LBL Currents -- February 10, 1995

Table of Contents

O'Leary unveils DOE budget for FY96

By Lynn Yarris,

Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary unveiled the Clinton Administration's proposed DOE budget for Fiscal Year 1996 on February 6. Although the overall budget of $17.8 billion represented a small increase from the $17.5 billion appropriated for FY95, the Secretary called this new budget a "platform" that sets the stage for substantial reductions in the future.

"This is a big day for us in the Department of Energy and a big day for our stakeholders. We have proved we can deliver more for less, and this makes it possible for DOE to contribute $10.6 billion toward President Clinton's plan to provide tax relief to middle-income working taxpayers and to reduce the budget," O'Leary said in a prepared statement. "DOE is able to bring the largest federal agency contribution to the table because in the last two years we have shown we can work smarter, cut waste, bring down costs, and focus resources on our critical national security, technology, environmental and energy issues."

The DOE contribution referred to by the Secretary is a series of proposed reductions scheduled to take place over the next five years. These reductions would include cutbacks of $4.4 billion in environmental cleanup programs and $1.2 billion in applied sciences research, plus $2.8 billion in savings from the realignment of DOE operations, $1.6 billion from the privatization of the Naval Petroleum Reserves at Elk Hills, Calif., and $400 million from the sale of "blended down" weapons-grade uranium as commercial reactor fuel.

Given the current funding climate in Washington, the science and technology segment of the proposed DOE budget fared reasonably well, showing a $100 million increase from $2.7 to $2.8 billion. Basic energy sciences were selected to receive the lion's share of this boost, from $733,940,000 to $811,419,000 or a gain of $77,479,000.

In unveiling the proposed budget, the Secretary expressed her personal support for renaming DOE the "Department of Energy, Science and Technology." In her statement, she reiterated her support, saying: "Maintaining scientific and technological preeminence is vital to maintaining U.S. economic performance in the world economy."

Included in the proposed budget for DOE's Office of Energy Research (the primary funding agency for LBL) was a $100 million presidential initiative to increase the operating funds of DOE's basic research facilities (such as the Advanced Light Source). An additional $50 million was provided for high energy physics to help get research programs "back on course," the Secretary said, after the termination of the SSC. There was also a request for $8 million to begin conceptual design for an accelerator-based neutron source that could replace the Advanced Neutron Source that had been previously proposed for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The proposed DOE budget for FY96 has been sent with the rest of President Clinton's $1.6 trillion budget to Congress, where it is almost certain to be modified.

Shank praises Galvin Task Force Report

By Lynn Yarris,

LBL director Charles Shank praised the Galvin Task Force's support of the national laboratories' energy research and basic science mission, and welcomed many of its recommendations, particularly the call for replacing compliance-based directives with well-defined performance measures, and for eliminating duplicate audits, appraisals, and reviews.

In a noon-time talk to LBL employees in the Bldg. 50 auditorium on February 3, Shank discussed his reactions to the Galvin Report, which was released last week by Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary (see Currents, Feb. 3).

"On balance, I see the Galvin Task Force report as having a positive outcome for LBL," Shank said. "The Task Force reaffirmed the energy mission of DOE and validated the role of the national laboratories in fulfilling it."

Shank said he was pleased to see that research projects cited by the Task Force as examples of the important science being done at the national laboratories included "everything we're doing at LBL." He also noted that the report's conclusions on the role of technology transfer at the national laboratories reflected the views he expressed in his article last year for Physics Today.

Regarding the Galvin Task Force's recommendations on DOE management of the national laboratories, Shank said that work is already going forward on implementation of many aspects of the report's Appendix B.

"I think Appendix B is very important and I think Secretary O'Leary will look at it as a realistic approach to changing the current management structure," he said.

Highlights of the recommendations in "Appendix B" of the Galvin Report include a call for DOE to base its oversight on laboratory performance; consolidate the roles of oversight offices; apply rational and consistent business management principles (including a multiyear budget process); manage lab infrastructure in a responsible fashion; challenge the labs to reduce costs; and simplify CRADAs.

Shank pointed out that many of these issues are being tackled by DOE's own strategic alignment initiative, which is being chaired by Deputy Energy Secretary William White. Shank, who is a member of the steering committee, voiced strong support for a proposal put forth by Secretary of Energy Advisory Board member John McTague under which DOE would establish a corporate board of directors to oversee management of the national laboratories. The Galvin Task Force made a similar recommendation. This, Shank said, could help solve the problem of "collective ownership" of the laboratories.

The Galvin Task Force was highly critical of DOE's environmental cleanup efforts and thought the national laboratories should be more involved. Shank agreed that the cleanup effort presents an opportunity for the labs.

