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Tuesday, June 14, 2005


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

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

9:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

EETD Seminar
Modeling Water Management in Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells
Adam Weber
Bldg 90-3148

Lab Dance Club
Tango Lessons
Bldg. 71-146U

1 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergo Awareness for Computer Users

Bldg. 51-201


8 a.m.
EHS 206
Crane Safety Training
Bldg. 51-201

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

10 a.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 75-124

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Employee Activities Association
Dance Club Practice
Bldg. 71-146U

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

1:30 p.m.
EHS 276
Fall Protection
Bldg. 51-201

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Morning Editions:
Breakfast Burrito with Hashbrowns and Fruit
Market Carvery: Roast Chicken with Baked Potato and Vegetables
Fresh Grille: Chili Burger with Potato Salad

Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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JGI Featured in Time Magazine Article

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is featured in a Time Magazine article published this week that features J.Craig Venter’s round-the-world sailing voyage to collect microbial DNA. The article mentions JGI’s sequencing of bacterial communities from the guts of termites in an effort to find genes that make hydrogen and ethanol, and the search for genes that enable microbes to metabolize radioactive waste. And that's just from scratching the surface, says JGI director Eddy Rubin: "There are whole domains of life that haven't been touched yet." Full story.

ALS Used to Discover New Flame Compound

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Combustion Research Facility are part of an international team that has detected a new class of compounds previously unknown in flames, a breakthrough that could lead to soot reduction, decreases in flame pollutants, improved fuel cells, and enhanced modeling of planetary atmospheres and interstellar chemistry. The discovery of these compounds, called enols, is the biggest breakthrough so far from a powerful new flame chemistry probe operated at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source, which was developed by researchers from Sandia, Berkeley Lab, Cornell University, and the University of Massachusetts in late 2002. Full story


High School Student Assistants Available

Mentor/supervisors are needed for the High School Student Research Participation Program. Berkeley Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education has a pool of talented high school students who have not been placed with mentors for the summer. Paid and volunteer appointments are available. Participation in mentoring/supervising a high school junior or senior for six weeks starts June 29. For more information, call Rollie Otto at x5325, Peggy McMahan at x5980 or Joe Crippen at x5816.

Sponsoring an Event?
Post it in the Calendar

A new Lab-wide events calendar was recently launched as a comprehensive online resource for employees and guests who want to know what activities are taking place here. Event sponsors can use the calendar to submit events, while users can employ a variety of methods to customize searches for events. Go here to access the calendar.


NERSC’s Bill Kramer Named Person to Watch


The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center’s General Manager Bill Kramer is one of 15 people who made HPCwire newsletter’s annual list of people to watch in high-performance computing. HPCwire Editor Tim Curns said the list, announced last week, chronicles “the year's most influential and interesting luminaries in the HPC field. Above all, our list, compiled by HPCwire with the help of past winners and a cast of industry insiders, represents the foundation of a new era in high-performance computing.” Full story

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