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Tuesday, May 11, 2004


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

9 a.m.
Recent Results From and Upcoming Plans for ALS-MES Beamline 11.0.2
Hendrik Bluhm, Mary Gilles, and David Shuh
Bldg. 2-100B

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


8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Red Cross
Blood Drive
Bldg. 70A-3377

9 a.m.
EHS 276
Fall Protection Safety
Bldg. 51-201

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

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins
Perseverance Hall

1 p.m.
EHS 61
Ergo Evaluation Training
Bldg. 51-201

Scientific Computing
Projective Geometry for Computer Vision
Raquel Romano
Bldg. 50F-1647

3 p.m.
Resonant Scattering Studies of Nanoscale Magnetism
Jeff Kortright
Bldg. 6-2202


Morning Additions: Ham Steak, 2 Eggs, 2 Pancakes, & Hash Browns
Market Carvery: Pepper Crusted Flank Steak with Tater Tots & Fresh Vegetable
Fresh Grille: Grilled Chicken Salad Melt with Garlic Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad with Ground Turkey
Full Meal Deal: Texas BBQ Burger, Fries, Side Salad, Coke & Pie

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

Full menu


Horst Simon, left, and Romano

Romano Receives
Alvarez Fellowship

Raquel Romano, a member of the Imaging and Informatics Group in the Computational Research Division, has been selected as the next Luis W. Alvarez Post-Doctoral Fellow in Computational Science. She is working to develop computer vision and image processing tools to help biologists in the Life Sciences Division better understand why some cells become cancerous. She is giving a talk on her research tomorrow at 1p.m. in Building 50F-1647. Go here for more information.

Johnston Writes Book
On Chemical Warfare


Longtime Berkeley Lab chemist and UC Berkeley professor emeritus Harold Johnston has a new book in print, A Bridge Not Attacked: Chemical Warfare Civilian Research During World War II. Published by World Scientific press, Johnston's book tells the story of scientists at Berkeley and Caltech who carried out research on defense against poison gas attacks. Johnston, a National Medal of Science recipient, was himself a participant in these experiments. More information about his book can be found here.


Harker team at Berkeley Lab

Lab's Science Bowl
Champ in Top 16

The Harker School of San Jose, winners of the regional Science Bowl competition at Berkeley Lab last month, went on to finish among the top 16 teams out of 64 in the national championships last week in Washington. For the third straight year, the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology team from Alexandria, Va., clinched the Department of Energy's National Science Bowl championship. More than 300 students competed. Harker received $1,000 for its school science department as a result of its finish. Go here for the full story.


'Physics Of The Universe' Report Is Completed

A National Science and Technology Council Interagency working group recently completed its report, "Physics of the Universe." The report responds to the National Research Council's 2002 report, "Connecting Quarks to the Cosmos: Eleven Science Questions for the New Century." In its report, the Physics of the Universe group examines the status of the federal government's current investments, and makes prioritized recommendations for the next steps to answer the eleven questions in the NRC report. Go here to view the report.


Blood Drive Tomorrow
And On Wednesday

The Lab is hosting a blood drive tomorrow, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Both events will take place at Building 70-3377. Go here to make an appointment (use sponsor code "LBL") or call Charlotte Bochra at x4268.


The "Friends of Science" event, incorrectly listed in yesterday's "Today at Berkeley Lab" calendar section, takes place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Perseverance Hall.

Vehicle Mileage
Reports Due

Fleet operations is requesting all vehicle custodians to report their monthly mileage by this Friday. Custodians are asked to report their mileage even if they have gone to the pumps, since the computer system that usually provides this information is currently unavailable. E-mail reports to Leslie Striplin, or call her at x5475.


Partly to mostly sunny.
Highs: mid 60s (19° C).

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