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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety
Bldg. 51-201

Reducing the Energy Consumption of Networked Devices
Ken Christensen and Bruce Nordman
Bldg. 90-4133


9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

Benefits Office
UC Retirement Savings Plans - Master Record Keeper Transition Information Meeting
Bill Nugent, Fidelity Investments
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Summer Lecture Series
Seismic Imaging of the Earth's Interior
Barbara Romanowicz
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Amateur Emergency Radio Group
Bldg. 48-109

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
EHS 256
LockOut/TagOut Verification
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
Dynamics of Spinscattering and Spinflip Processes in Solids and at Semiconductor/Metal Interfaces
Martin Aeschlimann, U. of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
One-Dimensional Nanostructures as Subwavelength Optical Elements for Photonics Integration

Peidong Yang
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
Strawberry Pancakes with Eggs
's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel with Fruit and Potatoes
Market Carvery: Spaghetti with Meat or Marinara Sauce
The Fresh Grille: Chili Burger with Fries and Coleslaw

Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad 

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

New Potter St. Name:
Berkeley West Biocenter

Now that biological scientists and staff from Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley are officially functioning at the new facility at 717 Potter Street in Berkeley, management has given them a new name and identity — Berkeley West Biocenter. The research building is a multidisciplinary facility with focus in synthetic biology, cell and molecular biology, cancer research, and quantitative biology. Go here to find out more about the center, and here to read about the synthetic biology program.


EH&S Asks Staff
To Be Laser Safe

Like many research labs, Berkeley Lab uses high-powered lasers to conduct scientific experiments. Every employee, even non-scientists, should be familiar with the various warning signage that is used around the Lab. Knowing the difference can help prevent injuries. Go here to view the signs and explanations of what they mean.


Update on Softball
League Standings

After four weeks of play in the Lab summer softball league, Silver and Black are in first place (4-0), followed by Rated X (3-0), SUDZ (2-1), Ballpark Estimate (2-2), Hit & Run (1-3), Animals (0-3), and TBD (0-3). The next set of games (SUDZ vs. Ballpark Estimates, Rated X vs. Silver and Black, TBD vs. Animals) is scheduled for tomorrow, starting at 6 p.m. on Maxwell Field, just north of Memorial Stadium.


NERSC Division Deputy
Earns NASA Award


Bill Kramer, NERSC Division Deputy, recently received a NASA Group Achievement Award for the Advanced Air Transportation Technologies Project Team. Kramer was one of the original seven members of the project team from September 1994 to February 1996. He eventually became the first AATT Program Office Director in 1995. Kramer was cited for "highly successful research and technology transfer leading to improved operation of the National Airspace system." Go here for more information on the award.


Information Meetings
On FITSCO Transition

Participant account and recordkeeping services for the Defined Contribution Plan (DC Plan) and Tax Deferred 403(b) Plan are now provided by Fidelity Investments Tax-Exempt Services Company (FITSCO).   The three plans (DC Plan, 403(b) Plan and 457(b) Plan) will be known as the University of California Retirement Savings Program. To learn more about this transition and the services it will provide, employees can attend one of three information sessions tomorrow in the Building 66 Auditorium. The sessions start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. One-on-one counseling sessions are also available. Call 800-642-7131 to reserve a spot.

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