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Wednesday, March 9, 2005


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to ES&H at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

2 p.m.
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
EUV Microexposures at the ALS Using the 0.3-NA MET Projection Optics
Patrick Naulleau
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Light Fantastic: The Science and Instrumentation of the Advanced Light Source
Howard Padmore
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


10 a.m.
EHS 256
Bldg. 51-201

Life Sciences and Genomics Keeping the Genome Together: Reair of DNA Strand Breaks
Alan Tomkinson, U. of Maryland
Bldg.66 Auditorium

1:30 p.m.
EHS 279
Scaffold Safety
Bldg. 51-201


Morning Editions:
French Toast with Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble with Tortillas & Home Fries
Market Carvery: Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken with Roasted Potatoes
Fresh Grille: Bratwurst with Potato Salad
Menutainment: Beef Fajitas with Rice & Beans

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
From left, Dahman, Juline, and Rominger

New Regents Get Tour,
Briefings in Lab Visit

University of California Regents-designate Richard Rominger and Eric Juline, who will begin one-year service as ex-officio members of the UC Board beginning July 1, paid a visit to Berkeley Lab yesterday. Their tour stops included (above) a briefing on the National Center for Electron Microscopy by Molecular Foundry Director Paul Alivisatos and NCEM Director Uli Dahman. Rominger, a California farm owner and President-elect of the Alumni Associations of UC, and Juline, a retired partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Vice President-elect, met with Lab leadership and learned about the Advanced Light Source, high performance computing, the "dark energy" mission, the Molecular Foundry, the National Center for Electron Microscopy, and the Joint Genome Institute.

New Network Structure
To Increase Bandwidth

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), which supports the large scale science and collaborations of the Department of Energy's Office of Science, has taken the first steps to implement a new network architecture that will increase the reliability and dramatically boost the bandwidth available to the DOE research community. The new architecture is designed to meet the increasing demand for network bandwidth and advanced network services as next-generation scientific instruments and supercomputers come on line. Full story.


Human Resources Moves
To PowerBar Building

The Human Resources Core Services Offices located in Building 937, including Benefits, Recruitment, Compensation, HRIS; and the Life Sciences HR Center located in Building 941, will be moving to the "Power Bar" building — located at the corner of Center St. and Shattuck Ave., adjacent to the downtown Berkeley BART station — on Friday, March 11. The new office is on the second floor, mail stop 939R0200. To access the floor, visitors must dial x7590 on a phone outside the door, and the reception desk will buzz them in. Key functions will be operational on Monday, with full service on Tuesday. Responses to voice and e-mail messages during this transition may be delayed, so employees are asked to be patient during this transition.

Preventing Violence
In the Workplace

Workplace violence can happen anywhere, even at the Lab. A course will be offered that provides managers and supervisors an overview of the causes and consequences, as well as information on what they can do to keep our workplace safe. The class takes place Thursday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Go here to register (HRS 1004).


ALS Director Honored
By Photon Users' Group


Janos Kirz, acting director of the Advanced Light Source, is the co-recipient of the 2005 Arthur H. Compton Award, which is given by the Advanced Photon Source Users Organization to recognize important contributions to the field of x-ray microscopy. The award consists of a certificate and $2500. This year's award is shared by Kirz and Günter Schmahl at the University of Göttingen in German, for their development of Fresnel zone plates, which are used to focus x-rays for various imaging technologies. Full story.

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