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Tuesday, November 2, 2004

10 a.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Info Session
Bldg. 937-647

2 p.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Info Session
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics Seminar
New Genomic Technology for Yeast and Humans???
Ronald Davis, Director, Stanford Genome Technology Center
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Physical Chemistry
Developing a Microscopic View of Organic Electronic Materials: Electric Force Microscope Studies and Advances in Cantilever Detected NMR
John Marohn, Cornell University
120 Latimer Hall


11 a.m.
Scientific Computing
Guaranteeing Dynamic Performance in Nonlinear Non-smooth Power Systems
Vaibhav Donde, U. of Illinois
Bldg. 50F-1647

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70-191

1:30 p.m.
EHS 276
Fall Protection
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
Local Pairing Mechanism in Local Multiplet Systems: Electron-phonon Theory in Fullerene Superconductivity
Jong E Han, SUNY at Buffalo
Bldg. 6-2202


Morning Editions: Ham & Smoked Cheddar Scramble with Potatoes & Bagel
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros with Beans & Breakfast Potatoes
Market Carvery: Basil & Sundried Tomato Baked Chicken w/ Vegetables
The Fresh Grille: French Dip Sandwich with French Fries
Fiesta Taco Salad with Ground Turkey

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

From left, Ye Chen, Lili Ji, Ka-Ngo Leung, and Qing Ji

New Frontiers For Ion
Beam Technology

An ion-beam system that simultaneously combines focused beams of electrons and positive ions promises to improve the versatility, efficiency, and economy of this important technology. The new system was developed by researchers at Berkeley Lab, who report its principles and applications in the latest issue of Applied Physics Letters. Qing Ji authored the report with her colleagues Lili Ji, Ye Chen, and Ka-Ngo Leung. Focused ion beams are important in the semiconductor industry, where they are used to carve structures with dimensions measured in billionths of a meter, repair defects in masks used for photolithography, isolate and analyze elements of integrated circuits, "dope" semiconductors with specific atomic species, and perform other tasks. Full story.


Slots for Windows XP Class Still Available

A few open slots remain for the Windows XP security hands-on course to be taught from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. Go here to read a course description and here to enroll.


China Pursuing

By John Markoff

Supercomputing is being seized upon by the Chinese government to help speed the nation's transition from low-cost manufacturing to becoming a more powerful force in the world economy. China's leaders know that high-speed computing is essential to global leadership in scientific fields and advanced design of a variety of sophisticated products. "When they really get noticed,'' said Horst D. Simon, director of the computation center at Berkeley Lab, "will be when a country like Malaysia or Australia decides to buy a supercomputer from a Chinese company like Mr. Chen's rather than from I.B.M." Go here for the New York Times article.

Class on 'Attachment A' Writing is Now Available

Employees are invited to attend a class on developing, designing, and drafting an Attachment A, which outlines their accomplishments for a performance evaluation. The workshop takes place Monday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Building 2-100B. The course will help participants more successfully communicate their abilities and accomplishments. Prior attendance at a Franklin Covey Writing Advantage workshop is helpful, but not necessary. The class is sponsored by the Administrative Services Department Academy. Go here to register (ASD 9103).
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