LBL Currents -- February 3, 1995

Galvin Task Force releases findings

By Lynn Yarris, LC

Government ownership and operation of the national labs does not work well. The Department of Energy must become a "world class customer" of the national laboratories and pay for results without telling the labs how to do things.

This is one of the principle messages of the report by the Task Force on Alternative Futures for the National Laboratories. Better known as the Galvin Report--for Task Force chair Robert Galvin, former head of the Motorola company--the 60-page document is the result of a 10-month study commissioned by Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary.

Touching on a variety of issues regarding the roles of the laboratories in science and engineering, national security, environmental cleanup, and the economy, the report makes no recommendations about the possible closure of specific labs.

"We do have a general view that all of the national laboratories should be subjected to a regular process of comparative validation ... to judge options for closure, consolidation, and even expansion of programmatic activities and facilities," the report states.

The Task Force was most critical about the issue of "governance and organization," calling for an alternative structure that gives the labs greater independence from DOE. It said the concept of GOCOs--Government Owned-Contractor Operated--laboratories has steadily evolved into a system of GOGOs--Government Owned-Government Operated facilities.

"It is the Task Force's position that top-down, command and control bureaucracies are counterproductive for these laboratories. Something really substantial has to be done soon or the vitality of the laboratories will founder."

The Task Force recommended that the laboratories be "corporatized" into a private-sector style of management. One proposal called for the creation of a not-for-profit R&D corporation to oversee the national lab system. This corporation would be governed by a Board of Trustees consisting primarily of distinguished scientists and engineers and senior executives from industry who would be appointed by the President of the United States.

Galvin's Task Force praised the research role of the laboratories as "an essential, fundamental cornerstone for continuing leadership by the United States." It also noted that technological progress often demands "extraordinarily sophisticated multidisciplinary teams using sophisticated instruments and tools" and that this demand justifies the existence of the national laboratories.

However, the Task Force expressed concern that "most citizens do not know enough about the laboratories" and that the labs too often get typecast on the basis of a few highly publicized discoveries. Recommendations called for DOE to strengthen its efforts in fundamental science and engineering, and improve the integration of its applied energy and basic energy research programs.

The Task Force also called on DOE to establish "clear mission statements" for the labs that can be used for budget decisions and long-term strategic planning, and to establish "lead laboratories" and "centers for excellence."

Regarding technology transfer, the Task Force said the national labs should concentrate their efforts on industries and technologies that contribute directly to primary DOE missions. Otherwise, the report states, "DOE will allocate public funds and the technical and human resources of the laboratories in unfruitful ways."

In her initial response to the Galvin Report, Secretary O'Leary said: "We welcome the Task Force's bullish stance on DOE's fundamental science mission and we share the view that energy and environmental R&D at the labs must be more closely integrated."

Commenting on criticisms of DOE "micromanagement," the Secretary said, "The Department concurs that the existing system of management of the laboratories is costly, bureaucratic, and inefficient. DOE orders are excessive, redundant, and vague. We are eager to work with the labs, Congress, the GAO and others to achieve dramatic improvements in the cost-performance of these institutions, while also meeting environmental, safety, health, and fiscal accountability requirements established by statute."

The bottom line, said Secretary O'Leary: "I welcome the Task Force's report and am heartened by their strong validation of the R&D functions of DOE and the national labs."

Copies of the report will be available in the LBL Library and on the World Wide Web at the bottom of the LBL Home Page, at this location.

Science and Technology in a Competitive World

Dr. Eleanor Westney, associate professor of management at MIT, will be the next speaker in the LBL lecture series Science and Technology in a Competitive World, to be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb.7, in the Bldg. 50 auditorium. She will speak on comparative trends in R&D in the United States and Japan. Professor Westney's work has involved the evolution of organizations and business systems in Japan, and the internationalization of research and development. All employees are invited.

Nuclear theorist receives Humbolt Award

By Lynn Yarris,

Norman Glendenning, a theorist in the Nuclear Science Division, has received a 1995 Humboldt Award in recognition of his research into the physics of compact stars.

