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Friday, September 9, 2005
CALENDAR
Today

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Breakdown in High Vacuum RF Structures
Sami Tantawi, SLAC
Bldg. 71-264

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Nanotechnology and Public Policy: Beyond the National Nanotechnology Initiative
Tom Kalil
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.


Monday

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

1:30 p.m.
Human Resources
Labor and Employee Relations at the Lab
Bldg. 50A-5132

4 p.m.
Structural and Quantitative Biology
Selective Responses to NO and O2: A Difficult Chemical Problem with a Simple Biological Solution
Michael A. Marletta, Physical Biosciences
100 Lewis Hall, campus

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Dynamical Principles in Neuroscience
Mikhail Rabinovich, UC San Diego
1 LeConte Hall

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CAFETERIA


Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Monday's Breakfast:
Breakfast Quesadillas with Home Fries

Market Carvery: Half Roasted Chicken with Baked Potato and Salad
The Fresh Grille: Burger with Fries and Fountain Drink

Menutainment: Viva El Burrito

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu

Director Chu Sets Up
Decision-Making Groups

Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu has announced the establishment of two groups that will serve as his primary senior advisory bodies in decision-making and strategy development. A four-person Cabinet will deal with time-sensitive issues on a near-daily basis, while a new Senior Leadership Council (SLC) will meet twice a month to address both tactical and strategic concerns. A Division Directors Meeting (DDM) will continue as a regular discussion forum. Go here for details.

FACES AT THE LAB


Beat of the Drums
Drives Physics Staffer

Cheeseboro

Meet Sherri Cheeseboro, an administrative assistant for the Physics Division's ATLAS group for seven years. One of the things she likes most about working at the Lab is the relaxed academic atmosphere and plethora of employee activities. "I also love the fact that I see deer or turkeys," she said. "Not many can say that about their workplace." When she's not administrating, she plays percussion instruments with the Berkeley Lab Rhythm and Blues Band, and off-site with Apocalypso Now, which performs Caribbean and Latin grooves. An MP3 audio clip of their music is available here. The group will play at the Solano Stroll on Sunday, from 10 to 11 a.m., and again from noon to 1 p.m. See "Special Events" for more information on the Stroll.

RESEARCH NEWS


Quantum-Computer
Calculations Simulated

Head-Gordon

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers have simulated the process by which a quantum computer could calculate to high precision an important basic property of two small molecules. Simulated quantum calculations of the ground-state energies of water (H2O) and lithium hydride (LiH) are the first of this kind ever done for specific molecules. Lab researchers include chemical scientist Martin Head-Gordon and his graduate student Anthony Dutoi. Full story.

SPECIAL EVENT


Lab Solano Stroll Booth Needs Volunteers

The Solano Stroll, a daylong festival in North Berkeley, takes place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each year the Lab sponsors a booth (Solano at Tulare St.) where visitors can stop by to learn more about the Lab. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth, particularly between 2 and 5 p.m. Before or after volunteering, employees can enjoy food and entertainment, some of which is provided by Lab employees, such as Sherri Cheeseboro (see "Faces at the Lab") and Martin Jara with the Information Technology Division, who will perform with the Cajun All Stars at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Send e-mail here to volunteer.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Share Hurricane Relief
Stories With The View

Berkeley Lab employees who have, are currently, or plan to assist in relief efforts in the areas hit by Hurricane Katrina are invited to share their stories in a story for the Sept. 16 issue of The View. Those who know of a staff member who is participating are also encouraged to contact the editor to share this information.

Marine World Tickets
On Sale Today


Tickets are still available for entrance to Marine World tomorrow. They will be on sale today in the cafeteria lobby from noon to 1 p.m. Tickets are $19 each and include free parking. For more information, contact Arabella Schmidt (x2902).


Weekend Power Outage
At 90 Complex Planned

Power outages affecting Building 90 and the 90 trailers are scheduled for this weekend, and Sept. 17-18. Both outages will last from 6 a.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact Jim Murphy (x4175).


Sally's Alley
Closed on Saturday

Sally's Alley will be closed tomorrow from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. for repair of a water leak near the south end of Building 7. As the extent of the repairs becomes known, additional brief closures may be necessary during September. For further information contact Mike Elizalde at x6021.

WEATHER
Partly cloudy.
High: 69 (20 C)
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SECON level 3


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