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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

9 a.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

9:30 a.m.
EHS 61
Ergonomic Evaluator Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

1 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
Artificial Bone Synthesis Using Genetically Engineered Viruses
Seung-Wuk Lee
Bldg. 66-316

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735/739/738
Bloodborne Pathogens/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
EETD's Mission to Darfur
Ashok Gadgil and Christina Galitsky
Bldg. 90-4133

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazardous Waste
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
PET Imaging in Non-Human Primates: Application to Therapeutic Drug Development
Doris Doudet, U. of British Columbia
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Karats Jewelry Sale

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

9 a.m.
EHS 348
Chemical Hygiene Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

9 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

10 a.m.
Test of Lab's Public Address System

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS 231
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Exploring Colloidal Structures From the Environment With X-Ray Spectromicroscopy
Juergen Thieme, U. of Gottingen, Germany
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
The Crazy Aunt in the Attic: Non-Standard Neutrino Oscillation Scenarios
Josh Klein, U. of Texas
Bldg. 50A-5132

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Morning Editions:
Banana Pancakes with Sausage and Eggs

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Roast Turkey or Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes, Veggies, Salad, Rolls and Apple Pie

The Fresh Grille:  Hot Deli Sub with Fries

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

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Physical Society Awards
Named for Chu, Alvarez


The executive committee of the California Section of the American Physical Society recently named five new student awards after notable physicists, including Berkeley Lab Nobel Prize-winners Steve Chu and Luis Alvarez (1911-1988). Because the California Section is devoted largely to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, the awards were named after physicists known for their educational outreach. The three other awards were named for Kennedy Reed (Livermore Lab), Margaret Burbidge (UC San Diego), and Charles Kittel (UC Berkeley).


Crissy Field

Outdoors Club Hosts
Morning Run in the City

The Lab's Outdoors Club along with the Golden Gate Running Club will be hosting a run in San Francisco this Sunday. The event begins at 10 a.m. in front of the Warming Hut near the fishing pier in Crissy Field. Those interested in participating should contact Dinah Levy.

Karats Jewelry
at Cafeteria Tomorrow

Employees can purchase bracelets, rings, necklaces and other quality jewelry items from Karats from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the cafeteria. These items make wonderful holiday gifts. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted for payment. Employees receive an additional 10 percent discount.


Thanks to All Who
Shared for SHARES

I would like to extend my appreciation, on behalf of Berkeley Lab and the benefactors of our employees' generosity, to everyone who contributed to the Lab's annual community charitable giving program, SHARES. According to final tabulations for the 2005 campaign, 122 donors contributed a total of $53,177. These donations are especially appreciated in this season of giving, recognizing the urgency for charity dollars that natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita created. Because many SHARES donations went to local non-profits, donors also helped to support Berkeley Lab's role as a "good neighbor" to the surrounding communities. Contributions to the Lab's "Shares" list of agencies — programs with compatible missions in education and science — totaled $12,547.

Image of Steve Chu's signature

First 2006 Paychecks
Available on Jan. 3

In accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations that restrict the number of paychecks that can be received in one calendar year, the first paycheck of 2006 will not be available until Jan. 3 (for both mailed and direct-deposit checks). If any employee receives a check or direct deposit prior to Jan. 1, it is considered income for 2005 and should be reported as such.

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 Monday, Dec. 19. Go here to fill out an online Special Needs memo and Request for Utility Interruption. For further information, call Desiree Elvira at x7941.


New Website Touts University's Contributions

A new website telling the story of University of California's many contributions to California and the world has been created. The site draws its material from the recently released UC annual financial report, highlighting UC's contributions "every day, everywhere" through the stories of those who have benefited from university programs, academic initiatives, public service, and students and alumni. Go here to view the site.

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