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10 a.m.
EHS 26
EH&S for Managers, Supervisors and PI's
Bldg. 70A-3377

Lab Directorate
Workplace Survey Brown Bag
Steve Chu
Bldg. 66-316

Dance Club
American Tango Lesson
Bldg. 51 Lobby (Bevatron)

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-131

2 p.m.
Life Sciences
Building the Kinetochore-Microtubule Interface
Iain Cheeseman, UC San Diego
Bldg. 84-318

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Mps1 Phosphorylation of Dam1 Couples Kinetochores to the Plus Ends of Microtubules in Metaphase
Trisha Davis, U. of Washington
100 Lewis Hall (campus)

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Department
Berkeley Lectures in Chemical Engineering
Frank Bates, U. of Minnesota
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way


10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electrical Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Chemical Research Inspired by Nature's Products
Justin Du Bois, Stanford U.
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

Environmental Energy Technologies
Mitigating Climate Change through Energy Efficiency: Implications of China's 20 Percent Energy Intensity Reduction Target
Jiang Lin
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
EHS 614
Satellite Accumulation Areas Management
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Imaging Addiction in the Human Brain
Joanna Fowler, Brookhaven National Lab
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Dynamics at Metal Surfaces
John Tully, Yale U.
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

5:30 p.m.
Water Resources Center Archives
Late Pleistocene to Holocene Evolution of the San Francisco Bay
B. Lynn Ingram, UC Berkeley
250 Goldman School, 2607 Hearst Ave.

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Work Survey Brown Bags
Today and Wednesday

Staff are invited to join Lab Director Steve Chu for a brown-bag discussion on the findings of the employee workplace survey conducted last summer. The event takes place today at noon in Building 66-316, and on Wednesday at noon in the Building 937-302 conference room (downtown). Another gathering on this topic will occur on Tuesday, March 20, in Perseverance Hall. Go here for more information on the survey (LDAP login required).

Foundry Director Guest Speaker at CITRIS Talk


Carolyn Bertozzi, director of the Lab's Molecular Foundry, will talk on "Engineering Nano/Biological Interfaces" on Monday, March 19, at 4 p.m. in 306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium) on campus. Her discussion will focus on "the development of technologies for interfacing synthetic and biological systems at the nanometer scale." A reception will follow the lecture.

Workshop on Retirement
Readiness This Thursday

Representatives from FITSCO will visit the Lab Thursday to host a workshop on retirement readiness. Participants will learn how to create an income plan, identify expenses, and determine income sources, among other things. The event will be held in the Building 50 Auditorium from noon to 1 p.m. No registration is required.


Evaluating Application
Performance on Big Iron


Four years ago, a group of scientists from Berkeley Lab and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory began to undertake what would become one of the most comprehensive performance evaluations of supercomputers. The project, led by Lab computational researcher Lenny Oliker, has produced findings that not only illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of various high-performance computing architectures, but also pinpoints bottlenecks in scaling applications for petascale computing down the road. Full story.

Bacterial Walls Come
Tumbling Down

PBP2 Enzyme

The first detailed images of an elusive drug target on the outer wall of bacteria may provide scientists with enough new information to aid design of novel antibiotics. The drugs are much needed to treat deadly infections initiated by Staphylococcus aureus and other bacterial pathogens. The findings appeared in the March 9 issue of Science. All data were collected at beamlines 8.2.1 and 8.2.2 of Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source. Full story.


SLAC's Dorfan Announces Fall Departure As Director


The Director for the past eight years at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Jonathan Dorfan, announced this morning that he will step down from his position this fall. Dorfan has overseen the facility since September 1999. He served as SLAC associate director and the B-Factory Project director from 1994 to 1999. Dorfan said he will continue to stay involved at SLAC and, once a new director is named, will assist in the transition to new leadership. An international search for a new director will begin soon. Persis Drell, deputy director and professor at SLAC, will chair the search committee. "It has been a great privilege for me to serve as SLAC director during a period of great scientific excitement and progress," Dorfan said. "I have no intention to retire from science, but will stay on in this laboratory and university that I cherish so deeply." Full story.

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