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Monday – February 27, 2006

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The LCLS will be able to capture the processes of chemical reactions "frame by frame" to see for the first time how molecules make and break chemical bonds.

LCLS Gets Green Light

It's a go for the LCLS.  The project received a clean bill of health in its Office of Science project review, February 7-9, 2006.  The DOE’s official construction approval is now expected by the end of March.

In the project review, nineteen reviewers and eight DOE observers spent three days going over the technical cost, and schedule aspects of the work planned between now and the end of the project in March 2009.

The committee was impressed with the strength of the LCLS staff and the technical progress made in the past year by the LCLS teams at Argonne National Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and SLAC. The committee also recommended that emphasis be placed on clearing the way for Turner Construction Company to start earthmoving activities in June.

Thanks and congratulations to all those who contributed to the success of this review.

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This newswire will arrive in your e-mailbox every morning from now on, keeping your finger on the pulse of the laboratory. I will be writing a weekly column for SLAC Today to keep you up to date with current activities and future plans.

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Public Lecture: Arsenic, the Silent Killer

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Currently, what has been called the largest mass poisoning in history is occurring in Bangladesh, where most people are by necessity drinking ground water that is contaminated with arsenic.

SSRL user and U.S. Geological Survey scientist Andrea Foster will present “Arsenic: The Silent Killer” on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 pm in Panofsky Auditorium. 
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WIS Seminar: Journalism in the Philippines

Philippine journalist Inday Espina-Varona will present a Women’s Interchange at SLAC seminar entitled “Journalism in the Philippines, the Second Most Dangerous Place in the World” at noon on Tuesday, February 28 in the Panofsky Auditorium.

Espina-Varona was the investigative news chief of the Manila Times and has won many awards for her work. She has been the editor-in-chief of the weekly news magazine Philippine Graphic since 2003. In this lecture, she will share her experiences and views as an international journalist. 
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