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7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Philanthropy Club
Red Cross Blood Drive

Bldg. 2-100B

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

10 a.m.
EHS 154
Building Emergency Team Training

Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Breaking the Link Between C-C Bond Formation and Substrate Pre-Activation
Keith Fagnou, U. of Ottawa
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

4 p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics
From Whole-Genome Tiling Oligonucleotide Microarrays to a Direct Physical Reader of Single Molecules
Victor Stolc, NASA Ames Research Center
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Colloids, Nanoparticles, and Phospholipids
Steve Granick, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
120 Latimer Hall (campus)


9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator

Bldg. 70A-3377

Dance Club
Fox Trot
Bldg. 51 Lobby

How Games and Art Might Close the Service Loop

Greg Niemeyer, UC Berkeley
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
X-Ray Dichroism Studies of Multiferroic BiFeO3/Ferromagnet Films
Mikel Micky and Barry Holcomb, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202

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Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito with Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Waffles with Strawberries and Bacon
Pizza: Pineapple and Ham
Grill: Buffalo Chicken Wings with Carrots and Celery
Cultural Cuisine: Taco Salad
Deli: Chicken Prestini with Roasted Peppers and Provolone
Carvery: Beef Stew with Egg Noodles

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Lab Physicist Elected
Chair of LHC Group

Berkeley Lab physicist Michael Barnett has been elected to be the first-ever chair of the U.S. Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Users Organization Executive Committee. The LHC is scheduled to begin operation next summer, conducting six projects, including Berkeley Lab’s ATLAS experiment, of which Barnett is a member. The LHC User Organization will assist U.S. scientists with housing, office space, and communication needs, as well as keeping policymakers updated on the progress of LHC experiments.

Astrophysicist Joins
NASA Definition Team

Julian Borrill, an astrophysicist in the Lab’s Scientific Computing Group, has been invited to join NASA's Primordial Polarization Program Definition Team (PPPDT), charged with planning the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) polarization mission after the upcoming Planck satellite mission. Borrill, Chris Cantalupo, and Ted Kisner have been doing extensive simulations based on the amount of data expected to be gathered by the 74 detectors on the Planck satellite.


Gammasphere Pioneer
Diamond Passes Away

Diamond circa 1980s
Dick Diamond, nuclear chemist and senior staff scientist emeritus with Berkeley Lab, passed away on Sept. 14 after a brief illness. He was 83. Diamond and his Lab colleague Frank Stephens worked on high-spin nuclear structure and helped develop the gamma-ray detector “Gammasphere.” His son Rick Diamond, a scientist in Environmental Energy Technologies, said a memorial service will be scheduled in a few months. Contributions in Diamond’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay and the Sierra Club. Read a biography and comments from his former Lab colleagues here.


Remodeled Library Hosts Open House on Thursday

Berkeley Lab employees are invited to visit the newly renovated library during an open house on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building 50-4034. Experts will be on hand to demonstrate the new Integrated Library System, Reports Submission System, dual format-PDF microfiche reader, circulation bar code features and IT plans for Xythos file sharing. Refreshments will be available.

Travel Receipts Required Prior to Reimbursement

Vouchers and receipts documenting expenses accrued by Lab employees on travel must be received and reviewed by the Travel Office before reimbursements will be made, starting Oct. 1. The prior practice was to pay first and then review. The change conforms to best accounting practices and federal regulations. Domestic travelers whose vouchers are processed entirely through Gelco will be reimbursed in about one week from when the Travel Office receives the required receipts; two weeks for vouchers processed partially through Gelco.  Reimbursement for foreign travel will not be affected by this change. Expenses requiring receipts include airfare, lodging, registration fees, car rental, and any other related expenses of $75 or greater. Go here for more information.

Training Courses Offered
On ‘Issues Management’

As part of a continuous improvement initiative, the Lab’s Office of Contract Assurance has developed an Issues Management Program (IMP), to be rolled out in October.  The IMP will enhance the management of program and performance deficiencies. Program components include condition evaluation, corrective-action management, effectiveness review, root cause analysis, data monitoring and analysis, lessons learned, and best practices. Training sessions on IMP will be offered tomorrow and Thursday (BLI 2002) as well as on Dec. 11 (BLI 2003). Go here to register.

Blood Drive Today
In Building 2-100B

The Lab’s Philanthropy Club is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive today from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event takes place in Building 2-100B. Go here to register. For more information, call x6489 or x4181.

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