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Thursday, August 26, 2010

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The Goats Are Back, Helping to Keep the Lab Safe


The brush-eating goats are back at the Lab for their annual summer visit, eating dry grasses from the hillsides to reduce fire risk. The goats are an essential element of the Lab’s wildland management program — a natural way of keeping vegetation at low, fire-resistant levels. The goats at Berkeley Lab eat their way through 40 to 50 acres each season.

Special Event: Director to Hold All-Hands Meeting on Monday

Paul AlivisatosDirector Paul Alivisatos invites employees to attend an all-hands meeting on Monday, Aug. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 auditorium. Alivisatos will discuss the Lab’s space initiative as well as provide updates on the Lab’s four other strategic initiatives: safety and efficiency, community relations, Carbon Cycle 2.0, and the Next Generation Light Source. There will be a Q&A session following Alivisatos’s presentation. For those who can’t attend, the event will be webcast live. The link will be provided in Today at Berkeley Lab on the day of the event.

Gulf Oil Microbe Story In The News: Gulf Oil Microbe Story Broadcast Around the Globe

A recent study by Berkeley Lab earth scientist Terry Hazen, which shows the deepwater oil plume in the Gulf is degraded by microbes, has been featured in more than 100 TV outlets and news publications, including the New York Times, San Chronicle, Wall St. Journal, National Public Radio, CNN, and the Associated Press.

Purchasing: Technology Vendor Fair Tomorrow

VolunteersNewark-In-One will host its third annual Technology Fair tomorrow on the Advanced Light Source patio between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to showcase the products they supply. Barbecued food items and refreshments will be served. Come and meet representatives and view products from suppliers including: Agilent, Tektronix, Honeywell, AVX, TDK/Lambda, EnerSys, Cherry, and SPC. Newark-in-One is listed in eBuy with its small business partner, Pacific Supply & Safety. Contact Theresa Hatch (x4513) for more information.

Peter DarbeeSpecial Event: BERC Hosts PG&E Head for Tuesday Lecture on Campus

The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) will host its 2010 Annual Lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Andersen Auditorium at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The featured speaker is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of PG&E, Peter Darbee, who will discuss a range of issues including climate change, innovation and technology, policy, and corporate leadership. The presentation will also include a Q&A session. This event is free, but seating is limited and registration is required.

TennisEmployee Activity: Winners of Tennis Tournament Crowned

Ling Qin (left) of the Advanced Light Source and Joe Kwan (center) of the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division emerged as the winners of the Lab’s Tennis Club Tournament last week. They were followed by Joe Harkins (right) (Facilities) and Brandon Mannion (Life Sciences) and Heather Madison (EH&S) and Tony Gonsalves (AFRD). Tennis Club members often play on campus at lunchtime during the week. To sign up, contact Sherman Wong (x6981).

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