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Wednesday, September 8, 2004

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety

10 a.m.
EHS 256
Bldg. 51-201

10:30 a.m.
Telephone Coordinator Training
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 90-3148

3 p.m.
Resonant Magnetic X-Ray Scattering of Thin Antiferromagnetic Ho Films
Alexey Grigoriev, Harvard U.
Bldg. 6-2202


8 a.m.
ASD Academy
Proposal Writing For Success
Anthony Coelho, NIH
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9 a.m.
Laser Safety
Bldg. 51-201

1 p.m.
Ergo Awareness for Computer Users

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis Seminar
Evolutions of Twins in Cu Thin Films: Understanding Dislocation Motion
Dr. Juan De La Figuera, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
The CKM Matrix and CP Violation
Zoltan Ligeti
Bldg. 50A-5132


Morning Editions: Durango Breakfast Bagel with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortilla & Home Fries
Market Carvery:
Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans
The Fresh Grille:
Grilled Mahi-Mahi over Rice with Tropical Salsa
Menutainment: Crispy Calamari Louie Salad

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

EETD’s Gadgil Named
Tech Museum Laureate

The Tech Museum of Innovation has selected the Environmental Energy Technologies Division’s Ashok Gadgil to receive a 2004 Tech Museum Award in the Health category. The Tech Museum of Innovation, located in San Jose, announced 25 Laureates for its awards program, which honors “those who leverage new and existing technologies to benefit humanity.” A panel of international judges reviewed applications from around the world and chose Gadgil’s work from a field of 320 candidates, representing 80 countries. Go here for more information on the awards.


Visa Clearance Rules
May Be Extended

The United States government is considering extending the validity of visa security clearances for international students, scholars, and scientists, according to comments made at a recent meeting of the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, and science community stakeholders. But no definite changes have been decided on, nor has a timetable been set. This past May, several science, engineering, and educational associations, including NAS, AAAS, and the Association of American Universities joined in a complaint about the U.S. visa application process. Full story.


Survey: Should Lab Get ‘Web of Science’?

The Berkeley Lab Library has created a user survey to gauge demand for online access to Web of Science, a unique citation database index which provides a metric on whether a particular paper or author has been cited in other published works. Being able to determine this can help strengthen funding proposals. In order to fund this, a number of lesser-used journals would have to be cut to stay in budget. For a list of these journals that would be limited to online access, go here. Take the survey here. The deadline is next Wednesday.

Saturday Night Dance
To Feature Salsa, Rock

Today is the last day to buy advance tickets to this Saturday’s first-ever evening of dancing sponsored by the Lab’s Latino and Native-American Association (LANA) and Berkeley Lab Dance Club. Employees can purchase tickets at $15 per person, $25 per couple, in the cafeteria during the noon hour. The special cafeteria event will include a live band and DJ playing salsa, rock and pop tunes, plus hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Dancing will continue from 7 to 11 p.m.

Parking Limited Today
In Two Lab Lots

Two laboratory parking lots will have limited space today – the U-5 Lot at Building 74/84 area, which is closed, and the K-1 Lot (cafeteria), which will have 15 spaces reserved.


Computer Users Cited For Anti-Virus Response

The Beagle.AQ worm has been spreading on the Internet, but not at Berkeley Lab, thanks to the good judgment and security awareness of Lab users. This new worm arrives as a message with a subject such as "foto" and an attachment such as "" Those who open Beagle.AQ's attachment then infect their computers. But no one at Berkeley Lab did so, a credit to the users’ good judgment. As frequently stated, never open an attachment that you are not expecting, even if it appears to be from someone you know.

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