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9 a.m.
Human Resources
Oracle Calendar
Bldg. 90-0026

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

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

The US-China Agenda 21 Demonstration Energy-Efficient Office Building in Beijing
Joe Huang
Bldg. 90-4133

Technology Transfer Office
Patenting Process
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Mechanisms that Maintain Stable Gene Expression Through Regulation of Chromatin Structure
Bob Kingston, Massachusetts General Hospital
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


9:30 a.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 70A-3377

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Community Relations Office
Environmental Fair
Cafeteria Lawn

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS 256
LockOut/TagOut Verification
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source (ALS)
Photoionization of helium nanodroplets doped with rare gas atoms
Jeong Hyun Kim
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
How to Build Your Own Silicon Detector
Maurice Garcia-Sciveres
Building 50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
French Toast with 2 Eggs and Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Organic Veggie Omelette with Fruit and Toast
Market Carvery: Tandoori Chicken with Rice and Vegetables

The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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If the Big One Hits:
Quake Exercise Today

Berkeley Lab’s Emergency Operations Center will be activated today as the Laboratory joins four other city institutions in a simulated exercise on earthquake response and recovery. It’s the 100th anniversary of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake today, so the City of Berkeley is coordinating “Shockwave Centennial.” The multi-agency exercise simulates what would happen if the ’06 earthquake hit today. The Lab’s emergency team will be training in operations, information and coordination efforts. The 9 to 11 a.m. drill includes, besides the Lab and the city, Alta Bates medical center, the UC Berkeley campus, and Bayer Health Care. Go here for more information.

Asia-Pacific Climate
Group Here This Week

The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate— formed last summer by the national governments of Australia, China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United States— has committed to advance its countries’ common objectives to achieve cost-effective, cleaner, more efficient technologies in energy and the environment. Berkeley Lab, whose Environmental Energy Technologies Division has been a resource for the American team, will host the partnership’s first expert-level working meetings today through Friday. Most sessions will take place at the Claremont Hotel, although a private reception and some breakout sessions for the nearly 300 delegates will be on the Hill. Go here for more details on the partnership.
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Nanofibers Created
In Orderly Fashion

By Liese Greensfelder

Researchers at UC Berkeley have found a way to use the electric-field process to make nanofibers in a direct, continuous and controllable manner. The new technique, known as near-field electrospinning, offers the possibility of producing out of nanofibers new, specialized materials with organized patterns that can be used for such applications as wound dressings, filtrations and bio-scaffolds. Their study is in the April issue of the journal Nano Letters.

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Jefferson Lab Contract
To Academic-Industry Team

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, as the contractor for management and operation of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. The contract, which has a potential value of $2 billion, became effective yesterday. "We have selected the team that we believe is best equipped to lead this important Office of Science laboratory for the department, and we look forward to working with them as they manage Jefferson Lab in support of the scientific community," said Dr. Raymond Orbach, Director of the Office of Science. The contract consists of a five-year base period with a value of $500 million. The contractor may earn up to an additional 15 years based on performance, bringing the total contract value to $2 billion over 20 years. Full story.
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Women Scientists Needed
For Children’s Career Day

Organizers of this year's Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 27 are in need of additional women scientists, engineers, and computer scientists to talk with students about careers in science and technology. Presenters are need for the 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 1:15-2:30 p.m. sessions in Perseverance Hall. Over 120 students ages 9 to 15 are expected for the workshops. Volunteers may share printed material, display equipment or samples, or demonstrate something. If interested, contact Rollie Otto (X5325) or Joe Crippen (X5816) in the Center for Science and Engineering Education.

Travel Office Offers
Gelco Training Classes

The Travel Office will kick off training sessions for the new Gelco 9.0 travel software upgrade at Berkeley Lab. The first training session will be offered on Monday April 24, 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1- 4 p.m. 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. To enroll, go to the employee self-service website and select "Training Enrollment" and "Course Type" to find TRV0105 Gelco 9.0. If you require further information, please call the Travel Office at X4500, or send e-mail to the travel hot line.
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High: 68° (20° C)
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