Named for the German scientist Alexander von Humboldt and sponsored by the government of Germany, the Humboldt Award entitles recipients to spend 12 months working in Germany at the institute(s) of their choice. There is also a cash prize.

Glendenning began his career at LBL in 1958, studying low energy neutron reactions. He has since become an internationally recognized expert on compact stars--stars so old they have burned up all their nuclear fuel and collapsed to tiny, extremely dense cold balls. His specialty is neutron stars, which are only a few kilometers in diameter but have a density of hundreds of millions of tons per cubic centimeter.

"The core of a neutron star is so dense that quarks (the elementary particles that combine to form hadrons such as protons and neutrons) are liberated from the confines of the nucleons," says Glendenning. "This causes hadronic matter (the ordinary matter that makes up the earth and the sun) to undergo the transition to quark matter. A neutron star may be the only natural place in the universe where quark matter exists."

When it was first proposed that neutron stars contain quark matter, the idea was that the core would be a gas of pure quark matter surrounded by a hadronic matter liquid that would in turn be coated with a solid crust of ordinary metal. Now Glendenning has proposed the existence of a solid crystal in the core of neutron stars that would be a mixture of quark and hadronic matter. This mixed phase, he says, could account for such observed phenomena as "starquakes" in pulsars--the rapidly spinning neutron stars that give off strong radio signals.

"The Humboldt Award is intended to foster international collaborations," Glendenning says. "I would like to use my award to stimulate interest in high energy nuclear collisions and the creation of dense matter." Such studies, he says, should provide a better understanding of the formation of a quark-hadronic matter solid crystal phase.

Glendenning expects to begin his studies with a three or four month stay at the University of Frankfurt. He will probably start his trip in May.

Noted astronomer at UCB: Peebles to give public lecture

Images of the universe from 1900 to 1995 will be the subject of a free public lecture to be given by the distinguished Canadian astronomer/physicist James Peebles at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, on the UC Berkeley campus. Sponsored by the Center for Particle Astrophysics, the lecture will be held in Room 3 of Le Conte Hall.

P.J.E. "James" Peebles is the Albert Einstein Professor of Science at Princeton University. A highly acclaimed author and popular speaker on the origin and future of the universe, Peebles has framed his research around two basic questions: What are galaxies made of, and how do galaxies and groups of galaxies form?

Using a series of images of the stars and gas clouds in the Milky Way, other galaxies, and the thermal radiation from the early universe, Peebles will explain how scientists came to understand their significance and describe how "our universe is expanding and cooling, from an initial state much too hot for us, to the present balmy conditions, to a chilly future."

Science Bowl still needs volunteers

There is still time to sign up as a volunteer for the 1995 LBL Regional Science Bowl, which will be held at the Laboratory on Saturday, Feb. 25. Volunteers are needed as judges, moderators, time keepers, and many other positions.

Students from 16 Bay Area high schools will participate in the day-long event. The winning team will go to the National Science Bowl, to be held in April in Washington, D.C. To volunteer, please contact Karin Levy at X5513.

Credit union reps here

Cal State 9 Credit Union representatives will be on-site to answer questions about credit union membership and services from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, in the Dining Center lobby. The $5 membership fee will be waived for those employees signing up for membership at that time. A free gift will be offered to those who sign up for two or more products/services.

All LBL employees are eligible for Cal State 9 membership. This includes full-time, part-time, temporary, and other employees receiving payment from the Lab. For more information, call 849-2270, ext. 119.

Metric notes

LBL has adopted the International System of Units (SI) in accordance with Section 5164 of the Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, Executive Order 127700 of 1991, and DOE Order 5900.2. Therefore, the Laboratory has developed a set of guidelines for implementing the metrication process.

