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Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009

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Progress Toward DUSEL at the Homestake Mine

[CERN Courier] After more than a year of continuous effort at the flooded former Homestake gold mine in Lead, South Dakota, pumps brought the water below the historic 4850-foot level, site of the world's first solar-neutrino detector, in mid-May. The "4850 Level" will be a center of new research for the proposed Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL), the largest, deepest underground laboratory in the world. Planning for DUSEL is led by UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab with other institutions. Kevin Lesko of Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division and Bill Roggenthen of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are DUSEL’s principal investigators. More>

Days Until New GERT/Lab Access Policy


bizarriPeople: Life Scientist Greg Bizarri Receives Young Author Award

Greg Bizarri, a physicist in the Life Sciences Division, has been awarded the Young Author Award by the American Association for Crystal Growth. The Association noted that his "outstanding accomplishments in this field were decisive in the committee’s opinion when choosing the winner. The award recognizes his contribution to the crystal growth community." Bizarri accepted his award at the 17th American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy in August. His awarded publication was on "Characterization and Study of Scintillator Crystals: Modeling and Understanding of Scintillation Mechanisms."

in conversation posterSpecial Event: ‘In Conversation’ With Materials Scientist Ali Javey on Wednesday

"In Conversation with…" is the next-generation science seminar series during which host Alice Egan interviews scientists about their lives and work in a language everyone can understand. Her next guest is Ali Javey, who will discuss nanowires for flexible electronics, solar panels, and more. The conversation takes place Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Building 67-3111.

flu vaccineEH&S: Lab Hosts Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics on Oct. 14 and 23

Some space is still available for the upcoming flu clinics on Wednesday, Oct. 14, and Friday, Oct. 23, at Health Services in Building 26. Employees are reminded that these clinics are for seasonal flu vaccine, not H1N1. The cost is $10 (cash or check) and appointments are required. Call x6266 to schedule an appointment.

supervisorEmployee Development: Workshops for Supervisors

Initiating career mentoring and feedback conversations and conducting effective meetings are critical to the success of a supervisor. In October, the Berkeley Lab Learning Institute (BLI) is offering three workshops for scientist and operations supervisors. The courses include Conducting Effective Meetings (webinar) on Oct. 7, Performance and Career Mentoring Conversations on Oct. 12, and Supervisor Scenario Workshop: HR Issues on Oct. 20. Go here to enroll.

Guest House: Facility’s Website Operational; Reservations Accepted

Lab employees who want to learn more about the new Guest House, or make reservations for guests or visitors, can now do so by visiting the facility’s new website. The site includes a welcome page, details on the Guest House’s amenities and room types, directions and policy information.

Construction: Portion of Glaser Road Closed Tomorrow

Tomorrow, a crane will be positioned on Glaser Road between Buildings 77 and 77A. This will require a closure of the roadway from the stop sign located midway at Building 77 to the loading dock at the east end of Buildings 77 and 77A. Parking and traffic control measures will be in place and bus routes may be altered to accommodate the closure. The hours of operation for this lift are from 6 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. For more information, contact Don Beaton (x7109).

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