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Friday, September 17, 2004

8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection-Lab Safety
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
Magnetism of Thin Lanthanide Metal Film
Eugen Weschke, Freie U.
Bldg. 6-2202

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

1 p.m.
College of Chemistry
In Situ MRI: If the Sample Can't Go to the Magnet, the Magnet Must go to the Sample
Pablo Prado, Quantum Magnetics
Bldg. D-64 (Hildebrand Hall)


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

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Conversion of an Atomic Fermi Gas to a Molecular Bose Einstein Condensate
Randall Hulet, Rice U.
1 Le Conte


Morning Editions: Two Pancakes, Two Eggs & Two Bacon
Monday's Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Bacon
Chicken or Pork Burrito
The Fresh Grille:
Hot Turkey Sandwich Smothered with Gravy, Peas & Mushrooms
Market Carvery: Fried Catfish with Sides & Cajun Tartar Sauce

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

Neutron Generator
Takes a Trip to Italy

Leung, front, and colleague
Jani Reijonen

A compact neutron generator is on its way to Turin, Italy, sent by the Lab's Plasma and Ion Source Technology Group, led by accelerator physicist Ka-Ngo Leung. The unique new device will be used to research boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) as a treatment for brain and liver cancer. Read more about this technology in today's issue of The View.

Lab to Help Examine
Air Quality in Planes

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration will establish a new "Center of Excellence" to examine cabin air quality and study chemical and biological threats in airliners. Researchers from the Environmental Energy Technologies Division's Indoor Environment Department and several universities will participate in the "Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Airliner Cabin Environment Research." Lab Scientists William Fisk and Thomas McKone are principal investigators. Auburn, Purdue, Harvard, and UC Berkeley are among the participating campuses. For more information about the FAA Centers, go here.  


Annual Beach Clean-Up Happens This Saturday

California Coastal Clean-up Day will take place from 9 to noon tomorrow, part of an international effort to clean beaches, bays and waterways. Volunteers are encouraged to show up at one of three locations - in Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville - with gloves, sunscreen and hat. Bags, tally cards and raffle tickets will be distributed. Last year, the shoreline clean-up effort in the East Bay included 1,200 people removing more than 11 tons of garbage. Go here to locate the nearest gathering location, and here for detailed information about the local sites. Groups of 10 or more need to pre-register.


President to Nominate
Bement as NSF Chief


President Bush intends to nominate Arden Bement, Jr., of Indiana, to be director of the National Science Foundation for the remainder of a six-year term expiring Aug. 2, 2010. Bement currently serves as Acting Director of the NSF and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Previously, he served as the David A. Ross Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering and head of the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University. Go here for background information on Bement.


Fuel Pump Closed
Today for Testing

The Building 76 Motor Pool fuel pump will be out of service today from approximately 9 a.m. to noon for underground tank testing. Contact Mike Botello (x7939) for further information.

Last Day to Enroll
In New 457(b) Plan

In order to enroll in the 457(b) plan and have your first deduction occur on your Oct. 1 paycheck, you must sign up by 5 p.m. today. Monthly paid employees who enroll by the deadline will have three paychecks, and biweekly paid employees will have seven paychecks to contribute to the 457(b) plan in the 2004 tax year. Employees can enroll online using Fidelity's "Net Benefits" website or by phone (1-800-343-0860). Employees enrolling online should use the Enrollment Guide for step-by-step instructions. Information on the program and its advantages for additional tax deferred retirement savings can be read in today's issue of The View.

Writing Skills Workshop
Scheduled for Oct. 28

"Writing Advantage," a Franklin Covey workshop that teaches skills to communicate powerfully, logically and concisely, has been set for Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Building 66-316. Sue Bowen will facilitate the class, which is free to Administrative Services Department employees; non-ASD attendees must pay $115 for materials. Students will each also receive a Covey "Style Guide." To register for ASD 0214 in the ASD Academy, go here.

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