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Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010

Special Event

CC2.0: Reducing Demand Through Efficiency and Essential Services

The second in a four-day series of Carbon Cycle 2.0 symposia takes place today at noon in the Building 50 auditorium. Topics will address reducing energy demand through efficiency and essential services. Today’s speakers include:

gadgilNoon: Ashok Gadgil on global impact

price12:45 p.m.
Lynn Price on energy demand in China

piette1:15 p.m.
May Ann Piette on impact of efficient buildings

Today's event will be webcast. The full agenda of all talks is available on the CC2.0 website. Follow live Tweets of each day’s symposia.

Video of yesterday's talk is also available.

Carbon Cycle 2.0 graphic

People: New State and Community Affairs Manager for the Lab

chapmanThe Lab’s Public Affairs Department has announced the appointment of Sam Chapman as the new state and community affairs manager. Chapman most recently was publisher of the Pacific Sun newspaper and website in Marin County and a part of the management team for Embarcadero Media. Previously, he was chief of staff for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. Prior to joining Senator Boxer he was an elected county supervisor and practiced law in Napa County. Chapman is responsible for developing strategic plans, building relationships, and leading actions that strengthen the Lab's ties with state officials and the local and regional community.

foundryMolecular Foundry: Facility’s Latest Newsletter Now Available

The January edition of the Molecular Foundry newsletter, The Foundry Works, is now available. Highlights include imaging of protein-directed crystal growth, a roller-printing technique for graphene devices, and an overview of new thermal analysis equipment available to users. More>

Employee Activity: Blood Drive at Lab Today

The Lab’s Philanthropy Club is hosting a visit by the Red Cross Bloodmobile today in the cafeteria parking lot, with appointments available until 1 p.m. Go here to register, using “LBL” as the sponsor code. For more information, contact Heather Pinto (x4181).

newsletterUC Update: New Edition of ‘Our University’

The January edition of Our University, UC’s systemwide newsletter for faculty and staff, is now available. It includes stories on how President Yudof is urging faculty and staff to join forces to protect the university, the UC community’s efforts to aid Haiti, and a proposed policy on using sick leave for baby bonding. More>

ahaHealth News: February is American Heart Month

The Lab’s Health Care Facilitator wants to remind employees that February is “American Heart Month.” Lifestyle is the best defense against a heart attack. Good nutrition, daily physical activity, eliminating tobacco, controlling diabetes and following doctor recommendations for regulating cholesterol levels and high blood pressure, are all part of reducing the risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. More>

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