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Science News: Lab Researcher Helps Juneau ‘Power Down’ After Avalanche

When an avalanche damaged power lines in Juneau, Alaska in April, residents had no choice but to use expensive diesel-powered generators for electricity, causing a major economic burden to citizens there. Alan Meier, with the Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division, came to their rescue. More>

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Award: CRD’s Meza Given ‘Distinguished Scientist’ Award

Juan Meza, head of the High Performance Computing Research Department in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division, is the recipient of the 2008 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Distinguished Scientist Award. SACNAS encourages Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue advanced degrees needed for science research, leadership, and teaching. More>

TABL imagePeople: Chu Gives Keynote at Copenhagen Climate, Energy Conference

Some 250 of the world's leading climate and energy researchers, industry representatives and government leaders will convene tomorrow in Copenhagen, Denmark, for an international research summit sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Copenhagen Climate Council. Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu will give the conference's keynote speech. More>

Benefits Update: Kaiser Rep Talk on Health Management Program

Staff who are Kaiser members are invited to a brown-bag meeting on “Engaging Kaiser Plan Members with My Health Manager.” The event takes place Monday from noon to 12:45 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Health Manager is a personalized tool that allows members to connect with their doctors, medical records, and healthy lifestyle programs.

TABL imageSafety Note: Shoemobile on Site Tomorrow

Some Lab employees are required to wear safety shoes to protect from potential hazards. Those who work in areas where the danger of foot injury exits may be authorized to purchase safety shoes. The Red Wing Shoemobile will be on site tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Building 51 parking lot. More>

Facilities: Free Pick-Up of Excess Items June 23-July 3

Excess items will be picked up Monday, June 23 through Thursday, July 3, free of charge. Requests can be made via the Work Request Center. A form will be e-mailed to employees to complete prior to any pickup request. No account number is needed, just type in “June Clean-Up” in the description box and include a list of items. Note any items over 500 pounds. Extra containers will be provided for excess paper recycling. Contact your Division Safety Liason for pick-up of hazardous waste or computers, and the Archives and Records Department for items that should be saved. Shredding requests can also be handled through the Work Request Center.

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