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Tuesday, May 25, 2004

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

9 a.m.
EHS 278
Ladder Safety
Bldg. 51-201

9:10 p.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to ES&H
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735/739/738
Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen
Bldg. 51-201

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


8 a.m. to Noon
Health Services
Skin Cancer Screening
Bldg. 26

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Travel Department
Gelco Training
Bldg. 90-026

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Ned R. Sauthoff, Princeton
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste
Bldg. 51-201

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminar
Domain Walls and Interfaces in Antiferromagnets
Andreas Scholl, ALS
6-2202 conference room

Morning Additions: Ham & Smoked Cheddar Scramble with Potatoes & Bagel
Market Carvery: Ratatouille & Brown Rice with Corn Muffins Potatoes & Vegetable
Fresh Grille: Teriyaki Fried Ribs with Island Cole Slaw
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad with Ground Turkey
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Canadian University
Honors EETD’s Evans

James W. Evans, a principal investigator in the Building Technologies Department of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Berkeley Lab, has been selected winner of the 2004 Brimacombe Prize by the University of British Columbia. The prize, given in memory of metallurgist Keith Brimacombe, honors “a single or sustained contribution to materials process engineering deemed outstanding.” A professor of metallurgy on campus, Evans investigates production of materials, particularly fluid flow; reaction kinetics, mass transport, electrochemical and electromagnetic phenomena governing processes for producing materials, including metals, and for storing energy.

Former Lab Microbiologist
Gets Top Society Award


Dr. Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera, formerly Berkeley Lab’s director of the department of environmental biology and biochemistry, will receive the 2004 United States Federation of Culture Collections/J. Roger Porter Award this week from the American Society for Microbiology. Hunter-Cevera, who is still a guest here, left in 2001 to be president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute in Baltimore. She will be recognized for her "remarkable expertise in collecting, maintaining and preserving microbial cultures," the society noted. She studied fungi and bacteria isolated from the contaminated Chernobyl power plant and specimens from the pristine environment of Russia's Lake Baikel. Full story.


Patent Requirements
For Outside Consulting

When a consulting or employment agreement containing a claim for invention and patent rights is offered to an employee, the outside organization must be advised, under the terms of the University/ Department of Energy Contract, that the agreement must include specific language concerning University of California property and patent rights in order to obtain Laboratory approval. That language can be found here. Questions on inventions and patent articles in a proposed consulting agreement should be directed to the Patent Department.


New, Improved LETS
Coming Soon to Lab

Berkeley Lab’s newest timekeeping system interface, “LETSLite,” is being rolled out to the entire Laboratory. LETSLite has been in pilot for nearly one year and will replace ssh-LETS (the original LETS interface) on July 1. Users of Linux/Unix, MAC and PC workstations have been involved in the pilot effort to ensure cross-platform compatibility. If you enter or approve time in ssh-LETS or WebLETS (the current interface), you can see this new and improved program at one of two noon brown bag sessions: this Friday in the Building 66 Auditorium, and June 3 in the Building 50 Auditorium.

PG&E Power Switch
Scheduled for Today

PG&E will be performing switching on the 115Kv-transmission line to the Laboratory today. The procedures will be transparent to the Laboratory community and it is highly unlikely that an interruption of power will occur. However, the possibility of an electrical power interruption always exists. Please take all necessary precautions. For additional information please contact Jim Murphy at x4175 or Mahesh Gupta at x5220.

More First Aid
And CPR Classes Set

Due to increased demand from employees, EH&S training has added four additional first aid and Adult CPR classes in early June. They include: Wednesday, June 2, EHS 116 (First Aid) at 6:30 a.m., and EHS 123 (CPR) at 10 a.m., in Building 48-109; and Tuesday, June 8, EHS 123 (CPR) at 7 a.m., and EHS 116 (First Aid) at 9:30 a.m., in Calvin 116. Register for these classes at the Employee Self-Service website here. Call x2228 with questions.

Meetings Will Impact
Parking at 62, 66

Beginning today through Thursday, the Anode Symposium and BATT Review will be held in the Building 66 auditorium. Approximately 25 extra vehicles per day will be parking in the area. Employees are advised to use public transportation or carpool when possible. For questions, contact Security at x4855.


Morning cloudiness.
Highs: mid 60s (18° C).

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