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Thursday, May 13, 2004


7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Red Cross
Blood Drive
Bldg. 70A-3377

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

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

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Spectroscopic and Kinetic Studies of Surface Intermediates and Mechanisms: Catalytic Oxidation Reactions on Platinum
John Gland, U. of Michigan
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

2 p.m.
Four Roles of Leadership:
Pre-Work Session

Bldg. 2-100B

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


7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Red Cross
Blood Drive
Bldg. 70A-3377

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

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70A-3377


Morning Additions: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortillas and Home Fries
Origins: Pork or Shrimp Fried Rice Bowl with Vegetable Eggroll & 20 oz. Dansani Water
Fresh Grille: Chicken Parmigiana Sub with Pasta Salad
Outdoor BBQ: Chicken or Salmon with Potato Salad, Yellow Squash & Zucchini
Full Meal Deal: Chili-Cheese Burger, 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

Graham Fleming
Wins Porter Medal


Graham Fleming, director of the Lab's Physical Biosciences Division, was selected by the photochemical societies of Europe, Asia, and the Americas to receive the Porter Medal. The medal honors Fleming's life-long work in the field of photochemistry. It is presented every two years on the occasion of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) symposium. The 2004 medal will be awarded to Fleming this July during a ceremony in Spain.


Leadership Computing System Awarded

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham announced yesterday that the Department of Energy will grant Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and its development partners, Cray Inc., IBM Corp. and Silicon Graphics Inc., $25 million in funding to begin to build a 50 teraflop (50 trillion calculations per second) science research supercomputer. "This new facility will enable the Office of Science to deliver world leadership-class computing for science," said Abraham. "It will serve to revitalize the U.S. effort in high-end computing." Berkeley Lab's Horst Simon, Associate Director for Computing Sciences, pledged the Lab's support "to make the facility a success for the DOE mission and for computational science in the country." Read his comments, including a thanks to the team that assembled the Berkeley proposal, here. See the DOE news release here.


Securing Linux Systems Topic of Brown Bag

Keeping Linux systems secure is a constant challenge. Chip Smith of the Computational Research Division will talk about two highly efficient solutions: Yum (an automatic updater and package installer/ remover) and YaST (an installation and system management tool) at the next Computer Protection Program Brown Bag event at noon this Tuesday in Building 50B-4205. Bring your lunch and questions.


Early Morning First
Aid Class Offered

The Lab's Environment Health and Safety Division is offering a first aid class especially for early risers and owl-shift personnel. The class (EHS 116) will be held next Thursday, May 20, and runs from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Go here to register for the class. For more information, contact Valerie Quigley at x7032.

Home Energy Celebrates
Its First Two Decades

Home Energy magazine — a non-profit publication founded by Environmental Energy Technologies Division scientist Alan Meier in 1984 — recently celebrated 20 years of existence. The magazine covers the latest developments in energy-efficient, healthy, sustainable, and affordable residential construction. The latest issue of the magazine is available in Building 90-2063E.

Class on Post-Award Administration Offered

The Administrative Services Department is offering the second module of their Sponsored Project Office workshops at 1:30 p.m. on Monday in the Building 66 Auditorium. The class is designed for principal investigators, resource analysts and administrative personnel involved in any part of the post-award process. The course will cover project set up, flow chart of the award process, discussion of basic agreements and award generation, as well as post-project activities. Go here to register.

Bike To Work Day
Is Next Thursday

Thursday, May 20, is national "Bike to Work Day," where employees are encouraged to pull out their two-wheelers and pedal to their jobs. However, the hills at the Lab may make this endeavor a bit challenging for staff here. Those who aren't up for the task can pedal to a Lab shuttle stop, then load their bike on a bus for the final leg up to work. Go here for more information on "Bike To Work Day."


Morning fog, then sunny.
Highs: low 70s (22° C).

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SECON level 3

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