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Thursday, April 22, 2010


Muller Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Science

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jeff blairBerkeley Lab physicist Richard Muller joins Denzel Washington, Frances Ford Coppola, jazz musician Sonny Rollins and 225 other leaders in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, the arts, business, and public affairs who have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 230-year-old academy is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. Since its founding by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and other scholar-patriots, the organization has elected leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation, such as Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, and Albert Einstein. Joining Muller is Andrea Bertozzi, sister of Berkeley Lab researcher Carolyn Bertozzi and professor of mathematics at UCLA. More>

People: Jeffrey Blair is New Chief Counsel for the Lab

jeff blairJeffrey Blair, formerly a deputy general counsel at the University of California Office of the President, is Berkeley Lab’s new chief counsel. He replaces Glenn Woods, who recently retired. At UCOP, Blair oversaw litigation, labor and employment, legislation and government affairs, and laboratory affairs. He received his law degree from the University of San Francisco, and his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. Blair can be reached at x7025 or [email protected].

Site Access: Badge Office Closed Tomorrow for Upgrades

lawrence badgeThe Badge Office will be closed tomorrow to accommodate hardware migration and new software installation. No badges will be issued that day, and individual buildings will experience a brief two-minute card access outage. During this time readers will not function and normally unlocked doors will be secured. Should you encounter such an occurrence, be patient. All functions will return to normal shortly. The Badge Office will reopen Monday at 8 a.m. Questions can be directed to the Site Access Manager (x4855).

Special Event: Earth Day Fair is Today

earth dayStaff are invited to stop by the lawn area outside the cafeteria to enjoy the Lab’s Earth Day Fair. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and features information booths on the Lab’s green initiatives as well as local vendors and non-profits. The cafeteria is offering a special Earth Day menu for purchase.

Outreach: 'Secret Formulas' BLISS Workshop Monday

BLISSEmployees interested in sharing engaging science activities with local students are invited to participate in an upcoming workshop on “Secret Formulas.” Employees will learn how to guide first graders to investigate the properties of substances as they make their own personal brands of paste, toothpaste, cola, and ice cream. The workshop is part of the Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education Berkeley Lab in School Settings (BLISS) program. It takes place on Monday, April 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 7-211. Registration is required and lunch will be provided.

Transportation: Last Chance to Win Gift Card From Zimride

To help celebrate Earth Day, the Lab’s Zimride ride-sharing service is offering employees who sign up for the program by today a chance to win a $50 Target gift card. Those who register will be automatically entered into the drawing. Zimride is an online service that enables commuters to find or provide rides to various destinations.

EH&S: Safety Shoe Vendor Onsite Today

The Red Wing Work Shoe vendor will be onsite today until 3:30 p.m. The shoemobile will be located on Lawrence Road near Strawberry Gate. Employees may be required to wear safety shoes to protect from potential hazards. Those working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, may be authorized to purchase safety shoes. More>

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