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Thursday, October 21, 2004
 
CALENDAR
Today

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
EHS
Ironage Shoemobile Visit
Cafeteria parking lot

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Photoelectron Imaging of Helium Nanodroplets
Darcy Peterka, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202

Advanced Light Source
Combination of Surface Engineering and FTIR Spectromicroscopy for Development of a Cell-Based Biosensor on Au-Si02 Platforms
Mandana Veiseh, U. of Washington
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
EHS 614
SAA Management
Bldg. 51-201 NECM
Electron Tomography of Microelectronic Device Structures
Qing Yang, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 72-201

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Catalysing using Supercritical Fluids-From Molecular Understanding to Process Design
Walter Leitner
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Physics
Underground Science and the DUSEL Effort
Wick Haxton, U. of Washington
Bldg. 50A-5132

6:30 p.m.
Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum
The Internet: Still the Land of Opportunity
Haas School of Business

 Tomorrow

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam
Physics/Physics
Tevatron Run II: A Cinderella Story
Vladimir Shiltsev, FNAL
Building 50 Auditorium

Noon
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
The Enigma of the Itinerant Iodide
Peter Maitlis, U. of Sheffield
120 Latimer Hall

CAFETERIA
 

Morning Editions: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortillas & Home Fries
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Two Eggs with Biscuits & Gravy
Market Carvery: Seared Steak with Smoke Scented Roast Red Pepper Sauce
The Fresh Grille: Chicken Salad Melt with Carrot Raisin Salad & Onion Rings
Menutainment:
Baked Pasta Casserole w/ Artichokes & Mushrooms Caesar Salad & Garlic Bread

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
IN THE NEWS


Respiratory Illness
Linked to Traffic

In the first U.S. study evaluating a link between traffic pollution and respiratory symptoms, state scientists found that the air contaminants spewed from busy roads may pose a health risk to children. By monitoring air and surveying the health of 1,109 Bay Area pupils, researchers found moderately higher rates of wheezing, excessive phlegm and other asthma and bronchitis symptoms in those living in and attending schools in neighborhoods with higher levels of motor vehicle pollution when compared with other children in the study. The study was conducted by the Cal/EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and Berkeley Lab. Full story.

PEOPLE


Linder Featured
On Radio Show

Berkeley Lab physicist Eric Linder will make a guest appearance on the radio program Static Limit, which airs on KUSF (90.3 FM) this Saturday from 9:45 to 11p.m. The producer of the program, David Reffkin, will speak with Linder about his work in astrophysics and dark energy. The interview will be repeated in two parts on Wednesday, Nov. 10 and 17, between 8 and 9 p.m. KUSF is streamed through www.kusf.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Celata
'Friends' Talk On Heavy-Ion Fusion

Lab employees are invited to attend the next "Friends of Science" lecture by Christine Celata, deputy program director of Fusion Energy Research, on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Celata will discuss "Heavy-Ion Fusion: An Alternative Energy Source." Call x7292 or send e-mail here to make a reservation.

COMPUTER UPDATE


Class on Office 2003
Now Available

The Information and Technologies Services Division is now offering a new course for employees who are transitioning to Office 2003. The class will teach the new features of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The Office 2003 transition class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 10 in Building 90-0026. Employees can attend a morning session from 8 a.m. to noon, or afternoon session from 1 to 5 p.m. The cost is $129, and there is a two-week cancellation policy. Go here to enroll.

SAFETY NOTE

PI's Must Survey Labs Before Cleaning Requests

Prior to scheduling custodial staff work in a posted Radiation Material Area, the responsible principal investigator (PI) must ensure that the area has been surveyed and found free of radioactive contamination. The PI or designee must perform and document the survey or contact Operational Health Physics (OHP) for support. For more information, contact David Kestell at x7157.

WEATHER
Partly cloudy
Highs: low 60s (17° C).

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SECURITY CONDITION
SECON level 3

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