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Monday, February 14, 2005

Workforce Diversity Office
Black History Month
Kamala Harris, SF District Attorney
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Neutron-Detected Tomography of Impurity-Seeded Superfluid Helium
Mike Hayden, Simon Fraser U.
1 Le Conte Hall


10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

1:30 p.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electrical Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Sensing and Responding to DNA Damage
Karlene Cimprich, Stanford U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


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

Protein-Structure Project Reaches 1,000 Milestone

Crystal structure of parasite protein
The Protein Structure Initiative (PSI), a national program aimed at determining the three- dimensional shapes of a wide range of proteins (largely funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences), has now determined more than 1,000 different structures. These structures will shed light on how proteins function in many life processes and could lead to targets for the development of new medicines. The work is being done at nine different PSI centers, one of which — the Berkeley Structural Genomics Center — is administered by the Lab, in collaboration with Stanford, UC Berkeley, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Full story.


Lab Physicist's Entry
In 'Quantum Diaries'

As part of the "Year of Physics," scientists from around the world are participating in "Quantum Diaries," a journal where they describe a day in the life of a physicist. The Lab's own Karsten Heeger describes running out of gas in Tokyo in his latest entry. He's in Japan doing research for KamLAND, an experiment that measures neutrino mass. Go here to read about his adventure.

Error in Contra
Costa Times

A Contra Costa Times story that ran in Today at Berkeley Lab last Tuesday incorrectly stated the department Jane Long worked in while employed at the Lab. She was with the "energy and resource development division."


Black History Month
Lecture is Today


San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris — the first woman ever elected to this position and daughter of Berkeley Lab scientist Shyamala Harris — visits the Lab today to deliver a speech commemorating Black History Month. The talk begins at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Black History Month got its start as "Negro History Week," which was established by schoolteacher Carter Woodson in 1926 to educate children about the important things African Americans had accomplished.


Learn 'Successful
Habits' at Workshop

The ASD Academy will conduct a Franklin Covey workshop on "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" on Monday and Tuesday, March 14 and 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day course will offer a holistic, integrated approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness. Go here to register (ASD 0226).

Management Training Deadline Approaches

The application deadline for the UC Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is Monday, Feb. 28. The program will be held April 25-29 at Asilomar in Pacific Grove. Exempt scientific, technical, and administrative career staff with at least one year of service at UC, and one to five years of experience supervising or managing people or projects, are encouraged to apply as assessees. Berkeley Lab may send five assessees and two assessors (who must be senior managers). Cost for assessees is $850 and free for assessors. For more information, contact Delia Clark (x6331).

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