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Tuesday, December 6, 2005

11 a.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electric Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
Solution Phase Synthesis and Electronic Applications of IV-VI Nanocrystals, Nanowires and Nanorings
Dmitri Talapin
Bldg. 66-316

4 p.m.
Synthetic Biology Department
Synthetic Life: A Progress Report
David Deamer, UC Santa Cruz
Sibley Auditorium (campus)

5:30 p.m.
Water Resources Center Archives
Can California's Water Infrastructure Sustain Future Climate Change?
Norman Miller
Goldman School (campus)


8 a.m.
EHS 206
Crane/Hoist Operator-Over 2 Tons
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Laser Driven Accelerators: Status and Future Prospects
Wim Leemans
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

3 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Material Length Scales in Fracture Prediction
David Taylor, Trinity College, Ireland
Bldg. 62-255

4:15 p.m.
Chemical Dynamics Beamline
Protons in Ice: From Solvation to Planet Formation
Jim Cowin, PNNL
Bldg. 6-2202

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Morning Editions:
Cheese Omelets with Hash Browns and Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chorizo and Eggs with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Cheese Enchiladas with Beans and Rice

The Fresh Grille:  Chicken Melt with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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

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Post Story On Bay's Toxic Goldmining Legacy

Research led by Berkeley Lab scientist Tom McKone (Environmental Energy Technologies Division) on how San Francisco Bay is still contaminated by mercury left by gold miners 150 years ago was featured in Sunday's edition of the Washington Post. While the Bay is getting cleaner, he said, it will take a long time to flush out all the mercury. Full story.


Perez-Mendez, Retired
Physicist, Passes Away


Victor Perez- Mendez, a physicist who worked for the Lab from 1955 to 1995, passed away on Nov. 1 at age 82. He was a specialist in particle and nuclear physics, radiation detection, and medical physics. More information about Perez-Mendez's life and career is available here.

Share Lab Memories
For 75th Anniversary

Next year marks the 75th anniversary of Berkeley Lab, and many events are planned to celebrate the occasion. To assist with the coverage of the anniversary in the Lab's various publications, employees are invited to share memories of any special moments they have experienced during their careers here. Send information to Pam Patterson.

MacArthur 'Genius' Now
Among 'Sexiest' Men

Berkeley Lab earth scientist and newly appointed MacArthur fellow Michael Manga is among those featured in People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" special feature. "I wanted to get information out to people who wouldn't normally hear or see anything about science," says the volcano specialist of his reluctant participation. Go here to read a UC Berkeley story on Manga's latest "honor," and here to read a View story on his MacAruther award.


Snap Up Holiday
Gifts at Craft Fair

Berkeley Lab's annual craft fair is this Thursday, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria. All items are handmade and make special and unique holiday gifts. Employees are reminded that, due to the fair, parking in the cafeteria parking lot will be limited from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Robin Mitchell (x4141).

Experiment Monitoring
Over Holiday Break

Researchers needing special monitoring of experiments during the holiday break are reminded to include this information in the Special Needs memo submitted to Facilities by their building managers. This memo must be received by Friday. Go here to fill out an online Special Needs memo and Request for Utility Interruption.
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