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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

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

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

10 a.m.
Test of Public Address System

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Targeting Inactive Type III Receptor Protein Tyrosine Kinases for Inhibitor Design
Clifford Mol
Bldg. 6-2202

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Nanotechnology: A Washington Perspective
Floyd Kvamme, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

3 p.m.
Electro-Optic Studies of Charge-Density-Wave Conductors
Joseph Brill, U. of Kentucky
Bldg. 6-2202


7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

11:30 a.m.
Investigation of Sick Residential and Workplace Buildings Using a Computerized/Web-Based Occupant Health Survey Instrument
James Craner and Neil Willits
Bldg. 90-3148

Health Care Facilitator
Truths and Myths of Cholesterol
Cathy Luginbill, Alta Bates
Bldg. 937-Third Floor

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
An Organometallic Approach to the Design of Supported Metal Oxide Catalysts
Susannah Scott, UC Santa Barbara
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
A Report from Snowmass 2005, Pt II: ILC Physics Requirements, Detector Design and Detector R&D
Marco Battaglia and David Brown
Bldg. 50B-4205

4 p.m.
Materials Sciences
A Materials Science Approach to the Age-Related Failure of Teeth and Bone
Rob Ritchie
348 Hearst Mining Bldg.

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Morning Editions:
Ham and Cheese Scrambled Eggs with Home Fries and Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
French Toast, 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon Strips

Market Carvery: Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken with Baked Potato and Vegetables
The Fresh Grille: BBQ Pork Sandwich with Onion Rings

Menutainment: Tomato Basil and Cheese Pasta Bake with Side Salad

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

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Hosts For Displaced
Faculty and Students


The Department of Energy's Office of Science has established a temporary program to match faculty and students displaced by Hurricane Katrina with research programs that currently receive DOE grants and are willing to host such individuals. In a letter he sent to other federal science agencies, DOE leadership, and higher education communities, Office of Science Director Ray Orbach announced that a clearinghouse has been set up with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to facilitate the matches. Assistance forms and other information are available at the clearinghouse website. Read more about the program here.


Beware Internet Scam
For Katrina Relief

Although it is possible to donate via the web to many legitimate charities for Hurricane Katrina relief, an unprecedented number of scammers, worm authors and credit card phishers have risen in the wake. Beware of pseudo-charities that act as false fronts for organizations you may not wish to associate with. Do not give your credit card or social security number to any organization until you have verified its legitimacy. Visit the Better Business Bureau website to investigate a charity's purpose, efficiency and financial transparency. Go here for a giving guide.


Deadlines, Website
To Assist With Close

With the end of the fiscal year only a few days away, divisions are working hard to meet fiscal close deadlines. Go here to view important dates and deadlines related to the close. Additional information is available on the Fiscal Close website.


Guidelines on Reporting
Incidents Now Online

The Lab's Environment, Health and Safety Division has upgraded its website with guidelines on how to report emergencies and non-emergency incidents. The information can be found by clicking links housed within the "Emergencies" box in the upper right-hand corner. Go here for more tips on reporting safety incidents.


Retirement Luncheon
For Engineer MacGill

A luncheon honoring Robert MacGill, who is retiring after 40 years of service, is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29 at Hs. Lordships in Berkeley. Those interested in attending should contact Michael Dickinson (x5706). MacGill began his career with the Environment, Health, and Safety Division, but later transferred to Engineering where, among many projects, he worked on the 88" Cyclotron and ion source and plasma source development.


Memorial Service
For Lab Life Scientist

A memorial service for Berkeley Lab life scientist Bea Fraenkel-Conrat (Singer), who passed away on July 20, will be held Friday, Sept. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Faculty Club's Great Hall (campus). Those interested in attending should contact Amy Ukena.

Listen Up for Test
Of Lab PA System

The monthly test of the Lab's hill-wide public address system will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m. Employees who cannot hear the address should contact their building manager or Nikki De Jager to let them know.

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