Today at Berkeley Lab

Construction Update: New Website Warehouses Information on Lab Construction Projects

A construction information website has been launched today, providing details on construction and infrastructure improvements that will take place at the Lab over the next six years. It features project descriptions, updates, maps, schedules, and contact information, as well as changes to traffic, parking, and pedestrian walkways. For more information, contact Les Dutton, the Lab’s Site Construction Coordinator, at (510) 499-0195, or e-mail [email protected].

Lab Guest: Chilean President Hears Energy Presentations During Visit

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet came to Berkeley Lab last Thursday as part of a visit to California and Nevada to explore new research in green energy. At Berkeley Lab, Bachelet, whose country is in the midst of an energy crisis, heard presentations on energy conservation practices and sustainable energy technologies. In photo at right, Bachelet is greeted by George Smoot (left) and Jim Siegrist. More>

Safety Note: Does Your Home Have 'Defensible Space' Around It?

With summer upon us, temperatures rising and outdoor barbequing increasing, it is important to make sure our homes are safe from fires.  One fire prevention tip is to remove overgrown, dry or dead plants from around your home and fence line that can ignite and create substantial property loss.  More tips>

UC News:
President Yudof Starts First Day with Letter to Employees

New University of California President Mark Yudof begins his new job today, and marks the occasion with an open letter to all UC employees, including a link to his website. Full letter>

Employee Activities: Discount Tickets for Sesame Street Show and Local Amusement Parks

A representative from the Employee Activities Association will be selling discount tickets in the cafeteria lobby tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Water World ($18), and Discovery Kingdom ($26). Bring Lab ID and exact change to make a purchase. Staff can also take advantage of discounted ticket prices for the Sesame Street Live production of “When Elmo Grows Up.” Performance dates run from this Thursday to June 22. Use BERKLAB as the promo code for ticket purchase.

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