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Wednesday, October 19, 2005


10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electrical Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 70A-3377

10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

LBNL Amateur Emergency Radio Group
Bldg. 48-109

Employee Activities Assn.
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assn.
Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-19

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

1:30 p.m
EHS 278
Ladder Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Recent Electronic Structure Studies
Jorg Fink, Leibniz Institute, Dresden
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering
Direct Methane Conversion to Acetic Acid Catalyzed by Pd2+ Cations in the Presence of Oxygen
Mark Zerella, UC Berkeley
120 Latimer Hall, campus

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
The Allen Telescope Array: A New Telescope for SETI and Radio Astronomy
Dave DeBoer, UC Berkeley/SETI Institute
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

9 a.m.
EHS 20
ES&H for Supervisors
Bldg. 70A-3377

10 a.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Safety
Bldg. 48-109

10:30 a.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Environmental Energy Technologies
Innovative Office Buildings for Improved Energy Efficiency and User Comfort: Lessons from Germany
Oliver Bauman, Stefan Plesser and Robert Himmler
Bldg. 90-3148

11 a.m.
Graduate Research Seminar
Tuning First and Second Coordination Sphere Effects for Controlled O-O Formation and Cleavage
W. Hill Harman
120 Latimer Hall, Campus

Senior Managers’ Brown Bag
Bldg. 50A-5132
All employees welcome

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

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Dynamics of CO Clusters Embedded in H, corralling of O2 by O
James Evans, Iowa State U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Chemistry Graduate Research
Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy: Application to Stilbene Isomerization and Detection of Non-Stationary Vibrational States, and
Dynamic Properties of the Air/Water Interface

Renee Frontiera and Eric Carlson
120 Latimer Hall, Campus

4 p.m.
Gamma Rays and Microwaves from Dark Matter Annihilation in the Galactic Center
Doug Finkbeiner, Princeton
Bldg. 50A-5132

7:15 p.m.
ALS Public Lecture
The Mysteries of Magnetism
Joachim Stohr, SLAC
50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
2 French Toasts, 2 Bacon Strips and 2 Eggs

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast

Market Carvery: Pork Roast with Baked Potatoes and Vegetables
The Fresh Grille: Corn Dogs with Fries and Chili
Menutainment: Chicken Molé with Rice and Beans

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

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Lab Managers’ Next
‘Brown Bag’ Tomorrow

Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu and his top managers, Deputy Director Graham Fleming and Chief Operations Officer David McGraw, meet quarterly for a conversation and lunch with employees at locations throughout the site. The next “brown bag” in the series is scheduled for tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 50, room 5132. All interested staff are encouraged to bring their lunches, their questions and their comments.


Sex Harassment Course
On Line for Supervisors

A new online sexual harassment prevention training program becomes available today to all University of California supervisors, including those at Berkeley Lab. Provided by the UC Office of the President, the program helps UC and the Lab to comply with a state law (AB 1825) requiring employers with 50 or more employees to offer supervisors at least two hours of mandatory training in sexual harassment prevention by Jan. 1, 2006. Supervisors will receive an e-mail with a personalized link that will direct them to the course. Go here to read more about the program.


Liability in Use
Of Laboratory Vehicles

Facilities Fleet Services has asked that all drivers of Berkeley Lab vehicles go to this section of the Lab's Regulation and Procedure Manual and review their responsibilities when operating a Laboratory-furnished vehicle.  While operating a Lab vehicle, drivers are personally liable for the costs of any damages incurred due to the misuse of such vehicles. Misuse means unauthorized use, use for an improper purpose, gross negligence in the care and operation of an official vehicle, or not adhering to traffic safety regulations. Smoking in Laboratory vehicles is prohibited.


Teen and Godmother
Are a Great Match


SUISUN CITY - Jasmyn Cooper gets homework help from her godmother — a woman she's known all her life. “I was in the delivery room when she was born, because her dad was overseas,“ Donna Spencer says of the 17-year-old Rodriguez High School senior. ”I've really been around her. I've seen it all.” Spencer has worked in the Department of Energy’s Berkeley Site Office here at the Lab since 1997, as an engineer on the Environment, Safety and Health Management team. Her story as Jasmyn’s godmother was told last weekend in the Fairfield Daily Republic newspaper. Full story.


Berkeley Foundation
Helps Public Schools

One in a series of profiles of local charities highlighted in the Berkeley Lab SHARES charitable giving campaign.

The Berkeley Public Education Foundation (BPEF) is a volunteer-based organization that provides classroom grants to teachers and Berkeley school volunteers. Recently, it helped establish the Berkeley High School health center, and provided support for the K-8 science curriculum. Find out more about BPEF here. Berkeley Lab employees can donate to this organization, and many more, through the SHARES campaign, now through Nov. 18. To learn more about SHARES, go here. To make online contributions, go here. Send any questions to the SHARES answer line here.


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