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Friday, May 28, 2004

8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection-Lab Safety
Bldg. 51-201

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

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Asymmetry and Polarization of Type Ia Supernovae
Daniel Kasen
Bldg. 50A-5132

2 p.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201


Memorial Day Holiday


9 a.m.
EHS 348
Chemical Hygiene Safety
Bldg. 51-201

1 p.m.
EHS 231
Compressed Gas and Cryogen Safety
Bldg. 51-201


Morning Additions: Two Eggs with Biscuits & Gravy
Origins: Wild Greens with BBQ Chicken Breast, Watermelon & Cucumber Salad
Fresh Grille:
Reuben Sandwich with Garlic Fries
Menutainment: Killer Burrito! Chicken or Pork

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

Full menu


Lighting Control Wins 'Flex Your Power' Award

A lighting control innovation developed at Berkeley Lab was among 20 winners of 2003 Flex Your Power Energy Efficiency Awards. In partnership with Doubletree Hotels, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and Watt Stopper, the Lab was recognized for the research and testing of a motion-sensing wall switch in hotel bathrooms. Also honored by Flex Your Power was Art Rosenfeld, who in 1974 formed the Center for Building Science at Berkeley Lab and for 20 years developed a variety of innovative energy-efficient products and programs here. He received the Lifetime Achievement in Energy Efficiency Award. For a description of award winners, go here.

Badge Office Will Be
Closed This Morning

Due to a staffing shortage, the Badge Office in Bldg. 65A will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. For questions, contact Jim Breckinridge (x4855) or Maki Tabata (x7572).

Berkeley Lab Day
At Great America

Employees are invited to gather their family and friends for a fun-filled "Berkeley Lab" day at Paramount's Great America on Saturday, July 17. Tickets are $18 each (regular price is $47.99). Tickets can be purchased between noon and 1 p.m., June 1 through 7, in the cafeteria. Checks only will be accepted for payment. Call Arabella Schmidt (x2902) for more information. The event is sponsored by the Employee Activities Association.


My Computer Can Beat
Up Your Computer


A spitting match is heating up over who's got the biggest supercomputer. For now, Japan's Earth Simulator is the world's fastest supercomputer. However, IBM has teamed up with the Lawrence Livermore Lab to build Blue Gene/L, which, they say, will exceed the combined computing power of the world's top 500 existing machines. Blue Gene will give scientists a tremendous competitive advantage over other researchers. It's like "having an electron microscope when everyone else has an optical microscope," says Horst Simon, associate laboratory director for Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab. Full story (registration required).


Substance Abuse
In the Workplace

The Laboratory recognizes dependency on alcohol and other drugs as a treatable condition and offers programs and services for employees and students with substance dependency problems. Employees are encouraged to seek assistance, as appropriate, from employee support programs, health centers, and counseling or psychological services available through the Laboratory's Employee Assistance Program. The Laboratory strives to maintain a work site free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of alcohol or controlled substances, and has legal consequences for those who violate the policy, which can be found here.


Lab Closed On Monday

As a reminder to employees, the Lab will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The editors of "Today at Berkeley Lab" wish everyone a safe and happy vacation day.


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