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Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Days Until Runaround


10:30 a.m.
EHS 210
Hoist Operator Training

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Counterintellingence Office
Conducting Research in a Threat Environment
Don Fingleton
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

3 p.m.
Radiation Damage in X-Ray Microscopy
Adam Hitchcock, McMaster U.
Bldg. 6-2202


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

9:30 p.m.
Metamaterials From Microwave to THz and Beyond
Willie Padilla, LANL
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Choosing the Technology for the International Linear Collider
Barry Barish, Cal Tech
Bldg. 50A-5132


Morning Editions: Banana Pancakes with Two Eggs and Sausage
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Huevos Rancheros with Beans & Flour Tortillas
Market Carvery: Slow Roasted Garlic Tenderloin /Baked Potato
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham, Cheese & Tomato Sandwich with Potato Salad
Vegetable & Rice Stuffed Bell Pepper 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

Weil Subject of Q&A
In Energy Magazine


The last time you bought a new refrigerator or washing machine, you may have overlooked one feature that Steve Wiel thinks about a lot: the energy-efficiency label. In America, the label is a bright yellow square that shows how much energy the appliance will use in a year and compares it to other appliances of its type. But other countries lack uniform labels and standards to help consumers compare appliances. Steve Wiel, chair of the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program and Berkeley Lab scientist, talked with e-FFICIENCY NEWS about standards and labeling and his other energy efficiency work. Full story.


Talk Today at 1:30 p.m.

Donald Fingleton, a counterintelligence expert for the Department of Energy, will give a talk today on "Conducting Research in a Threat Environment." The event begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium.


Spybot Sniffs Out
Unauthorized Spyware

The problem of spyware — hidden software that gathers and sends information about you and your system without your authorization — is getting out of control. Not only does spyware spy on you, but your system can become so full of spyware that it can slow to a crawl. The problem is worse in Windows systems. Windows users, go here to download a copy of Spybot, an effective anti-spyware program. Once the program is installed, be sure to run it every day.


Chemistry Nobel Goes
To 2 Israelis, 1 American

Israelis Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko and American Irwin Rose won the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for discovering a key way cells destroy unwanted proteins — starting with a chemical "kiss of death." Their work provides the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honored Ciechanover, 57, Hershko, 67, and Rose, 78, for work they did in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Full story.

Director Chu (left) meets staff

Chu Greets, Meets Staff
At Lab-wide Reception

New Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu took time out of his busy schedule yesterday to meet staff at a welcome reception in the cafeteria. More than 200 employees turned out to hear Director Chu's optimistic assessment of the Laboratory's future and his vision for more "golden moments" of science. Read about it in the October 15 issue of The View.



Workshop on Site Services Next Week

Don Prestella, with the Lab's Facilities Division, will lead a discussion on services provided by the stores, fleet operations, bus services, off-site warehouse, and property management. The event takes place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, in Building 2-100B. The managers of each service will be on hand to answer questions. Go here to register (ASD 9102).

Voice Pager System
Shuts Down
Dec. 31

The Lab's voice pager radio system will cease operations at midnight, Dec. 31, when new National Telecommunications and Information Administration regulations go into effect. To attain replacement pagers, contact Telephone Services (x7997). Go here to view available pager types and monthly costs. For more information, call Glenn Skipper at x6125.

Reminder: Benefits
Office to Close

Employees are reminded that the Benefits Office and the Health Care Facilitator's Office will be closed tomorrow and Friday so staff there can attend training for Open Enrollment. Voice and e-mail messages will be answered on Monday. In case of emergency, contact Cheryl Belton at x4012.

Cloudy, clearing later.
Highs: mid 70s (23° C).

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