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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

9 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS 279 Scaffold Safety
Bldg. 51-201

10:30 a.m.
Human Resources
HRS1007 Screening Resumes & Conducting Reference Checks
Bldg. 50A-5132

Public Affairs/CSEE
Physics Meets Biology
Director Steve Chu
50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Yoga with Chris Hoskins

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
The Atlas Experiment
David Quarrie, CERN

1:30 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS 260 Basic Electrical Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Fourier Transform Spectroscopy in the Soft X-Ray Regime
Massimiliano Rossi, Universita degli Studi di Pavia


8:30 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety EHS 400 Radiation Protection Fundamentals

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Morning Editions:
Cheese Omelette with Tater Tots
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash and Eggs
Market Carvery: Chicken Curry over Rice
Fresh Grille:
French Dip with Curly Fries
Menutainment: Turkey Meatloaf 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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Chu to Discuss Potential
Of Physics in Biology

If scientists could take advantage of the awesomely complex and beautiful functioning of biology’s natural molecular machines, their potential for application in many disciplines would be incalculable. That’s the theme of today’s inaugural talk in the annual Berkeley Lab Summer Lecture Series, featuring Berkeley Lab Director and Nobelist Steve Chu. Beginning at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, Chu will explain to employees and visitors what happens when “Physics Meets Biology.” All are invited to attend and bring their lunches to the one-hour lecture, the first of seven dedicated to the World Year of Physics.


Vendor Information Event
For Electrical Subcontract

Employees are invited to attend an informational event sponsored by Procurement that features Alameda Electric, Berkeley Lab’s new subcontracted small business vendor for electrical supplies, on June 30 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Meet Alameda Electric representatives from sales departments, automation engineering, data communications, telecommunications, and three of their suppliers. Demonstrations about how to order electrical supplies directly from the vendor will be given. For more information, go here. Contact Diana Hopper at x4593 with any questions.


Plain, Simple, Primitive?
Not the Jellyfish

A New York Times article that explores the complex genetic makeup of jellyfish mentions the starlet sea anemone genome, which is being sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute. Scientists expect a number of surprises from the genome project. They have already discovered that a number of genes once thought to be unique to vertebrates have turned up in the genomes of jellyfish and its relatives, known collectively as cnidarians. These genes are much older, having evolved in the common ancestor of cnidarians and bilaterians 600 million years ago. Full story.


Warning to Lab Users:
'Phishing' Scheme Bogus

A message that appears to be from the National Credit Union Administration is circulating widely on the internet. The message informs recipients that access to their accounts has been limited until they verify their account information by clicking on a link and entering information. Beware — this is a bogus message intended to trick recipients into disclosing their personal and financial information so that perpetrators can launch identity theft attempts. People who receive this message or a similar one should delete it immediately. Do not forward it to others.


Reminder on Substance Abuse in the Workplace

The Laboratory recognizes dependency on alcohol and other drugs as a treatable condition and offers programs and services for employees and students with substance dependency problems. Employees are encouraged to seek assistance, as appropriate, from employee support programs, health centers, and counseling or psychological services available through the Laboratory's Employee Assistance Program. The Laboratory strives to maintain a work site free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of alcohol or controlled substances, and has legal consequences for those who violate the policy, which can be found here.

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