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Friday, July 9, 2004


EETD Seminar
Exposure Assessment for Bioaerosols in Health Studies
Dr. Carol Rao, U. S. National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health
Bldg. 90 Room 3148

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class
Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
CRD Seminar
Fast Estimation of the CMB Polarization Power Spectra and Its Covariance
Gayoung Chon, University of Cambridge
Bldg. 50A-5132


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class
Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70A-3377


Morning Additions: Two Mixed Berry Pancakes, Two Eggs & Two Bacon
Outdoor BBQ: Mixed Grill Ground Meat Satays with Bok Choy & Jasmine Rice
The Fresh Grille: Special Today Only! KOBE BEEF* ½ lb. Burger with Fries & Lg. Fountain Soda $6.99
Menutainment: Chicken or Pork Burrito
* A cross between the best American and Japanese beef, KOBE BEEF is said to be the best beef on the market.

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu

Berkeley Lab Welcomes
DOE’s Education Initiative

Berkeley Lab, with its wide range of educational programs designed to reach students of all ages, welcomed Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham’s July 8 announcement that DOE and its national laboratories are launching an initiative to promote science literacy and help develop the next generation of scientists and engineers. "We are pleased that Secretary Abraham has announced a new science education initiative focusing on teachers and students," said Berkeley Lab Director Charles V. Shank. More information about DOE’s science education initiative is available here. Read Berkeley Lab’s press release here.


Find Out All About
Employee Activities

Tennis club lobs for members

Next Wednesday is the day that employees can find out about the many programs and clubs available to them at Berkeley Lab. The Employee Activities Association will sponsor an “Overview, Training, and Open Forum” at 11 a.m. in Perseverance Hall, followed by the annual “Meet the Clubs” fair on the cafeteria lawn from noon to 1 p.m. 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 the EAA Coordinator or visit the EAA website here. For more details on the forum, go here.


Artist's rendition of Fred Kavli Building

New Institute at SLAC
Will Do SNAP Electronics

The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) broke ground June 28 for the new Fred Kavli Building at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Researchers at the institute are looking to unravel fundamental mysteries that connect the tiniest particles and universe-shaping forces. KIPAC also has joined forces with other institutions in a joint NASA-DOE project aimed at measuring dark energy. The institute will develop and build the digital electronics for SNAP, a proposed space-based telescope project led by Berkeley Lab. Full story.

Software Spinoff Wind
River Gets New CEO

Wind River Systems Inc., a software company founded by two former Berkeley Lab employees, has never lived up to its potential. But some investors are betting that the company has found the kind of leader it has long needed: an experienced outsider willing to revamp the company's strategy. The Alameda company hired Kenneth Klein as its chairman and chief executive in January — ending a search that began in June 2003.
Wind River was founded in 1981 by Jerry Fiddler and David Wilner, who began writing software programs for customers out of a Berkeley garage. By 1987, they had created their own operating system, VxWorks. Full story.


Road Work at Strawberry
Gate on Saturday

Road excavation at Strawberry Gate this Saturday, July 10th, will affect access to Buildings 74, 83, 84, and 85. Lawrence Road at the Strawberry Gate will be closed periodically or subject to one-way traffic control. During the next two weeks steel trench plates will be used to cover the excavation, and motorists and pedestrians should use caution when negotiating them. For further information contact Tipasa Samatua at x5611.

Morning fog, then sunny.
Highs: low 70s (23° C).

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