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Monday, March 21, 2005


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Inna Belogolovsky ($10/$12) Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
Earth Sciences
Basidiomycetous Fungal Biotechnology: Development of the Biosystem Useful for Reuse of Waste Plant Biomass and Degradation of Aromatic Pollutants
Kazuo Shishido, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Bldg. 70A-3317B


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

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Mammary Development and Carcinogenesis: Impact   of erbB2/c-neu on Estrogen Dependent Epithelial Cell Proliferation

Shyamala Harris
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Non-Gaussianities of Primordial Perturbation
Paolo Creminelli, Harvard U.
Bldg. 70A-3377


Morning Editions:
Pancakes, Eggs and Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Hash with Eggs and Toast
Market Carvery: Baked Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Fresh Grille: Sloppy Joes with French Fries and Cole Slaw
Menutainment: Salisbury Steak with Macaroni and Cheese and Veggies

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

Lab Security Expert
Offers Tips for Banks


Eugene Schultz, with the Lab's Information Technologies and Services Division, answered questions on security threats for financial institutions, posed by the editors of IT Business Edge, a webzine specializing in information technology for businesses. Go here to read the questions and Schultz's answers.


Join Outdoors Club
For Planning Picnic

The Lab's Outdoors Club is holding a picnic on Thursday at the UC Botanical Gardens, located just below Strawberry Gate on Centennial Drive, to plan events for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. Attendees should meet at the Garden's front gate at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Dinah Levy.

Workshop on Executing
Business Priorities

At the Franklin Covey "Four Disciplines of Execution" workshop, managers will learn how to identify, focus on, and execute strategies to achieve business priorities. The class will be held next Tuesday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Go here to register (ASD 0228).


Paper Makes 'Editors' Choice' List

A paper by Berkeley Lab materials scientists Robert Ritchie, Valentina Imbeni, and Jamie Kruzic (guest) on research conducted on the dentin-enamel junction and the fracture of human teeth was recently included in Science Magazine's "Editors' Choice" list. The paper also appeared in Nature Materials magazine.


'Did Life Come From
Mars?' Topic of Talk

The Physics Division is hosting a lecture by Paul Davies, with Australia's Macquarie University, who will discuss "Did Life Come From Mars?" at a lecture on Thursday at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. He posits that rocks ejected from the Red Planet by comet impacts may have brought with them the building blocks for life on Earth. Go here to learn more about Davies. The talk is part of Berkeley Lab's World Year of Physics celebration.


How to Remedy
A Weak Password

The Computer Protection Program is conducting a major effort to discover and eradicate weak (easy-to-guess) passwords on all Lab systems. Go here to learn how this effort will affect users and what they can do to help the process.

Lab Grad Student, Hurt in Accident, Dies

Jie Wang, a UC Berkeley graduate student who also worked in Life Sciences at the Lab, died last week. A motorist being chased by police collided with Wang's car late last month. The accident left him in a coma, from which he never recovered. According to colleagues at the Lab, he was "an outstanding and naturally curious student who was beginning his graduate research on new compounds for medical imaging sensors and already had made several discoveries." A memorial for Wang was held on campus this past Saturday.

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