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Monday, June 7, 2004

Control of Damage to Museum Objects by Optical Radiation
Eliyahu Ne'eman, Israel Institute of Technology
Bldg. 90-3148

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

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Structure and Modeling of Weighted Complex Networks
Marc Barthelemy, CEA
Bldg. 50A-5132


7 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 3-116 (Calvin)

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to ES&H at LBNL
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9:30 a.m.
EHS 116
First Aid
Bldg. 3-116 (Calvin)

10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electric Safety
Bldg. 51-201

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201


Morning Additions: Hot Apple French Toast with Bacon
Origins: Pasta Toss w/ Spinach, Mushroom, Sundried Tomato & Ricotta Cheese
Fresh Grille:
BBQ Chicken Breast Sandwich with Fries
Menutainment: Roast Beef with Ranch Mashed Potatoes, Garlic Gravy & Vegetables

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

Full menu

Shank to Present Final 'State' Talk on Thursday


Laboratory Director Charles Shank will reflect on his 15 years at Berkeley Lab, and its future outlook as he prepares to retire this year, at his last annual State-of-the- Laboratory address this Thursday. The talk begins at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium and will be simulcast on the Web (watch Today at Berkeley Lab this week for instructions). The Director will include scientific highlights from Lab research over the past year, and he will answer questions at the conclusion of his talk. Employees are encouraged to arrive early to secure seating, which is limited.


Foam Peanut Homes
For Afghanistan

As Afghanistan reels from the aftermath of war, millions of refugees have returned to the country, only to find homes that have been destroyed. Rebuilding has begun, but, because of earthquake risks, some experts say it's a mistake to simply throw up the same mud huts that Afghanis have called home for thousands of years. So Henry Kelly, with the Federation of American Scientists, issued a challenge to Berkeley Lab and other institutions to find a better way to build houses there. Full story (registration required).


Sign-up for Science Exploration Camp

Science Exploration Camp is still accepting applications for children entering 2nd to 6th grades next fall. There are six weekly camp sessions from July 12 to August 20.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with before and after care available from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at no extra charge.  The weekly fee is $215. There are two scholarships, reducing the fee to $95 weekly available to qualified Lab employees.  Send e-mail here for more information, or visit the Center for Science and Engineering Education website.


The story that appeared in last Thursday's "Today at Berkeley Lab," on the wall-to-wall inventory listed the incorrect dollar amount for equipment at the Lab. It is $600 million.


Tree Removal To Slow Traffic This Week

Beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow, and continuing through June 14, vehicle traffic will be impaired by road closure and/or single lane traffic, on "S" road between McMillan and Glaser Rd., due to the removal of 15 large pine trees. The trees are being removed to allow access to the new radio tower for a new microwave dish, being installed later this summer. For safety reasons, foot traffic will also be limited or closed in this area. For more information, contact Bob Berninzoni at x5576.

Latest Issue of 'Our University' Available

"Our University," a periodic newsletter published by Robert Dynes, president of the University of California, as been released. The latest issue covers several topics, including the budget and lab contract competition. Go here to read the newsletter.


Morning fog, then sunny.
Highs: low 70s (22° C).

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