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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 51-201

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


9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety
Bldg. 51-201

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

Heterogeneity, Incentives and Sustainable Water Use
David Zilberman, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 90-3148

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Electronic Structure of Strongly Disordered Systems From ARPES
Felix Baumberger, Stanford U.
Bldg. 6-2202


Morning Editions:
Ham & Swiss Omelet with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash and Eggs
Culinary Table: Chicken Monterey with Rice & Salad
Fresh Grille: Grilled Bratwurst with German Potato Salad
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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

'Year of Physics' Lecture Series Starts Tomorrow

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's articles on fundamental physics principles, the United Nations has declared 2005 the "World Year of Physics." To commemorate this event, the Lab will host a series of lectures that highlight physics research taking place here. The first talk is tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. in the Berkeley High School Library, featuring Carl Haber, who will speak about his efforts to restore and preserve vintage audio recordings. Go here for more information.


Presidential Science
Advisor Passes Away


Allan Bromley, a Yale University professor, nuclear physicist and architect of national science policy during the administration of President George H. W. Bush, died last Thursday. He was 79. The cause was a heart attack. As Bush's top science adviser from 1989 to 1993, Bromley pushed for sizable increases in money for scientific research in a race to keep United States manufacturing ahead of Japan's and Germany's. He also served as chairman of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Full story.


Nonresident Tax Classes
In March

The Lab's Payroll and International Researchers and Scholars Offices will conduct two Nonresident International Tax Workshops in March. An overview of tax forms, tax treaties, and resources for international scholars, students, and researchers will be presented.   Attendees can also get answers to VISA questions relating to nonresident taxation issues. The first session will be held Tuesday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. The second workshop will be on Thursday, March 17, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., same location.

Today's CPR Training
Moved to 51-201

The location of today's 10 a.m. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) class offered by Environment, Health and Safety has been changed from Building 48 to the Building 51-201 conference room.


Visa Rules Relaxed
For Scientists, Students
By Kristen Lee

Responding to concerns that onerous visa requirements are discouraging foreign students and scientists from coming to the United States, the State Department has extended the time many of them can remain before renewing security clearances. The clearance is required for foreigners working in areas the government deems "sensitive." Fields like chemistry, engineering and pharmacology can be in that category. Full story.

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