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Tuesday, July 1, 2003


8:30 a.m.

9 a.m.
EHS 116: First Aid

1 p.m.
EHS 66: MoveSMART Retraining


Summer Lecture Series
Toward a Commercially Viable
Fuel Cell

Steve Visco, Materials Sciences
50 Auditorium

Computing Sciences Summer
Student Seminar
Thoughts on Charting a
Successful Career

Deb Agarwal, Computational Research

Market Carvery: Roast Beef Cross Rib w/Potatoes
Fresh Grille: Garden Burger with Onion Rings

Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
Concord WaterWorld
Tickets Also Available

The Employee Activities Association will be selling discount tickets to summer amusement parks today – and every Tuesday -- from noon to 12:30 in the cafeteria lobby. Besides Disneyland and Six Flags Marine World, the EAA will also be providing information on tickets to WaterWorld in Concord. Employees in Building 937 should contact Arabella Dolino at 4012.

Multi-program R&D
Targets Arm Discomfort

Dellinges with
arm supports
A new cooperative ergonomics R&D initiative has been launched at Berkeley Lab to create a novel arm support system to enhance musculoskeletal comfort during sitting tasks at the computer or standing at a bench top. The aim is to reduce the likelihood of cumulative trauma injuries to the upper extremities. This initiative was developed jointly by Jeffrey Chung (EH&S) and Michael Siminovitch (EETD), with cooperation from Steve Dellinges and Robin Lafever in the Engineering Division’s DesignWorks. Seed money for the initial concept came from EH&S Division Director David McGraw. Phase two will include field testing at the Lab.
 In The News
Science Special Section
Looks At Dark Energy

SNAP satellite model
Dark stars, the dark age, dark matter, and dark energy are the major components of the dark side of the universe: 96% of the universe consists of mass and energy we can't see and don't really understand. Fortunately, the badly outnumbered 4% of luminous matter feels the dark side through gravity and other forces. Stellar struggles with the dark side, which we can see through gravity and electromagnetic emissions, have much to tell us about the bulk of the universe. Six featured stories in the lastest issue of Science probe this mystery and how it will be solved, including the use of SNAP, Berkeley Lab’s supernova-searching satellite project. Full story.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Air Project
Includes Lab Scientist


Rich Sextro of Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division is among the nearly150 scientists, engineers, and student assistants who are involved in an atmospheric dispersion study this month in Oklahoma City, OK. Sponsored by the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Defense – Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the study will track the air movement of safe, non-toxic tracer gases in and around city buildings. This will aid scientists in better understanding how chemical and biological agents are spread. Sextro will be involved in the indoor air analysis. Full story.


Next Summer Lecture:
Future of Fuel Cells

Tomorrow’s third summer lecture in the 2003 series, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, will feature Steve Visco, a materials scientist who has come up with a solid oxide fuel cell that promises to generate electricity as cheaply as the most efficient gas turbine engine. But there’s a lot more work to do before commercially viable fuel cells and pollution-free power generators become reality. All employees and summer guests are invited to find out more. Read about Visco’s research here.


EAA Clubs Fair
Scheduled for July

The Employee Activities Association (EAA) is organizing a "Meet the Clubs" fair on Wednesday, July 23 from noon to 1 p.m. on the cafeteria lawn. Representatives of the 19 recreational, cultural and wellness clubs will be available to talk with visitors about their groups and hand out information. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit the website here.


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