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Tuesday, March 29, 2005
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Today

CANCELLED
10 a.m.

EHS 614
Satellite Accumulation Areas Management
Bldg. 51-201

10:30 a.m.
HRS 1001
Compensation Training for Managers
Bldg. 50A-5132

Noon
EETD
Self-Assembling Efficient Organic Electronics Rachel Segalman, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 90-3148

4:15 p.m.
Physics
Recollections of Oppenheimer and Schwinger
Ed Gerjuoy
375 Le Conte Hall

Tomorrow

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator Training
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive & Mixed Waste Generator Training
Bldg. 51-201

Noon
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 937-302

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO
Building Naomaterials From Bottom Up: Perparation, Assembly, and Functionalities

Shihe Yang, Hong Kong U.
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Superfluid Gyroscopes: Why and How
Richard Packard, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

CAFETERIA


Morning Editions:
French toast with Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel with Hash Browns
Market Carvery: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo with Rice Potatoes & Gravy
Fresh Grille: Grilled Rueben Sandwich
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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


Programmers Bypass
Red Hat Linux Fees

It took Red Hat 16 months to produce the newest version of its premium Linux product, which went on sale in February for as much as $2,499 per computer per year. It took a group of programmers less than two weeks to release a free clone. But the move could help Red Hat as much as it appears to hurt it. The clone is from the Caos Foundation's CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System). Greg Kurtzer, with the Lab's Information Technologies and Services Division, founded the foundation. Full story.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Improve PowerPoint
Skills in April Class

Those seeking to increase their knowledge of PowerPoint software are invited to attend a workshop on Tuesday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in Building 70A-3377. Participants will learn how to organize and deliver dynamic, professional presentations, and will receive feedback and coaching from the instructor. Go here to register (ASD 9112).

SPECIAL EVENTS


Combinatorial Pioneer
To Speak on April 5

Schultz

The second talk in a newly launched lecture series sponsored by the Physical Biosciences Division's Synthetic Biology Department will take place Tuesday, April 5. Peter Schultz, with the Scripps Research Institute, will discuss "New Opportunities at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology" at 4 p.m. in Sibley Auditorium, located in UC Berkeley's Bechtel Engineering Center. Schultz is a pioneer in using combinatorial methods to study everything from nanotechnology to organ regeneration. His scientists have invented 80 new amino acids and are trying to create an artificial bacterium with two extra bases in its DNA and five unnatural amino acids in its proteins. Go here to see a complete line-up of series speakers.

COMPUTER UPDATE


Just What Are These
Grids Anyway?

"Introduction to Grid Computing," the first in series of four tutorials offered by the Lab's Distributed Systems Department, will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in Perseverance Hall. The tutorial will provide an overview of Grid computing, how it developed and how it is now converging with Web services. Go here to register. Go here to read more about this and the other tutorials in the series.

POLICY REMINDER




Proper Use of Lab Property and Supplies

Laboratory facilities, tools, supplies, materials, and equipment (including computers and official vehicles) are U.S. Government property. As such, their use on or off-site must be for official business. The complete text of the policy on the use of Lab property and supplies may be found in the Laboratory Property Guide. Highlights of this policy also appear in Regulations and Procedures Manual §6.02(A).

 
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