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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

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

10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 51-201

Health Services
Human Stem Cell Research: Science, Ethics, and Religion
Gaymon Bennett, Center for Theology and Natural Sciences
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Computer Protection Program
Solutions to Spyware
Bldg. 50A-5132

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activity Assoc.
Amateur Emergency Radio Group Meeting
Bldg. 48-117

Employee Activity Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 116
Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

3 p.m.
High-Resolution Superconducting Tunnel Junction Soft X-Ray Spectrometers
Stephan Friedrich, LLNL
Bldg. 6-2202


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

8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Bldg. 51-201

9 a.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Info Session
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

11:30 a.m.
Life Sciences
Postdoc Grant Writing Workshop
Manfred Zorn, NSF
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Recent Progress in Environmental Catalysis
Magnus Skoglundh, Chalmers U. of Technology
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Direct CP Asymmetry in B0 - -> Kpi
James Olsen, Princeton U.
Bldg. 50A-5132


Morning Editions: Durango Breakfast Bagel with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortillas and Home Fries
Market Carvery: Cheese Tortillini with Choice of 3 Sauces
The Fresh Grille: Turkey Burger with Fries
Roasted Garlic & Tarragon Chicken

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

Saiz, left, and Tomsia

Liquid Metal Spreading
Topic of Nature Article

The research of Berkeley Lab materials scientists Eduardo Saiz and Antoni Tomsia is featured in a recent edition of Nature Materials. The article describes their efforts to gain an understanding of how liquid metal spreads by linking "macrosopic measurements to phenomena occurring at the microscopic and atomic level in the vicinity of the triple solid-liquid-vapor junction." Full story.

Supercomputing Report Urges Planning, Funding


A new report from the National Academy of Sciences, entitled "Getting Up to Speed: The Future of Super- computing," recommends a long-term strategy for government support of high-performance computing research and development. The report concludes that the demands for supercomputing to strengthen U.S. defense, national security and science leadership cannot be satisfied with current policies and levels of spending. It urges government agencies to "increase their levels of stable, robust, sustained multiagency investment in basic research." The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, which wrote the report, includes Berkeley Lab scientist James Demmel. Read a pre-publication copy of the report here.

Molecular Foundry

Center Building Business Booming

There's good news for nano center builders. New construction in the U.S. and the world at universities and national labs is adding more business to the economy. "We've been involved in projects ranging from bioengineering to pharmaceutical and medical device labs, to solid-state electronic labs," all of which are more closely related to industry than to government spending, said Andy Vazzano, senior vice president with Detroit-based SmithGroup Inc. The company started construction on the 96,000-square-foot Berkeley Lab Molecular Foundry project in January this year and expects to finish in 2006. Full story.


A Tasty Holiday
Here on
The Hill

The cafeteria is offering a special Thanksgiving menu on Thursday. It will feature turkey or ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, choice of vegetable, rolls and butter, and pie, all for only $7.89. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Class Offers Tips On Processing Lab Records

Administrative Services employees are invited to attend a workshop led by Berkeley Lab archivist and record manager John Stoner to learn more about the processing, maintenance and storage of laboratory records. Participants will receive information on what records should be archived, where the records should be sent, forms, retrieval requests, and electronic records. The class runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. this Friday in Perseverance Hall.


Spaces Still Available For Linux Security Class

Enrollment in the Linux security hands-on course to be taught from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 in Bldg. 90-0026 is still open, but space is limited. Go here to read a course description, and here to enroll.

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