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Wednesday, June 8, 2005


9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

Noon to 1 p.m.
Employee Activities Association
Ticket Sale for June 25 A's vs. Giants Game
Cafeteria Lobby

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 937-302

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201


6:30 a.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

10 a.m.
EHS 22
Ergonomics for Supervisors
Bldg. 51-201

Automated Demand Response for Critical Peak Pricing
Naoya Motegi
Bldg. 90-3148

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

1:30 p.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

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Morning Editions:
Corned Beef Hash and Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Linguisa with Eggs on Toast
Market Carvery: Pork Chops with Baked Potatoes and Vegetables
Fresh Grille:
Sloppy Joe with French Fries and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Turkey Lasagna with Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
  Lab Well-Represented at
Cancer Conference

About a dozen Berkeley Lab researchers, led by current and former Life Sciences Division directors Joe Gray and Mina Bissell, will be in Philadelphia this week for one of the premiere breast cancer research conferences in the United States. The fourth Era of Hope meeting, today through Saturday, will highlight the multidisciplinary and innovative approaches funded by the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program in its efforts to eradicate breast cancer. More than 1,800 scientists, physicians, breast cancer survivors, advocates and policymakers will gather to share knowledge and ideas about the second leading cause of cancer death among women of all ages. For more information, go here.

China's Nuclear Plans
Not Enough - Lab Expert

Beijing has pledged over $48 billion toward the construction of new nuclear reactors by the year 2020, the state-run China Daily reported yesterday. Kang Rixin, president of China National Nuclear, announced plans to quadruple the country's nuclear capacity to 16 gigawatts (GW) from the current 4 GW. But even this represents just a small fraction of energy-hungry China's appetite. "China would need to build one new 1 gigawatt reactor every week in order to keep pace just with current energy demand growth," said Jiang Lin, an energy researcher at Berkeley Lab.


Employee Info Sessions
on Fidelity Savings Plan

Beginning in July, participant account and record-keeping services for the Defined Contribution Plan (DC Plan) and Tax Deferred 403(b) Plan will be provided by Fidelity Investments Tax-Exempt Services Company (FITSCO), which already provides these services for the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. Together, the three plans will be known as the University of California Retirement Savings Program. One-hour employee information sessions are scheduled next Wednesday and July 7. Go here for times, plus dates to schedule one-on-one sessions.

Say Goodbye June 17
At Rutkowskis' Farewell

Henry and Linda Rutkowski

The Accelerator and Fusion Research Division - home of scientist Henry Rutkowski - and the Sponsored Projects Office - where Henry's wife Linda is a contracts officer - are inviting Berkeley Lab staff to join them in celebrating the Rutkowskis' retirement at a luncheon on June 17. Their 44 years of combined service to the University and Lab will be honored at Skates on the Bay, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are due by next Monday to Sarah Wan.

Women's Forum to Meet
June 13 to Discuss Issues

The Women's Forum will meet on Monday, June 13, in Perseverance Hall from noon to 1 p.m., when issues identified at April's meeting of the group will be discussed. All interested employees are invited to participate. The topics include leadership training/succession planning, mentoring in the workplace, flexible work schedules/job sharing/telecommuting, child care/eldercare, and congressional awareness. Also to be discussed will be a networking tool, such as a website or some sort of interactive forum. For more information, contact Karen Ramorino.

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