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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Education in Nuclear Science: A Status Report and Recommendations for the Beginning of 21st Century
Joseph Cerny  
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Using Density Functional Theory (DFT) With Plane Wave Pseudopotentials to Study Chemical Problems
Yun Wang, U. of Texas
Bldg. 50A-5132

3 p.m.
Interaction of Nanoparticles with VUV Radiation
Musa Ahmed
Bldg. 6-2202


7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile
Cafeteria parking lot

9:30 a.m.
Multi-Isotope Studies Short Wavelength Photolysis: Applications to the Early Solar System, Mars, and the Evolution of Life on Earth
Mark Thiemens, UC San Diego
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Materials Science
In Situ Elecrton Microscopy of the Operation of Nanoscale Devices
John Cumings, Stanford
348 Hearst Mining Bldg.

4 p.m.
The Day-Night Analysis in the Salt Phase of SNO
Kathryn Miknaitis, U. of Washington
Bldg. 50A-5132


Morning Editions: Breakfast Bagel
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Swiss Cheese, Tomato & Avocado Omelet
Menutainment: Pasta Primavera
The Fresh Grille: Turkey & Jack Cheese Sandwich with Bacon
Market Carvery:
Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich

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

Spots for Management Training in Asilomar

The UC Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is now accepting applications for assessors and assessees for the upcoming session, to 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. The program offers participants insights into their managerial competencies, skills, and potential through small group work in simulated management scenarios. Berkeley Lab may send five assessees and two assessors (who must be senior managers). Cost for assessees is $850 and free for assessors. Application deadline is Feb. 28. For more information, contact Delia Clark (x6331).


Tinkerer a Scholar
Of Ingenuity
By C. W. Nevius

There was a time when every neighborhood had a Zach Radding. He was the guy with the soldering gun, the drill press and — most telling of all — the Heathkit. The Heathkit company pulled the plug in 1992 after a 45-year run, but someone forgot to tell Radding, 29, that the do-it-yourselfer's time has passed. An electrical engineer with a serious love of tinkering, Radding has been an engineer at Berkeley Lab for seven years. Full story.


Tips on Post-Upgrade
Calendar Login

The Information Technologies and Services Division's recent upgrade of the Lab's calendaring system is complete. Some users who logged in to the client or web interface after the upgrade may have received a login failure notice. To avoid this, enter your full name (e.g. John Doe) as your user name on your first login. On all subsequent logins you may use your Lab abbreviation (e.g. JDoe). For more information, call the Help Desk (x4357).


Teaching Nuclear Science Topic of Cerny Lecture

Joseph Cerny, who has enjoyed a distinguished career here at the Lab and at UC Berkeley, will give a talk today on "Education in Nuclear Science: A Status Report and Recommendations for the Beginning of the 21st Century" at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The past recipient of an E.O. Lawrence Award, Cerny served as an associate director of the Lab and head of the Nuclear Science Division from 1979-1984. He also served as the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Dean of the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley.


Power Outage Scheduled
In Buildings 2 and 2A

There will be a scheduled power outage in Buildings 2 and 2A for switchgear and building systems maintenance this Saturday. The outage will begin at approximately 6 a.m. and continue until about 6 p.m. Employees are encouraged to take all necessary precautions. A Lab-wide public address announcement will be made prior to switching. For additional information contact Jim Murphy at x4175 or x6023.

There's Another
Shoemobile Now

Employees who work in areas where the danger of foot injuries is present may be authorized to purchase safety shoes. Currently, the Iron Age shoemobile visits the Lab monthly to sell safety footwear, but Red Wing will now also visit on the third Thursday of every month (starting tomorrow) from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Iron Age shoemobile will continue to visit on the first Thursday of every month, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both vendors set up shop in the cafeteria parking lot. Go here for more information.

Partly cloudy.
Highs: upper 50s (14° C). IMAGE: Weather icon
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