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Friday, April 1, 2005


10 a.m.
Kimballton: An Ideal Site for DUSEL
Bruce Vogelaar and Robert Bodnar
127 Dwinelle Hall

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Attainment of Electron Beam Suitable for Medium Energy Electron Cooling
Sergei Seletskiy, U. of Rochester
Bldg. 71-264

10:30 a.m.
From Oxides to Semiconductors Research at the Fukuda Lab

Dirk Ehrentraut, Tohoku U.
Bldg. 6-2202

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

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
An Algebraic-Substructuring Method for Large-Scale Eigenvalue Calculation
Weiguo Gao
Bldg. 50A-5132

2 p.m.
Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Defect Structure In Semiconductors: The Application Of High Resolution Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy
A.R. Peaker, U. of Manchester
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.


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


Morning Editions:
Two Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy
Market Carvery: Garlic Eggplant with Rice
Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with Fries
Menutainment: Chicken or Pork Burrito

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

Energy Transfer Topic
Of Nature Article


Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Graham Fleming unveils a new technique that enables scientists to follow the transfer of energy from one molecule to another through both time and space in this week's edition of the journal Nature. Fleming believes this technique, called two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy, could be a revolutionary way of studying energy flow in complex systems where multiple molecules strongly interact. More on this story is available in today's issue of The View. The paper by Fleming and his co-authors can be read here.

UC Sits at Top of List
Of University Patents

For the 11th consecutive year, the University of California is the leader among the nation's universities in developing new patents, according to a recent report by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The report presents a preliminary list of the U.S. universities receiving the most patents for invention (i.e., utility patents) during the 2004 calendar year. UC recorded a total of 424 patents. Berkeley Lab contributed 29 of those patents. Full story.


Lab Changes High-Speed
Home Access Policy

The Lab has changed its policy regarding provision and reimbursement of DSL and cable Internet connections. Under the new policy, employees designated by their Division Management as requiring high speed home access will choose their own service provider, and the Lab will reimburse users for 50 percent of the cost. The change is expected to significantly reduce the cost to the Lab while ensuring compliance with DOE guidelines. ITSD will no longer centrally manage the procurement, support and payment for high-speed home access. Effective April 4, ITSD will begin assisting current users with their transition options. Go here to read FAQs about the policy.


Employee Receives
'Citizen' Award


Tammy Campbell, with the Lab's Information Technologies and Services Division, was recently honored as the West County Public Education Fund's 2005 "Distinguished Citizen." The award recognizes her volunteer work at Pinole Valley High School, where she helped implement a safety program, in addition to other educational advocacy she performs. She will receive her award at a special dinner in Richmond next month. Last year, she received Pinole's "Citizen of the Year" award.


Like Science Fiction?
Let Cal Monthly Know

California Monthly, which is published for UC Berkely's 85,000 alumni, is preparing a summer reading list for an upcoming issue. The editors would like to hear from Berkeley Lab scientists as to whether or not they ever read science fiction, and if so, which authors or books they like. Those interested in participating can send their thoughts to Sheila Kaplan.


It's Time to Cha Cha,
Rumba at Dance Class

The Lab's Dance Club will start a new series of lessons on Cha Cha and Rumba, starting Tuesday, April 12, in Building 71-146U from noon to 1 p.m. The series will run about eight weeks. All are welcome — beginners and more experienced alike. The lessons are free. Practice session are held every Wednesday, same location and time.

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