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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Human Resources
Berkeley Lab Institute Open House
Bldg. 4

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Strange and Not So Strange Things About the Proton
Elizabeth Beise, U. of Maryland
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Lawrence Hall of Science Gift Fair
Cafeteria Lobby

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Molecular Conformation and Electronic Structure From Molecular Switches to Chiral Heterorecognition
Thomas Greber, U. of Zurich
Bldg. 6-2202

3 p.m.
Life Science
Tony Vuletich Memorial

4:15 p.m.
Chemical Dynamics Beamline
Aerosol Mass Spectrometry: What Have We Learned About Atmospheric Aerosol Chemistry?
Doug Worsnop, Aerodyne Research
Bldg. 6-2202


7:30 a.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Benefits Office
FITSCo One-on-One Investment Counseling
Bldg. 939-202

11:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Lawrence Hall of Science Gift Fair
Cafeteria Lobby

The Ghana Refrigerator Efficiency Initiative: An Overview of a Proposed Project
Essel Ben Hagan, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Accra, Ghana
Bldg. 90-3148

Docking in Yeast MAP Kinase Networks
Attila Remenyi, UCSF
Bldg. 6-2202

12:30 p.m.
Computational Research
Visualization for Sciences
Michael Brown, SGI
Bldg. 50B-4205

2 p.m.
Project Management Officer
Large Science Project Experience at the DOE
Dan Lehman, Office of Science
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
A Conceptual Design for a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory at the Henderson Mine, Colorado
Robert Wilson
Bldg. 50A-5132

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Morning Editions:
2 Pancakes, 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon Strips

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Breakfast Bagel with Ham, Egg and Cheese and Fruit

Market Carvery: Baked Ziti with Garlic Bread and Salad
The Fresh Grille:  Patty Melt with Fries and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Roast Chicken with Baked Potatoes and Veggies

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

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Lab Physicist Included
In Einstein Webcast


Berkeley Lab physicist Jason Nielsen is among several scientists participating in a 12-hour live webcast tomorrow called "Beyond Einstein," produced in conjunction with the World Year of Physics. Nielsen will appear on a program called "The Late Show With Leon Lederman," to discuss the use of particle detectors to reconstruct possible Higgs boson decays (Lederman is the former director of Fermilab). The program runs from noon to 2:30 p.m. Go here to access the webcast.


Construction Will Alter
Bancroft Route Today

Due to construction on Centennial Drive near the Botanical Gardens, the Bancroft shuttle bus will today use Blackberry Gate to leave and enter the Lab. The bus will access Bancroft Ave. via Gayley Road, then stop at Buildings 62/66, 74 and 84, and Blackberry Gate upon its return. The normal route will resume tomorrow.

Holiday Power Shutdown
In Buildings 50A and 50B

A power outage is planned from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28 for Building 50A, and 7 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29 until 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30 for Building 50B. Additional details will be announced in Today at Berkeley Lab over the next two weeks.


New Lab Institute
Opens Doors Today

The Berkeley Lab Institute (BLI), a new professional training and skills improvement center for employees, welcomes visitors to its location to gather information and enjoy refreshments today until 5 p.m. At the Building 4 (Bus Stop #9) center just above the Advanced Light Source, staff can meet the BLI teaching team, including Institute Director Karen Ramorino, and see the assortment of classes, resources and learning opportunities available. Programs in administrative skills, supervisor/ manager leadership development, communications, and work-and-life how-to's are offered. Go here to read more about BLI.

Craft Fair Showcases
Handmade Items

The annual Berkeley Lab craft fair will he held Thursday, Dec 8, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Sponsored by the Employee Activities Association, the fair will feature a variety of handmade goods for sale, such as jewelry, photography, wreaths, candles, baked goods, tamales, art, blankets, clothes, music boxes, and pottery. For more information, contact Robin Mitchell (x4141).

Learn More About
Visualization Tools

Representatives from Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) will visit Berkeley Lab tomorrow to share information about recent hardware and software visualization products. The seminar will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Building 50B-4205. Sponsored by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center's Visualization Group, the talk is open to staff using or interested in scientific visualization hardware and software technology.


Last Day of Open Enrollment is Today

Open Enrollment — the month-long period during which Lab employees can make changes to their health and welfare benefits plans — ends at midnight tonight. Changes can be made to medical, dental, vision and disability coverage. Go here for more information and to make changes.

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