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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Only 2
Days Until
SHARES Runaround


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

8 a.m.
Benefits Office
FITSCo One-on-One Investment Counseling
Alyssa Valladao, Berkeley Lab’s FITSCo Representative
Bldg. 939-202

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Employee Activities Association
Karats Jewelry Sale
Cafeteria lobby

9:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to ES&H at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Employee Activities Association
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Advanced Light Source
Coagulation Factor VII and the Peptide from Hell
Charles Eigenbrot, Genentech
Bldg. 6-2202

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Association
Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

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

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Alkanes? Old Mysteries, New Questions
Stephen Urquhart, University of Saskatchewan
Bldg. 6-2202


4 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
New Approaches in Determining Protein Structures by Small Angle Scattering
Dmitri Svergun, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Bldg. 2-100B

4 p.m.
Physics Division
From Megaparsecs to Gigaparsecs: the Clustering of Luminous Red Galaxies and its Cosmological Implications
Nikhil Padmanabhan, Princeton
Bldg. 50A-5132

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Morning Editions:
Breakfast Burrito with Potato and Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
2 Pancakes with 2 Eggs and 2 Bacon Strips

Market Carvery: Roast Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Pork Chops with Potatos and Vegetables

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

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ALS Users' Public Talk:
Mysteries of Magnetism


Joachim Stöhr, Director of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, will give the annual Public Lecture of the Advanced Light Source Users' meeting on Oct. 20 at 7:15 p.m. in the Building 50 auditorium. Stöhr's lecture will provide a glimpse into the magic and science behind magnetism, including its long history and its use in modern society. He will also address leading issues in today’s magnetism research, such as the manipulation of electron spin. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Friends of Science. E-mail [email protected] or contact the Community Relations Office at x7292 for more information. 


Tony Vuletich, Longtime
Lab Scientist, Passes Away


Tony Vuletich, a scientist who worked at Berkeley Lab from 1951 until his retirement in 2004, passed away on Oct. 7 at the age of 79. Among his many achievements, he made significant contributions to several medical imaging instruments, including the liquid xenon proportional wire chamber, and the Donner 280 crystal and Donner 600 crystal positron tomographs. “Tony Vuletich brought a wealth of experience and talent to any project he worked on. He was a pleasure to work with and solved problems that made life easier for the rest of the research team,” says Stephen Derenzo of the Life Sciences Division. Services will be held today at Oakland’s Chapel of the Chimes at 7 p.m. The funeral will be held tomorrow at Oakland’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10 a.m.


On-Site Traffic To Be
Stopped for Runaround

Shuttle buses and other on-site vehicles will be stopped at 11:45 a.m. Friday when the hill is turned over to the SHARES Runaround. Traffic will be able to resume around 1:15 p.m. upon completion of the event. The cafeteria parking lot will be blocked completely during the day, and the bus stop there will not reopen until around 2 p.m. The Bancroft shuttle bus will operate on the regular schedule, but from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., the bus will turn around at the Strawberry gate rather than at Building 62/66. Other off-site buses will run on the regular schedule throughout the day. For questions, call x4165.


EHS Offers Hard Hat
Safety Information

Hard hats are designed to protect the head from the force of an impact. To ensure that they provide the intended level of protection, hard hats must be regularly inspected for damage to the shell and suspension. Replacement hard hats, ratchet suspensions (4-point and 6-point) and browpads for Bullard hard hats are available at the central store located in building 78. Additional information on hard hat inspection procedures is available on the EHS Industrial Hygiene webpage. Contact Betsy MacGowan at x2826 for more information.


Hurricane Katrina Food
Drive Going Strong

The Hurricane Katrina food drive is still going strong. As of Oct. 7, 807 pounds of food had been collected. The food drive’s goal, which lasts until Oct. 31, is one ton. Bring non-perishable food items to one of these drop-off points: the cafeteria lobby, Building 69 entry, Building 69-229, Building 76-222, Building 3-146 (Calvin), Building 943-275, and Building 100 at the Joint Genome Institute. For more information, contact Deborah Martin.


UC's Top Lawyer to
Retire After 40 Years


After more than four decades as an attorney for the University of California — and 20 years as its top lawyer — James E. Holst has announced that he will be stepping down as UC's general counsel and vice president for legal affairs. He will conclude his distinguished service effective next June. Holst, 66, has been general counsel of the UC Board of Regents since December 1985. As general counsel, he is the university's chief legal officer and reports to the regents and the president of the university. Full story.

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