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Monday, May 9, 2005


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

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Probalities from Entanglement, Born's Rule from Envariance
Wojciech Zurek, LANL
1 LeConte Hall


6:30 a.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9 a.m.
Magnetism Research at the ALS
Andreas Scholl
Bldg. 2-100B

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to ES&H at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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

10:30 a.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 51-201

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

2 p.m.
EHS 339
Asbetos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Development of an Imaging Agent Target: Apoptosis
Scott Taylor
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Morning Editions:
Breakfast Quesadillas with Home Fries
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash with Eggs
Market Carvery: Roast Chicken with Rice and Vegetables Potatoes and Gravy
Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with Cheddar Cheese and Fries
Menutainment: Roast Pork with Bake Potato and Veggies

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

AFSCME, Lab Agreement Includes Wage Deal

Negotiators for Berkeley Lab and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) have reached a tentative agreement on a new multi-year local wage agreement for SX (service) unit employees — including bus drivers, custodians, truck drivers and technical assistants. The ratification process for the agreement by union members should be completed in a couple of weeks, acccording to Lab officials. Labor Relations Manager Bill Elkins said the deal provides "fair and equitable across-the-board wage increases" for three years. Go here for more details.


Accelerator Expert Wins
Achievement Prize


Wim Leemans, with the Lab's Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, was awarded the prize for "Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology" from the U.S. Particle Accelerator School. Winners receive a certificate of merit and a cash award of $3,000. Leemans was recognized for "his contributions to the developments of laser wakefield accelerators, in particular the guiding of high-intensity laser beams and acceleration to high-energy of high-quality electron beams."


Proteomics Probes
Acid Mine Drainage


A pink, bacterial scum on the floor of an abandoned mine seems an unlikely place to study community development, but a biological breakthrough is allowing UC Berkeley researchers — including Berkeley Lab earth scientist Jill Banfield — to probe the give and take in this microbial mat. Last year, the UC Berkeley team joined with the Joint Genome Institute to pluck out the genomes of the five dominant bacteria in a slime, or biofilm, responsible for acidic drainage from the mine. Now, they have gone further and identified the proteins that go with these five organisms, their so-called proteomes. Full story.


Information Technology
Group Changes Name

The Lab's Information Technologies and Services Division has changed its name to the Information Technology Division, or IT Division. The change was made to better reflect the group's focus on core competencies in information technology (IT), including ESnet. It also reflects the recent reorganization in which TEID's Creative Services (design and illustration, web development, photography, technical writing) were transferred to the Public Affairs Department.


UC President Appoints Interim Director for LANL


The University of California announced the appointment of Robert Kuckuck, a veteran in national laboratory management, a former National Nuclear Security Administration official and a leading expert in nuclear weapons testing and treaty verification technologies, as interim director of Los Alamos National Laboratory on Friday. Kuckuck replaces departing director George Peter Nanos.  Kuckuck will take office on May 16 and is expected to serve through the remainder of the university's current contract to manage Los Alamos. Nanos will be stepping down to take a new position with the U.S. Department of Defense. Full story.

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