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Monday, January 24, 2005

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


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9 a.m.
EHS 348
Chemical Hygiene Safety
Bldg. 51-201

Linking Enviromental
Exposures to Health Effects
S.M. Rappaport, U. of North Carolina
Bldg. 90-3148

1 p.m.
EHS 231
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Alzheimer's Disease, Brain Imaging, and the Search for Prevention Therapies
Eric Reiman, Translational Genomics Research Institute
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Morning Editions: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Ham & Smoked Cheddar Scramble with Potatoes & Bagel
Pasta Bar with Garlic Bread
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Chicken Bacon Burger with Fries
Market Carvery:
Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl
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

Maintain UC Benefits
For Lab, Dynes Proposes


In his remarks to the Board of Regents last week recommending that the University of California compete for the Berkeley Lab management contract, UC President Robert Dynes said "the government has authorized, and we will propose, that the laboratory staff remain part of the systemwide pension and benefits programs." He said the Department of Energy recognizes the value of "making employment at Berkeley Lab as indistinguishable from employment at the campuses as practicable." Go here to read Dynes' full statement.


New Worm Cloaked
As CNN Headlines

A new mass-mailing worm called Crowt.A appears to be a headline newsletter from CNN. This worm generates subject lines, message content and attachment names based on CNN headlines. Windows users who open an infected attachment will not only infect their systems, but open themselves to identity theft because Crowt.A installs a keystroke logger to capture all keystrokes entered on infected systems. Windows users should update their system's anti-virus software every day and not open any attachments that are not expected.


Laser Safety Class
Now Offered

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley are offering a one-hour laser safety awareness class in response to recent laser accidents in DOE and non-DOE labs. The class will focus on lessons-learned and the importance of teamwork in improving safety. All personnel continuing work with Class 3b and 4 lasers — including those using Lab-sponsored lasers on campus — are required to attend. Classes are scheduled for noon this Friday in the B50 Auditorium, and Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the B66 Auditorium. A March class on the UC Berkeley campus will also be scheduled. No registration is required. For more information, contact Gary Zeman (x6626).


Library Journal Survey Deadline is Today

Scientists and engineers are requested to take a survey that will help the Lab's library decide which scientific journals it will continue to purchase subscriptions for. The deadline for the survey is today at 5 p.m. Each researcher is requested to vote, rather than having someone in their group vote for them. Go here to take the survey. Send e-mail here to receive a paper version.

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