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Monday, June 30, 2003


8:30 a.m.
EHS 62
MoveSMART training

9 a.m.
Travel Power training

1 p.m.
EHS 62
MoveSMART training

6:30 – 9 p.m.
Public Scoping Meeting for Building 49 EIR
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave.


No events scheduled

Market Carvery: Roasted Turkey Breast
Fresh Grille: Chicken Sandwich w/Cheese

Menutainment: Spinach Fettucini
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
Del Monte, EETD Join In Energy Saving Demonstration

McKane Radspieler
Food processing is the third largest user of utility-provided energy in California. Del Monte Foods, in collaboration with Aimee McKane and Anthony Radspieler of Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division, has received an award from the California Energy Commission to demonstrate the use of waste heat-driven refrigeration technology in cooling operations in fruit and vegetable processing. A software-based methodology will also be developed to assess opportunities for replicating this technology application at other food plant sites in California, where the multiple benefits of cost and energy savings along with waste minimization could be realized.
In the News

Advice on Exercise:
‘The More the Better’
By Shari Rudavsky

Before you work out, you may have to do mental gymnastics to determine how much exercise is enough. Government guidelines recommend 30 minutes of moderate exercise -- enough to increase your heart rate but not make you breathless -- on all or most days of the week. But some insist these recommendations are too lenient. "The message has to be the more the better," said Paul T. Williams, a scientist at Berkeley Lab who has studied the effects of running on the body. "I think it sends the wrong message to be saying maybe you don’t need to be doing all that much." Full story.


State-of-the-Lab Talk
Available for Viewing

Berkeley Lab Director Charles Shank’s annual State-of-the-Laboratory lecture last Thursday is available for viewing by those who were unable to attend or log on during the talk. Those wishing to view both speaker and slides via the Internet should go here and click on "online presentations" in the left index. Then click on the State of the Laboratory presentation. Javascript and RealPlayer are required, and the Virage software works best with the Microsoft Explorer browser. Standard videotapes of the talk are also available for loan from the library in Building 50. And the July 9 issue of Currents will include a summary of the address.

Building 49 Conceptual Design

Public Meeting Tonight
On ‘Building 49’ EIR

A public meeting will be held tonight at the North Berkeley Senior Center to invite comments on the scope of the Environmental Impact Report that will be prepared on a proposed new office building – dubbed "Building 49" – at Berkeley Lab. The scoping meeting will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the center, located at 1901 Hearst Avenue. Copies of the Notice of Preparation for the project, which includes the building description and an initial environmental study, can be seen at the Laboratory library in Building 50 or via the Internet here.


Summer Fun Discounts
Available to Employees

Employees who are planning Disneyland vacations can find out about discount packages here. or in brochures available in the cafeteria lobby. For discount tickets to Six Flags Marine World visit the cafeteria lobby on Tuesdays from noon to 12:30 p.m. Employees in Building 937 should contact Arabella Dolino at 4012. The offers are sponsored by the Employee Activities Association. For more information, contact Lisa Cordova at 5521.

Policy Update
UC Gives Guidance On Whistleblowing

The University of California has released guidelines on the reporting of suspected improper activities – generally known as "whistleblowing" – and reminds employees of legal protections against retaliation. Several methods are available to employees for reporting such activities, including anonymous phone contacts, which can be found on the factsheet posted here.


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