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Monday, April 19, 2010

Special Event

Lab Hosts Earth Day Fair on Thursday

Earth Day

The Lab community will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday with a fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the cafeteria lawn. Representatives from the Lab’s many green initiatives – from expanded recycling and composting to transportation options and purchasing sustainable products – will display their work. Local non-profits and vendors will be on hand as well. A special menu of locally grown food will offered by the Lab Café for purchase. The event supports the Lab’s Carbon Cycle 2.0 program. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Barbara Atkinson.

Research: Catching Electrons in the Act

attosecondFreezing time within a few quintillionths of a second will make it possible to understand the movement of electrons in fast chemical reactions and complex solids like high-temperature semiconductors. A Lab leader in attosecond science tells how it can be done. More>

Government Relations: Top House Appropriator Tours Lab

frelinghuysenRepresentative Rodney Frelinghuysen, a Republican from New Jersey, visited Berkeley Lab earlier this month, meeting with Director Paul Alivisatos and Chief Operating Officer Jim Krupnick and touring the Advanced Light Source, the National Center for Electron Microscopy, and the Molecular Foundry. Frelinghuysen is the ranking Republican member of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, which is responsible for writing the annual appropriations bill that funds the Department of Energy.

taxiTransportation: Off-Hours Taxi Service for Designated Stops Only

Employees that use the free after-hours taxi service are reminded that pick up or drop off can only take place at these designated stops: downtown Berkeley BART station, Oakland Scientific Facility, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Potter Street and bus stops along the Blue and Orange routes. Stops at personal residences or other areas are not permitted. The service is for official use only and employees will need to provide their ID number and signature to the driver. More>

Traffic: Glaser Road Closed Wednesday Through Friday

To accommodate the removal of transformers from the Grizzly Peak Substation, Glaser Road will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic from Wednesday through Friday.

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