Today at Berkeley Lab nameplate Berkeley Lab
Monday, November 14, 2005

7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Cafeteria Parking Lot

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191


7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Cafeteria Parking Lot

10 a.m.
EHS 26
EH&S for Managers, Supervisors & PI's
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Presentation
Bldg. 937-R302

1 p.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
ATM: The Art of Maintaining Genomic Integrity
Yossi Shiloh, Tel Aviv U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Synthetic Biology Department
Natural Product Biosynthesis, Engineering, and Drug Discovery
Ben Shen, U. of Wisconsin
Sibley Auditorium (Bechtel Hall, campus)

Events Calendar button

Morning Editions:
Banana Pancakes and Eggs

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuits

Market Carvery: Monster Stuff Baked Potatoes
The Fresh Grille:  Grilled Reuben with Coleslaw
Menutainment: Lasagna with Side Salad and Garlic Bread

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

Full menu

A Beautiful Way
To End the Day

This stunning photograph of last Thursday's sunset was taken near Building 62 by Susan Aberg, who works for the Center for Science and Engineering Education's College and University Programs. "I just happened to have a camera in my car as I was driving home," says Aberg. "It only lasted about 10 minutes, so was glad I could catch it." A design and art history major in college, Aberg loves taking photos while out cycling or walking, and also documents the activities of the many students who participate in her CSEE program.


Members Sought For
Employee Activity Board

Berkeley Lab's Employee Activities Association is seeking new board members for 2006. The group promotes and supports Lab-wide recreational, cultural, educational, and social activities for all employees. Those who are interested can send e-mail here (include name, mail stop, current position and division, and a brief statement) no later than Wednesday, Nov. 30.


Bailey Nominated
For 'Edge' Prize


David Bailey, a noted mathematician and the chief technologist for the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, is among 40 people nominated for the $100,000 "Edge of Computation Science Prize," which recognizes "individual scientific work, extending the computational idea, performed, published, or newly applied within the past ten years." Bailey was nominated for his 1997 work with Peter Borwein, and Simon Plouffe on the BBP algorithm, an exact computation of any digit of PI without computing previous digits.

Lab Physicist Describes
His VISA Woes in Blog


As part of the World Year of Physics celebration, the "Quantum Diaries" website was created as a place where scientists can convey their experiences, thoughts, impressions, triumphs and disappointments throughout the year. In his latest installment, titled "Grounded," Berkeley Lab's Karsten Heeger discusses the VISA challenges he's facing as a foreigner trying to travel around the world to conduct his research. Go here to read Heeger's entry.


403(b) and 457(b) Contribution Limits to Increase

The maximum annual contribution limits for the 403(b) and 457(b) plans will be increasing in 2006 to $15,000 for employees under the age of 50, and $20,000 for employees age 50 or over. Deadlines for changes or enrollment in the 403(b) plan are 5 p.m. on Dec. 9 for monthly staff and Dec. 30 for biweekly staff; for the 457 (b) plan, 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 for monthly, and Dec. 30 for biweekly. Go here to enroll or make changes.

Partly cloudy.
High: 73 (22 C)
IMAGE: Weather icon
Extended Forecast
SECON level 3

More Information
Current issue button
Previous issue button
Submission guidelines button
Archives button

IMAGE: DOE logo IMAGE: Office of Science logo IMAGE: UC logo