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Wednesday, October 26, 2005


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.
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



8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Analysis of Nano-Scale Stress in Silicon Microelectronics Devices by the Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction Technique
Peng Zhang, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 72-201

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

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Synergies of Catalyst Design and Reactor Engineering in Paraffins Dehydrogenation, Today and Tomorrow
Domenico Sanfilippo
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
The Future of CDMS
Bernard Sadoulet, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 50A-5132

6 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Reception for LGBT in Science and Technology
775 Tan Hall (campus)

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Morning Editions:
Breakfast Sandwich with Hash Browns

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Corned Beef Hash and Eggs with Toast

Market Carvery: Chicken Picatta with Rice and Vegetables
The Fresh Grille: Hot Deli Sandwich with Fries and Fountain Beverage
Menutainment: Vegetable Lasagna with Side Salad

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

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Underground Lab
Funding Approved


South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds got an additional $19.9 million from the state legislature for the Homestake underground laboratory proposal. Now, scientists must be persuaded to bring experiments to a closed gold mine in Lead, SD. The state now has a total of $35.6 million for the project. The money will be used to open and operate a laboratory 4,850 feet underground at Homestake. Berkeley Lab physicist Kevin Lesko is leading a consortium of more than 60 scientists nationwide who are supporting Homestake as the site for the National Science Foundation's deep lab. They will submit their proposal next June. Full story.  


Craft Fair Participants
Should Sign Up Now

Planning has begun for the Lab's annual holiday craft fair, which will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Employees who would like to sell their wares at the fair should contact Robin Mitchell (x4141) to register for a booth. Participants are asked to donate one item for a free prize drawing.

Cell Phone Company
Reps at Lab Today

Cingular Wireless and Verizon Wireless will have representatives in the Cafeteria lobby today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They can answer questions on discounts, promotions and equipment for personal use by Lab employees. Contact Telephone Services for inquiries about Lab-supported cellular service (x4966).


Open Enrollment
Begins Nov. 1

Employees who need to make changes to their benefits plans can do so during Open Enrollment, which begins Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. and ends Wednesday, Nov. 30, at midnight. Go here for information on what changes can be made, where to go to make changes, and a list of events employees can attend to learn more about Open Enrollment.  


One of several scientific posters CPEP distributes

Education Group Hands
Out Physics Posters

The Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP) is a non-profit organization of teachers, educators, and physicists located around the world, including Berkeley Lab. Its posters, charts, and web features present the current understanding of the fundamental nature of matter and energy, incorporating the major research findings of recent years. During the last ten years, CPEP has distributed more than 200,000 copies of its material. Berkeley Lab employees can donate to the group, 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.


Forum Looks at Science,
Entrepreneur Overlap

The UC San Francisco BioEntrepreneurship Center hosts a talk with social entrepreneur David Green, who will discuss his strategies for "compassionate capitalism," on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. on the UCSF campus. Green's talk is part of the center's "Scientist to CEO" series, which features life sciences industry leaders who started their careers as researchers. The cost is $20. Go here for more information and to register for this event.

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