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Wednesday, March 2, 2005


9 a.m.
Site Services Class
Bldg. 2-100B

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
EHS 278
Ladder Safety
Bldg. 51-201

1:30 p.m.
EHS 346
Chem Management System Web Application
Bldg. 90-0026  

3 p.m.
Quantum Dance of Electrons in Triangular NaxCo02
Alex Kouprine, Princeton U.
Bldg. 6-2202


7:30 a.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

10:30 a.m.

EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 51-201

10:30 a.m.
PBDEs and Selected Organohalogen Compounds in Seals and Humans from the U.K.
Olga Kalantzi
Bldg. 90-4133

11 a.m.
Experimental and Theoretical ELNES and XANES: Application to Materials Science
Teruyasu Mizoguchi
Bldg. 72-201

1:30 p.m.
EHS 276
Fall Protection
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Top Quark Pair Production in p-pbar Collisions at CDF
Jason Nielsen
Bldg. 50A-5132   

4 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Chemistry and Materials Science Direction in Security
Diaz de la Rubia, LLNL
Bldg. 50 Auditorium       


Morning Editions:
Breakfast Bagel
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Swiss Cheese, Avocado & Tomato Omelet
Market Carvery: Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Fresh Grille: Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Peppers & Onions
Menutainment: Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Earth Simulator Journal Prints Architecture Paper

A proposal submitted last summer by Berkeley Lab for DOE's Leadership Class Computing program has been published in the January 2005 edition of the Journal of the Earth Simulator. The proposal, "Science-Driven System Architecture: A New Process for Leadership Class Computing," was written by Horst Simon, Bill Kramer, Bill Saphir, John Shalf, David Bailey, Lenny Oliker, Michael Banda, Bill McCurdy, John Hules, Andrew Canning, Marc Day, Phil Colella, David Serafini, Michael Wehner and Peter Nugent. In it, the group proposes that the Lab's Computing Sciences Division work closely with computer manufacturers to ensure that systems designed and delivered to scientific computing centers use an architecture that is well suited to computational science. Go here to read the paper.

Microbial Genome Data Clearinghouse Launched

As the microbial world comes to light through DNA sequencing, the new Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system of the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) will deliver valuable information for the global research community. The IMG system currently features over 200 organisms, with an additional 200 in the queue for 2005. The IMG is the result of a collaboration between the JGI and Berkeley Lab's Biological Data Management and Technology Center. Full story.


LLNL Associate Director
To Give Talk on Security

Diaz de la Rubia, Associate Director of Lawrence Livermore Lab, will give a talk entitled "Chemistry and Materials Science Direction in Security," tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Rubia will discuss the need to "prevent catastrophic terrorism and provide clean energy for the global economy" and how "multiscale modeling coupled with novel experiments can be used to investigate new materials for inertial fusion energy systems." His talk is sponsored by the Lab's Materials Sciences Division.


Accident Leaves Lab
Grad Student in Coma

A UC Berkeley international student has been in a coma for six days after being hit by a motorist involved in a police chase for suspected drug activity. Jie Wang, a third year graduate student in the chemistry department — who also worked in the Lab's Life Sciences Division under Steve Derenzo — was driving through the intersection at Ashby and San Pablo Avenues Wednesday evening when the driver of a Honda Civic ran a red light and collided with Wang. Full story.


Computer Donations Needed

The Lab's Center for Science & Engineering Education is in need of computers with the Lab's standard load and operating system of Windows XP/2000. Monitors are not required. Computers will be used by ongoing teacher and student programs. To coordinate a donation, contact Joe Crippen (x5816).


Workplace Harassment
Class For Managers

Managers and supervisors are invited to take a course on workplace harassment, sponsored by the Lab's Human Resources Office. The course will provide an overview of what constitutes sexual harassment, possible effects on the workplace, the supervisor's role in addressing harassment complaints, and how to avoid such situations. The class takes place Thursday, March 17, at 2 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Go here to register (HRS 1003).

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