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Monday, January 31, 2005

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

Comments on Power Quality Engineering – An Assessment of Present Status
Gerald Heydt, Arizona State U.
Bldg. 90-3148

3 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Quantum Information
Charles Bennett, IBM
Bldg. 66-317

4 p.m.
The Role of the Utton Center, and Water Paradoxes in New Mexico
Marilyn O’Leary, U. of New Mexico
Bldg. 90-4133

4:30 p.m.
Seeing Dark Energy
John Gladney, U. of Pennsylvania
1 Le Conte Hall


4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Is Functional MRI the New Phrenology?
Mark D'Esposito, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

New Physics: A View from the Top
Chris Hill, UC Santa Barbara
Bldg. 50A-5132


Morning Editions: Hot Apple French Toast with Sausage
Tomorrows Breakfast: Swiss and Green Onion Scramble with Bacon
Market Carvery:
Hoki Fish with Creamy Pesto Sauce & Rice
The Fresh Grille: Double Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger with Fries
Menutainment: Macaroni & Cheese with Salad & Vegetables

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

Steve Chu, far right with winning team.

Harker High School
Wins Science Bowl

After a rousing day of intense competition, Harker High School emerged as the victor at Saturday's Science Bowl, held here at the Lab. They will travel, all expenses paid, to Washington D.C. for the national science bowl competition, to be held April 28 through May 2. The second place team was Homestead High School. Congratulations Harker and thanks to the many Lab employees who volunteered their time.


Nuclear scientist Heino Nitsche with undergraduate Julia Chamberlain.

Mentors Are Needed
For Summer Program

While summer is many months away, the folks at the Center for Science and Engineering Education are starting to organize internships for undergraduate students who will study at the Lab when school lets out in May. Scientists and engineers interested in mentoring one or more students can go here for more information on the program. Student applications will be available for review starting tomorrow. Questions on the program can be directed to Laurel Egenberger (x5190).

If It Needs to Move,
Fill Out the Form

Before moving equipment up, down or off the Hill, form 7600-59226 must be filled out first. This ensures that the item(s) are tracked from pickup to destination. It also serves as a receipt for the property's custodian and provides a record of location during inventories. The form is available at Stores.


New Bike Policy Strives
To Make Traffic Safer

In an ongoing effort to improve traffic safety at the Lab, the Environment, Health and Safety Division is spearheading a new bicycle safety program. It will consist of a policy on safe bicycle use, an education and awareness component, and a permit process. This, along with future elements on motor vehicle and pedestrian safety, will work to ensure the protection and well-being of all individuals who traverse the Lab's roadways. The draft Berkeley Lab Bicycle Safety Policy, which mandates helmet use and has been reviewed by the Bicycle Coalition, can be found here. EH&S, the Bicycle Coalition, and Lab Director Steve Chu are interested in receiving comments on the policy before implementation. Send feedback to Jack Salazar by next Monday.


She Helps Creative Services Operate Smoothly

Say hi to Jeanne Gerstle, administrator for the Creative Services Office, which designs and creates publications, websites, and photos for the Lab. She helps the office run smoothly by staying on top of budgets, procurements, and recharges, among other duties. Like others at the Lab, she enjoys the diversity of the workforce here, and likes the positive reaction she gets after telling people she works at the Lab. This former Army Sergeant First Class is the mother of a teenager and attends St. Mary's College, where she is working on a paralegal certificate and bachelor's degree in Law Studies. "I'm very interested in intellectual property and would like to apply these new skills at the Lab."


Router Failure Cause
Of Friday Hiccup

Lab access to some network-based services, including e-mail and calendar, were interrupted for about 45 minutes last Friday when a critical component failed in a network router. Access was restored at 10:20 a.m. The Information Technologies and Services Division would like to thank employees for their patience during this outage.

Morning fog, then sunny.
Highs: mid 60s (17° C). IMAGE: Weather icon
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SECON level 3

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