For copies of the manual, "SI International System of Units," and "LBL Guidelines for Metrication," please contact Curtis Nunnally at X5966, or by e-mail at

H e a l t h N o t e s

Brought to you by LBL's Health Services Department

How to talk to your doctor

It's a new year and some of you may have new health plans. Clear communication is an important part of good medical care. Both you and your doctor are responsible for helping this to occur. The following tips may help you talk to your physician more effectively.

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

Fridays, LBL Dining Center Monday, Feb. 6, noon - 1 p.m., Bldg. 50 Aud. Thursday, Feb. 9, noon - 1 p.m., Bldg. 50 Aud. 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.

Patent Department: In answer to your question

From time to time, the attorneys and patent agents in LBL's Patent Department receive questions from individual researchers, the answers to which may be of general interest to others in the Laboratory. If you have questions for the Patent Department, call X7058.

Q: Who is entitled to a patent when two people claim the same invention?

A: The person who invented it first, provided he or she was diligent in reducing the conception to practice.

For U.S. patents, the person who is entitled to the patent is the one who invented the invention first, not the one who rushed the patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office first. In most foreign countries, the person who files the application first is entitled to the patent, not necessarily the one who conceived the idea first.

Q: Who has rights to the patent on something invented at LBL?

A: The Regents of the University of California.

Generally, the inventor owns the product of his intellectual labor, i.e., the invention. However, everyone who works at LBL must sign an agreement where they agree to assign the ownership rights of inventions they conceive while working at LBL to the Regents, if the Regents wish to obtain rights to these inventions and patent them. LBL obtains patents on about one-third of all the inventions that arise from laboratory work.

LBL women making strides as workplace changes

By Diane LaMacchia,

Workplace demographics are slowly beginning to reflect the diversity of American society. As part of an increasingly diverse workforce at LBL, women are meeting and talking about ways to improve their professional experience at the Lab.

Last May, Director Charles Shank appointed Trudy Forte, a biophysicist in the Life Sciences Division and former chair of LBL's Committee on Diversity, as LBL's "point of contact" for the Department of Energy's review of programs targeted for women at the Laboratory. (Former Associate Laboratory Director Martha Krebs previously filled the position.)

"At LBL, we want to nurture and sustain an environment that enables women to reach their fullest potential," says LBL Director Charles Shank. "The Laboratory enthusiastically supports and participates in the Department of Energy's programs for women."

In October, Forte and five other women scientists and engineers from LBL went to Albuquerque, N.M., to participate in DOE's annual review of national lab programs for women. Sponsored by their divisions and LBL's Work Force Diversity Office, the group included Janet Jacobsen, Zuzanna Liliental-Weber, Kathy Magowan, Grazyna Odyniec, and Anita Whichard.

Originally, Forte says, the DOE review focused on how to get women into the science "pipeline." Now in its third year, it has expanded to include educational opportunities, the quality of the work environment, and career development.

In a recent debriefing session, the group discussed topics of concern to women, with issues ranging from the type of women's organization best suited to LBL to how to get teachers to call on girls in science class. One concern stood out: inadequate representation of women in the Lab's top scientific and managerial positions.

"I would like to see more women in leadership roles and more women working themselves into the senior scientist category because there are such small numbers there," Forte says. "It is management's responsibility to realize people's potentials." Although the career paths of scientists and non-scientists differ, she says career development planning is something that could benefit all women at the Laboratory.

Liliental-Weber, a physicist in the Materials Sciences Division and a member of the Diversity Committee for the past three years, suggested that the Lab might want to sponsor a workshop on leadership and communication skills for women. Her suggestion was inspired by a leadership conference for women in science and engineering that she attended last May in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by American Women in Science, NASA, and DOE, the conference featured talks by leaders in education, industry, and government.

Prior to the conference, each participant took a test to evaluate her leadership ability. In a six-hour session, a psychologist helped them analyze their results in terms of their interactions with other leaders and with peers.

"This was extremely instructive," says Liliental-Weber.

That leadership conference resulted in the formation of regional teams of DOE women with a mandate to share what they had learned with women in their own workplaces. Liliental-Weber is part of Team 11, which includes nine people from Bay Area laboratories--LBL, SLAC, LLNL, and Sandia/Livermore--as well as DOE headquarters.

