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Friday, April 8, 2005


10 a.m.
WIPP, Carlsbad, NM Site
David Cline, UCLA
127 Dwinelle Hall

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

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Electronic Structure Calculations for Mathmaticians
Lin-Wang Wang
Bldg. 50A-5132


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

4 p.m.
Synthetic Biology
Design by Directed Evolution: Towards a Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenase
Frances Arnold, CIT
Sibley Auditorium, campus


Morning Editions:
Biscuits & Gravy with 2 Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: French Toast and Bacon
Market Carvery: Tuna Noodle Casserole with Salad
Fresh Grille: Italian Burger with Fries
Menutainment: Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork

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

Paper Features Physicist
Matis' Scout Assist

As reported in the March 24 edition of Today at Berkeley Lab, Lab physicist Howard Matis recently assisted the Boy Scouts of America with the redesign of their Atomic Energy badge to a Nuclear Science badge. The Contra Costa Times featured a profile of Matis and how he helped update the requirements needed to earn the badge to make them more relevant. Go here to read the full story.


Today's Eclipse Coming
To a Computer Near You

Today's total solar eclipse, which will cross Central America, can be viewed live via a Lab server starting at 1:50 p.m. (PDT). The eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean and the broadcast will begin as the moon's shadow reaches Panama. Two scientists from University of North Dakota will be broadcasting the event live from San Carlos, Panama. The maximum eclipse will occur at 3:12 p.m. (PDT) and the eclipse will end at 4:15 p.m. (PDT). Go here to view the broadcast.


Cyber Security Focus
Of Online Newsletter

The latest edition of the Computer Protection Quarterly newsletter is now available online. Produced by the Lab's Computer Protection Program, the newsletter features articles on alternatives to Windows NT, upcoming talks and classes, tips for improving computer security and how to keep your computer free of spyware. Go here to read it.


Limit Alcoholic Drinks
To Improve Health

The Lab's Health Care Facilitator wants to remind everyone that April is "Alcohol Awareness Month." Incidence of heart disease in those who consume moderate amounts of alcohol (an average of 1 to 2 drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women) is lower than that in non-drinkers. However, excess alcohol alters judgment and can lead to dependency and serious health problems. The Lab provides free alcohol and drug counseling through Care Services at UC Berkeley's Tang Center (643-7754).

Upcoming Tree Removal
And Electrical Work

Tree removal activities on McMillian Road will require both traffic controls and electrical switching on Tuesday and Wednesday. McMillan road will go to one lane between Road S and Building 76. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted. In conjunction with this work, precautionary switching will take place on the 115 KV-12KV system at the Grizzly Substation on Tuesday. It is unlikely an interruption of power will occur, but staff should take all necessary precautions just in case. Contact Bob Berninzoni (x5576) for information on the tree removal, and Dennis Nielsen (x4055) for details on the electrical switching.

Cell Phone Service
Interrupted Today

Cell phone users may experience receptions problems on the hill today between 2 and 6 p.m. due to maintenance work. Cingular and AT&T Wireless will be performing on their site equipment. The upgrades will enhance 9-1-1 service so that rescuers can more easily locate people during an emergency.


Yesterday's edition of Today at Berkeley Lab listed the incorrect phone extension in the story on Harry Reed's assignment as Lab Ombudsman. His correct phone number is x4130.

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