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Thursday, September 9, 2004

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

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Evolutions of Twins in Cu Thin
Films: Understanding
Dislocation Motion

Dr. Juan De La Figuera,
Universidad Autonoma de
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70A-3377

4:00 p.m.
Inorganic Chemistry Seminar
Complexes with Benzannulated and Saturated N-heterocyclic Carbene Ligands:Preparation and Reactivity
Professor F.Ekkehardt Hahn, Muenster University
120 Latimer Hall


Morning Editions: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortilla & Home Fries
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Two Eggs, Ham & Biscuit with Gravy
Market Carvery:
Smoked Cheddar, Mushroom, & Leek Quiche with Pasta Salad
The Fresh Grille:
Grilled Sausage with Roasted Red Potatoes & Steamed Cabbage
Menutainment: Slow Roasted Prime Rib with Baked Potato & Vegetable $7.99

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

Chabot Thanks Lab, Offers Exhibit Discount

Learn about ancient China's astronomical achievements with a special discount for Berkeley Lab employees, in recognition of their continuing support, at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. A new exhibit includes ancient artifacts and replicas and a variety of interactive displays that invite visitors to predict the future, interpret signs, and measure time. Through Jan. 2, 2005, employees who show their badge receive $4 off adult admissions and $2 off child and senior admissions for those accompanied by an employee. Find out more about the exhibit here.


Policy Reminder: Lab Phones for Lab Use

Remember that Berkeley Lab desktop telephones and Lab-issued cell phones are provided to help employees conduct their Lab work. Employees who have Lab cell phones are required to review their usage every three months and reimburse the cost of personal calls as required by Lab policy. To learn more about some exceptions for personal use, review the telephone and cell phone policies in RPM 9.02.A2e here.


Learn Report Publishing
Skills Next Thursday

Jane Tierney, head of Berkeley Lab’s Technical and Electronic Information Department (TEID), will lead a workshop outlining how reports need to be processed by TEID’s Report Coordination Office, as well as DOE and Berkeley Lab. The workshop (ASD9040), to be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Building 2-100B next Thursday, Sept.16, will focus on the regulations, types of reports submitted, formatting, and retrieving information. Go here to register.


Presidential Award
For Lab’s Torn

Margaret Torn, a scientist with Berkeley Lab’s Earth Sciences Division, will receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers later today in Washington D.C. Torn, a biogeochemist, is being honored for her innovative research on climate change and the terrestrial carbon cycle. She is one of four researchers from DOE's Office of Science to receive this year's award, among a total of 57 recipients from eight government agencies. The award is given annually to honor and support the extraordinary achievements of young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. Full story.


Beware of New ‘419 Scam’ Messages

By now, many people have received "419 scams," e-mail messages sent by people in foreign countries, such as Nigeria, that claim recipients will receive a large sum of money for transferring a deceased person’s money to a bank account. A new twist on this scam has emerged, whereby recipients are told a relative has died and a large inheritance awaits them. Because the same last name as the recipient's has been assigned to the fictitious deceased relative, these messages appear more convincing. Do not respond to these messages, and forward them only to Lab Spam Control staff.

Beware Wormy
E-Mail Attachments

New worms and viruses, most of which target Windows systems, continue to surface at an unprecedented rate. Employees should update their system's anti-virus software every day and avoid opening any attachment that is not specifically expected, even if it appears that someone familiar sent it.

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