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Friday, May 20, 2005


1 p.m.
EHS 690
Storm Water Management
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Postdoctoral Society
Chromatin Remodeling Cooperates With Transcription Factors to Regulate Beta-Casein Expression
Ren Xu
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4:30 p.m.
Life Sciences Postdoctoral Society
Quantitative Characterization of Long-Term Label-Retaining Cells in the Adult Mouse Mammary Gland
Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


11 a.m.
Business Services
ePro 8.8 Requisition Approver Orientation
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

1:30 p.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electrical Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201


Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel with Ham, Egg, and Hashbrowns
Market Carvery: Roast Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham and Swiss on Rye with Onion Rings and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito! Chicken or Pork

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

Nitschke with detection apparatus in 1980s

Two Technicians
Get Nitschke Award

Ralph Hipple, with the Lab's Engineering Division, and James Wu, with Materials Sciences, are the recipients of the Mike Nitschke Memorial Award. Nitschke was a nuclear scientist here who passed away in 1995. The award honors outstanding technical achievements. Hipple was cited for his "resourcefulness in originating and encouraging efficient designs and his tireless efforts and long hours in managing the experimental arm of Heavy Ion Fusion." Wu is "known to some as the Sorcerer for his work with sintered ion sources. His ingenious solutions to unusual problems frequently make the difference between success and failure." They will receive their awards at 3 p.m. next Thursday in the Building 66 Auditorium.


New Provider for DCP,
403(b) Retirement Plans

Beginning in July, participant account and recordkeeping services for the Defined Contribution Plan (DC Plan) and Tax Deferred 403(b) Plan will be provided by Fidelity Investments Tax-Exempt Services Company (FITSCO), which already provides these services for the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. Together, the three plans (DC Plan, 403(b) Plan and 457(b) Plan) will be known as the University of California Retirement Savings Program. This change does not affect the tax-deferred status of your accounts or the maximum annual contribution limits. Go here for more information.


Protect Yourself Against
West Nile Virus Threat

As warmer weather returns, Health Services would like to remind employees about the dangers of the West Nile Virus. They have developed a checklist of actions to take in order to protect against an infection, including avoiding mosquitoes where possible. Read all about the virus and the recommended protections here, or visit the West Nile web site here.


Construction Exhibit at Lawrence Hall of Science

Berkeley Lab's neighbors up the hill, the Lawrence Hall of Science, will launch a new exhibit starting Saturday, May 28, that focuses on construction. "Construction Junction" gives visitors a chance to build things using gizmos, gadgets, levers, pulleys and tools provided by the museum. When done, participants can tear it down and start all over again. Other activities include a power tool drag race and the Junior Solar Sprint. The exhibit continues through Sept. 4. Go here for more information.

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