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Monday, September 13, 2004

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

4:30 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Complexes with Benzannulated and Saturated N-heterocyclic Carbene Ligands:Preparation and Reactivity
Ekkehardt Hahn, Muenster U.
120 Latimer Hall

Physics Department
Supersonic and Subsonic Nonlinear Excitations in Anharmonic Lattices
Yuriy Kosevich, Moscow State U.
1 LeConte Hall


8 a.m.
Human Resource
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

9 a.m.
Intro to EH&S at LBNL
Bldg. 66 Aud.

Vector Magnetometry 101
Elke Arenholz
Bldg. 2-100B

11 a.m.
Scientific Computing
Visualization for Network Security
Kwan-Lui Ma, UC Davis
Bldg. 0F-1647

Integrated Assessment of Climatic Change Mitigation Options under Risk and Uncertainty
Hermann Held, PIK, Germany
Bldg. 90-3148

2 p.m.
Lead Hazards Awarness
Bldg. 51-201

5 p.m.
Computational Research
Mars Rover Screening
Chip Smith
Bldg. 50B-1211


Morning Editions: British Banger with Two Eggs & English Muffin
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Mushroom Swiss Omelet
Roasted Yellow Squash, Red Bell Pepper & Olive Pasta Toss
The Fresh Grille:
BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Bacon & Cheese
Market Carvery: Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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

Salvaging Sun Particles
After Genesis Crash

NASA's $264 million Genesis mission came to a disastrous end when the capsule, carrying the first specks of material ever fetched from beyond the moon, crashed last Wednesday. Researchers said it would take some time to determine if the science from the mission could be salvaged. "I was on this project for the last 10 years,'' said Kunihiko Nishiizumi, a UC Berkeley chemist and Berkeley Lab guest scientist. "I expected at least five or 10 years' work to analyze it.'' His colleague, Anna Butterworth, also a Lab guest, said, "It's bad news, but we don't know how badly. The samples are there, but they're contaminated.'' Full story.


Minimizing RSI With
Ergonomic Pipettes

Repetitive pipetting is an integral part of many procedures at Berkeley Lab. But this motion can lead to "trigger finger," where the finger catches and no longer extends and flexes smoothly. The thumb force, repetitive motions and awkward postures of the wrists, arms and shoulders can increase the risk of cumulative trauma disorders (CTD). Fortunately, pipette manufacturers have redesigned their devices to reduce the risk of CTD. These pipettes can be programmed so the user can withdraw and dispense specific amounts of liquid. This reduces the number of times the individual must activate the trigger, thereby decreasing the risk of a repetitive injury. Go here to read about additional protective measures.


Yoga, Dinner at Year-End Class Next Monday

The Berkeley Lab Yoga Club will present a special year-end workshop, led by veteran instructor Gay White, next Monday, in Perseverance Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event includes a dinner of Indian food, which costs $10. The instruction portion is free. E-mail Linnea Wahl to reserve a spot.

'Weight Watchers'
Begins on Wednesday

A Berkeley Lab chapter of the Weight Watchers program will begin this Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Health Services building (26), room 109. Those interested in joining the 14-week program should attend the first meeting. The initial session will include sign-ups, weigh-in, and instruction until 2 p.m. The cost is $153.30 for the full 14 weeks, payable in one check or via three separate payments of $51.50. For information, call Cathy Wentworth at x5334.

Facilities Can Help
With Year-End Deliveries

With the end of the fiscal year only a few days away, divisions are closely checking the status of pending orders. Staff in the Facilities Division can provide order and receipt status and check when and if packages will be processed through Central Receiving. To check package status, call Denise Washington or Tim Montoya at x4935 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Leadership Class
Offered Next Month

A workshop on the "Four Roles of Leadership" will be held at the Lab on Oct. 25-26, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The class, designed for supervisors or managers, takes place in Building 2-100B. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged ( ASD0227).

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Highs: low 70s (21° C).

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