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Monday, March 14, 2005


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Inna Belogolovsky ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics: Doing Quantum Optics on a Chip
Andreas Wallraff, Yale U.
1 Le Conte Hall


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

Evaluation of the Financial and Environmental Feasibility of a Network of Distributed 200 kWe Combined Heat and Power Fuel Cell Systems on the Stanford University Campus
Colella Whitney
Bldg. 90-3148

2 p.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Genome Function in the Context of Architecture
Tom Misteli, National Cancer Institute
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Morning Editions:
Ham & Cheese Omelet with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros with Beans & Home Fries
Market Carvery: Chicken Teriyaki with Rice & Vegetables
Fresh Grille: Grilled Chicken Bacon Sandwich
Menutainment: Peppers Stuffed with Vegetables & Rice

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

Levine recently appeared on CNBC.

EETD's Levine Touts
Efficiency on CNBC

Mark Levine, Division Director of Environmental Energy Technologies, appeared Tuesday on a live segment of the CNBC program "Bullseye." He and host Dylan Ratigan discussed energy efficiency in the context of rising oil prices, and whether efficiency measures have made a difference over the years in energy usage and cost. Levine pointed out the notable savings realized through the development of more efficient refrigerators, appliances, building controls, and automobiles. Go here to see the complete segment (requires RealPlayer software).


Jock Fugitt installs a new radio frequency driver for the Super Hilac in this 1969 photo.

Former Lab Engineer
Has Passed Away

Jock Fugitt, a senior technical associate in the Lab's Engineering Division from 1963 to 1974, then again from 1977 to 1992, passed away last month. According to former colleague Art Ritchie (with the Advanced Light Source), Fugitt helped implement several upgrades to the Super Hilac during its heyday, the 1960s through 1980s. He received a prestigious DOE Energy Savings Award for work he did to the main accelerator radio frequency system.

Foundry Contractor Vows
Finish by Year's End

Rudolph and Sletten General Contractors have announced that it has completed the "topping off" of structural steel for the Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Lab and will finish construction of the nanotech research facility by the end of the year. In a press release, the company describes the special challenges that it faces in putting together the six-story, $85 million hillside structure, including "an environment that is quiet from a vibrational and air movement standpoint, as well as free of airborne and electromagnetic interferences," according to Berkeley Lab project manager Joe Harkins. Full story.


March Tax Workshops
For Non-Residents

The Payroll and International Researchers and Scholars Offices will conduct a Nonresident International Tax Workshop on Thursday, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., in the Building 50 Auditorium. Payroll's Sui Hing Jen will present an overview of tax forms, tax treaties, and resources for international scholars, students, and researchers. Attendees can also get answers to VISA questions relating to nonresident taxation issues.  

Workplace Harassment
Topic of Upcoming Class

Human Resources is offering a course that provides an overview of what constitutes harassment and the possible effects on the workplace. The course will cover the manager's role in addressing harassment complaints and how to avoid such situations. The class is on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Go here to register (HRS 1003).


DOE Secretary Bodman Conducts Online 'Chat'


Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman conducted an online chat last week as part of the "Ask The White House" series. He spoke about addressing the challenges of securing an affordable, reliable, and secure supply of energy for individuals, families and businesses, particularly in the current environment of high prices at the pump and home heating bills. Go here to read the transcript of this talk.

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