter Day on Thursday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At this year's event, faculty, staff, students, alumni and the general public will say farewell to outgoing UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with student-led games and entertainment in Dwinelle Plaza. At 3 p.m., a Charter Day ceremony in Zellerbach Auditorium will feature colorful processions, a tribute to Berdahl, and presentation of the Peter E. Haas Public Service Award to community activist Corinne S. Jan, who graduated from UC Berkeley in 1976.

Be Careful On Campus:
Sproul Getting Upgrade

A million-dollar upgrade to Sproul Plaza, the gateway to the Berkeley campus, got underway last week and will continue until the end of June, requiring some route-finding adjustment on the part of those accustomed to traversing the plaza. Alternate pedestrian routes to central campus locations ordinarily accessed via Sproul Plaza can be found on a map here.


Lab’s Lee Speaks Today
At LightFair 2004

LightFair International 2004, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, opens today in Las Vegas and features Eleanor Lee, of Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division, speaking on “Testing a New Paradigm: Shining a Dimmable Light on the Future.” Her session, at the Daylighting Institute luncheon, will focus on integrated control systems in the new New York Times building. Go here for program information.


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