Today at Berkeley Lab nameplate Berkeley Lab
Monday, May 10, 2004


Noon to 1 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Giants vs. A's Ticket Sale

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga With Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire

Bldg. 48-109

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
A Simulator Infrastructure to Guide Memory Analysis
Simone Sbaraglia, IBM
Bldg. 50A-5132

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
The Biology of Short RNAs
Phillip Sharp, MIT
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

5:30 p.m.
Friends of Science
Biology, Technology, and the Clinic: Lab-UCSF Partnership Fights Cancer
Joe Gray
Perseverance Hall


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to ES&H at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Noon to 1 p.m.
Employees Activities Assoc.
Giants vs. A's Ticket Sale

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

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
DNA Damage Signaling Pathways and Human Cancer
Michael Kastan, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Morning Additions: Banana and Walnut French Toast with Bacon
Market Carvery: Southern Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes & Rosemary Peas
Fresh Grille: Grilled Chicken Club on a Roll
Menutainment: Grilled Asparagus, Grape Tomatoes, & Wild Greens Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu

Director's Brown Bag
In 90 on Wednesday

Director Charles Shank's quarterly Brown Bag discussions with lab employees will move to Building 90 on Wednesday, where he and Deputy Director Pier Oddone will entertain questions and share Laboratory updates beginning at noon in 90-3148. Previous lunchtime discussions have been held in Perseverance Hall, Building 84, and downtown Berkeley. All Lab employees are invited to participate in the one-hour conversation


Initiatives To Bolster Lab Security are Launched

Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced a set of sweeping new initiatives Friday to improve security across the Energy Department's nationwide network of laboratories and defense facilities, particularly those housing weapons-grade nuclear material. Abraham noted that the Energy Department, which develops and maintains the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile, is responsible for protecting critical national defense assets that "simply put, must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands." Full story.


Nobelist To Lecture
Today at 4 p.m.

Phillip Sharp — co-winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Medicine — will present a talk today at 4 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Currently director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sharp will discuss "The Biology of Short RNA's." His talk, sponsored by the Life Sciences Division, is open to all Lab employees.

UC Berkeley Holds
Biotech Summit

A biotech conference at UC Berkeley today and tomorrow will explore innovative science in the context of its utility in the business world. The summit, produced by Connections Institute and hosted by the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3), is aimed at business leaders who use cutting-edge science to create business opportunities, and pioneering academics whose work places them at the interface between science and entrepreneurship. Berkeley Lab speakers include Jay Keasling , Paul Alivisatos , and Adam Arkin . Former Lab scientist Peter Schultz will give the keynote address. Go here to see a complete agenda.


Computer Protection Team Thwarts Invasion of Sasser Worm

Thanks to quick action by the Lab's Computer Protection Program, Lab Windows systems have so far been spared from a major outbreak of the new Sasser worm. This worm exploits Windows systems vulnerability that allows unauthorized code to run on victim systems. In contrast, numerous organizations around the world, including banks, financial services institutions, and universities, have suffered massive Sasser infections that have brought computing activity to a standstill, requiring considerable effort and cost to restore.


Windows Accounts Need Password Protection

Windows systems running MS-SQL Server or the Microsoft Database Engine (MSDE) may have an account -- created when these applications were installed -- without a password, making it an easy target for hackers and worms. To determine if either or both of these applications are running, bring up a command prompt, enter the net start command, then check the output to see if these applications are listed. If so, go here for instructions on changing this password. Go here for guidelines on setting difficult-to-guess passwords.


Partly cloudy & breezy.
Highs: mid 60s (18° C).

Weather icon

Extended Forecast


SECON level 3

Weather icon

More Information

Today at Berkeley Lab
is online at
Submit items to
[email protected]
Previous issue graphic
Archives graphic
DOE logo Office of Science logo UC logo