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9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m.
EHS 278
Ladder Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

Transferring Technology to the Marketplace
Perseverance Hall

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Life Sciences
Three-Dimensional Structure of Macromolecular Machines Involved in Cell Motility
Dorit Hanein, Burnham Institute
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

3 p.m.
Structural and Magnetic Properties of Epitaxial MnxGe1_x/Ge(001)2x1 Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors
Christine Richter, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise
Bldg. 2-100B

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Genetic Studies of Mechanisms for Establishing and Maintaining Lens Transparency
Xiaohua Gong, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Electronics in the Polar Ice: The Engineering Challenges of the IceCube Optical Modules
John Joseph
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 26-115

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

5:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions:
Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo and Veggie
Tomorrow's Breakfast: French Toast with Sausage and Eggs
Market Carvery: Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken with Rice

The Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham and Cheese with Fries
Menutainment: 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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Day Activities

Though Earth Day is officially celebrated on April 22 each year, many organizations use the entire month to raise awareness about environmental issues. Many local groups have organized events, from creek clean-ups and fairs to classes on tidal wetland hydrology, in honor of Earth Day. Several of those activities rely on volunteer help, so Lab employees are encouraged to sign up. Go here to view a calendar of upcoming activities. This list will be updated periodically throughout the month and reposted in Today at Berkeley Lab.
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Hosts for Science
Teachers Needed

Life scientists Manfred Auer, back, with visiting teacher
The Center for Science and Engineering has joined with Industry Initiatives for Math and Science Education to recruit and place up to 10 local middle and high school teachers in eight-week internships at the Lab this summer. Over 25 applications have been received. Volunteers are needed to host these teachers, some of who may be teaching your children in school. Those interested in participating should contact Rollie Otto (x5325). This project is made possible by a gift from Stephen Bechtel.

D.C. Talk on Lab
Energy Efficiency

Paul Mathew, with the Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, and Don Amon, with the Environmental Protection Agency will speak at a brown bag lunch in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 12. They will discuss key technologies and strategies that help reduce energy use in laboratories and other high-tech buildings. The event is sponsored by the Alliance to Save Energy (1200 18th Street, NW).

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Performance Per Watt
To Guide Data Centers

If you thought vendors couldn't get benchmark performance numbers right, just wait. Given the power and cooling issues data centers face, performance per watt will soon be the new buzzword. The problem is there are no uniform benchmarks or standards to make such numbers meaningful - and there may never be. Berkeley Lab's John Koomey (Environmental Energy Technologies Division) says the problem is how to use metrics that are meaningful to real-world data center managers.
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Human Resources Groups Move to the Hill

Human Resources staff located in Building 939 (the Power Bar Building) are scheduled to move to the second floor of Building 90. Due to the complexity of the move, it will be handled in three phases. The Compensation and Health Care Facilitator groups will move tomorrow and Friday. The Benefits, HRIS, and policies groups will relocate April 17-18. On April 25-26, the Biosciences HR center and HR management make their move. All phone and fax numbers will remain the same. The new mail stop code is 90R2121.

Travel Office Starts
Gelco 9.0 Training

The Lab's Travel Office is organizing training sessions to teach staff how to use the newly implemented Gelco 9.0 software update. The first training sessions are on Monday, April 24, 9 a.m to noon, or 1 to 4 p.m. The three-hour classes will be held in the computer training room at Building 90-026. The structured sessions will cover document preparation and approval as well as provide an opportunity to practice and get answers to specific questions. Go to the self-service website and click "Training Enrollment" to register. For more information, contact the Travel Office (x4500).
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40% chance of rain.
High: 56° (13° C)
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SECON level 3

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