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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Special Event:  Youngster Visits Lab as Part of 'Make-A-Wish' Request

Leukemia sufferer David Godfrey has a head full of ideas about how to green the planet; concepts he wanted to bounce off of experts in the field. He was able to do just that on Monday. Courtesy of the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation, the 13-year-old met with Berkeley Lab researchers, including Paul Alivisatos, Uli Dahmen, Arun Majumdar, and Steve Selkowitz. “We want to do everything we can to encourage his inventiveness,” said Steve Chu, who met with David one-on-one. “After all, this is where the wild new things come from.” Go here for a Mercury News story on David’s visit.

tablSpecial Event: Volunteers Needed to Represent Lab at Solano Stroll

This year’s Solano Stroll — a fun community event that features food, music, a parade, art, and information booths of local organizations — takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. Berkeley Lab will sponsor a booth and volunteers, from both science and operations areas, are needed to help tell our story to Stroll visitors. Those interested in participating can send e-mail here.

Bus Services: Follow-Up Brown Bag Meeting on Proposed Changes

Lab Director Steve Chu, Chief Operations Office Jim Krupnick and Facilities Division Director Jennifer Ridgeway will host a second brown-bag meeting on proposed changes to the Lab’s bus service. Concerns and suggestions offered by staff at the first meeting held on Aug. 11 will be discussed at the gathering, which takes place tomorrow from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium.

Construction: Noon Meeting Today on Building 51/Bevatron Demo

The Building 51 and Bevatron demolition project team is a holding a brown-bag presentation in Building 2-100B at noon today. They will discuss the project's scope and schedule, and how the work will affect Lab operations. The meeting is open to all employees.

Safety Note: Introduction to Lab EH&S Class Now Available Online

The safety course EHS 10: Introduction to EH&S at Berkeley Lab is no longer available in a classroom version, but can be accessed online. The course explores general hazards found at the Lab, safe work practices, and tools and resources. All staff who have been badged over 30 consecutive days are required to take this course. Go here to access the course (EHS0010). Contact Lara Jain (X5271) for more information.

tablRunaround: Initial Meeting for Volunteers on Tuesday, Sept. 2

While the Lab’s annual Runaround fun race isn’t until October, organizers are starting to plan now. The success of the event, which will celebrate its 31st  anniversary this year, relies on staff volunteers, who help with entertainment, timekeeping, t-shirt distribution, decorations, and numerous other tasks. A meeting for those interested in assisting will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2 in Perseverance Hall.