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Friday, September 3, 2004

9:30 a.m.
Council of UC Staff Assemblies
Quarterly Meeting
Perseverance Hall

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

College of Chemistry
Spin-State Tuning and Multi-Electron Redox Transformations Relevant to Fe-mediated Nitrogen Fixation
Jonas Peters, Caltech
120 Latimer Hall


Labor Day Holiday


Morning Editions: Two Eggs with Biscuits & Gravy, and Hash Browns
Tuesday's Breakfast:
Ham, Egg, & Swiss Cheese Croissant
Curry Baked Hoki with Basmati Rice & Mixed Vegetables
The Fresh Grille:
Garden Burger with Sauteed Mushrooms & Swiss Cheese
Menutainment: Killer Burrito! Chicken or Pork
Full Meal Deal:
Cordon Blue Burger, Fries, Side Salad, Raspberry Sprite Float & Pie

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

New Operations Web
Site Now Online

Berkeley Lab Deputy Director for Operations Sally Benson will include a quarterly message on important issues and activities in her organization on the new Operations website, which has just been launched. The site's home page includes hot topics, links to all Operations departments, and access to a survey that allows visitors to express their views about the new site.


Check Out Latest
Issue of 'The View'


After a two-week summer break, The View is back to its regular publication cycle. Today's edition features stories on breast cancer's telomere crisis, UC Olympics trivia, a Postdoc's "veggie" car, and a Q&A with Earth Sciences Division Director Bo Bodvarsson. The View is available online here. Or call x6862 to receive copies.

Sept. 8 Deadline For
T-Shirt Design Contest

The deadline for submitting art work for the Runaround T-shirt contest is Wednesday. Send designs, via e-mail as a JPEG or PDF, to Arabella Schmidt. The winner will be announced after Sept. 10. Go here to see winning designs from previous years.

Shuttle Survey
Deadline Today

Today is the last day for employees to fill out an online survey on the Lab's shuttle bus service. Go here to access the form.


Nanoribbons Serve As
For Light

Scientists with Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have demonstrated that semiconductor nanoribbons, single crystals measuring tens of hundreds of microns in length, but only a few hundred or less nanometers in width and thickness, can serve as "waveguides" for channeling and directing the movement of light through circuitry. "Not only have we shown that semiconductor nanoribbons can be used as low-loss and highly flexible, optical waveguides, we've also shown that they have the potential to be integrated within other active optical components to make photonic circuits," says Peidong Yang, a chemist with Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division. Full story.


UC Staff Council Meets
Today at Berkeley Lab


Senior delegate Bill Johansen of Berkeley Lab's Business Services Division will be representing the laboratory today as the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) holds its quarterly meeting in Perseverance Hall. Scheduled to appear are Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu for a 9:30 a.m. welcome and UC Regent Ward Connerly for a 10:15 a.m. conversation. Delegates from all UC campuses, labs, and the Office of the President will discuss issues of interest to UC staff employees, and Lab staff are invited to listen. A tour will open the agenda at 8:30 a.m., and adjournment is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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