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Friday, November 7, 2003


11 a.m.
Managing the Stress of Change
Laurie Yamamoto, CARE Services,
Bldg. 50A 5132

EETD Seminar
Global Warming, Soot, Ice
James Hansen, NASA
Bldg. 90-3148

Physics Division
Measuring the Last Undetermined Mixing Angle sin^2 (2theta_13)
With the Double-CHOOZ Experiment
Thierry Lasserre
INPA Conference Room

1 p.m.
Computational Research Division
The IBM/LLNL BlueGene/
L Machine

Michael Welcome
Bldg. 50A-5132


10 a.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Observing Cold Antihydrogen
Gerald Gabrielse, Harvard University
1 LeConte Hall

Origins: Pesto Baked Salmon with Rice-a-Roni & Mixed Vegetable
Fresh Grille: Double Mushroom & Swiss Burger with Fries
Menutainment: Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork
Choice of Roasted Chipotle BBQ Chicken; Pesto Baked Salmon with Rice-a-Roni & Mixed Vegetable; or Chicken or Pork Burrito
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.
Full Menu


DOE Science Facilities List
To Be Unveiled Monday

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham will announce a prioritized list of major new scientific facilities needed over the next 20 years on Monday at a luncheon appearance at the National Press Club in Washington. Abraham will discuss DOE science programs and will outline his vision for maintaining the global scientific leadership of the United States. It is scheduled to be telecast on C-SPAN and broadcast on National Public Radio (more details in Monday’s “Today at Berkeley Lab”).

New ‘Today…’ Screen At Cafeteria Check-out

While employees wait to pay for their food purchases at the cafeteria, they can now be entertained and informed by “Today at Berkeley Lab.” The Information Technologies and Services Division has completed installation of a new plasma screen that will update daily news for and about the Lab. It adds to a network of nine such screens throughout the Lab and in Building 937 downtown.

Deals Galore at the Cafeteria

For those who grab dinner at the cafeteria, there are some special discounts offered every weeknight. On Monday, employees who buy a whole chicken meal get a free dessert for two. On Tuesday, purchase one meal and get a second meal for free. Get a free 16-ounce soda with the purchase of a meal on Wednesday and Thursday. And on Friday, bring in your lunch receipt and get 50 percent off your dinner.

Sally Benson Testifies at Climate Change Hearing


Berkeley Lab Deputy Director for Operations Sally Benson testified yesterday before the Energy Subcommittee of the House Science Committee in Washington on the question: What are the Administration priorities for climate change technology? She told the representatives that geologic carbon sequestration is an important component of a climate change technology portfolio that offers the potential for deep reductions in CO2 emissions while allowing continued use of fossil fuels. She also asked for a "sustained commitment to an adequate program of directed-research, pilot-tests at regionally relevant sites and full-scale demonstration." Read her complete testimony here.


Rejuvenate Yourself At Lab Yoga Classes

Lab employees work hard, but they can take a break every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during classes offered by the LBNL Yoga Club in Building 70A-3377, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Yoga can help relieve stress, boost energy, improve focus, tone muscles, and improve posture, among other health benefits. A $5 donation is suggested for Monday classes, while Wednesday and Friday classes cost $10. Mats and other equipment are provided. For more information, contact club president Rick Diamond at x4459.

Showers likely. Highs in the low 60s (15° C).

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Throughout the month of November, employees can go here to donate to their favorite charity, through the Lab’s SHARES program.

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