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E.O. Lawrence

Days Until Founders Day


9 a.m.
EHS 243
Soldering Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Dance Club
West Coast Swing
Bldg. 51 Lobby (Bevatron)

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


7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile
Bldg. 51 Parking Lot

8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Benefits Office
FITSCo Counseling
Alyssa Valladao
Bldg. 26-109

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

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

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Morning Editions: Bacon Cheese Biscuits with Hash Browns and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cheese Omelette with Fruit and Toast

Market Carvery: Brisket of Beef with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

The Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham and Cheese with a Cup of Chili
Menutainment: Pasta Primavera with Cornbread and Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Water Molecules
Spark Big Dispute

For more than a century, Cal and Stanford have been locked in a cross-Bay rivalry over everything from science to their annual football game. The newest point of contention is the very stuff that separates the two Bay Area schools: water. Two years ago, Stanford chemist Anders Nilsson published a high-profile study showing that the way molecules in water are connected is startlingly different from what scientists had believed. But UC Berkeley professors and Berkeley Lab scientists Rich Saykally and Teresa Head-Gordon have fired back from across the Bay claiming Nilsson's ideas are bunk. Full story. This story also appeared in the Contra Costa Times.

Founders Day Music:
Rock, R&B, Scottish

The live tunes will be free-flowing and diverse during Founders Day on Aug. 26 at the cafeteria stage. Julia Turner's Copper Dome Bohdi will open at 10:30 a.m. with psychedelia-inspired rock, while rhythm-and-blues bands from both Berkeley and Livermore labs entertain all afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. In between, Janis Dairiki's Scottish country dance group, accompanied by the Plaid Attitude musicians, will take the stage at 12:30 p.m. Revelers are urged to bring their dancin' shoes. Go here for more about Founders Day, including details on RSVP, food, parking, guest passes and transportation.

Physicist Smoot Among Cosmology Prize Winners

George Smoot of the Physics Division was one of the 18 members of the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) Science Working Group who were awarded the Peter Gruber Foundation's 2006 Cosmology Prize in a ceremony at the International Astronomical Union's General Assembly in Prague yesterday. Half the prize goes to COBE Project Scientist John Mather, who accepted the award in Prague. Smoot was principal investigator of the differential microwave radiometer (DMR) experiment aboard COBE, one of three experiments aboard the spacecraft that not only confirmed that the universe was born in a big bang but shed light on its subsequent structure. Full story.

Asian Club Plans
Picnic on Saturday

Berkeley Lab's Asian Association invites all employees and their guests to an Asian food festival at noon on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Berkeley Marina's north-side picnic area. The event is a chance for veteran and new members to get acquainted, and to encourage staff to join the club. Go here for more details.

Central Storeroom
Closed Tomorrow

To comply with DOE accounting procedures, the Central Storeroom in Building 78 will be closed to take inventory tomorrow. Those with a critical requirement for materials can call x5087.

Proper Usage of Lab Corporate Travel Cards

Corporate travel cards may be issued to career employees who travel on official Laboratory business at least once a year. Except in extenuating circumstances, corporate travel cards should be used only for expenses associated with official Laboratory travel. Amounts charged to the cards are billed directly to the cardholder. The cardholder is personally responsible for paying all charges and keeping the account current. The Laboratory will not reimburse or pay late fee charges incurred in connection with the corporate card. Travelers are reimbursed by submitting a travel expense report. P-cards may not be used for travel expenses or registration fees. The complete Lab policy on corporate travel cards can be found here.
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