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Thursday, March 17, 2005
Happy St.
Patrick's Day




7 a.m.

Red Wing Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

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

10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electrical Hazard Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

10 a.m.
Earth Sciences
Introduction to Henderson DUSEL: Unearthing the Secret of Universe Underground
Chang Kee Jung, SUNY Stony Brook
127 Dwinelle Hall

11 a.m.
Quantum Well Wtates in Cu Thin Film Grown on fcc Co(001)
Yizheng Wu, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 72-201

11 a.m.
Synergy in Action: Spallation Induced by Protons from High Power Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) Meets Fission in Fast Reactors
Peter Armbruster, GSI Darmstadt
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

1 p.m.
EHS 61
Ergonomics Evaluator
Bldg. 51-201

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Catalytic Properties of Au Nanoparticles Synthesized by Inverse Micelle Encapsulation

Beatriz Roldan Cuenya, U. of Central Florida
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

2 p.m.
HRS 1003
What is Workplace Harassment?
Bldg. 2-100B


Red Wing Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
The Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) System: A Case Study in Developing Biological Data Management Systems in an Academic Setting

Nikos Kyrpides, Natalia Ivanova, Victor Markowitz
Bldg. 50A-5132

2 p.m.
Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Monolithic Integration of Carbon Nanotube and Silicon Electronics

Jeff Bokor, UC Berkeley
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.


Morning Editions:
Scrambled Eggs with Potatoes O'Brien & Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Two Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy
Market Carvery: Corned Beef & Cabbage
Fresh Grille: BBQ Sandwich with French Fries & Cole Slaw
Menutainment: Baked Ham with Sweet Potato & Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Farewell for Oddone
Set; All Are Invited


Berkeley Lab employees are invited to say "goodbye" and "good luck" to Pier Oddone, the Laboratory's long-time Deputy Director, who is leaving to become the fifth Director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois. A celebration of his contributions has been scheduled for next Thursday, March 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Refreshments and music will accompany a brief program, which will include remarks from the honored guest. Go here to read an earlier story about his new appointment.

Robert Cheng, left, and Krebs in EETD's low NOx burner lab.

Former Lab Official Krebs Visits EETD

Martha Krebs, former associate director for planning and development at the Lab, as well as the former head of the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Research, spent last Thursday here, meeting scientists and researchers in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD). Krebs is now the director designate for the California Energy Commission's Energy Research and Development Division, where she heads up the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program. Among the sites visited by Krebs were EETD's electrochromic windows test facility and the low NOx burner lab.


Enroll For Network
Security Class

Enrollment for Network Security, a free Computer Protection Program course, is still open. The class will be taught from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Thursday in Bldg. 70A-3377. Go here to read the course description. Registration is required.

Lecture Series Explores
Underground Science

The proposed Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory is a project initiated by the National Science Foundation that would allow scientists from multiple disciplines to conduct experiments in this unique environment. To further explore the possibility of physics and earth sciences work at these sites, Berkeley Lab researchers have launched a lecture series this spring. The third in this series takes place tomorrow at 11 a.m. in 127 Dwinelle Hall on campus. Chang Kee Jung from SUNY Stony Brook will discuss "Introduction to Henderson DUSEL: Unearthing the Secret of the Universe Underground." Go here to view a webcast of the talk (click on DUSEL seminar). For more information, contact Joe Wang.

Day for Kids

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) will join forces with Glenbrook Middle School for a daylong instructional program on DNA at the Willow Creek Center in Concord on Monday. Nearly 70 seventh graders will participate in numerous hands-on activities, such as extracting DNA from fruit, building DNA models, and making a transgenic mouse. Berkeley Lab volunteers include Elaine Gong, Veena Afzal, and Ingrid Plajzer-Frick, all from the Genomics Division. However, more help is needed, say organizers. To participate, contact David Gilbert.


Fugitt, right, and his wife at the 2004 HILAC reunion.

Photo ID Correction
For Fugitt Obituary

The photo that ran with the announcement of former HILAC engineer Jock Fugitt's death in Monday's edition of "Today at Berkeley Lab" was mislabeled by the Lab's image archive database, from which the photo was obtained. Fugitt was not the person in the photo. Above is a photo of Fuggitt, with his wife, taken at a 2004 HILAC reunion luncheon.

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