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Friday, April 22, 2005


9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

10 a.m.
DUSEL-Cascades: Geology, Design, and Current Status
Wick Haxton, U. of Washington
127 Dwinelle Hall (campus)

Women at Berkeley Lab
General Meeting
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201


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

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
The Double Simplex: Envisioning Particles and Interactions
Chris Quigg, Fermilab
1 Le Conte Hall


Morning Editions:
Biscuits & Gravy with 2 Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: Ham & Cheese Omelet with Hash Browns
Market Carvery: Baked Salmon with Rice and Vegetables
Fresh Grille: Grilled Turkey and Cheddar with Curly Fries
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.
Full menu

UC, Service Union Reach
Agreement; Lab Excepted

A tentative agreement reached by the University of California with service workers who went on strike for one day last week does not include a wage agreement for Berkeley Lab. Details of the three-year agreement reached with AFSCME, which represents 7,300 University workers at campuses, medical centers and Berkeley Lab, will not be available until the workers approve it. But it includes wage increases over the next three years. The separate Berkeley Lab wage negotiations are continuing. Go here to read a UC release on the agreement.


Discounts for Staff
At Water World USA

With summer just around the corner, Water World USA in Concord is offering Lab employees a day in the sun on May 28, 29, and 30, and June 18, 19, 25, and 26.   For only $10, participants will receive a one-day pass with a free voucher for tube rental. Tickets go on sale in the cafeteria lobby starting Tuesday. For more information, contact Anytra Henderson.

Spots Still Open
For Anger Class

Seats are still available for the "Resolving Anger" class taking place next Thursday. It runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Building 70A-3377. Ana DeNoon from UC Berkeley's Tang Center will facilitate the class. Go here to register (ASD 9104).


Global Warming's
Effect on Business
By Dave Gilson


Evan Mills, with the Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, was among the experts quoted in a Mother Jones article on the effect global warming may have on the business world, particularly insurance companies, who must cover the costs of droughts, floods, windstorms, and other natural disasters that may hit as a result of global warming. Go here to read the full story.


Earth Simulator Director
To Speak Next Friday


Tetsuya Sato, director of Japan's Earth Simulator Center, will visit the Lab next Friday to discuss "The Paradigm Shift in Simulation Science." The talk begins at 1:30 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. During his lecture, Sato will explore what he calls the "simulation culture" of the future, and advances in simulating climate change, typhoon prediction, seismic wave propagation, nanotube dynamics, and protein folding. His visit is sponsored by the Lab's Computing Sciences Division.


Governor Makes Plea
For Science Funding

Governor Schwarzenegger sent a letter to California's Congressional Delegation earlier this week urging them to support and provide adequate funding for federally sponsored science programs, including the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, NASA, and the Department of Defense. Go here to read the letter.

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