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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

11 a.m.
NSD Colloquium
Quantum Chaos
Boris Altshuler, Princeton
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70A-3377

4:30 p.m.
Quantum Mechanics and Relativistic Astrophysics
Dr. George Chaplin Laboratory Physicist, LLNL
1 LeConte Hall


Morning Editions: Corned Beef Hash & Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: Ham & Cheese Omelet with Hashbrowns
Market Carvery: Chicken Enchiladas
The Fresh Grille: Garden Burger with Spinach, Grilled Onions & Cheese
Cheese Enchiladas

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

New Bus Pass
Procedures Issued

Starting Jan. 3, the bus pass for events form will have a new look, replacing the current form that will no longer be honored by shuttle bus drivers. In another change, bus passes will also be faxed to visitors by the Site Access Office, and no longer by the host. The only exception is Conference Services, which will continue to fax bus pass forms to conference attendees. If a bus pass has already been faxed to a visitor arriving after Jan. 3, contact Site Access for instructions. Questions should be referred to Jessica Barner or Sam C. Houston in the Site Access Office at x4551.

Cyber Threats Increase
During Holiday Weekend

Traditionally, hackers take advantage of long weekends to stage attacks, particularly on systems running UNIX, including Linux. The Computer Protection Program (CPP) urges all employees to shut down their systems, if possible, before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday. Also, employees should make sure their system’s security patches are up to date and disable any unused accounts. In case of emergency, contact CPP staff.


Holiday Shutdown
Begins Dec. 23

Starting on Thursday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m., the Facilities Division will curtail utility services to about 70 Berkeley Lab buildings for the duration of the holiday break, returning to normal operations (weather permitting) on Sunday, Jan. 2, in preparation for the Lab's reopening on Monday, Jan. 3. Researchers needing special monitoring of experiments during the break should make sure this information is included in the Special Needs memo submitted to Facilities by their building manager. This memo must be received by Facilities by Dec. 12. The Special Needs memo and Request for Utility Interruption can be completed online here.

Science Museum
Gift Fair at the Lab

The Lawrence Hall of Science Museum Store will hold a gift fair next Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in the cafeteria lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a head start on holiday gift buying with science-oriented gifts from the unique museum store at Lawrence Hall of Science. Fun and educational toys, kits, and gifts for all ages will be featured. A free “Science is Sweet Chocolate Coin” will be awarded for each purchase over $50.

Thanksgiving Closures

In an effort to allow cafeteria employees to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Coffee Cart will close today at 1:30 p.m. In addition, Today at Berkeley Lab will resume publishing on Monday, Nov. 29. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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