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Friday, March 11, 2005
CALENDAR

Today

Noon
EETD
Regional Input-Output Analysis: A New Basis for Life-cycle Assessment
Gyorgyi Cicas, Carnegie Mellon U.
Bldg. 90-3148

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Low-Rank Approximation of Tensors and the Statistical Analysis of Multi-Indexed Data

Lek-Heng Lim, Stanford U.
Bldg. 50B-4205

2 p.m.
Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Nanotechnology of the Cytoskeleton

Dan Fletcher
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Molecular Basis of Basement Membrane Induced Growth Suppression in Human Mammary Epithelial Cells

Marcia Fournier
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4:30 p.m.
Life Sciences
Targeting TACE-Dependent Growth Factor Shedding in Breast Cancer  

Paraic Kenny
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Monday

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

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics: Doing Quantum Optics on a Chip
Andreas Wallraff, Yale U.
1 Le Conte Hall

CAFETERIA


Morning Editions:
Biscuits & Gravy with Eggs
Market Carvery: Curried Eggplant with Rice
Fresh Grille: Fish Sandwich with Coleslaw & Fries
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito! Chicken or Pork

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

Daughters and Sons
to Work Day 2005


These are four of the dozens of children that attended the Lab's Daughters and Sons to Work Day festivities yesterday. These lads were measuring the pH of the sodas offered in the cafeteria. They conducted their experiments during a Career Fair presentation by Earth Science's Sharon Borglin. More on the event will appear in next week's issue of the View.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


HR, Travel Offices
Are Moving Today

As a reminder to employees, the Human Resources Core Services Office, the Life Sciences HR Center, the Travel Office, and Conference Services will be moving to the second floor of the PowerBar building in downtown Berkeley today. See previous "Today at Berkeley Lab" editions for more information on the move by Human Resources and the Travel Office.


Brown Bag Offers Tips
On Kidney Health

The Lab's Health Care Facilitator would like to remind employees that March is National Kidney Month. Kidneys are quite the workhorse: they remove extra fluid from the body, filter blood, produce important enzymes and hormones, activate vitamin D to maintain healthy bones, and balance fluid content in the body. The two leading causes of kidney failure in the U.S. are diabetes and high blood pressure. Drugs can treat these ailments, while a healthy weight and exercise program can control and/or prevent them. A brown-bag lunch on maintaining healthy kidneys will be held Thursday, March 31, at noon in Perseverance Hall.

PEOPLE


Sound Preservation Work Garners NEH Grant
for Physicists

Berkeley Lab physicists Carl Haber and Vitaliy Fadeyev, who made headlines last year for their use of an optical-scanning system to recover recorded sound, are the recipients of a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH grants, which total $5.4 million to 127 institutions in all, were given to projects that take steps to preserve significant books, newspapers, films, audio recordings, and papers. Full story.

EH&S' Pei Adds Pair
Of New Managers

DeBusk
Lau

Division Director Phyllis Pei of Environment, Health and Safety, has appointed two new members of her management team, both currently in their roles. Eugene Lau, formerly UC San Francisco's Director of EH&S, is Pei's Division Deputy, and Richard DeBusk, formerly CH2M HILL safety program manager at the Department of Energy's Hanford site, is the new Occupational Safety Group Leader. Read more about them here.

COMPUTER UPDATE


Tutorial on Services
To Connect Scientists

Berkeley Lab's Distributed Systems Department, which has developed and deployed various tools and applications to help geographically dispersed scientists collaborate on scientific research, will present four tutorials to help Lab researchers to learn more about these collaborative resources. The tutorials are offered at no charge, but registration is required. Researchers may sign up for any or all of the tutorials. Go here for more information.

WEATHER
Sunny and warm.
High: 80 (26 C).
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