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Friday, March 4, 2005


10 a.m.

EHS 23
Safety for Shop Supervisors
Bldg. 51-201


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

Demand-Side Participation in the Australian National Electricity Market
Hugh Outhred, U of New South Wales
Bldg. 90-3148

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Integrated Performance Monitoring
David Skinner
Bldg. 50A-5132

1 p.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

2 p.m.
Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Multifunctional Complex Oxide Nanostructures
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.


8 a.m.
EHS 206
Crane Safety
Bldg. 51-201

10:30 a.m.

Scientific Computing
Spins in Tight Places: Theoretical Studies of Spin Properties in Nanocrystals and Fullerenes
Joshua Schrier, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 50B-4205

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

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
High Temperature Superconductivity and Magnetism: Friends or Foes?
Robert Birgeneau, UC Berkeley Chancellor
1 LeConte Hall


Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with Eggs and Hash Browns
Monday's Breakfast: Swiss Cheese & Avocado Omelet
Origins: Vegetable Curry over Jasmine Rice
Fresh Grille: Italian Burger with Marinara, Mushrooms & Provolone
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito! Chicken or Pork

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
Erbschloe and Director Steve Chu
Office of Science
COO Tours Lab

Donald Erbschloe, nominated as the new chief operating officer for DOE's Office of Science, visited the Lab yesterday, making stops at the Molecular Foundry, Bevatron, and Advanced Light Source. He also heard a presentation on computing science research here, as well as an overview of the Lab's Operations, Environmental Health and Safety, and Facilities Divisions. Erbschloe is touring the country to visit all Office of Science labs to familiarize himself with their operations. Before this position, he was the Commander and Deputy Director of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.


Call For Outstanding Reports, Publications

Employees are asked to submit their outstanding publications and reports. DOE requires an account of all Berkeley Lab report numbers, which have been requested through Report Coordination. For a list of outstanding reports, go to the Exceptions Report on the "Publishing at Berkeley Lab" website. For specific requirements, see the RPM, Section 5.02A. Contact Report Coordination (x5604) for additional information.

'EndNote' Workshop
Given on March 17

A workshop on using EndNote, an online search tool, reference database and bibliography maker, takes place on Thursday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to noon in Building 90-0026. The program specializes in storing, managing, and indexing information in libraries. Go here to register (ASD 9021).


Molecular Complex Could Sequester Plutonium

Anne Gorden, the Glenn Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow with the Lab's Chemical Sciences Division, was a key member of a Berkeley Lab team who used the exceptionally bright and intense x-ray beams of the Advanced Light Source to determine the crystal structure of a molecular complex that has shown promise as a sequestering agent for plutonium and other actinides. With the added threat of "dirty bomb" terrorist weapons, the development of chemical agents that can safely remove radioactive substances from the human body has become a priority. Crystallography at synchrotrons like the ALS should greatly speed up this process. Full story.

Clarke Delivers Faculty Lecture on 'SQUIDS'


Lab materials scientist John Clarke has been chosen by UC Berkeley's Academic Senate to present a Faculty Research Lecture on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Berkeley Art Museum Theater (2621 Durant Ave.). The distinguished lectureship was created in 1913, at the request of Chancellor Benjamin Ide Wheeler, for "the presentation of results of research at the University of California." Clarke is noted for work in superconductivity. His talk is entitled "The Ubiquitous SQUID: From Cosmology to Medicine."


Laser Safety Class Offered on UC Berkeley Campus

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley are offering a third and final session of the one-hour laser safety awareness class in response to recent laser accidents. The class will focus on lessons-learned and the importance of teamwork in improving safety. All personnel working with Class 3b and 4 lasers — including those using Lab-sponsored lasers on campus — are required to attend. The class takes place in 141 McCone Hall on Wednesday, March 16 from 5 to 6 p.m. Space is limited. Go here to register (EH&S 289). An LDAP password is required.

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