"DOE has not involved the national labs in this effort, and I think we have a role to play," he said, explaining that the national labs could bring their science and engineering expertise to bear on the problem to help reduce the cost and speed up the pace. As an example of what might be accomplished, he cited LBL's role in the cleanup of the Kesterson Reservoir.

Shank joked that when he took the job as director of LBL, he thought he would be working at a laboratory in California, not working in Washington for a lab in California. However, he said, in the next few months he will probably be forced to spend more time than ever in the nation's capital.

"I need to sell what we do to the new Congress, which will clearly have a central role in defining our future," Shank said. "We have a compelling story to tell, but we're going to have to put our best face forward as quickly as possible. We're facing a lot of changes and a lot of challenges and everybody's help will be needed."

Laboratory springs a leak

By Mike Wooldridge,

LBL suffered more water woes this week, but for a change it wasn't because of the rain.

On Monday, February 6, aging water pipes near both Buildings 48 and 81 burst within an hour of each other. The Building 81 break caused a brief flood that ran down the road behind Building 90 and eventually onto Berkeley city property along Hilgard Street.

The trouble began at 3 p.m., when a valve near a fire hydrant on the road between Buildings 48 and 31 failed. Workers had shut the valve to perform maintenance on the hydrant. After several other valves were shut to contain the leak, workers at Building 81 reported a second break. Water under the ground had broken through the pavement in several places in front of the building. "We watched the water lift the pavement right up," said an employee who was there at the time.

Water washed down the road in front of the building and pooled in a parking area at the northwest corner of Building 90. Then it spilled over a curb and down the hill onto Hilgard Street below the Lab, where several inches of water collected in the basement of one of the residences.

The LBL Fire Department responded immediately, sending a crew to the flooded residence to help pump out the basement. Gardeners and laborers from the Lab were sent to the area on Monday and Tuesday to clean up.

Although water was only released for a matter of minutes, the flow was heavy since Building 81 is near where EBMUD water enters the Lab. Bruce Bagnoli of Facilities estimates that 25,000 gallons of water may have been released. On Tuesday, crews found a break in a corroded pipe that was part of the fire protection system at Building 81.

Bagnoli said the Lab has had recent problems with pressure fluctuations in its water systems. Combined with the age of the underground water pipes, this created a situation ripe for leaks. "These are some of the problems we have to be ready for with 50-year-old pipes."

CAPTIONS -- Todd Swalley of Operations makes headway on a hole started by a backhoe near Building 81 to determine and repair the cause of Monday's flash flood. Crews removed a broken water pipe.
Water flowing from a broken underground pipe on Monday was strong enough to crack the pavement in front of Building 81. Photos by Steve Adams

Women Scientists & Engineers Seminar

Leticia Menchaca of the Environment Health and Safety Division will give the next talk in the LBL Women Scientists and Engineers lunchtime seminar series, scheduled for 12:10-1:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, in Bldg. 70A-3377. She will discuss the use of stable isotopes in environmental site characterization and monitoring programs, focusing on oxygen and hydrogen isotope studies conducted at LBL. She will also illustrate the importance of including these methods in characterization and monitoring programs at contaminated sites. The presentation will end with an update on the progress of studies at other California DOE sites.

All employees are invited to attend. Bring your own lunch; lemonade and cookies will be available at noon.

Black History Month Activities at LBL

In celebration of Black History Month, the Laboratory is sponsoring the following activities throughout the month of February. All employees are invited to attend.

Month of February, Dining Center lobby

Thursdays, LBL Dining Center Thursday, Feb. 16, noon - 1 p.m., Bldg. 50 Aud. Wednesday, Feb. 22, noon - 1 p.m., Bldg. 50 Aud. Friday, Feb. 24, noon - 1 p.m., Bldg. 50 Aud.

California dreams attracted African-American migrants

By Mary Bodvarsson,

Historian Shirley Moore enthralled an LBL audience Monday with a recounting of the migration of African Americans from the southern United States to California during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Moore, an associate professor of history at Cal State Sacramento, spoke at LBL on February 6 as part of the Laboratory's celebration of Black History Month.

Firmly convinced that "things would be better in California than down South," she says, half a million African Americans migrated to California during the 1940s, joining another half million already there. "The most popular graduation present was a bus or train ticket out of the South," she said.

Drawn to California by tales of a climate "so warm you could sleep outside in a blanket," and jobs, members of the Black migration had both a reason and the means to come West. Yet, Moore said, life did not always improve for those seeking a new life. "There was a profound gulf between the California image and reality."

