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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive & Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 51-201

1:15 p.m.
Bloodborne Pathogen/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazard Waste
Bldg. 51-201


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

9:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EHS at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

11 a.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
The Thermocatalytic Cracking (TCC) Process for the Production of Light Olefins and Transportation Fuels From Gas Oils and Other Heavy Distillates
Raymond Le Van Mao, Concordia U.
Bldg. 66-316

Summer Lecture Series
Imaging Voices of the Past:Using Physics to Restore Early Sound Recordings
Carl Haber
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Valuing Conservation and Deman Response: Using the CPUC's Avoided Cost Methodology
Snuller Price and Ren Orans
Bldg. 90-3148

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

3 p.m.
Actinic Inspection of Multilayer Defects on EUV Masks
Anton Barty, Livermore Lab
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
The STAR Detector at RHIC
Jim Thomas
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
Steak and Eggs with Hashbrowns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with 2 bacon and 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Roast Pork with Baked Potato and Carrots
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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

New Methods to Clean
Arsenic-Tainted Water


A recent article in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives explores the use of amended silicate sorbents that more effectively remove deadly arsenic from water supplies. Accompanying the article is a brief sidebar on the work of Berkeley Lab Environmental Energy Technologies researcher Ashok Gadgil and his low-cost method of cleaning water by creating a sort of "tea bag" filter filled with bottom ash. Go here to read both items.


Aldean Wingfield Dies;
Supported ASD Academy


Aldean Wingfield, Administrative Assistant for the ASD Academy, passed away on Thursday, June 23, after a brief illness. She had been with the Laboratory for over 21 years, working in various departments. Services will be conducted tomorrow at the First Baptist Church, 6320 Dairy Ave., Newark, beginning at 11 a.m. Condolences and memorials may be sent directly to the Wingfield family at 5433 Fernwood Drive, Newark, CA 94560.


Simon Speaks on Past,
Future of Computing


Horst Simon, Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, was the keynote speaker at the 2005 International Supercomputer Conference held last week in Heidelberg, Germany. In keeping with the conference's 20th anniversary, Simon gave his personal views on the top 10 supercomputing challenges of the past two decades and laid out the three biggest challenges he sees in the next 20 years. Go here to view his presentation.


Proper Usage of Lab
Corporate Travel Cards

Corporate travel cards may be issued to career employees who travel on official Laboratory business at least once a year. Except in extenuating circumstances, corporate travel cards should be used only for expenses associated with official Laboratory travel. Amounts charged to the cards are billed directly to the cardholder. The cardholder is personally responsible for paying all charges and keeping the account current. The Laboratory will not reimburse or pay late fee charges incurred in connection with the corporate card. Travelers are reimbursed by submitting a travel expense report. P-cards may not be used for travel expenses or registration fees. The complete Lab policy on corporate travel cards can be found here.

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