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Monday, May 16, 2005


Lab All-Hands Meeting
Director Steve Chu
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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


10 a.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety
Bldg. 48-109

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazard Waste
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
Contract Celebration


Morning Editions:
Breakfast Muffin with Ham, Egg and Hashbrowns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Mushroom and Swiss Omelette with Hashbrowns and Toast
Market Carvery: Chicken Teriyaki Bowl with Rice
Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham and Cheese with Fries
Menutainment: Vegetable Curry over Rice

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

Analyzing STAR Data
Now Much Easier

A computerized search technology developed by John Wu, Arie Shoshani, and Ekow Otoo of Berkeley Lab's Scientific Data Management Group makes analyzing the data collected by the STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) much easier and more efficient. The technology, known as the Word-Aligned Hybrid (WAH) compression method, is described in a paper recently selected as a "best paper" by the International Supercomputer Conference. Wu will present the paper at the conference to be held June 21-24 in Heidelberg, Germany. Full story.

JGI Announces 2006
Sequencing Program

JGI will sequence the monkey flower

Embedded in the language of DNA, the common link among all living things, are lessons for interpreting the complex systems that regulate the health of planet Earth. Now, rounding out this global lesson plan are more than 40 new genome projects, representing a cornucopia of life forms, from the important grain sorghum, to catfish, crustaceans, and a host of extreme lifestyle microbes, slated for DNA sequencing by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI). Full story.


Contract Briefing
Today at Noon

Director Chu will discuss the issuance of the new contract that governs UC's management of the Lab and provide a "state-of-the-Lab" briefing today in the Building 50 auditorium at noon. All employees are invited to attend. The presentation will also be streamed live on the web. Go here to get connected. Tomorrow, a celebration of the new contract will take place at 3 p.m. in the cafeteria.


Travel and Insurance
Topic of Brown Bag

The Lab's Health Care Facilitator will present a 30-minute brown bag on "Travel and Foreign Claims" next Monday from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Building 2-100B conference room. Employees who plan on traveling should know what their health insurance will and will not cover, and if traveling out of the country, how to submit foreign claims for reimbursement. Each attendee will receive complimentary travel accessories. Seating is limited so call x6997 to reserve a spot. The event is open to all employees.

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