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Today

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Materials Sciences
University of California Symposium on Surface Science and Its Applications
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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

1 p.m.
Computational Research
Teleprojective Integrators for Stiff Multiscale Problems
Steven Lee, Livermore Lab
Bldg. 50A-5132

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Manipulation of Individual Structural Elements in Living Cells: Insights Into the Nanoscale Origins of Cell Mechanics
Sanjay Kumar, UCSF
390 Hearst Mining (campus)

Monday

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

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Statistical Neural Field Theory
Jack Cowan, U. of Chicago
1 LeConte Hall (campus)

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Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: Swiss and Avocado Omelet with Fruit, Hashbrowns and Toast
Market Carvery: Spaghetti with Meat or Marina Sauce

The Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with Fruit and Fries
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito with Chicken or Pork

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

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PEOPLE
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Physicist on Panel
At Science Board Hearing


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Barnett
Berkeley Lab senior particle physicist Michael Barnett, who has been active in the promotion of science in schools through the Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP), will be a panelist today in Boulder, CO, at the second of three public hearings being held by the National Science Board. The meetings are set up to define the character and charter of a proposed NSB Commission on 21st Century Education in Science, Mathematics and Technology. The commission's focus is the improvement of science, technology, engineering and math performance in K-16 education. Go here for more information.
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EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH
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Torok, left, speaks to students

Sonora High School
Students Visit Lab

Nine students from Sonora High School, all members of the Science Club there, and two of their instructors stopped by the Lab earlier this week to check out the facilities and learn about current research. The group first visited the Advanced Light Source, where beamline scientist Mike Martin gave them a tour, then the Center for Environmental Biotechnology (Earth Sciences) in Building 70, to hear a talk by Tamas Torok.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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75th Logo for Stationery,
PowerPoint Available


The 75th anniversary logo is now available on official Lab stationery and PowerPoint templates. These items, along with a high-resolution version of the logo itself, can be downloaded at the Creative Services Office website here. Employees are encouraged to use the new logo throughout this year as the Lab celebrates 75 years of operation. For help with the logo or other design, editing or photographic needs, contact Creative Services (X6541).
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Give Gift of Music
To Your Valentine


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Want to give your valentine something different than the traditional box of chocolates? How about the gift of live music? UC Berkeley's Choral Ensembles are offering singing valentines. Members of the group can be hired to visit that special someone's office to sing two love songs in four-part harmony. Recipients will also receive a long-stemmed rose and a card. Prices range from $20 to $50. To reserve a group for your valentine, call 642-3880 or send e-mail here. Remember to make security gate arrangements for the singers.
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SAFETY NOTES
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Chair Massage
Program Launched


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As part of an accident prevention and wellness initiative, the Lab is launching an onsite individual-paid chair massage program for staff, starting Tuesday. A certified massage therapist will be at Health Services (Bldg. 26-115) on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Berkeley Towers (Bldg. 937-104) on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $13 for 10 minutes, $17 for 15 minutes. Break or lunch periods must be used in accordance with the RPM or collective bargaining agreements. Go here to make an appointment. For more information, contact Jeffrey Chung (x5818).
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Electrical Failure Alerts
Staff to Inspections


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When a Berkeley Lab employee recently connected high-voltage power cords, a serious electrical failure occurred, which burned and melted the plastic plug ends and could have posed a serious safety hazard. When a circuit breaker for the computer room was tripped, an investigation found that the cause was a faulty cord cap assembly associated with a power distribution unit. A further inspection of similar plugs stored for future use revealed that one of them had the four wires so loosely attached that they could be pulled free from the clamps. This could lead to a similar meltdown. Lesson learned: always inspect cords and plugs before using them, even if the equipment is new.
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spacer imageWEATHER
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Clear.
High: 65 (18 C)
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Extended Forecast
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SECON level 3

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