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Thursday, April 28, 2005


8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
Scientific Computing
New Eigenvalue and SVD Algorithms for LAPACK and ScaLAPACK
Christof Voemel, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 70-191

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Reactions at Semiconductor Surfaces: From Organic Monolayers to Selective Atomic Layer Deposition
Stacy Bent, Stanford U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

2 p.m.

EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 51-201

7 p.m.
Energy and Resources Group
Climate Change: Why We
Can't Get There From Here
Donald Kennedy
Sibley Auditorium, campus


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

10 a.m.
San Jacinto Site
Henry Sobel, UC Irvine
127 Dwinelle Hall

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


Morning Editions:
Corned Beef Hash and Eggs with Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Two Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy
Market Carvery: Roast Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Fresh Grille: Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Peppers and Onions
Menutainment: Meatloaf with Baked Potatoes & Vegetables

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

Experimental Math Lands Bailey on Journal Cover

David Bailey, chief technologist for the Lab's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center and Computational Research Division, has co-authored two books on experimental math. His work was featured as a cover article in the May issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society. The article is entitled "Experimental Mathematics: Examples, Methods, and Implications." Says Bailey: "Recent years have seen the flowering of 'experimental' mathematics as an active tool in mathematical research. These tools are being used to work out specific examples, generate plots, perform various algebraic and calculus manipulations, test conjectures, and explore routes to formal proof." Go here to read a pre-print version of the article.


Lab 'Rebuilding' Teams Needed for Saturday

Employees have just two days to sign up as volunteers for Rebuilding Together, a national organization that provides free improvements for the homes of low-income seniors and people with disabilities. The Lab's "Energy Teams" will install simple energy and water efficiency measures, such as blankets for water heaters, caulking, weather-stripping, compact fluorescent lamps, and water-saving faucets on Saturday. Those interested in participating should contact Allan Chen.

PeopleSoft Classes
Set for Tomorrow

There will be a one-hour introduction to PeopleSoft 8.8 FMS Web-based Training tomorrow. Employees can attend one at either 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. The training will cover such business transactions as requisition approvals, project setup, resource adjustments, and sponsored research proposals. Both sessions will be held in the Building 50 Auditorium.


Lab Bioscientist Elected
To AAAS Fellowship


The American Academy of Arts and Science announced on Tuesday the election of 213 new fellows. The 225th class includes Berkeley Lab physical bioscientist Hiroshi Nikaido. The members represent leaders in scholarship, business, the arts, and public affairs. An induction ceremony will be held in October. Nikaido studies antibiotic resistance to infectious diseases. Go here to see a complete list of new fellows.

Radiation Biologist
Added to NASA Panel


Berkeley Lab life scientist Amy Kronenberg is among the members of a newly formed "Exploration Systems Advisory Committee" convened by NASA. The committee's input will relate to plans, policies, programs and other matters pertinent to the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate's responsibilities. The committee will meet quarterly to discuss such topics as technology, requirements, systems integration, and capability development. Fellow committee members include retired military personnel, academicians, and former Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, who is also a missile defense analyst. Go here for more information.


EH&S Employee
Passes Away


Nahid Mahani, a waste management data validation specialist for the Lab's Environment, Health, and Safety Division, passed away last Thursday after a long illness.   She was 50. She was a member of the EH&S Waste Management family for 8 years, taking on a variety of challenges including Safety Coordinator for the Chemical Sciences Division. The family requests donations to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Services were held last Sunday.

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