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Friday, January 21, 2005

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

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Kinetic Lattice Monte Carlo Study of Vacancy Assisted Arsenic Diffusion and Time Dependent Clustering Effects in Silicon
Ben Haley, UC Davis
Bldg. 50F-1647

2 p.m.
Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Nanodefect Engineering for Improved Si Solar Cell Materials
Eicke Weber
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.


4 p.m.
Life Sciences
The Indexing Potential of Histone Lysine Methylation
Thomas Jenuwein, Institute of Molecular Pathology
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4:30 p.m.
Solar Transition Region ? Shocks in Action?

Margarita Ryutova, LLNL
1 LeConte Hall


Morning Editions: Two Eggs, Corned Beef Hash, & Toast
Menutainment: Chicken or Pork Burrito
The Fresh Grille: Fish Sandwich with Cole Slaw & Fries
Market Carvery:
Spaghetti with Meatballs and Two Sides
Special Deal: Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Moutain Dew, Sierra Mist 12 packs for $2.99

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

UC Regents Authorize
Competing for Lab Pact

Director Chu listens as Regents discuss the Lab's contract.

The University of California Board of Regents, at its regular meeting yesterday in San Francisco, approved UC President Robert Dynes' recommendation that the University prepare a proposal for continued management and operation of Berkeley Lab — which Dynes described as "a jewel in the scientific crown of the United States." Proposals are due to the U.S. Department of Energy by Feb. 9. Go here to read a UC press release on the topic. For additional details on the University's action, read today's issue of The View


'Diaries' Chronicle
World Year of Physics

Members of the InterAction Collaboration for particle physics communication recently launched "Quantum Diaries," a website that will follow the lives of some 25 physicists worldwide as they live the World Year of Physics, 2005. In their own words, in blogs, photographs and video clips, and in half a dozen languages, the Quantum Diarists, including the Lab's own Karsten Heeger, will give readers a real-time picture of the lives of 21st-century scientists, as they convey their experiences, thoughts, impressions, triumphs and disappointments throughout the year. Go here to read Heeger's entry, and here to view the diary site.


Let Library Know Which Journals
You Want

Scientific researchers and engineers are invited to take a survey to let the Lab's library know which journals should be kept. The library was faced with a large potential budget cut, but is now restoring a high level of journal subscriptions. The survey will help administrators determine the importance of individual journals in order to make appropriate subscription decisions. The survey was created by the Computing and Communications Services Advisory Committee and the Information Technologies and Services Division. Go here to take the survey.

Supervisor Training
Sponsored by HR

Human Resources has announced the launch of seven new supervisor training courses. The first class, "Labor and Employee Relations at Berkeley Lab," will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The second class, "Hiring Policies and Processes," is on Friday, Jan 28. Future class topics include "What is Workplace Harassment?," "Preventing Workplace Violence," "Compensation for Managers," "Hiring Policies and Processes," "Interviewing Skills," and "Screening Resumes and Conducting Reference Checks." The classes are free. Go here to view course descriptions (select Mgmt/Supervisor Course Type) and register.

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