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Friday, June 18, 2004


11 a.m.
Science For Non-Scientists
SNAP and Dark Energy
Saul Perlmutter
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class
Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70A-3377
Morning Additions: Corned Beef Hash & Eggs with Toast
Market Carvery: Grilled Trout with Fries & Tossed Green Salad
Fresh Grille: Blackened Chicken with Rice a Roni & Mixed Vegetable
Menutainment: Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Broad Press Coverage of New Director Chu's Appointment


At a packed press conference in Building 50 yesterday, Stanford Professor and Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu graciously accepted the directorship of Berkeley Lab. He will take over the reigns from current director Charles Shank on August 1. Chu was joined by University of California President Robert Dynes and Shank during the conference. After brief remarks, Chu answered questions from the dozen reporters who were in attendance, and from those off-site via conference call. To get a taste for how the story was presented in local media outlets, visit these websites: San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Mercury News. Registration is required for some of these sites. An in-depth story about Chu's appointment will appear in next Friday's issue of The View.


Chu Hailed as 'Ideal
Match' for Lab, Campus

The naming of Nobel laureate Steven Chu as Berkeley Lab's new director means the Berkeley campus will soon be welcoming home one of its own. His new appointment comes 28 years after he earned his Ph.D. in physics at UC Berkeley. "It feels like a homecoming," Chu said at the press conference announcing his appointment. News of the appointment was met with unequivocal excitement from many on campus, several of whom have personally worked with Chu. "It's nice to have him back where he belongs," said Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl. "This is a wonderful appointment. The lab and campus are so closely connected that what is good for the lab is good for the campus, and vice versa." Full story.


DOE Assistant
Secretary Resigns


Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham announced the resignation of Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Jessie Roberson. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Paul Golan has been appointed to serve as Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management. Full story.


Workshop on Handling
Denied Health Claims


The Lab's Health Care Facilitator program is presenting a brown-bag presentation on "Navigating the Health Claims System" on Thursday, from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall (the Addition Conference Room).   Attendees can get tips on how to prevent, identify, and resolve billing problems, as well as learn some "behind-the-scenes" information on how the HMO and Blue Cross health claims systems work.   The event is open to all employees. Seating is limited, so contact Loida Bartolome-Mingao (x6997) to reserve a spot.

'Restricted Item' Class
Is Available Online

A one-time-only EHS 12 "Restricted Item" training opportunity is available to employees who have completed FSD 500 PRP Requisition Training prior to July 2003. The training requirement can be fulfilled by viewing the materials online and completing a challenge exam for credit. This option is only available for a limited time and is not to replace FSD 500 PRP Requisition Training. Go here for information on accessing the training materials and challenge exam (EHS 12 Restricted Item Training). For questions, contact the EH&S Training Program Office at x2228.


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