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Tuesday, October 25, 2005


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Benefits Office
FITSCo One-on-One Investment Counseling
Alyssa Valladao, Fidelity
Bldg. 939-202

9:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro EH&S at LBNL
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

11:45 to 1 p.m.
Creative Services Office
Informational Road Show
Cafeteria Lobby

Noon to 1 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Marine World Fright Fest Ticket Sale
Cafeteria Lobby

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

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Integrating Oncogenic Pathways and Cancer Outcomes with Gene Expression Signatures
Joe Nevins, Duke U.
Bldg. 66 Aud.

4 p.m.
Synthetic Biology
Noisy Feedback Regulation in Gene Networks
Alexander van Oudenaarden, MIT
Sibley Aud., Bechtel Hall, Campus

7 p.m.
Einstein the Peacenik
Lawrence Badash, UC Santa Barbara
Schwimley Aud., Berkeley High School



8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Onsite Dental Mobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Physics at a New Fermilab Proton Driver
Stephen Geer, Fermilab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Overview of Beamline 12.3.1
Scott Classen and Gerg Hura
Bldg. 6-2202

Noon to 1 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Marine World Fright Fest Ticket Sale
Cafeteria Lobby

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions:
French Toast with Eggs and Fruit

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Breakfast Sandwich with Hash Browns

Market Carvery: Sweet and Sour Chicken over Rice
The Fresh Grille: Reuben Sandwich with Potato Salad
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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

Full menu

Lab Given Exemption
On ID Verification Plan

Ever since President Bush signed Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) in August 2004, national laboratories have been concerned about the potential impacts to research. Until recently, it appeared that the new requirements of Personal Identity Verification (PIV), which include background checks, new badges, and costly changes to our security infrastructure, would apply to Berkeley Lab. However, Deputy Secretary of Energy Clay Sell issued a memo on Oct. 14 that exempts uncleared employees from HSPD-12 requirements. While the reqirements may apply to Berkeley Lab in the future, for now, employees are excluded.


Einstein Social Influence
Lecture Topic Tonight


Lawrence Badash, a UC Santa Barbara history of science professor, will present a talk on Albert Einstein's social influence and activism, and the trouble it sometimes caused him, tonight at 7 p.m. in Berkeley High School's Schwimley Little Theater. The event, titled "Einstein the Peacenik," is being presented in conjunction with the World Year of Physics. Go here for more information.

'Road Show' Will Offer
Creative Services Info

The Creative Services Office — home for high-quality illustration and design, web site development, photography and video, technical writing and editing, and printing — will be demonstrating its services today in a "Road Show" display in the cafeteria lobby. From 11:45 a.m to 1 p.m., representatives from each functional area will be on hand to describe the job process, from cost estimate to completion, as well as demonstrate previous contributions such as publications, posters and Internet sites.


Quick Thinking at Fire
Nets Spot Awards for 7

When a fire started in the dry grass near the Bldg. 71 trailers on June 29, the people working nearby noticed and responded. While buyer Carol Avellino called x7911 to summon help, the others (carpenters Tom Bennett, Steve Campos, and Blair Mordecai; custodian Noah Bullock; Chemical Sciences researcher Jason Maddi; and AFRD staffer Ji Qiang and guest Sekazi Mtingwa) pitched in to fight the fire. Nine fire extinguishers and four five-gallon bottles of water were discharged and the fire was nearly extinguished when Alameda County firefighters arrived. The quick-thinking volunteers were honored with spot awards in a ceremony at the Firehouse on Oct. 7.  


SHARES Campaign
Off to Strong Start

Twenty-seven Berkeley Lab employees have contributed a total of $7,790 to the 2005 Berkeley Lab SHARES charitable giving campaign as of last Friday. 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.

New Audio Conference
Service at the Lab

In an effort to reduce costs, Telephone Services is providing a new audio conference service to the Lab at a 70 percent lower per-minute rate, effective Nov. 1. In addition to the cost savings, users will also be able to schedule their own teleconferences 24 hours a day, without having to submit a request. Users are assigned a 20-party audio conference account with a toll-free number. International callers must use a toll number. Larger audio conference accounts can be set up, as needed. Go here for more information, or call x7997.

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