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Monday, November 8, 2004

Energy Certification in Europe: Will it Make Feedback Routine and Close the Credibility Gap Between Design and Operation?
William Bordass
Bldg. 90-3148

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Inna Belogolovsky ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
ASD Academy
Writing a Successful Attachment A (ASD9103)
Bldg. 2-100B

1:30 p.m.
Travel Office
"Cliqbook" Demonstration
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Predicting Climate Change on a Green Planet: A Daunting Challenge
John Harte, UC Berkeley
1 Le Conte Hall


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

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

Life Sciences & Genomics
Ecogenomics and Phenomics: The New Frontier in Bioremediation of Toxic Waste Sites
Terry Hazen
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

2 p.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Info Session
Bldg. 941-155


Morning Editions: Ham & Cheese Omelet with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Swiss Cheese & Potato Scramble with Sausage Patty
Market Carvery: Beef Stroganoff with Baby Carrots & Pasta
The Fresh Grille: Double Mushroom & Swiss Burger
Shepard's Pie

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

Liquid Water Experiment
Breaks New Ground

A team of Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists has shown that the energy required to "measurably distort" the molecular structure of liquid water is the same as the energy required to melt ice. This could explain why a Stanford University study last spring seemed to contradict what was has long been believed about the molecular structure of liquid water. Using the Lab's Advanced Light Source and a unique experimental technique, the researchers, led by chemist Richard Saykally , found that 1.5 kcal/mol is the average energy required to distort or bend a hydrogen bond in both solid and liquid water. Full story.

'Science Beat' Chock
Full of Latest Research

Neural stem cells

In the latest edition of Science Beat , the Lab's electronic research magazine, are stories on using particles to picture proteins, AIDS help from the South Pacific, how quark matter freezes, the "fate switch" for neural stem cells, a "chaperonin" that refolds proteins, and the increase in the number of states investing in clean energy. Go here to read these articles.


Networking Calls Now
Go to Help Desk

Determining who to call when you have a network or computer problem just got easier. Previously, users had to determine whether to call the Help Desk (x4357) for a computer problem, or Networking Services (x4559) for a networking problem. But starting today, all calls will go straight to the Help Desk, which will determine the type of problem and conference in LBLnet (Networking Services) as necessary. Now both numbers will lead to the ITSD Help Desk.



Glazed Buildings Topic Of 'Friends' Lecture

Stephen Selkowitz , head of the Building Technologies Department in the Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, is the guest speaker at the next "Friends of Science" lecture, Monday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in 104 Wurster Hall, located on the UC Berkeley campus. In his talk, Selkowitz will discuss "Partnerships for Innovation: Delivering Energy Efficiency and Comfort in Highly Glazed Buildings." Friends of Science is a forum comprised of educators, students, community members, Lab employees, and others who share the desire to enhance knowledge and understanding of science and technology. All employees are invited to attend this free event.


Class Helps Staff Get
A Grip On Anger

Ever wish you better understood why you get angry and what triggers this emotion? Ana DeNoon, from UC Berkeley's Tang Center, presents a workshop on this topic Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Building 66-316. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the nature of anger, become aware of its impact, and learn specific skills to deal with anger.

Outage Planned For Buildings 51 and 64

Power will be turned off to buildings 51 and 64 for approximately 30 minutes on Wednesday while Facilities carries out 12kV switching at Blackberry Switching Station SW-A6. The switching will restore the buildings' normal 12kV bus 1 configuration. A Hill-wide announcement will be made prior to the switching. For more information, contact Jim Murphy at x4175 or Mahesh Gupta at x5220.

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