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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

9 a.m.
Intro to EH&S at LBNL
Bldg. 66 Aud.

Vector Magnetometry 101
Elke Arenholz
Bldg. 2-100B

11 a.m.
Scientific Computing
Visualization for Network Security
Kwan-Lui Ma, UC Davis
Bldg. 0F-1647

Integrated Assessment of Climatic Change Mitigation Options under Risk and Uncertainty
Hermann Held, PIK, Germany
Bldg. 90-3148

2 p.m.
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

5 p.m.
Computational Research
Mars Rover Screening
Chip Smith
Bldg. 50B-1211


9 a.m.
Washington Projects Office
Update on Molecular Foundry
Mark Alper
Washington D.C.

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

Noon to 1 p.m.
Voter Registration
Cafeteria Lobby

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

Employee Activity Assoc.
Amateur Emergency Radio Group Meeting
Bldg. 48-117

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

Lab Weight Watchers
General Meeting
Bldg. 26-109

3 p.m.
Some New Ideas on Resonant Inelastic X-ray Spectroscopy
Frank de Groot, Utrecht U.
Bldg. 6-2202


Morning Editions: Mushroom Swiss Omelet
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash, Two Eggs & Toast
Fiesta Taco Salad
The Fresh Grille:
Turkey Burger with Guacamole, Swiss Cheese & Fruit Salad
Market Carvery: Honey & Orange Roasted Ham with Macaroni & Cheese

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

$1.5 Million European
Award for Cavalleri

Andrea Cavalleri, a physicist in the Materials Sciences Division, is returning from a trip to Sweden where he collected his "European Young Investigator Award," presented by the European Science Foundation.   Cavalleri is one of 25 recipients of this award, which comes with a grant worth more than $1.5 million. The EURYI Awards seek to encourage outstanding young researchers from anywhere in the world to work in Europe and lead their own research team. This is the first year they have been presented. Cavalleri won for his femtosecond time x-ray studies of ultrafast phenomena in nano-sized particles. For more about the EURYI Awards, go here.

New, Improved JGI
Website Launched

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has launched a newly designed website with refreshed content and new features. The "JGI Science" section highlights recent scientific results by JGI researchers. In the "Education" area, a step-by-step explanation of how sequencing is done at JGI has been added. Under "Sequencing," one can now find out what organisms JGI is currently sequencing, and monitor progress. The "About Us" section describes the work of every JGI department. Also added are accessibility features for users with disabilities — particularly tailored for those with low vision and the blind. Go here to visit the new site.


Time-Reporting Deadlines For Fiscal Close

All employee work time for September must be entered into the electronic time reporting system (LETS) and approved before 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24. There will be no weekly LETS sweep on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. If weekly time is entered after 5 p.m. on Sept. 24, the cost will go into next fiscal year. This final sweep will include time for monthly reporting employees (period ending Sept. 30) and for weekly reporting employees (periods ending Sept. 25 and Sept. 30). Monthly timecards for Sept. 30 are now available. Timecards for both bi-weekly periods will be available after noon on Monday. Questions should be directed to timekeepers and supervisors.

Friday Deadline For
457(b) Plan Sign-Up

If you'd like to enroll in the 457(b) plan and have your first deduction occur on your Oct. 1 check, the deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. Monthly paid employees who enroll by the deadline will have three paychecks, and biweekly paid employees will have seven paychecks to contribute in the 2004 tax year. Go here for more information on enrolling in this new plan.

Traffic Controls
On Lawrence Road

One-way traffic control will be in effect along Lawrence Road, from the intersection of Road N1 to the Grizzly Substation, for electrical cable removal, today through Thursday.


UC Headquarters Wins
Energy Star Award

The University of California's headquarters in downtown Oakland recently received an Energy Star label from DOE and EPA representatives. The award is given to the most energy-efficient buildings in the nation. UC officials also announced two other energy-smart initiatives, including a new green building policy requiring that all new construction or any significant renovations at any of the system's 10 campuses must adhere to green-building regulations and meet energy-efficiency standards. Full story.

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Highs: upper 70s (26° C).

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