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Friday, November 19, 2004

8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection-Lab Safety
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.

Biomimetic Mineralization in Engineered Protein Cage Architectures
Trevor Douglas, Montana State U.
Bldg. 72-201

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12 )
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Hot-Page Rank: Tuning Into the Traffic Channel
Sou-Cheng Choic and Michael Saunder, Stanford U., and John Tomlin, Alamaden Research Center
Bldg. 50A-5132

2 p.m.
Nanosciences & Nanoengineering Institute
The Strange World of Nanofluidics
Arun Majumdar
390 Hearst Mining Building

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Postdoc Society Seminar
Sylvain Costes & Virginia Novaro
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Inna Belogolovsky ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
From Earth to Stars: Interiors and Evolution of Planets
Raymond Jeanloz, UC Berkeley
1 Le Conte Hall


Morning Editions: Two Eggs with Ham, Biscuits and Gravy
Monday's Breakfast: Hot Apple French Toast with Sausage
Market Carvery: Baked Salmon with Sundried Tomato Tapenade
The Fresh Grille: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich with Onion Rings
Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork

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

Oddone to Leave Lab
To Head Fermilab


After 15 years serving as Berkeley Lab's deputy director for scientific programs, Piermaria Oddone will step down to assume the directorship of Fermilab, effective July 1, 2005. Oddone says he is excited about returning to the field of high-energy physics and looks forward to the opportunities at Fermilab. Go here to read a media advisory on his appointment, and here to read a press release from Fermilab. A story on Oddone will also appear in the Dec. 3 issue of The View.

Yang Wins Applied
Physics Award


This year's Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics (presented by Springer Publishing) was jointly awarded to professor Hongjie Dai of Stanford University and Peidong Yang, a materials scientist with Berkeley Lab, for their pioneering research in the nanosciences and the applications in the field of nanotechnology derived from their findings. The recipients' discoveries will be of great significance to manufacturers of optoelectronic components and silicon chips. Yang's work will permit production of customized nanolasers made of nanowires, which will open the door to entirely new methods of manufacturing optoelectronic components.


Custodial Work In Radioactive Material Areas

Prior to scheduling custodial-staff work in a posted Radioactive Material Area, the responsible principal investigator (PI) must ensure that the area has been surveyed and found free of radioactive contamination. The PI or designee must perform and document the survey or contact Operational Health Physics (OHP) for support. Contact David Kestell (x7157) for more information.


Girl Scouts Understand Science

Berkeley Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education will be among the numerous science programs on hand this Saturday at the Bay Area Girl Scouts' "Girls Go Tech" kick-off event in Oakland at the Marriott Hotel. Lab representatives will present such educational materials as defraction grading slides and a microscope connected to a computer to manipulate images. The "Girls Go Tech" initiative seeks to "prepare girls for the technological opportunities and challenges the future will bring," according the Girl Scouts' website. More than 4,000 girls are expected to attend. Go here for more information.


Class On Creating
Spiffy Documents

Mary Clary will facilitate a class on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, on making computer-generated documents look more professional. It will be held in the Building 66 Auditorium. Clary will discuss such things as when to use en and em dashes, the difference between widows and orphans, and how to put accent marks on letters. Prizes will be given away during the class. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 30. Go here to register (ASD 9107).

Workshop on SBIR,
STTR Grant Funding

Children's Hospital and Research Institute is sponsoring a workshop to help scientists successfully land Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go here to register online. A $25 discount applies for early registration. For more information, contact Michael La Lumier (925-735-0803).

Maintenance To Affect
Calendar Today

The Information and Technology Services Division will be performing LDAP system maintenance which will affect Calendar service logins and lookups today, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Any questions about this work can be directed to the Help Desk (x4357).

Partly cloudy, sunny later.
Highs: mid 60s (18° C).

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