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Thursday, June 2, 2005


7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

10 a.m.
EH&S 23
Safety for Shop Supervisors
Bldg. 51-201

11:30 a.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Wellness Fair
Cafeteria Lawn

Energy Efficiency Markets in India
S. Padmanabhan, US AID, India
Bldg. 90-3148

1 p.m.
EH&S 156
Building Manager's Orientation
Bldg. 48-109



11 a.m.
Price Server System for Automated Critical Peak Pricing
Dan Hennage and David Watson
Bldg. 90-3148

Distributed Intelligent Agents for Decision Making at Local Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Levels
David Cohen, Infotility, Inc.
Bldg. 90-3148

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Improving Aviation Safety with Information Visualization: Airflow Hazard Display for Helicopter Pilots
Cecilla Aragon, NASA Ames
Bldg. 50A-5132

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Morning Editions:
Breakfast Quesadillas with Ranch Potatoes
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Burger Patty with Cheesy Eggs on Toast
Fresh Grille: Meatloaf Sandwich with French Fries
Menutainment: Vegetable Lasagna

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

Materials Scientist
Gets Vacuum Award


The American Vacuum Society has awarded Berkeley Lab materials scientist and UC Davis professor Charles Fadley its Medard W. Welch Award. He was recognized for “the development of novel techniques based on photoelectron spectroscopy and synchrotron radiation, and their application to the study of the atomic, electronic, and magnetic structure of surfaces and buried interfaces, and for the mentoring of young scientists." The award confers $10,000, a gold medal, certificate, and honorary lectureship at the group’s international symposium in October.


Expansion of UC Funds,
Other Investment Options

In July, Fidelity Investments Tax-Exempt Services Company ("FITSCO") will become the master record keeper of the University's 403(b) Tax-Deferred Savings Plan and Defined Contribution Plan. In addition to the transition of the participant account and recordkeeping services, the UC Office of the Treasurer will monitor and provide oversight for an expanded selection of investment options (collectively referred to as the Core funds). Go here for more information.


(L-R): Schwarzenegger, Birgeneau, Chu.

The Governor Checks Out
Berkeley Energy Science

Berkeley Lab Director Steven Chu (above right) discusses energy science with UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau (center) and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on a tour of Berkeley-developed technologies at the kickoff for World Environment Day yesterday at San Francisco's City Hall. The joint Berkeley Lab-UC Berkeley booth at the event showcased "smart dust," demand response thermostats, nanotechnology and other cutting-edge research projects in energy efficiency that can save money and create jobs. See a story and more photos in the June 10 issue of The View. (Photo courtesy of Steve McConnell, UC Berkeley NewsCenter)


Pepsi Purchase Offers
Chance to Win a Grill


The cafeteria is offering employees the chance to win a Baby Weber barbecue grill. Those who purchase a six pack of 20 oz. Pepsi can write their name and phone extension on the back of their receipt and drop it in the ballot box. A drawing will be held during the week of June 27. The winner will be contacted by phone.


Keep Cool and Save Money This Summer

With summer heat just around the corner, the Department of Energy has put together a list of tips on how people can stay cool while saving money on their energy bills. For example, don’t place lamps or TVs near an air conditioning thermostat, which can cause the unit to run longer, and plant trees or shrubs near an air conditioning unit to provide shade, causing it to use less electricity. Go here to see the complete list of tips.

High: 74 (23 C).
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