Segregation abounded. Blacks could own a piece of property in California, but were often forbidden to live on it. They were told where to shop, where to live, where to be buried. Contra Costa's Sunset Cemetery permitted burial of Blacks, but only in certain areas. The Ku Klux Klan was an active organization in such towns as Richmond, even holding parades down Macdonald Avenue.

Things improved somewhat during World War II, when wages were higher than in other parts of the country. "There was the potential to have a better living," Moore said, but "the labor unions shunted Blacks into unskilled labor, shutting them out of higher paying jobs."

As the war effort ended and the shipyards and airplane industries shut down, Moore said, Blacks were unable to transfer their skills into private industry. "They had money in their pockets and skills, but no decent housing, no jobs. Black communities were demolished as part of postwar urban renewal. It was this situation that led to the civil rights era."

Blacks, Moore said, still saw California as a place where they could envision a future, even when they were nostalgic for the South. "They were determined to tear down the walls of segregation that kept them from the American dream."

An expert in African American history, Moore received her Ph.D. in U.S. history from UC Berkeley. She is also a singer and songwriter, and has performed her one-woman show, "Women's Lives in Song," throughout California. She is married to LBL photo technician Joe Moore.

Symposium on Magnet Technology honors Halbach

Colleagues and students of Klaus Halbach from around the world gathered at LBL on February 3 for the Halbach Symposium on Magnet Technology, held in honor of Halbach's 70th birthday. Halbach is known worldwide for his work on accelerator magnets, computer models, and beam-position monitors, and especially his work on permanent magnet insertion devices, which made third-generation rings such as the ALS feasible. He has consulted at most of the storage ring projects around the world, many of which have installed Halbach design undulators and wigglers.

The Symposium, organized by Brian Kincaid and Ross Schlueter of the Advanced Light Source and Roger Carr of Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, drew more than 100 participants and featured technical presentations, personal recollections by colleagues and long-time associates, and the publication of two volumes assembled specifically for the meeting. "The Art and Science of Magnet Design" includes technical papers written especially for the symposium, as well as a selection of Klaus' scientific notes.

The technical talks spanned a broad range. Several described applications of Klaus' magnet designs outside of the insertion device arena, including an accelerator for medical radioisotope production and an electromechanical battery developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Guest speakers acknowledged Halbach's special ability to teach and advise his students and colleagues with seemingly endless patience, and to inspire others through his joy of physics and mathematics.

Halbach worked in nuclear physics, nuclear magnetic resonance, plasma physics, and magnet physics, and proved, by his late contributions to magnet design, that one's physics career need not be over by age 30. Though he accepted early retirement from LBL in 1991, he continues to work in magnet design and accelerator design internationally, and has taught an entire generation of scientists and engineers the essential art and science of magnet design. -- Contributed by Jane Cross

CAPTION -- Klaus Halbach with colleague Dick Post of Lawrence Livermore National Lab was feted on his 70th birthday with an all-day symposium on magnetic technology. Photo by Paul Hames

MIT professor compares U.S., Japanese R&D trends

By Jeffery Kahn,

In many respects, the United States and Japan have been headed in opposite directions since the 19th Century, says Eleanor Westney, MIT associate professor of management. Common to both countries, however, is the ongoing debate about the appropriate role of research and development.

Speaking at LBL on February 7, Westney discussed the history behind U.S. industrial re-engineering and the current Japanese effort to reconfigure its industrial technology development juggernaut. An expert on the evolution of organizations and business systems in Japan, Westney spoke as part of the Science and Technology in a Competitive World lecture series, which is jointly sponsored by LBL and UC Berkeley.

In the 1980s, Westney said, Japanese and U.S. industrial R&D budgets were headed in opposite directions. As budgets grew an average of more than 10 percent per year in Japan, expenditures shrank in the U.S.

During that decade, the best job in Japan was R&D director, she said. Not only were you building the products of the future, but you were in line to help lead the company. That was because of the Japanese conviction that business leaders must have a firm grasp of the nuts and bolts of technology.

Things were very different in America. During the '80s, business leaders complained that corporate R&D was doing too much unfruitful and fundamental research. The credo in the U.S. was to scale back R&D and make it more responsive to the business side. The result was that the bottom line showed incredible profits for the Japanese and dwindling markets for the U.S. Then in 1992, just when Japanese industry thought it was on top of the world, the bubble burst. Concurrently, American industry, which had looked like it had lost its ability to compete globally, began to turn around.

"Japan thought it had solved the problems of creating innovative, globally competitive products and that the U.S. had lost its way," Westney said. "Then in 1992, Japan was confronted with many of the business pressures the U.S. had faced in the '80s--among them, more competitive U.S. products. The Japanese were shocked."

