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Monday, May 24, 2004

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


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9 a.m.
EHS 278
Ladder Safety
Bldg. 51-201

9:10 p.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to ES&H
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735/739/738
Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazard Waste
Bldg. 51-201


Morning Additions: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Bacon
Market Carvery: Garlic Roasted Cross Rib with Garlic Au jus, Cheese Mashed Potatoes & Vegetable
Fresh Grille: French Dip Sandwich with Fries
Menutainment: Red Caesar Salad with Fried Calamari or Turkey

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

Full menu

(left to right) Levi, Shank, Perlmutter

Shank Honored For His
Support of SNAP Project

Michael Levi and Saul Perlmutter of the Physics Division, principal investigators of the SuperNova/Acceleration Probe (SNAP), interrupted a meeting of the multi-institutional SNAP collaboration last Thursday to honor Berkeley Lab director Charles Shank for his long support of the project. Levi and Perlmutter then presented Shank (who will soon be retiring) with a framed drawing of the satellite, inscribed "in recognition of your tireless efforts" and signed by many of the collaboration's members. Shank reassured the group of DOE's enthusiasm for the NASA/DOE Joint Dark Energy Mission that SNAP inspired.


Travel Software Class Set for Wednesday

A training session on Gelco, the new travel software program at Berkeley Lab, will be offered on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the new computer training room at Building 90-026. The structured morning session will cover document preparation and approval. The afternoon session provides an opportunity to practice and get answers to specific questions. To enroll, go to the employee self-service website and select "Training Enrollment" and "Computer Applications" to find "GTM0101 Travel Manager Basic." Current users can drop in at any time for assistance, call the Travel Office at x4500, or send an e-mail to the travel hot line.

Lab Calendar's
Missing Date

Employees may have noticed a missing date on the Lab's "three-month-at-a-glance" calendar (pictured). On the page that lists June as the main month, the blue shaded month of July, positioned just below June, is missing the 21st day. The next page, featuring July in white, is printed correctly.


Concrete Band-Aids
For Buildings

UC Berkeley civil engineers are developing a new concrete Band-Aid for bridges and buildings. Surprisingly, their key research tool is borrowed from biology. To perfect the formula for their novel admixture, the researchers turn to the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Berkeley Lab. With wavelengths nearly the size of atoms, the ALS's soft x-rays enable biologists to study the inner workings of cells. Full story.

Halted Cell Division
Helps Cancer Fight

Brown University researchers found that there are multiple independent ways to stop cell division, a phenomenon that prevents the spread of genetic mutation, which can make cells cancerous. Results of this research, along with an accompanying editorial, were published in the current issue of the journal Molecular Cell.  The research took two years to complete. Scientists at Berkeley Lab provided technical assistance. Full story.

Nazaroff (left) and Singer

Tobacco Pollution Article Posted in 'Nature Views'

William Nazaroff and Brett Singer, with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, wrote an article on "Inhalation of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Environmental Tobacco Smoke in U.S. Residences," that appeared in the Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology. The paper estimates the average daily residential exposures to and intakes of 16 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) found in environmental tobacco smoke for U.S. nonsmokers who live with smokers. The publication was recently featured in's "Nature Views" section. Go here to read the article.

Skin Cancer Screening
Held On Wednesday

As a reminder to employees at the Lab, the Health Services Department is offering a free skin-screening clinic on Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to noon. Call x6266 to make an appointment.  Dermatologist Elizabeth Ringrose will be available to screen employees for skin cancer and evaluate problematic skin lesions.


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Highs: mid 60s (18° C).

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