Currently on display in LBL's cafeteria is a poster that Team 11 members put together for a poster session on leadership at the Second Women's Technical Symposium held in San Ramon last year and sponsored by LLNL.

Liliental-Weber organized a noontime meeting at the end of November for women in the Materials Sciences Division to begin discussions about their needs. She also conducted a survey of the approximately 90 women in the division, and is beginning to tabulate the results.

"From my small survey," she says, "what women are asking for is interaction."

There is no women's association at LBL, and until the establishment of the noontime seminar series "Women in Science and Engineering" by Pamela Coxson and Natalie Roe, there was little opportunity for women to meet.

"There's never really been a forum for women to come together to talk about women's issues," says Jacobsen, a scientist in the Earth Sciences Division and co-chair of LBL's Diversity Committee. "Women at the Lab are fairly isolated from one another. In some divisions, there are few women scientists or engineers."

Furthermore, she says, "There's a schism between scientists and non-scientists. Some women scientists disown `women's issues,' because they don't want to be thought of as `women' in the workplace."

But there are issues that affect all women at the Laboratory, Forte says, such as an on-site childcare center, career development, flexible working hours, tuition reimbursement, and family leave policy.

In her role as DOE point of contact for women at LBL, Forte is holding monthly meetings with a group of Laboratory women to identify major topics of concern to women at LBL. "We want to come up with two issues that we think will be really important for women at LBL."

Trudy Forte can be reached at X5567.

Statistics show progress for women

Predominantly male at its pre-World War II beginnings, LBL now includes women in virtually all jobs, from scientist to skilled craftsperson. Today, women hold 187 of the Lab's 929 scientific and engineering jobs.

"When you look at it from a diversity point of view," says Harry Reed, head of LBL's Work Force Diversity Office (WFDO), "it's clear to me, based on the data, that we've made more progress increasing the number of women than in any other area."

But the proportion of women in top jobs is low: For example, only three out of 21 director-level positions (which include associate laboratory, division, deputy, and assistant directors) are held by women.

"While we're making progress institutionally over the past three or four years," Reed says, "there are some areas in which we could be doing better."

For example, women are not adequately represented among the Lab's technicians. And for a few other positions, not many women qualify.

"Of mechanical engineers, only five percent in the nation are female, so it's difficult to have very many females in mechanical engineering and then get them moved up to a senior level," says WFDO's Brent Draney. "Unfortunately, we have a small pool to choose from."

Women come out ahead of men in professional administrative positions (158 out of 229 total positions), and they carry the bulk of the traditionally female jobs. Of the Lab's 287 clerical personnel, for example, 239 are women.

Upgrade in video technology gives LBL professional edge

By Mike Wooldridge,

Interested in using more than still life to document a project, train a class, or sell your science? LBL's Video Services Department now has much more to offer staff and scientists, thanks to a recent equipment upgrade.

A new computer-controlled editing system provides professional editing capabilities, including more than 150 special effects. A format upgrade--from S-VHS videotape to 3/4-inch SP videotape--gives video productions brighter colors and crisper images. And new graphics software offers dozens of new screen fonts.

The upgraded editing equipment uses a digital interface, with the splicing of images into productions controlled by PC. "The computer interface means no more shuttling back and forth with knobs on a console," says Sheri Brenner, head of LBL Video Services. "The system is much more convenient and time-efficient."

The new equipment is also an effort by the Technical and Electronic Information Department (TEID) to make video a tool that employees can turn to just as they turn to print media. "Video has traditionally been something LBL has used internally, for technical documentation, training, and recording live events," Brenner says. "The new technology makes video more attractive as an external tool. The more professional tape format means we can create video suitable for TV."

Video Services is now linked online to other TEID groups, so it can grab digital images over the computer network without loss in quality. In addition, live video can be delivered over high-speed networks, making video suitable for the Internet.