Westney said that as profits have fallen in Japan, corporate R&D budgets have been cut. This has occurred every year since 1992. She said the Japanese are now agonizing over how to reconfigure their industrial technology programs. Worried about the dearth of science and technology from which new products will evolve, they believe they must strengthen what has been a weak basic science infrastructure.

Westney said this is a formidable challenge. Japan has no counterpart to America's research universities, and the problem cannot be solved on a company level. Rather, she said, this is a national problem that is rooted in the culture. Product orientation is so strong within corporate R&D programs that fundamental science programs can quickly transform into applied efforts.

In the United States, corporate fortunes have see-sawed and improved in the 1990s. "In the '80s," Westney said, "there were attempts at mutual learning. The Japanese flew here, we flew there to learn about each other. I believe the Americans turned out to be better at learning from Japan than vice-versa. Certainly, it has been easier for the U.S. to adapt Japanese business systems than it has been for Japan to create a national basic science infrastructure."

Metric notes

We all know that water freezes at 0deg.C and boils at 100deg.C, but what about the in-between?

Daughters to Work Day Call for volunteers

If you are interested in joining a subcommittee for the 1995 Daughters to Work Day (coming up in April), contact Marva Wilkins at X5640. There will be an organizational meeting at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Bldg. 50A-5132.

All interested employees are invited to attend.

Update from the Work Force Diversity Office

By Harry Reed, Head, Work Force Diversity Office

As we move into the next century, one of the more dramatic changes affecting employers is the increasing diversity of both the state and the nation at large. The challenge for LBL will be to continue and expand our efforts to create a climate in which diversity is valued. Valuing diversity means actively seeking diversity and fully supporting the contributions and changes brought about by diversity in our workplace.

The major factors contributing to the increasing diversification of the work force include:

What do these trends signify? Simply this: diversity is here to stay. However, diversity represents far more at LBL than a quantitative management issue. Diversity is one strategy for developing an atmosphere where all employees are respected and inspired to reach their full potential.

By recognizing, creating, and celebrating a diverse culture, LBL aims to provide an environment that is accessible, equitable, and hospitable to all its employees and guests. Creating a workplace where diversity can thrive will also enable us to attract the qualified staff that we need to continue to conduct world-class science.

The role of the Work Force Diversity Office at LBL is to develop a broad-based diversity program for the organization--including diversifying our work force, managing diversity issues, and enhancing employee development practices. Recognizing that communication is a critical component of our efforts, I would like to introduce the first in an on-going series of articles profiling diversity at the Laboratory. I sincerely invite your comments and suggestions regarding the topics addressed in this column as well as other issues related to diversifying our Laboratory community.

For general information, please contact us at X4130, by fax at X7099, or by e-mail at For specific questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact Gail Kato, X6588.

What is Work Force Diversity?

An important aspect of the public discussion on diversity is the attempt to clarify the meaning of terms associated with diversity. Programs related to diversity at LBL have been in place for some time, but the focus in the past was on achieving numerical balance in gender and race as mandated by Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) legal requirements. While EEO and AA are still very important in our workplace, achieving work force diversity is a much larger task.

Equal Opportunity Employment signifies the absence of discrimination. It requires that each person be assessed on merit alone, not on personal criteria mandating active steps to remedy the effects of past discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

The Laboratory's Affirmative Action Plan outlines activities, such as special recruitment, training, and employee development programs, aimed at improving access to the workplace for people in under-represented groups. The effort to meet Affirmative Action goals remains paramount at LBL.

In more recent years, the term "work force diversity" has been used at LBL to recognize that there is a broader set of issues than the traditional focus on affirmative action compliance. In effect, there is a new emphasis on harnessing diversity to the cause of scientific excellence. The term, then, is used to describe an environment, essentially a new workplace culture, in which a fundamental set of guiding principles and values form the community context in which diversity is practiced. Five key principles form the basis of the definition of diversity at LBL:

Diversity, then, is about bringing people together rather than driving them apart. At times the discussions about diversity are emotional, but they must go beyond emotion. We have to be willing to think hard and anew and explore uncomfortable questions--diversity is not a program, but rather a process.

BASTEC holds fifth annual gathering of science educators

By Diane LaMacchia,

The Bay Area Science and Technology Education Collaboration (BASTEC) held its fifth annual conference for teachers on January 31 at McClymonds High School in Oakland.

More than 600 Oakland science, mathematics, and technology teachers participated in 70 hands-on workshops and sessions led by teachers, scientists, and educators from around the Bay Area. Eileen Engel of LBL's Center for Science and Engineering Education (CSEE) led two workshops to familiarize teachers with BASTEC's summer research opportunities and equipment resources. Karin Levy of CSEE chaired this year's conference committee.

