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Wednesday, February 26, 2003
 
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Today

10 a.m.
SEMINAR
Storage Grid: Grid Services Between Storage Subsystems On Storage Wide Area Networks
Geoff Hayward, YottaYotta Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta
Building 2, Room 100

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
SEMINAR
ALS
Computation of
NEXAFS/XES Spectra of
Free and Adsorbed Molecules using
Quantum Chemical Tools

Klaus Hermann,
ALS Conference Room 6, Room 2202

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Colloquia
Alkanes to Chemicals and Hydrogen in Millisecond Chemical Reactors

Lanny Schmidt, University of Minnesota
120 Latimer Hall, Pitzer Auditorium

4:10 p.m.
1st Hitchcock Lecture
The Synthesis of Molecules in the Universe
Alexander Dalgarno, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
International House auditorium

4:30 p.m.
SEMINAR
The Science and Applications of
Molecule Cascades

Weber Group
Andreas J. Heinrich, IBM
Almaden
Building 66 Auditorium

Tomorrow

Noon
SEMINAR
Environmental Energy Technologies Division
Contributions to Key Energy Conversion Technologies and Advanced Methods for Optimum Energy Systems Design and Planning
Daniel Favrat, L'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Building 90, Room 3148

4 p.m.
Physics Division Research Progress Meeting
Recent Results from AMANDA
Jodi Lamoureux, Computational Research Division

Building 50A, Room 5132

4:10 p.m.
2nd Hitchcock Lecture
Comets and the Solar Wind
Alexander Dalgarno, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
International House Auditorium

 
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Origins: Beef Bourguignon
Adobe Cafe: Chicken Cordon Bleu
Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt

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Lab Device Helps
Berkeley Monitor Air

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An invention by Berkeley Lab Environment, Health and Safety nuclear engineer Al Smith may be a valuable monitoring tool in the event of "dirty bomb" terrorist attacks in the Bay Area. Smith's air filter retrofits in City of Berkeley police cars, featured last Friday in John Fowler's KTVU Channel 2 report, can detect radiation residue and determine its nature and volume. Retired nuclear scientist Gordon Wozniak, a Berkeley City Councilman, was also included in the report, which can be viewed with RealPlayer software here.

 

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‘Father of STXM' to Spend Sabbatical at ALS
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Janos Kirz

Janos Kirz, credited with being the "Father of STXM" (scanning transmission x-ray microscopy), will spend a 10-month sabbatical at the ALS this year to perform soft x-ray diffraction experiments at Beamline 10.0.1. Kirz, a Distinguished Professor of Physics at Stony Brook University in New York, is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Full story.

 

 
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2001 Energy Scare's
Impact Possibly Still Felt

By Ken Sheinkopf

Remember the news reports in the summer of 2001 that predicted terrible energy shortages in California? However, when the situation never got as bad as feared, many people said that the media had scared everyone unnecessarily. Now there's a report from the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Berkeley Lab that suggests the opposite happened: the media reports got consumers to change their behavior, and the resulting energy conservation actions reduced peak demand by 3,000 megawatts to 5,500 megawatts. Full story.

 

FY02 DOE Grades In:
Lab Was 'Outstanding'


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Official results from the Department of Energy's annual Performance Evaluation and Appraisal of management and operations at Berkeley Lab for Fiscal Year 2002 have been delivered to Director Charles Shank. Dick Nolan, Manager of DOE's Berkeley Site Office, conveyed the Lab's fourth consecutive "outstanding" rating to the Director, noting, "You and the entire staff and management of the Laboratory again deserve great credit for this sustained accomplishment." The full report, with details on all assessed areas, can be read here. [.pdf, 4 MB]

 
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Oakland Schools Ask
For Help, Volunteers

The Oakland Chamber of Commerce, of which Berkeley Lab is a member, has been asked by the Oakland Unified School District for help in addressing some of the financially-strapped system's needs. It asks companies and individuals to volunteer time or services in the following areas: payroll and payroll processing, purchasing and inventory control, budget process and monitoring, and interview policies and practices. The District is also seeking advice to achieve overall efficiency cost savings. Lab employees who wish to volunteer should contact Reid Edwards, Head of Public Affairs, at x6601 or RAEdwards@lbl.gov.

 

Stop Unwanted
Fax Calls

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The two most common questions Telephone Services receives are how to stop fax machines from calling their extensions and how to remove "spam" faxes from a voice mailbox. Although Telephone Services cannot control unwanted fax calls, it makes every attempt to contact the sender to have the Laboratory's extensions removed from the sender's call-out list. Click here to get directions on eliminating fax calls.

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