Brenner herself is a part of the revamping of Video Services at LBL, having joined TEID a year ago. She brings to the Lab an award-winning background in video production, having produced everything from PBS documentaries, to demonstration videos for Apple, to music videos for Warner Brothers.

Brenner recently completed a video for the Human Genome Center, featuring the facility's gene-sequencing automation. The video used animation and live shots to present how robotic equipment has streamlined the labor-intensive tasks involved with mapping the human genetic code.

She has produced a promotional video project for the Bay Area Science and Technology Educational Consortium (BASTEC), in collaboration with CSEE, and a "search and rescue" video with LBL's Environment, Health & Safety Division and the City of Berkeley.

Brenner's future plans include a series of short promotional videos featuring cutting-edge research at LBL. She says she hopes to incorporate output from the many advanced sources available at the Lab, such as CAD 3-D models and microscope video. The first of the productions will highlight a genome-mapping technique developed by Ulli Weier.

For more information on video services, contact Brenner at X4237.

CAPTION -- Sheri Brenner of Video Sevices takes a look through the view finder. New video equipment at the Lab offers better production quality and more special effects. Photo by Paul Hames

LBL science looks good on video

By Mike Wooldridge,

Some of the science at LBL lends itself particularly well to video. An example is laboratory automation at the Human Genome Center, where robotic colony pickers, DNA preparation equipment, and thermal cycling machines do the gene-mapping tasks of dozens of technicians.

"LBL is a leader in automation for the Human Genome Project, and video is a way we can represent ourselves accordingly," says Tony Hansen, a researcher at the Human Genome Center. "Photographs in brochures don't move."

Working with Sherri Brenner of Video Services, Hansen and his colleagues created a video showcasing the center's work. Live sequences feature the center's mechanical stars--the metal arms and fingers that pipette solutions, transfer microtiter plates, and run gels for hours on end. The video also uses animation to outline the molecular biology behind the center's gene-mapping strategies.

The video gives visitors an opportunity to take a tour of the center home with them, Hansen says. "We have endless numbers of people visiting the center--the Galvin Committee, the Secretary of Energy, local politicians," he says. "It would be great if every one of them left with a video."

This is not the first time Hansen has paired video with a science project. He took a camcorder to Siberia two years ago to document a joint U.S.-Russian atmospheric study. He then created a short video about the trip to show other scientists and funding agencies. Thanks to the follow-up interest the video generated, Hansen has co-ordinated several other scientific expeditions to Northern Russia.

"Video has the power to sell a scientific project, and to generate future funding," he says. "Video adds an important element of reality. People believe what they see with their own eyes."

Tax workshops for international students and scholars

UC Berkeley's Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) staff will conduct the following tax workshops for international students and scholars from 4 to 6 p.m. on the dates listed below. No reservations are necessary.

Bring your W-2 forms with you to the workshop. Tax forms are available at the workshops. Call 642-2818 with any scheduling questions.

Location: Slusser Room, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave.

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Dates for Scholars / Dates for Students

Tuesday, Feb. 7 / Tueday, Feb. 21

Friday, Feb. 17 / Tuesday, March 7

Wednesday, March 1 / Wednesday, March 15

Thursday, March 16 / Tuesday, March 21

Tuesday, March 28 / Thursday, March 30

Wednesday, April 12 / Wednesday,April 5

none /Tuesday, April 11

none / Thursday, April 13

Currents online 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 6 to 17

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

6 m o n d a y


Dr. Shirley Moore, associate professor of history at Cal State Sacramento, will present a talk, "No Cold Weather to Grapple With," a discussion of the migration of African Americans from the South to California, from noon-1 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


Dr. Kathleen C. Taylor of General Motors Corp., Warren, Mich., will address "Catalytic Exhaust Emission Control" at 4 p.m. in Pitzer Auditorium, Latimer Hall. Refreshments on the Terrace at 3:30 p.m.