Officials interested in educational reform also attended the conference, meeting to discuss BASTEC's role in changing how math and science are taught in Oakland. Among them were Carolyn Getridge, superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District; William Lewis, director of the Office of Science Programs for DOE; Gary Hanna, acting director of the Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs for the U.S. Department of Education; and Rollie Otto, head of CSEE.

BASTEC is an organization dedicated to improving math and science education in the Oakland schools. Its members include four national laboratories (Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Sandia/California, and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center); the Oakland Unified School District; and a dozen other educational organizations. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Stop-smoking classes

The American Cancer Society is offering smoking cessation classes to be held at LBL Health Services, located in Bldg. 26. There will be a charge of $20 per person. For more information and to sign up call Linda Scudero at X6266.

Currentsonline edition

The full text of each edition of Currents is published electronically on the World Wide Web at the following URL: To set up your computer to access the World Wide Web, call the Mac and PC Support Group at X6858.

Calendar of Events -- February 13 - 24

Calendar items may be sent via e-mail to, Fax to X6641, or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

13 m o n d a y


There will be a computerized display of African-American artifacts in the foyer of the Dining Center, Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., during February.


Crane/Hoist (Level 1) Training for Incidental Operators (EHS 211), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 70A-3377. Call X6612 to register.


Leticia Menchaca of the EH&S Division will give the next talk in the LBL Women Scientists and Engineers lunchtime seminar series, scheduled for 12:10-1:15 p.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377. She will speak on "Stable Isotopes in Environmental Investigations." Bring your lunch; refreshments will be available at noon.


George M. Homsy of Stanford University will discuss "Dendrites, Chimneys, Freckles, and Mush-Modeling Unstable Solidification Processes" at 4 p.m. in Pitzer Auditorium, Latimer Hall. Refreshments on the Terrace at 3:30 p.m.


"Nanometers and Piconewtons: Using Optical Tweezers to Study Biological Motors" will be presented by Steven Block of Princeton University at 4:30 p.m. in 1 LeConte Hall (tea at 4 p.m. in 375 LeConte).

14 t u e s d a y


EH&S Roles and Responsibilities for Supervisors (in office settings; EHS 025), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 90-2063. Call X6612 to register.

Earthquake Safety (EHS 135), 10-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 48-109. Call X6554 to register.

Radiation Protection - Radiological Worker I (EHS 430), 1-5 p.m., Bldg. 66-316 (Feb. 14 and 16). Call X6612 to register.


"Spinon Bases, Yangian Symmetry and New Character Formulas for 2D CFTs" will be discussed by Peter Bouwknegt of USC at 2:10 p.m. in 430 Birge Hall.


Larry Thompson of LLNL will speak on "Human DNA Repair Genes and Proteins Continue to March with Increasing Numbers" at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"On the Precise Determination of W and Top Quark Masses" will be discussed by V. Khoze of Durham University and St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132. Refreshments at 3:40 p.m.

15 w e d n e s d a y


Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR; EHS 123), 9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 48-109. Call X6554 to register.

16 t h u r s d a y


Forklift Truck Safety (EHS 225), 8:30-
10 a.m., Bldg. 90-3148. Call X6612 to register.

Medical/Biohazardous Waste Training (EHS 730), 9-10:30 a.m., Bldg. 66-316. Call X6612 to register.


Anita Wolff, Environmental Defense Fund scientist, will discuss "The California Passive Solar Collaborator" at noon in Bldg. 90-3148.


Each Thursday during February, a different traditional African American cultural menu will be presented in the Dining Center from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


"James Baldwin," a video documentary on the black novelist, essayist and playwright, will be presented in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium from noon to 1 p.m.


E. Stuve of the University of Washington at Seattle will discuss "Electrochemical and Thermodynamic Analogies in Surface Science" at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Laura Henderson Lewis of Brookhaven National Labs will present "RE2Fe14B-based Permanent Magnets: Overview and New Insights into Reversal Mechanisms" at 4 p.m. in 105 Northgate Hall.

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20 m o n d a y


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Introduction to Environment, Health & Safety at LBL (EHS 010), 9-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Noon, Bldg. 70A-3377.


All employees interested in joining a subcommittee for the 1995 Daughters to Work Day (coming up in April) are invited to attend an organizational meeting at noon in Bldg. 50A-5132.


"Aspects of Deformed Quantization" will be discussed by Randy Baadhio of the Theory Group at 2:10 p.m. in 430 Birge Hall.


"Fermion Production in the Background of Minkowski Space Classical Solutions in a Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theory" will be presented by Krishna Rajagopal at 2:30 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-3107 (Theory Conference Room).

