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Tuesday, November 1, 2005

9 a.m.
EHS 348
Chemical Hygiene Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 231
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Presentation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Synthetic Biology Department
Engineering Synthetic Multicellular Systems
Ron Weiss, Princeton U.
Sibley Auditorium (Bechtel Hall, campus)

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Functional Cancer Genomics: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Opportunities
Joe Gray
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

5:30 p.m.
UCSF Center for BioEnrepreneurship
Bottom of the Pyramid Approaches to Health Care Delivery
David Green, Project Impact
Health Science West 301 (UCSF campus)



9 a.m.
EHS 154
Building Emergency Team Training
Bldg. 48-109

9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Type Ia Supernova Explosions: Energetics, Nucleosynthesis, and Cosmology
Jim Truran, U. of Chicago
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 90-3148

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
EHS 346
Chemical Management System Web Application Training
Bldg. 90-0026

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazard Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Imaging Complex Spin Structures of Magnetic Nanostructures
Matthias Bode, Institute of Applied Physics
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
How to Design an Integrated Circuit
Peter Denes
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
Ham and Eggs with Toast and Hash Browns

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Cheese Omelette with Fruit and Toast

Market Carvery: Basil and Sundried Tomato Chicken with Vegetables
The Fresh Grille: Corn Dogs with Cup of Chili and Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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

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Lab Scientists Join
AAAS as Fellows


Among the 376 selected for this year's crop of fellows for the American Association for the Advancement of Science are four Berkeley Lab researchers. They include David Wemmer, (Physical Biosciences), Suzannah Lewis (guest in Life Sciences), Roger Falcone (Advanced Light Source), and Ramamoorthy Ramesh (Materials Sciences). Fellows are recognized for the outstanding contributions to their fields. They will be officially inducted next February at a special ceremony during the organization's annual meeting in St. Louis, MO. Go here to see a complete list of AAAS inductees.


Give Blood, Save Lives;
Bloodmobile at the Lab

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Berkeley Lab on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 14, 15 and 16, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the cafeteria. Go here to make an appointment (click "registration" link, sponsor code is LBL). For questions, contact Clark Wood (x6489), or Heather Pinto (x4181). Employees should also be aware that parking in the cafeteria lot will be limited on the above dates to accommodate the Bloodmobile.

Vaccines Available
Thursday, Next Week

Health Services is offering inoculations for flu and pneumonia to all Berkeley Lab employees this Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon in Building 26 (Health Services). Call x6266 to make an appointment. Cost is $21 for flu and $35 for pneumonia. Appointments are also available for Thursday, Nov. 10 (same time) in Building 939 for staff who work downtown.

Windows Systems Must
Run Custom Virus Check

All Microsoft Windows systems at Berkeley Lab must run this custom virus check available here. This check is necessary to detect a possible malicious piece of software, which is undetectable by other means. It takes about 1 to 5 minutes to execute, and scan results are sent directly to a central server of the Computer Protection Program (CPP) for analysis. The scan will only run once per computer. For help, contact CPP.


Open Enrollment
Begins Today

The Lab's Benefits Office would like to remind employees that Open Enrollment — the 30-day period in which changes can be made to benefit plans — begins today and ends on Nov. 30 at midnight. Go here for more information about the program. An employee presentation will be offered today at 2 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium for those who have additional questions.

Retirement Program
Topic of Workshop

A Fidelity Investments Tax-Exempt Service Company (FITSCo) representative will be at the Lab to give a presentation on the UC Retirement Savings Program on Thursday at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. The event is geared towards those who are not currently participating in the 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plans. Topics will include investment options, enrollment, and creating a savings budget.


Integrated Circuits Focus
Of Interdisciplinary Talk

Berkeley Lab is the DOE Office of Science leader in the design of custom integrated circuits for sophisticated instrumentation. Tomorrow, Engineering's Peter Denes will tell people "How to Design an Integrated Circuit." It's part of the Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium series and will take place at 4 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Lab employees are invited. The talk will go through the steps of the IC design process and discuss some of the challenges facing IC design with changing technology. Current activities will also be showcased. Go here for a list of future colloquia.


Deer Killed By Mountain Lion in Old Town Area

A deer was reported killed by a mountain lion at the Lab this past Saturday.  The kill occurred in the Old Town area between Buildings 40, 41 and the Fire House. Lions frequently return to the site of a kill for several days, so staff are asked to exercise caution when walking in this area. Mountain lions are rarely seen at Berkeley Lab, but when they are, this information is posted on the "mountain lion" website.  The site includes information on the most recent sighting and provides tips on what to do if you should encounter one of these animals.
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