7 t u e s d a y


"Radiation Protection - Radiological Worker I" (EHS 430), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66-316 (Feb. 7 and 9). To register, call X6612, or fax name, extension & employee number to X6608.

"Lockout/Tagout" (EHS 256), 9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 90-4133. To register, call X6612, or fax name, extension & employee number to X6608.


T. Takeuchi of FNAL will present "Status of the Electroweak Sector of the Standard Model" at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132. Refreshments at 3:40 p.m.

8 w e d n e s d a y


"First Aid" (EHS 116), 8 a.m.-noon in Bldg. 48-109. Call X6554 to register.


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.

9 t h u r s d a y


"An Industrial Approach to Remediation" will be presented by Dr. George Pierce of CYTEC, Linden, NJ, at 10 a.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. Dr. Pierce will be the first of several industrial guest speakers sponsored by the Center.


"Machine Tool Safeguarding" (EHS 245), 10 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 90-2063. Call X6612 to register.


David Cohen, bicycle activist and co-founder of PedEx delivery service, will speak on "Cargo Bicycles--A Traditional Solution to a Modern Problem," at noon in Bldg. 90-3148.


Actress, comedienne and storyteller Marijo returns to LBL this year to perform from noon-1 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


A. Nilsson, of LBL and Uppsala University, Sweden, will discuss "Local Probing of the Surface Chemical Bond Using Core Level Spectroscopies" at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Mary Ann Plano will speak on Crystallume "CVD Diamond Films for Electronic Applications," at 4 p.m. in 105 Northgate Hall.


"Beauty Physics with BABAR" will be presented by D. McFarlane of McGill University at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132. Refreshments at 3:40 p.m.

10 f r i d a y


"Fire Extinguisher Use" (EHS 530),
10-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 48-109. Call X6554 to register.


Minh Duong-van, of LLNL and Stanford Children's Hospital, will speak on "Chaos of the Heart and its Control," at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 71 conference room.


"Flow in the Capillaries of Sickle-Cell Blood" will be presented by Stanley Berger of UCB's Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1-2 p.m. in 3110 Etcheverry Hall. Refreshments will be served.

13 m o n d a y


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


George M. Homsy of Stanford University will discuss "Dendrites, Chimneys, Freckles, and Mush--Modeling Unstable Solidification Processes" at 4 p.m. at 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.


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.


"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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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.

Dining Center Menu for February 6-10


Sadie's Early Bird: Cinnamon French toast w/coffee $2.05

Soup of the Day: Tomato w/rice reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Tuna lasagna w/Italian squash $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Jumbo chili dog & fries $2.95


Sadie's Early Bird: Biscuit & gravy w/eggs $2.60

Soup of the Day: Beef barley w/mushroom reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Curry chicken over rice w/potatoes & peas in Bombay masala $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Tuna melt w/fries $3.05


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

Soup of the Day: Minestrone reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Meatloaf w/potatoes & tomato gravy w/peas $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Tandoori chicken sandwich w/fries $3.25


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

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

Bistro Fare: Jamaican jerk pork chop w/Martinique green beans & rice $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Sloppy Joe w/fries $3.05


Sadie's Early Bird: Ham scramble w/coffee $2.60

Soup of the Day: Chicken noodle reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Pasta Piatti! $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Steakburger w/onion rings $3.75


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.


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'76 CHEVY van, 71K mi., $1100, 415/750-0218

'80 TOYOTA Corolla 4-dr stnwgn, a/t, am/fm stereo-cass., recent valve job, new tires/radiator/hoses, rewired, all records avail. $2000/b.o. 799-9035 eves

'81 VW Rabbit diesel, 4-dr 4-spd w/extras, orig. owner, injection pump leaks, runs, 165K mi. Paul, X6220, 682-8872

'84 PLYMOUTH Reliant 4-dr white sedan, 87K mi., a/t, am/fm cass., $1200/b.o. 548-3742

'85 BUICK Le Sabre, 8-cyl., 115K mi., fully powered, a/c, new breaks/tires, snow chains & ski rack, runs great, $2900. Lotti, X6631, 649-0427