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A video on the history of the Pullman porters will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


Join us to build confidence and learn to effectively organize and present your ideas in a friendly, supportive atmosphere, 12:10-1 p.m., Bldg. 2-100.


"The High Level Radioactive Waste Management Program in Japan" (video lecture) will be presented by Hideki Sakuma of the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corp., 3:30-5 p.m. at 5108 Etcheverry. Coffee at 3:15 p.m.

23 t h u r s d a y


Laser Safety (EHS 280), 9:30-11:45 a.m., Bldg. 90-2063. Call X6612 to register.

Accident Reporting/Investigation (EHS 815), 10 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 90-1099. Call X6612 to register.

Chemical Hygiene & Safety Training (EHS 348), 1:30-4:30 p.m., at Calvin. Call X6612 to register.


"Is the Sulphur Lamp the Light of the Future?" will be discussed by researchers Francis Rubenstein and Carl Gould of the Lighting Research Group at noon in Bldg. 90-3148.


J.-E. Backvall, of Uppsala University (Sweden), will speak on "Mild Metal-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidations via Selective Electron Transfer" at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Donald E. Ingber of the Harvard Medical School will discuss "Integrins, Transmembrane Signaling, and Control of Morphogenesis" at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Claudia Ostertag, of UCB Civil Engineering, will discuss "Toughening Mechanisms in Quasi-Brittle Materials" at 4 p.m. at 105 Northgate Hall.

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Jie Wei of the Brookhaven National Laboratory will discuss "Crystalline Beams in Circular Accelerators" at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 71 conference room.


Musician and poetry reader Lacynda Foreman will give a poetry recital from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


"Biomedical micro-devices" will be presented by Mauro Ferrari of UCB's Materials Science and Mineral Engineering departments, from 1-2 p.m. at 3110 Etcheverry Hall. Refreshments at 1 p.m.

Dining Center Menu -- February 13-17


Sadie's Early Bird:Buckwheat banana pancakes & coffee $2.05

Soup of the Day: Cream of potato & cheddar reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Carved roast beef w/garlic potatoes & snap peas $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Bacon cheeseburger & spicy fries $3.25

tuesday Valentine's Day Menu for your Heart

Sadie's Early Bird: Vegetable EggBeater Omelet $2.40

Soup of the Day: Lentil vegetable reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Turkey Tikka over basmati rice w/vegetables & potatoes masala $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Chicken breast on whole wheat bun w/fruit salad $3.75


Sadie's Early Bird: Breakfast sandwich w/coffee $2.60

Soup of the Day: Black bean chili reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Zesty meatballs marinara w/pasta & Italian green beans $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Seafood salad on grilled sourdough w/fries $3.75


Sadie's Early Bird: Big blueberry pancakes w/coffee $2.05

Soup of the Day: Shrimp gumbo reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Fried chicken w/Francesca's dirty rice & greens & corn bread $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Chicken club sandwich w/potato salad $3.75


Sadie's Early Bird: Ham scramble $2.60

Soup of the Day: Manhattan clam chowder reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Broiled salmon w/dilled brown rice & julienne vegetables $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Philly cheese steak sandwich w/fries $3.95

Flea Market

Flea Market ads may be sent via e-mail to, Fax to X6641, or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. AUTOS/SUPPLIES

'70 CHEVY Nova, 2-dr, 27K orig. mi., 6-cyl., stick, all orig. except tires, always garaged, show cond. classic, $3,200. Sig, X6713, 707/745-5272

'80 FORD 3/4-ton 4x4 pickup truck w/camper shell, gd cond., engine great, $3400/b.o. Bob, X7670, 432-2383

'83 HONDA Nighthawk 550, v. pretty, black/chrome, xtra helmets, xtra tank, 22K mi., $1200. Steve, X4134

'84 MAZDA RX-7 GSL, orig. owner, loaded, a/t, p/w, sunrf, stereo, alloy wheels, mint cond., 116K mi., $4200/b.o. William, X6143

'88 HYUNDAI Excel, gd cond., 77K mi. Masami/Etienne, 237-1754

'91 HONDA Accord LX, charcoal gray, loaded, exc. cond., $10,500/b.o. Bob, X7670, 432-2383

WHEELS, kmc, alloy custom, fit Toyota or Chevy, 15x10, $225/b.o. Bob, X7670, 432-2383


VANPOOL riders wanted, Rohnert Park-Petaluma-Berkeley, work hrs 8-5. Shirley, X4521


MOTORCYCLE: Honda Shadow or Kawasaki Vulcan, 700 cc or bigger. Doug, X6626, 526-4644


AIWA stereo w/am/fm radio, double cassette, connector for portable CD player & detachable spkrs, nearly new, $50/b.o. Frank, 642-4376

