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Thursday, February 27, 2003
 
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Today

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WORKSHOP
NHLBI Programs for Genomic Applications
Bioinformatics Tools For Comparative Genomics: A Short Course
Perseverance Hall

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 90-3148

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

Tomorrow

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WORKSHOP
NHLBI Programs for Genomic Applications
Bioinformatics Tools For Comparative Genomics: A Short Course
Perseverance Hall

10:30 a.m.
SEMINAR
Center for Beam Physics
The Physics Of Laser-Induced Ion Acceleration From Solid Targets
Hartmut Ruhl, General Atomics
Building 71-264, Albert Ghiorso conference room
Refreshments served at 10:20 a.m.

Noon
SEMINAR
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
A Plan for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science
Marshall Moss, President of CUAHSI
Hudson Room, 240 Bechtel, Engineering Center

 
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Soup: Beef Barley
Origins: Turkey Provincale
Adobe Cafe: Ahi Tuna Salad
Fresh Grille: Sloppy Joes

Breakfast:
6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Lunch:
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Full Menu

 
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UC Testimony Vows
Rigor, Discipline in Los Alamos Reforms


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The University of California, in a statement to Laboratory employees following yesterday’s Congressional testimony on financial issues at Los Alamos, reflected its intent to implement reforms in a sustained way with "rigor, discipline and relentlessness." UC Senior Vice President Bruce Darling also emphasized the importance of the science and security missions at the UC-managed labs. The University message can be viewed here. The text of Darling’s testimony can be read on the UC web site.

 
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Campanile Opens After Renovations
By Mike Meyers

Sather Tower—better known as the Campanile—reopened this week after 10 months of renovations and improvements. Tours of the 89-year-old tower will be conducted on weekdays. Admission is free to students, faculty and staff. Visitors have the chance to hear the tower’s carillon up close. The bells chime in a 10-minute concert every weekday at 7:50 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. Full story.
 
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Road Closure

Road N next to Buildings 6 and 37 will be closed to traffic (except emergency vehicles) today through through Friday, March 7, due to construction activities for the Building 6 Southside Expansion project. Traffic to the Building 80 parking lot will be rerouted to Road N1. Parking spaces along Road N1 will be barricaded to allow two-way traffic.

 
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Java Wave Back On Schedule Today

The Java Wave coffee and snack van, which was disabled by mechanical problems on Wednesday, will be following its regular schedule and route today.

 
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Brain Injuries Found
To Differ in Sexes
By David Minh

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Anat Biegon

Scientists from Berkeley Lab and UCSD have found that women fifty years old and younger were more likely to experience brain swelling than men of the same age group. After the age of fifty, however, women fared better than men. The new analysis confirmed a changing attitude in neuroscience. "This was surprising because the dogma in the field is that women do better than men after brain injury," said Anat Biegon, a scientist at Berkeley Lab. Full story.

 
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Security Liaison Nay
Gets Top Alum Award

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Bill Nay

Bill Nay, the DOE Office of Science’s specialist on safeguards and security who works out of the Berkeley Site Office, has been honored by his alma mater, San Jose State University, with an Outstanding Alumnus Award. The Administration of Justice Department selected Nay for the honor, and he will give a keynote address at San Jose State’s graduation convocation on May 22.

 
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