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Wednesday, February 9, 2005

8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Karats Jewelry Sale
Cafeteria lobby

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 50-201

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Helium: Probing the Exotic and Searching for the Strange
Zheng-Tian Lu, ANL
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
Studies of Complex Systems from Within
Norah Berrah, Western Michigan U.
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Nuclear Medical Imaging: Techniques and Challenges
Bill Moses
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Energy and Resources Group
Energy Efficiency in China: Glorious History, Uncertain Future
Mark Levine
20 Barrows Hall (campus)


11 a.m.
Real-Time Studies of Surface Dynamics Using Low-Energy Electron Microscopy
Kevin McCarty, Sandia National Lab
Bldg. 72-201

Is There a Switchable Mirror in Your Future?
Thomas Richardson
Bldg. 90-3148

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Extending UHV Studies to the Mbar Range: SFG and PM-IRAS Spectroscopy on Supported Pd Nanoparticles
Gunther Rupprechter
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
First Results from the TWIST Muon Decay Experiment
Andrei Gasponenko
Bldg. 50A-5132


Morning Editions:
Breakfast Bagel
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Swiss Cheese, Avocado & Tomato Omelet
Market Carvery:
Chicken Enchiladas with Rice & Beans
The Fresh Grille: Sloppy Joe with Cole Slaw & Fries
Menutainment: Cheese Enchiladas with Rice & Beans

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

UC Proposal for Lab
Contract Sent to DOE

It was hand-carried to Chicago, and the University of California's proposal to continue management of Berkeley Lab arrived at Department of Energy offices yesterday, one day short of the deadline. The comprehensive document, prepared by UC and the Lab over the past few months, will be the basis for a senior management meeting with the Source Evaluation Board later this month. A decision on awarding a new contract is expected sometime in April. Acquisition manager Bill Barletta yesterday thanked the preparation team members for their "extraordinary efforts" in assembling the proposal.


Offsite Training
For Entrepreneurs

A free workshop on market research and marketing plans will be held next Tuesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Mountain View, and next Wednesday in Oakland (same time). The event is sponsored by Technology Ventures Corporation, an entrepreneur development program that specializes in technology-based innovations coming out of national labs, universities and business communities. The Lab's Technology Transfer Office recommends this course for researchers here. Go here to register.

New Discounts
On Mathematica

Now Wolfram's Mathematica products and support are available at discounted pricing, due to a coordinated purchasing effort of several DOE labs, including Berkeley Lab. In the past, DOE sites purchased Mathematica at government list prices. Now researchers can choose from two proposals: group license or volume discount. For pricing details go here (requires LDAP log in and password). Completed order forms must be submitted by next Wednesday. Contact Liz Radding for more information.


Symposium Honors Microscopy Pioneer

To celebrate Harald Rose's 70th birthday and his four-decade career in electron optics, the Lab's National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) is hosting a daylong symposium on Monday. The event — in Building 66-316 — features a full slate of speakers, starting at 9 a.m. Rose is currently a guest researcher at the Lab. Go here to see the complete schedule. For more information, contact Christian Kisielowski.

Sound Restoration Topic
Of Next 'Friends' Lecture


Carl Haber and Vitaliy Fadeyev, both scientists in the Lab's Physics Division, made worldwide headlines last year with their use of imaging to restore early sound recordings. Haber will present a lecture on this research for the "Friends of Science" next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Berkeley High School's library (corner of Allston Way and Milivia St.). Haber will discuss how this technology might help gain access to and preserve recordings dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He will provide examples of restored voices and music. The event is co-sponsored by Berkeley High's science department. Go here for more information.

Levine Gives Talk
On China's Energy


Mark Levine, director of the Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, will present a talk on campus today on "Energy Efficiency in China: Glorious History, Uncertain Future." His talk is sponsored by UC Berkeley's Energy and Resources Group. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in 20 Barrows Hall. According to Levine: "China is the existence of proof that a rapidly developing country can substantially reduce energy growth through design and implementation of efficiency policies. Unfortunately, all this has changed since 2001. Energy in China now appears to be growing faster than GDP."

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