'91 SUBARU Legacy LS 4-dr sedan, 5-spd, 4wd, sunrf, cass., cruise control, exc. cond., 40K mi., great in snow, $10,500/b.o. Marc, X6901, or Lucy 642-3970

CAR RADIO, am/fm from '92 Ford Probe, like new $20/b.o.; new tire for full-size Chevy Blazer, price negot. Fritz, X4307, 849-1549


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


Aladdin on Ice, 3 tickets, Sun.
2/12, 1:30, Oakland Coliseum, sec. 101, row N, seats 12, 13, 14. $50. Ron, X5540


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

MONITOR, 14-inch color VGA or SVGA, for IBM-compat. computer. Connie, X5678, or Tony, 758-5420

PC, MODEM, cheap or free. Sajid, 486-5184, 548-0641

UKULELES to donate to 3rd grade class at Jefferson School in Berk. Will receive wonderful thank-you letter in return. Sally, X4714


3-DRAWER DESK, from Bldg 25- 116, around 1/24 or 25, some contents irreplaceable, Mike, MS 25-123, X4607, 254-0609

ALLIGATOR PIN, silver, about 2 in. long, in/around Bldg 90. Nancy, X7689


BADGE, w/several pieces of plastic w/no. series 51-20 to 51-30 in back. X7618 to identify

LBL OVERVIEW, nr dining cntr in early Jan. X7618 to identify


AIWA stereo w/double cass., am/fm & connector for portable CD player, detach. spkrs, almost new, $40. Frank, 642-4376

ANSWERING MACHINE, Panasonic 2-line $25, dining rm light fixture $10, small table fan $5, IBM PC & Epson printer $250. 831-9172

BABY STROLLER, Combi Lexington Sport, 4-level reclin. seat back, revers. 2-position handle, double-locking brakes, exc. cond., $50; bronzeware setting for 12, from Bangkok, 12 serving pieces, wooden case, $2000/b.o. Auben, X4613, 245-0343

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, $200/b.o. Peter, 849-2425

BICYCLES, women's 10-spd gd cond. $50, 3-spd $20. Lotti X6631, 649-0427

CHEST BED, twin, wooden, $15. Joan, X5860

DESK, oak $70, sofa w/futon $50, coffee table $10, dining table $30, 22" Sony color TV $70, queen waterbd, hdbd w/mirror & shelves $150, misc. household items. Lotti, X6631, 649-0427

DESK $85, white Danish design med. bk shlf $45, VCR-TV stand $25, coffee table $15. X4243, 526-5425

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

FUTON SOFA FRAME, extra-thick futon w/cover (queen), matching 3x3 coffee table, $250. 4x3 solid wood desk w/4 drawers $70. Kohei, X4555, 654-8853

GE WASHER, Kenmore elec. dry., both lg. capacity, full cycles, $300/set, $160 ea. Diana, X4070, 799-2624 eves

HARD DRIVE, 330M SCSI, w/pc controller/io cards, 3.5"x6"x8", $100. Erik, X5480

NEC-9801 Japanese-market 386/387SX-16 laptop, 12mb ram/80mb hd, English/Katakana keybd, mono, floppy, 7 lbs., $500, or trade for US laptop. Roy, X7751, 215-0779

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

ROWING MACHINE, Avita 950, $75, Sears stairstepper, $40. Linda, 530-0717

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

SKI BOOTS, women's downhill, Salomon sx 71, white, size 5.5, like new, $70/b.o. Janice, X6653, 527-9138

SKI BOOTS, Salomon, fits approx. size 8, exc. cond., only used 2 seasons, $40. H. Matis, X5031, 540-6718

SKI BOOTS, Salomon SX-50, Salomon size 355, approx. US size 12, gd cond., $40. David, X4679, 549-1505

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

SKI TICKETS, discount, Alpine Meadows. 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

SPEAKERS, surround sound, Cambridge soundworks, "The Surround II," like new, warr., $125/pair. Jim, X7231

