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Thursday, February 3, 2005

7:30 a.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

11 a.m.
Magnetization Reversal in Nano-Structured Materials
Erol Girt, Seagate Technology
Bldg. 72-201

1 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 51-201

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
The Electronic Structure Effects in Catalysis
Anders Nilson, SLAC
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Precision Electroweak and Top Quark Measurements at the Energy Frontier
Eva Halkiadakis, U. of Rochester
Bldg. 50A-5132


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

1:30 p.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

2 p.m.
Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Semiconductor Nanowires as Nanolasers
Cun-Zheng Ning, NASA Ames
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

2:30 p.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 51-201


Morning Editions: Breakfast Wraps
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with Bacon
Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Potatoes & Vegetables
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich with Potato Salad
Menutainment: Tuna Casserole & Salad

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

CRD Employees Among Speakers at Grid Meeting

Olivier Chevassut, lead cryptographer with the Lab's Computational Research Division, and Keith Jackson, who heads CRD's Advanced Application Interface Technologies Group, will both be speaking at this year's GlobusWORLD conference in Boston next week. The event is sponsored by the Globus Consortium, a group of computing leaders who support the Globus Toolkit, the "defacto standard for open source grid computing infrastructure." Chevassut will speak on "Secure (One Time) Password Authentication for the Globus Toolkit," while Jackson will discuss "Options for Building WSRF Compliant Services" and "Web Services Performance Aspects."


New Secretary Gives
Staff Address Today

New Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman will address DOE employees for the first time today in a department-wide broacast from Washington D.C.  "I want each of you to know that I consider it a personal and professional honor to have the chance to work with you," he wrote to employees. His message can be heard via telephone beginning at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time at (202) 287-5318.


NIH Will Seek
'Higher Standard'

The director of the National Institutes of Health, Elias Zerhouni, said that rules he announced Tuesday banning all staff scientists from taking drug-company fees would help the federal research agency set the highest ethical example. Zerhouni said the time had come for the NIH to provide "at least one source of public health information in the country that can be completely trusted." Full story (requires registration).


Former Web Portal
Switches to BLIS

The Lab's previous web portal, "", will be discontinued March 1 and replaced by the Berkeley Lab Information Systems (BLIS) Enterprise Portal. BLIS provides users with more functionality and a "personalized information cockpit." Users will need to copy bookmarks from to the "My Bookmarks" channel in BLIS. Go here to access the site, using an LDAP login and password, or if you're onsite just type "myblis" in your web browser. The homepage will point to BLIS starting March 1. More information about this switch will appear in tomorrow's edition of the View.


It's Not Too Late
To Get a Flu Shot

Flu shots are still recommended for everyone this season. Employees who are frequent travelers, especially those traveling to Asia, are highly encouraged to get flu shots. Health Services will have a limited supply of vaccines at no charge to employees. A flu vaccination clinic will be offered on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Health Services at x6266 to schedule an appointment.

February Is National
American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting nearly 65 million people. To raise awareness of this potential killer, February has been designated American Heart Month. In conjunction with this campaign, the Lab's Health Care Facilitator has provided some warning signs of heart attacks, which include: chest discomfort that lasts more than a few minutes; shortness of breath; pain in one or both arms, back, neck or jaw; and sweating, nausea or lightheadedness. If you think you're having a heart attack, stop activity, sit down, chew an aspirin (if not allergic) and call 911. Go here for more information.

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