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Thursday, July 14, 2005

10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m.
Development of High Speed and Energy-Intensive Mill
Mitsuhiro Takeda, Miyagi College of Technology

Health Care Facilitator
Smoking: Why We Start and How Can We Stop
Marcia Brown-Machen, Berkeley Tobacco Prevention Program
Perseverance Hall

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109


8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nuclear Science
Symposium Celebrating the 90th Birthday of Albert Ghiorso
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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

1:30 p.m.
EHS 802
Reporting Adverse EH&S Occurrences in ORPS
Bldg. 51-201

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Morning Editions:
Avocado and Swiss Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Roast Beef with Baked Potato and Veggies
The Fresh Grille: Turkey, Cheddar and Bacon Sandwich with Onion Rings

Menutainment: Chicken Dijon with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy  

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Lab Geologist to Talk
On Girls and Science


Berkeley Lab earth scientist Margaret Torn is among the panelists who will discuss the ongoing role that gender and gender expectations play in shaping women's aspirations, opportunities, and accomplishments at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Alameda. The talk, "Women and Girls in Science, Math, and Technology," is sponsored by Girls Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps young females explore their potential, attend college, and build careers.

Lab 'Year of Physics'
Events on Web Site

Berkeley Lab's contributions to the celebration of the World Year of Physics have been assembled into a web site, which can be accessed here. The site features lectures, seminars, special events and educational programs and will be updated as activities and dates are added. Most are being sponsored by the Lab's Physics Division. In addition to a complete list of Summer Lectures, it includes upcoming special lectures by cosmic communications expert Chris Rose (July 25), movie special effects wizard Steve Wolf (Aug. 10) and fall appearances by Director Steve Chu and astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter.


Lab Bioscientist Knows
Patent Process Well
By Matt Krupnick


Richard Mathies, a UC Berkeley professor and Berkeley Lab physical bioscientist, figures he has the hang of the U.S. patent system by now. The Moraga resident has about 30 patents in his name since 1990, meaning he has been involved in the approval process nearly continuously for the past 15 years. Although the University of California funds the process and lawyers help, Mathies says he has spent plenty of his own time and money finalizing each patent. Full story (registration required). A related article on how proposed new rules on the patent process (which features Mathies and colleague Carlos Bustamante) might affect research institutions is available here.


Change to Background Check Policy

Effective immediately, the Laboratory has revised RPM 2.01(D)(5) (Background Checks). The Department of Energy considers Berkeley Lab to be a "gateway" laboratory to the DOE system, and the proposed revised policy is consistent with expected DOE requirements.


Limited Cafeteria Parking Tomorrow

Approximately 25 parking spaces will be reserved in the Cafeteria parking lot for the Ghiorso Symposium tomorrow. Those who normally park in that area are asked to use other lots or take alternate transportation to reach the Lab.

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