BICYCLE, '89 Cannondale ST400 sport/touring 12-spd, 25-in. men's frame for tall (6-ft) person, v. gd cond., manual & all receipts, few accessories, pd $430, now $200/b.o. Peter, 849-2425

BIKE, Miyata road, all Shimano 600 grupo, pearl/black color, exc. cond., orig. $975, asking $375. Doug, X5440, 295-0212

BOAT, '75 Invader, 19' Ski/Fish, V-8 (302) inbd/outbd, 360 orig. hrs, Alpine am/fm/cass., new cover, full canvas, s/s prop., all orig., all records/receipts, orig. owner, immac. cond., $7500. David, 516-2358

COUCH, new contemp., blue/white striped, $150; 2 contemp. armless chairs, blue/white/gold geometric design, $100; brass & glass coffee & end table, $75; women's golf set, $50. Thom, X6390, 707-746-5192

DESK $80, med. bk shlf $45, white Danish design VCR-TV stand $25, coffee table $10, oak frame sofa+loveseat $350, kitch. table $50, misc. household items. X4243, 526-5425

DOUBLE BED & wd hdbd, 6 mos. old, $60/b.o. Willie, 452-4486 (eves) or Valerie, 642-4077 (days)

ELECTRIC RANGE, 1986 Corning glass top, model R30JB, 4-burner w/standard oven, clock, mustard yellow, equiv. to GE JBP-75, $75/b.o. Greg, X7706

EXERCISE BICYCLE, Tunturi recumbent, like new, $200. Robert, 845-3753

EXERCISE BICYCLE, Tunturi, exc. cond., orig. $250, now $110/b.o. Doug, X5440, 295-0212

FUTON couch (oak) $125/b.o., lvng rm chair (white) $50/b.o., dining rm table $50/b.o., file cabinets $15 ea./b.o. Mike, X6249

PIANO, 1913 Kranich & Bach "Cabinet Grand" upright, needs a little work, b.o. 724-4635

PRINTER, Epson FX100 dot matrix $50. Don, X4656

QUEEN BED, futon mattress w/cover, $150; twin bed mattress & box spring, never used, $150; entertainment cntr $75; 2 side tables+cocktail table $70; 13" color TV $50; car seat $35; baby swing $20; other household items, most less than yr old. Zim/Eleanor, 237-7988

RAFT, white-water, 12-ft, new elec. trolling motor, both $495/b.o., will separate. Bob, X7670, 432-2383

REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER, Montgomery Ward, 16.5 cu. ft., 29"w x 64.5"h x 27-5/8"d, in Alameda, you haul, $175. Mary, 522-3239

SAILING CANOE, MacGregor, loa 15'8", trad. 1800s design: wooden lapstrake hull, decked, standing lug yawl rig, finished bright, handbuilt in 1991 entirely of mahogany & Sitka spruce, pictured in WoodenBoat magazine #110 p. 94, elegant classic, seats 2 adults, ready to sail or paddle, $2400. Peter, 849-2425

SCANNER, Radio Shack Pro-34 uhf/vhf program. w/charger $100; Panasonic cell. phone, orig. $450, now $200; Canon E65 Camcorder w/2 batteries, charger, car charger, $500. Fred, X6068, 526-3259

SKI BOOTS, Raichle RX970, men's size 8.5, exc. cond., $100. Steve, X6598, 689-7213

SKI EQUIP. for kids, downhill skis sizes 120 & 140 w/poles & boots, $45 ea. set. Ivana, 524-9039

SKI TICKETS, Alpine Meadows discount. Ron, X4410, 276-8079

SKI TICKETS, $5 discount all-day adult, at Kirkwood, gd til 5/15. Pepi, X6502

SKI TICKETS, Heavenly Valley, 3 adult ($39 ea.), 1 child all-day lesson w/equip. & lunch $45, gd til end `95 season. Bob, X4580, 229-5549

SKIS, x-c, Epoke Ellesmere, 192 cm., w/bindings, like new, $55; Viking pumper airpot, auto. vacuum thermos, 1/2-gal., never used, $10; metal bkcase, sim. wood, 2 shelves, 30"w x 9"d x 36"h, $15; push lawnmower $25; REI fiberfill summer sleeping bag $20; inflatable whale, 6-ft. w/handles, never used, $8. Linda, X4817, 236-6331

STAMPS, buy/sell/trade, also covers. 526-6730

STOVE, 34" Wedgewood Holly, all chrome top, v. gd cond., $150. X7419

TELESCOPES, refracting telescope parts, 80mm Jaeger's objective lens in aluminum cell & matching 4-ft tube, never used, in orig. packaging, $250 new, $200/b.o. 4.25" Newtonian reflector telescope, homemade w/Coulter optics, simple pipe-thread altazimuth mounting, needs to be attached to a tripod, also needs eyepiece. $75/b.o. Jon, X5974, 841-9638

