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Thursday, November 4, 2004

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

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ironage Shoemobile Visit
Cafeteria parking lot

Water and Energy Conservation, a Local Perspective: Issues for Public Policy Support and Local Activism
Tim Rosenfeld, HMW International
Bldg. 90-3148

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Modeling of Zeolite Catalysis: Pretransition States and Oxycations
Rutger Van Santen
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

2 p.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Info Session
Joint Genome Institute

4 p.m.
The T2K Near Detector Tracker
Dean Karlen
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


9 a.m.
D.C. Projects Office
Quantum Computing in Silicon: Status and Prospects
Thomas Schenkel Washington D.C.

Employee Activities Assoc. Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig Bldg. 90-3148 ($10/$12)

2 p.m.
Nanosciences & Nanoengineering Institute Plasmonic Metamaterials and Devices Xiang Zhang 390 Hearst Mining Building


Morning Editions: Banana Pancakes with Two Eggs and Sausage
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Two Eggs with Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy
Market Carvery: Enchilada Casserole with Salad
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham, Cheese, Tomatoes, & Pepper Sandwich with Potato Salad
Vegetable & Rice Stuffed Squash with Marinara Sauce Garlic Bread & Side Salad

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

Blanch, Haller Named
AAAS Fellows

Haller, top, and Blanch

Two Berkeley Lab scientists are among the fellows recently added to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Materials scientist Eugene Haller was lauded for his "development of ultrapure semiconductors, including isotopically pure materials, and for the investigation of their physical and electronic properties and their device applications." Environmental Energy Technologies researcher Harvey Blanch was recognized "for broad-ranging scientific and educational contributions to biochemical engineering and biotechnology, particularly bioseparations, biothermodynamics, enzyme engineering, and transport and kinetics in microbial systems." Go here to read UC Berkeley's press release on Lab and campus winners.


Learn More About
Office 2003 Software

The Information, Technologies and Services Division is now offering a course for employees transitioning to Office 2003. The class will teach the new features of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The Office 2003 transition class will be held next Wednesday in Building 90-0026. Participants can attend a morning (8 a.m. to noon) or an afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) session. Cost is $129.  Go here to enroll.


Berkeley RFP Briefing Draws Interest, Queries

A Department of Energy workshop last week on the draft Request for Proposals to manage the next Berkeley Lab contract drew more than 30 individuals seeking information and answers to questions. Besides representatives from the Lab and the University of California, representatives of technology and computing companies also attended. For links to a list of attendees, an overview presentation by the DOE Source Evaluation Board, and questions and answers, go here.


Broken Links in 'Today...' Have Been Repaired

Due to technical difficulties, yesterday's edition of Today at Berkeley Lab included broken links in the stories on changes to rules for electrical work and tips on avoiding the flu. Go here to read the official memo on the rule changes for electrical work and here to access the revised approval form for "hot work." Go here to read guidelines on the flu.

Reminder: Voice Pagers
Shut Down Dec. 23

Due to new National Telecommunications and Information Administration regulations, the Lab's voice pager radio system will cease operations at close of business on Thursday, Dec. 23. Contact Telephone Services (x7997) to order replacement non-voice numeric and alphanumeric commercial pagers. Go here to view available pager types and monthly costs. Old voice pagers (see photos) may be turned in to the Radio Shop at Building 41 or mailed to MS 25A-119 for recycling. Call Glenn Skipper (x6125) for more information.

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