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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

10 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS 535 Hot Work Permit Training
Bldg. 51-201

Computing Sciences
Summer Student Seminar Series
Computing the Cosmos
Julian Borrill
Perseverance Hall

1 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS 345 Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 51-201


9 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS 279 Scaffold Safety
Bldg. 51-201

10:30 a.m.
Human Resources
HRS1007 Screening Resumes & Conducting Reference Checks
Bldg. 50A-5132

Public Affairs/CSEE
Physics Meets Biology
Director Steve Chu
50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Yoga with Chris Hoskins

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
The Atlas Experiment
David Quarrie, CERN

1:30 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS 260 Basic Electrical Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 51-201

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Morning Editions: Breakfast Bagel with Hashbrowns and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cheese Omelette with Tater Tots
Market Carvery: Baked Ziti
The Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with Fries
Fiesta Taco Salad

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

DOE Science Director
Will Visit Lab Friday


Dr. Ray Orbach, Director of the Office of Science for the Department of Energy, will be making his annual visit to Berkeley Lab on Friday for meetings, tours and program updates. In the morning, he will help to dedicate a new metropolitan area network (MAN) at the Oakland Scientific Facility, and he will follow with a tour of the new Potter Street biosciences center in West Berkeley. On site, he will visit with users of the Advanced Light Source, talk with scientists about optical accelerators, and meet with the lab’s Safety Review Committee.


Tight Fit, But Necessary
In Case of Emergency

Associate Laboratory Director for Operations David McGraw demonstrated the “duck, cover and hold on” maneuver during last week’s emergency earthquake drill sponsored by Environment, Health and Safety. It is suggested that, when the effects of an earthquake are felt, employees should get under their desks for protection against falling debris. For some, it’s a tight squeeze, but necessary if it’s the difference between life and death.


How to Cool a Hot City:
Lab Expert Tells Dubai
By Mildred Fernandes


Buildings, roads, parking lots and pavements are the foundations of every city. They are also responsible for raising summer city air temperatures, sometimes by as much as 4 degrees Celsius (between 5 and 7 degrees Fahrenheit) more than surrounding areas, creating an urban heat island. This phenomenon affects a city, its government and its residents in a number of ways, including public health. That’s what readers in Dubai learned in May from Berkeley Lab’s Hashem Akbari, leader of the heat island group at the Lab, when he addressed the first International Conference on Green Buildings in the United Arab Emirates. Go here to read the report in Gulf News.


Happy First of Summer;
Celebrate This Friday

The summer solstice happens today, longest day of the year with approximately 15 hours of daylight. The official time at which the sun was farthest north was 11:36 last night. Go here to watch a Quicktime movie illustrating the tilt of the Earth's equatorial plane relative to the sun which is responsible for the seasons. It is also a traditional time to celebrate the first harvest and renewal. Berkeley Lab will do so this coming Friday at its fourth annual Classic Car Show and Barbecue. It takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the cafeteria.

Lab Taking ‘Cool Roofs’ To Energy Expo Today

Berkeley Lab will be among the representatives demonstrating their research at the Eighth Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo today in the Cannon House Office building in Washington. Three dozen organizations are showing their technologies to 2,500 visitors, including members of Congress, congressional staff, Executive Branch officials, the media, and the public. DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman will speak there in the morning. Hashem Akbari is representing Berkeley Lab along with Washington D.C. office staff, including Jeff Harris and Moira Howard-Jeweler. Go here to learn more about the “cool roof” research being exhibited.

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