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Tuesday, March 22, 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

Computer Protection Program
MacOSX Security
Ian Kaufman
Bldg. 70A-3377

12:15 p.m.
Outdoors Club
Planning Meeting
Botanical Garden

1:30 p.m.
Human Resources
Workplace Violence
Bldg. 2-100B

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


10 a.m.
EHS 535
Hot Work Permit Training
Bldg. 51-201

Effect of Indoor Environment on Productivity in Office Environments
Olli Seppanen, Helsinki U.
Bldg. 90-3148

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

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

1 p.m.
Human Resources
Screening Resumes & Conducting Reference Checks
Bldg. 2-100B


Morning Editions:
Corned Hash with Eggs and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Pork Chop and Eggs
Market Carvery: Cheese Enchiladas with Rice and Beans
Fresh Grille: Grilled Turkey and Cheddar with Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad with Ground Turkey

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

Thwarting Terrorists
With Technology
By Benjamin Pimentel

Tucked in a hilly area off Interstate 580, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was once a Cold War bastion where scientists hatched ideas for building more powerful nuclear bombs. But last month, the research agency unveiled a different kind of technology: a new version of a high-tech device for stopping an oil tanker truck hijacked by terrorists. The news highlighted the way Livermore and two other major federal research labs — Berkeley and Sandia — have shifted focus since the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Full story.

Old Galaxies Observed
To Measure Dark Energy

University of Chicago scientists have co-founded an international collaboration — which includes Berkeley Lab — that seeks to measure with new precision the mysterious force causing the universe to fly apart. Plans call for the project, named the Dark Energy Survey, to collect data on approximately 300 million galaxies spanning two-thirds of the history of the universe. The survey could begin making observations as early as the fall of 2009. Although the DES remains more than four years away, more ambitious surveys will take at least a decade to produce results. Full story.


MacOSX Security Topic
Of Noon Talk Today

Ian Kaufman, with NERSC, will discuss MacOSX security at the Computer Protection Brown Bag event today at noon in Building 70A-3377. He'll discuss the recent break-ins and then cover HFS+ security, anti-virus software on Macs, disk/file encryption tools, and how to use MacOSX's built-in firewall.

Energy Efficiency Guide Book in Second Edition

The second edition of the Collaborative Labeling and Appliances Standards Program's (CLASP) guidebook is now available. Many authors from Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division contributed to both editions. Since its first release in 2001, the book has been the foremost resource for more than 60 countries achieving energy efficiency through appliance standards and labeling. More than 30 authors contributed to the second edition. Stephen Wiel, an EETD researcher, is the chair of CLASP's board, and one of the guidebook's lead authors. Go here for more information and to download the publication.


Reminder: Workplace
Violence Class Today

Workplace violence can happen anywhere, even at the Lab. This course 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 today at 1:30 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Go here to register (HRS 1004).

Property Management
Course to be Offered

Employees who assist with property accountability are invited to attend a two-part class that offers tips on property classifications, record maintenance, and use of online resources. The class runs 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday in Building 2-300F (ASD 9022), and 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday in the Building 69 training room (ASD 9025). Go here to register.


Outdoor Club Meeting
At 12:15 p.m. Today

Yesterday's edition of Today at Berkeley Lab listed the incorrect time for the Lab's Outdoors Club meeting today. It begins at 12:15 p.m. in front of the Botanical Garden.

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