THULE bicycle rack, used on Saab, price negot. David, X7326, 943-2274


ALBANY, furn. rm in condo., 1.5-bth, kitch. privileges, nr transp./shopping, 3 mi. from campus, non-smok., pref. male, $495 incl. utils except phone, $300 dep. 559-8009

ALBANY, furn. 1-bdrm apt, wash./dry., nr UC Village/bus to LBL/UCB, quiet family dist., no more than 3 persons, visiting professor w/spouse preferred, nonsmokers, $675/mo. Donald, X6459

BERKELEY, furn. or unfurn. new v. private studio, patio, sep. kitch. & bth, microwave, on Wildcat Canyon Rd, 12 min. to campus, $550/mo. incl. utils. 524-9655

BERKELEY, furn. 4-bdrm house nr Walnut Square, 9/1-6/30, $2000/mo.+dep. 849-2978

BERKELEY, unfurn. 1-bdrm apt on Hearst near Ocean View area, $575/mo. incl. yd & parking. 540-0385

BERKELEY, furn. 1-bdrm apt, 5-min. walk to UC/LBL shuttle, $615/mo. 527-1358

BERKELEY, unfurn. 1-bdrm apt, 15-min. walk to UC/LBL shuttle, $500/mo. 548-9869

BERKELEY, B&B, $450/mo. Hideko, 849-2056

BERKELEY, furn. rm in apt nr Cedar & Shattuck, avail. 3/1, pref. visiting scholar/non-smok./female, share kitch./bth/livng rm w/non-smok. female. 845-6725

BERKELEY HILLS, spacious furn. 2-bdrm 1-bth house w/deck, beamed lvng rm w/frpl., microwave, yd, veg. garden, garage, filtered view, nr Tilden/bus, no smok. or pets, $1800/mo. Miriam, 525-4600, 845-8326

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. rm in priv. home on Euclid/Cedar Ave., 5 blks from campus, kitch. privileges, wash./dry., deck, view of SF/Golden Gate/bay, nr transp./shops/tennis/Rose Garden, no smoking or pets, pref. visiting scholar or FT working person, $450+util. Laura, 548-1287 (h), 643-0436 (w)

EL CERRITO, lg. 3-bdrm 2-bth apt w/patio, carport, laund. fac., nr Plaza/BART/bus, 1-yr lease, $975/mo.+sec. dep. 222-5780 aft. 6 p.m.

EL CERRITO, furn. or unfurn. rm in private home, sep. entrance, priv. bth, share lvng rm/dining rm/kitch./wash./dry., nr transp./shopping, bay view, tel. hook-up, 6 mi. to UC/LBL, non-smok., $450/mo. incl. utils. Conway, 233-7997, 527-7898

KENSINGTON, furn. 3-bdrm house, view, garden patio, 2 cats, avail. April, rental period flex., $1200/mo. 526-6730

NORTH BERKELEY, spacious furn. rm in lg. house, dr, kitch. privileges, easy walk to LBL shuttle, downtown, campus, quiet non-smok., $400/mo. Rob, 843-5987

NORTH BERKELEY, B&B in house, M-F bag lunch, kitch. privileges, TV, phone line, 1 person/rm, monthly rates only, $600/mo. incl. utils. 527-3252

NORTH BERKELEY HILLS, furn. rm w/bth in house, nr transp., walk to Solano. Senta, 524-4654

OAKLAND/Lakeshore, lg. 1-bdrm 1-bth upstairs unit in duplex, eat-in kitch. w/hdwd flrs, all elec. appliances, laundry fac., most utils, stack parking, walk to shopping, $695/mo. Margie, 339-3329

WANTED: 2-bdrm house or apt in Berk. area during June & July for retired teacher couple. 415/586-3714

WANTED: furn. 1-bdrm/studio apt in N. Berk. or vicinity for visiting educator & wife 8/4-8/19, will also housesit, local refs. Michael, 617/631-6860


SO. LAKE TAHOE, deluxe lakefront townhouse, all amenities, nr all playspots. Herbert, 422-8845, 455-5595


EL CERRITO, 3-bdrm house, 2-car garage, exc. cond., all major appliances incl., walking distance from Del Norte BART. Etienne, X7215, 237-1754

HERCULES, 3-bdrm, 2.5-bth, 2-car garage condo in Country Run, 1397 sq. ft., $0 down, qualify & assume ARM loan at 7.125%, payments $1184, incl. impound for prop. taxes. Judith/Dan, 799-0818


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