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Wednesday, November 2, 2005

9 a.m.
EHS 154
Building Emergency Team Training
Bldg. 48-109

9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Type Ia Supernova Explosions: Energetics, Nucleosynthesis, and Cosmology
Jim Truran, U. of Chicago
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 90-3148

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
EHS 346
Chemical Management System Web Application Training
Bldg. 90-0026

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazard Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Imaging Complex Spin Structures of Magnetic Nanostructures
Matthias Bode, Institute of Applied Physics
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
How to Design an Integrated Circuit
Peter Denes
Bldg. 50 Auditorium



7:30 a.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

10 a.m.
EHS 535
Hot Work Permit Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Nuclear Science
Type Ia Supernova Explosions: Energetics, Nucleosynthesis, and Cosmology
Jim Truran, U. of Chicago
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 90-3148

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Why Are Aluminum Deficient Y Zeolites Hydrophobic
Istvan Halasz, PQ Corporation
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

2 p.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Presentation for OSF Staff
Bldg 943-238

4 p.m.
Physics Division
The Quest for the Higgs: Where Do We Stand?
Anna Goussiou, Notre Dame U.
Bldg. 50B-4205

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Morning Editions:
Cheese Omelette with Fruit and Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
2 Pancakes, 2 Bacon Strips and 2 Eggs

Market Carvery: Marinated Tenderloin of Beef with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham, Cheese, and Pepper Sandwich with Potato Salad
Menutainment: Southwestern Tortilla Casserole with Chicken and Cheese

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

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Lab Scientists Say
Future is Bright
By Sharon Tang-Quan

As Berkeley Lab approaches its 75th anniversary next year, scientists there outlined its priorities for the next five years last Friday. Developing sustainable and carbon-neutral sources of energy and designing better drug therapies for cancer, diabetes and malaria are initiatives in the works, officials said. "I think science is great for the country, the world," said Steven Chu, 1997 Nobel Prize winner in physics and director of the lab. "As a lab, we want to deliver." Full story.

Power Savings in Auto
Demand Response Tests

Using two different kinds of communication technology to test automated demand response during the summer of 2004, researchers at Berkeley Lab found up to four megawatts of savings at 18 sites consisting of 36 buildings, according to a new report. The research took place under the auspices of the Demand Response Research Center, which is funded by California's Public Interest Energy Research Program, and is led by Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division. A PDF of the full story can be downloaded here.


Employee Contributions
More Than $10,000

As of Monday, 40 Berkeley Lab employees have contributed a total of $10,050 to the 2005 Berkeley Lab SHARES charitable giving campaign. The campaign, which started Oct. 14 and runs through Nov. 18, supports the Lab's commitment to reach out to surrounding communities and help organizations that depend largely on donations. Employees can donate to 18 local charities dedicated to science and education outreach, as well as energy conservation. Go here to see a list of additional donating options and to learn more about the SHARES program. To make online contributions, go here. Send questions to the SHARES answer line here.

Understanding SHARES
Administration Fees

Under the 2005 SHARES campaign, contributions given to certain charities are subject to an administrative fee (see the Oct. 14 View for information on charities and their fees). In response to employee inquires, an explanation of these fees is offered. The assessment enables workplace programs like SHARES to help charitable organizations reach a wider audience. In addition, payroll- deduction gifts are usually larger than one-time gifts, so even with the administrative fee, the final amount donated is more. Federations combine contributions from many worksites into one quarterly check, which is more cost-effective for charities than processing many checks from individual donors.


Be Careful of Credit Card
Scams When Traveling

The University of California Police Department has alerted the Lab's Travel Office to a recent scam involving several DOE laboratory travelers staying at the NTS/Las Vegas. Guests are called on the last morning of their stay by someone posing as front desk staff and told that the credit card number used at registration is incorrect, and unable to be processed. Guests are asked to provide all or a portion of this card number over the phone. Those encountering this type of phone call should proceed to the front desk to resolve any billing issues. Never provide the card number of a personal credit card or corporate card over the phone in these cases.

November is 'American
Diabetes Month'

The Lab's Health Care Facilitator office wants to remind everyone that November is "American Diabetes Month." Often diabetes goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Some diabetes symptoms include: frequent urination, excessive thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, increased fatigue, irritability, and blurry vision. Those experiencing one or more of these symptoms should seek medical help. Studies show that early detection of symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes. For more information, go here.

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