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 tripod, and eyepiece. $75/b.o. Jon, X5974, 841-9638

TRUNDLE BED, teak, new, $400. 939-2923

WORD PROCESSOR, Smith Corona PWP 6 16x80 screen, built-in daisywheel printer, w/manual, disks, & alt. script font wheel, like new, $80. Ralph, X5739


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, 2-bdrm 1.5-bth apt, balcony w/Berk. Hills view, garage, nr LBL shuttle/Univ. Ave./MLK, $580+utils. Lotti, X6631

BERKELEY, lg. furn. studio avail. 3/1, skylight, TV, phone, parking, 15-min. walk from UC/LBL shuttle, $485/mo. 548-9869

BERKELEY, 1-bdrm apt avail. 3/1, Addison $505, Hearst $585. 540-0385

BERKELEY, upstairs furn. 1-bdrm apt avail. 2/15, 5-min. walk to UC/LBL shuttle. $615/mo. incl. parking, water, heat. 527-1358

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. visitng scholar or FT working person, $450+util. Laura, 548-1287 (h), 643-0436 (w)

EL CERRITO, 1-person furn. 1-bdrm apt, lvng rm, no kitch. but microwave, refrig., wkly cleaning service, lg. accessible garden, own entrance, bay view, no smok., nr bus/BART, $450/mo. 525-8761

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.

KENSINGTON, furn. in-law/studio apt, v. private, ideal for 1 person, short-term ok, $475 incl. utils & cable. 559-8021

KENSINGTON, 1 rm in 7-bdrm, 3-bth, grad. student household, laund., dishwash., frpl., views Wildcat Canyon, much free parking, nr #7 bus, $410/mo. Christine or Wes, 559-8330

LIVERMORE, lease to own 2-bdrm, 2-bth, frpl., lg. back yd, nxt to Livermore Lab. Lesa, 424-0640

MONTCLAIR, pref. woman to share old house in woods on 3/4 acre w/2 men & 1 woman, mid-30s, 2 cats, 2 goats, sunny upstairs bdrm+space for dance, art, music, gardening. $375. Matty, X4167, 339-2340

N. OAKLAND/PIEDMONT, furn. 1-bdrm apt, pool, saunas, undergrnd parking, walk to shops, restaurants, movies, $700/month. 486-7472, 547-0727 aft. 4 p.m.

PT. RICHMOND, spacious 2-bdrm 2-bth condo., panoramic view, no smok./pets, $1200/mo./b.o. 895-3584 msg.

S.F., 1 rm in 2-bdrm Sunset Dist. apt, nxt to GG Park, garage avail. $435/mo. Helen, X5299

WALNUT CREEK, 2-bdrm 1-bth house in quiet wooded setting, hdwd flrs, new appliances, no smok./pets, $975/mo. 895-3584 msg.

WANTED: 1-bdrm, 1-bth apt in Berk./El Cerrito for healthy sr citizen on rental assistance, will pay $500-$600/mo. Shelley, X5803

WANTED: exchange 3-bdrm 1.5-bth, lvng/dining rm, fam. rm Kensington house w/deck, lg. yd, bay view, for house in S. England for 3-4 mos (flex.) in summer, renting also poss. 524-1641

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


N. TAHOE, new 3-bdrm 2.5-bth house, for wknd or wkdy ski season rental, quiet, greenbelt views, w/in 10 min. of Northstar, casinos, shopping, lake, dining. x-c/resort skiing all around. $150 wknds, $120 wkdys. Wayne, X7685, 837-2409

S. LAKE TAHOE, "The Ridge,"
1-bdrm (no kitch.), 5-star resort, gondola to Heavenly, 2/10-17, $500. 339-8268


ROSSMOOR (senior citizen co-op), spacious 2-bdrm 1-bth, veranda w/view, like-new carpet, lino., appliances in top cond., nr clubhouse/golf/swimming, $54,500, $475/mo. covers landscape maint., security, etc. 524-9473


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