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Thursday, October 14, 2004


9:30 a.m.
Electron-Nuclear Coupling: New Approaches for Chemical and Molecular Physics
Erwin Poliakoff, Louisiana State U.
Bldg. 6-2202

10 a.m.
EHS 535
Hot Work Permit Training Bldg.51-201

1 p.m.
Earthquake/Wildland Safety Bldg. 48-109

4 p.m.
Sprites, Halos and Elves in the Upper Atmosphere: What Are They, and Where Do They Come From?
Harald Frey
Bldg. 50A-5132


9 a.m.
Washington Project Office
The Advanced Networks And Services Underpinnings of Modern, Large-Scale Science: DOE's Esnet
William Johnston
Washington D.C.

9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

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

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Hazards-Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

Scientific Computing
A Library for Coupling Multi-Componet Models on Distributed Memory Architectures and its Application
Helen He
Bldg. 50A-5132

EHS 330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201


Morning Editions: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortillas & Home Fries
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Two Eggs with Ham, Biscuit & Gravy
Market Carvery: Pork Steak with Black Bean Salsa
The Fresh Grille: Samurai Steak Sandwich on a Sesame Seed Bun, Fries, & Soda
Asian Chicken Salad with Fried Noodles

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

Disaster Conference Issues Call for Papers

Abstract submissions are requested for the Fifth Annual Disaster Resistant California Conference, to be held May 15-18, 2005 at the Hyatt Hotel in Sacramento. Papers emphasizing the overall theme of implementing mitigation to reduce the impact of disasters are invited. The conference will explore disaster mitigation, planning, preparedness, response and recovery, and will include emergency management professionals, local and state government representatives, private business partners, service providers, manufacturers, technologies and academicians. Deadline for receipt of one-page (250 words maximum) abstracts is Nov. 19. For details and a list of topics, go here.

Student Ideas Could
Win Biz Competition

UC Berkeley students conducting research at the Lab are invited to participate in the campus's seventh annual Business Plan Competition. A public launch event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Haas School of Business's Wells Fargo Room. Attendees will learn more about the competition, including rules and key dates. They can also network with other entrepreneurs from all over the Bay Area. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Go here for more information.


Windows Users: Don't
Install XP SP 2 Just Yet

The Lab's Information and Technology Services Division (ITSD) is recommending that employees not install Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 until testing of a customized version for the Lab has been completed. Service Pack 2 installs a firewall that can break services and application availability by default. ITSD has disabled the automatic installation of Service Pack 2 via Microsoft automatic update for all systems logging into the Novell or Microsoft Active Directory environments at the Lab. If you have already installed Service Pack 2, go here (to Security/Service Packs section) to disable the firewall.

Make Your Shuttle
Bus Ride A Safe One

The Lab's Shuttle Bus service is a wonderful convenience for employees. To make it as safe and comfortable as possible, passengers are asked to follow a few simple rules. This and future articles will share some tips on the do's and don'ts for bus riders. For example, employees shouldn't run to try and catch a bus. Doing so can cause trips, falls and injury. Also, when waiting at a bus stop, stand back, away from the curb so the bus has room to pull up to its stop.

In An Emergency:

The number above is printed on the back of all employee badges. It is the emergency status number. That is, if something happens in or near the laboratory that might affect access or work conditions, Berkeley Lab's Emergency Services Office will activate an audio message at that number to inform employees about what they should do.

Contest Showcases
The 'Art' of Science

X-ray crystallographic data was used from real DNA molecules to paint a unique portrait of the double helix.

Data may be the gold standard of science, but they don't exactly glitter. A neat table of values cannot convey the significance, context or excitement of research results. That's why the National Science Foundation recently held a competition to "recognize outstanding achievements by scientists, engineers, visualization specialists, and artists in the use of visual media to promote understanding of research results and scientific phenomena." Go here to see a gallery of works by the winners.

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