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Friday, June 3, 2005


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



10 a.m.
Human Resources
Labor and Employee Relations at the Lab
Bldg. 50A-5132

Yoga Club
Class with Katy Lewis ($10/$12)
Bldg. 90-3148

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Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: Ham and Cheese Omelette with Hashbrowns and Toast
Market Carvery: Chicken Teriyaki Bowl
Fresh Grille: Fish n' Chips

Menutainment: Viva El Burrito! Chicken or Pork

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

Cave bear skull

DOE JGI Sequences DNA From Extinct Cave Bear

The genomic DNA sequencing of an extinct Pleistocene cave bear species has been logged into scientific literature by investigators from the Joint Genome Institute. This study, published in the June 2 online edition of the journal Science, has set the research community's sights on traveling back in time through the vehicle of DNA sequencing to reveal the story of other extinct species, including our nearest relatives, the Neanderthals. Full story.


Badge Office
Closed Monday

In order to process the large influx of students that will work at the Lab this summer, the Badge Office will be closed to employees and guests on Monday. It will re-open for regular business on Tuesday. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon, then 1 to 4 p.m.

Noon Concert Series
In Downtown Berkeley

Berkeley's Downtown Business Association is hosting a summer concert series, with performances each Thursday next to the BART station (right across the street from the Lab's Center/Shattuck shuttle stop). The one-hour concerts — which feature a variety of musical forms, including jazz, Blues and Brazilian capoeira — start at noon. The series continues through July 28. The Jazzschool Ensemble is scheduled to appear at the June 9 concert. Go here to view a complete schedule.


Lab Scientist Explains
Flame Simulation in D.C.


The next installment of Berkeley Lab Washington D.C. Projects Office's seminar on current scientific computing issues takes place next Friday. The talk — entitled "Can Simulation Help us Learn How Flames Really Work?" — will feature John Bell, senior staff mathematician and group leader for the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering at Berkeley Lab. Go here for more information on seminar speakers and topics.

Engineering Employee
Hurt in Car Accident


Lisa Rebrovich, a principal resource analyst with the Lab's Engineering Division, was involved in a serious car accident early last week. She and one of her daughters remain hospitalized, while another daughter was released. The Engineering Division has provided udpates on this incident and information on how to help here.


Proposed Changes
To Background Checks

The Laboratory is proposing to revise RPM 2.01(D)(5) (Background Checks). The DOE considers Berkeley Lab to be a "gateway" laboratory to the DOE system, and the proposed revised policy is consistent with expected DOE requirements.To view the proposed changes, go here. Send comments about the proposed changes in writing to Mary Bishop (MS 937R0600) by Sunday, July 3.

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