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Thursday, February 10, 2005

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

Human Resources
Demo of CJO Website
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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


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

2 p.m.
Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Nanophotonic Crescent Moons for Molecular/Cellular Imaging
Luke Lee
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
A Conserved Meiotic Checkpoint Monitors Synapses
Needhi Bhalla
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Simulating Biochemical Reaction Networks
Steven Andrews
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Morning Editions:
Swiss Cheese, Avocado & Tomato Omelet
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chorizo & Eggs with Tortillas
Market Carvery:
Southwestern Turkey Picatta with Black Beans & Rice
The Fresh Grille: Chili Cheese Burger with Fries
Menutainment: Pasta Toss with Italian Sausage, Choice of Sauce & Veggies

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

Lunsford, left, De Jager, and Thornock

EH&S Staffer Lauded
For Planning SC Event

Nikki De Jager, with the Lab's Environment, Health and Safety Division (Security and Emergency Operations Group), received a certificate of appreciation from the DOE's Office of Science (SC), signed by its director, Ray Orbach, in recognition of her efforts in planning and supporting an SC-wide Safeguards and Security Directors workshop held here earlier this week. She was cited for her "enthusiasm, follow-through, and personal attention to every detail and professional integrity, which ensured a highly successful workshop." Mark Thornock, with the Office of Science, and EH&S's Dan Lunsford, presented De Jager with the award.

NERSC Staff to Speak
At Cyber Security Event

Steve Lau and Scott Campbell of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) will speak at the 2005 DOE Cyber Security Group Training conference in Denver. Lau and Campbell, with the Networking, Security, Servers and Workstations Group, will discuss "Host and User Level Security, Once Again the Battleground" on April 20. Go here for more information.


Lecture on Computing
In Washington Office


Wes Bethel, leader of the Computing Science Division's Visualization Group, will discuss "Finding the Unknown in a Sea of Data: Leveraging Human Intuition with Scientific Visual Data Analysis" next Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Lab's Washington D.C. Projects Office. His talk is part of a series on modern computing and the challenge of handling and interpreting large amounts of data. For directions to the office, go here.


Bush Requests Almost
Flat R&D Funding

"The budget is not flat, but pretty close," Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Marburger said Tuesday at a White House briefing on the FY 2006 Research and Development (R&D) budget request. Under the Administration's proposal, total federal R&D funding would increase by 1 percent or $733 million, which Marburger said "maintains that strength, we are not going backward." The proposal also stipulates that non-defense R&D spending would increase .75 percent over this year's budget. Go here to read an analysis of the proposed budget by the American Institute of Physics' online bulletin, FYI.


More Screening Centers For Ill Worker Claims

Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman yesterday announced that the Bush administration is adding nine additional medical screening centers as part of the department's Former Worker Medical Screening Program. Under this expansion, the screening program will offer all former DOE employees, contractors and subcontractors free medical examinations to determine if possible exposure to harmful substances during their employment resulted in subsequent illness. Full story.

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