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Monday, August 11, 2003
 
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Today

4 p.m.
Physics Division Research Progress Meeting
Robert A. Knop, Vanderbilt U.
50A-5132

Tomorrow

8 a.m.
New Employee Orientation
50 Auditorium

9 a.m.
ESG/SSG Monthly Meeting
The "New" ARPES: State-of-the-art applications of angle-resolved valence band photoemission to magnetic multilayers and metal monolayers
2-100B

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10: Introduction to EH&S
50 Auditorium

3 – 5 p.m.
CSEE Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Cafeteria

 
Cafeteria
 
Market Carvery: Chicken And Cheese Enchiladas
Fresh Grille: Grilled Chicken, Bacon Burger Combo
Menutainment: Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
CEC Commits $3.28 Million for Research on High-Tech Building Efficiency

The California Energy Commission has approved $3.28 million in funding for scientists and engineers in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division to conduct energy efficiency research for a project entitled "High-Performance High-Tech Buildings/Laboratories, Cleanrooms, and Data Centers." The research will develop efficiency benchmarks, design enhancements, and technologies for high-tech industries. Researchers who will participate include William Tschudi, Dale Sartor, Geoffrey Bell, David Faulkner, Bruce Nordman, Evan Mills, and Tim Xu. Funding comes from the CEC's Public Interest Energy Research Program. Read more about the research team here.

 
In the News

Kim’s ‘Natural Origami’
May Lead to New Drugs

Kim

Now that a "working draft" of the human genome has been created, scientists are busy identifying the genes within the sequences of those 3 billion DNA bases. The next step is to determine the purpose of those genes, which means determining the molecular and cellular functions of their associated proteins. Understanding how proteins work is the first step in developing new drugs. Berkeley Lab physical bioscientist Sung-Hou Kim is investigating an approach in which the molecular functions of a protein can be predicted from the shape of the folds that underlie all protein architecture. Full story.

 
A Voice of Support For
DOE Science, Security

By Norman R. Augustine
(This opinion piece was written for the Washington Post by Augustine, retired chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp.)


The end of the Cold War and the "balance of terror" was supposed to make the world safe, but it seems merely to have made it safe for a number of wars of lesser scale to occur. A newly sober America now finds itself living in a time of multiple threats, even within its own borders. In this less-than-perfect world we have once again witnessed the essential role that science and technology play in improving our national security and underpinning much of our economy and standard of living. Full story.
 
Bill Line Would
Force Bid for Labs

By Andrea Widener

A provision buried deep within a Congressional funding bill may do what years of pressure and numerous scandals could not -- force the University of California to compete to run Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The move in a House funding bill would require the lab's federal overseer, the Department of Energy, to put the lab's contract out to bid for the first time when it expires in September 2005. While this provision wouldn't apply only to the Livermore lab, few other sites fit the bill's main requirement of 50 years without competition. (Berkeley Lab is exempted from this requirement this time around because contract negotiations are already under way). Full story.
 
Announcements
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Windows Users Urged to Get Patch

The Lab’s Computer Protection Program urges users of Windows systems (Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP) to install a security patch to protect against intrusion vulnerabilities. The patch is available here at the Lab’s "download" site. Go to the Security/Service Packs section and install the appropriate post service pack hotfixes for your particular operating system -- Windows NT 4.0 post SP6a Hot Fixes for Workstations, Windows NT 4.0 post SP6a Hot Fixes for Server, Windows 2000 Post SP3 Hot Fixes, or Windows XP Pro post SP1 Hot Fixes).

 
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