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Days Until Founders Day


Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

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

EETD Seminar
Benchmarking Building Performance, and The Australian Building Greenhouse Rating Scheme
Paul Bannister, Exergy (Australia)
Bldg. 90-3122


8:30 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Aud.

10:15 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS10-Intro to ES&H at LBNL
Bldg. 50 Aud.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ergonomics Fair
Cafeteria lawn

1 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety

Bldg. 70A-3377

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Morning Editions: Denver Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito with Roasted Potatoes

Market Carvery: Chicken Teriyaki Bowl over Rice

The Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Spaghetti with Meat and Marinara Sauce

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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New at Founders Day:
Cake, Ping Pong, Photo

With just one week until Founders Day, new activities are still being added. For example, as part of the Noon Ceremony, guests are invited to join Director Chu in singing happy birthday and blowing out candles on a cake. Cake for 600 will be served in the cafeteria after 1 p.m. Also included in the ceremony will be a group shot of all guests gathered in the cafeteria parking lot, taken by staff photographer Roy Kaltschmidt. The photo will be included with other items in the time capsule. The Lab's Ping Pong Club will have a table set up in Perseverance Hall, with open play from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. The club will conduct the semifinal round of its tournament from 1 to 2 p.m.

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Cray Returns to NERSC: Q&A with Bill Kramer
By Steve Conway

The DOE's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Berkeley Lab recently announced that Cray won the bid to deliver a 100-teraflop, $52 million supercomputer that can be significantly expanded over time. Bill Kramer, general manager of the NERSC center, talked with HPCwire about the evaluation criteria, the system that will boost computational power at NERSC by nine times, and how Cray came out ahead in performance and price/ performance. Read the interview here.

Aronson Named Director
Of Brookhaven Lab

The Board of Directors of Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) announced Friday that Interim Laboratory Director Dr. Samuel Aronson has been named as the new Director of Brookhaven National Lab (BNL). BSA manages BNL for the Department of Energy. DOE also approved the selection. Aronson, a physicist, has served as Brookhaven Lab's Interim Director since former Director Praveen Chaudhari stepped down in April 2006. Friday's announcement was made following a nationwide search and interview process conducted by a committee. Full story.


Neville Smith, ALS Science Director, Dies

Neville Smith, ALS scientific director and a leading authority in the field of photoemission spectroscopy, succumbed to cancer on Friday. He was 64. A native of England with a Ph.D. in physics from Cambridge University, Smith came to Berkeley Lab in 1994 from AT&T Bell Laboratories when he was named by then-Lab director Charles Shank to be the ALSí first scientific program head. There will be no funeral, but a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held later in the fall. Read more about his career here.

Notebook Battery Recall
Announced by Dell

Dell laptop
Dell has identified a potential issue associated with certain batteries sold with Dell Latitude, Inspiron, XPS and Dell Precision Mobile Workstation notebook computers. Dell is voluntarily recalling certain Dell-branded batteries with cells manufactured by Sony and offering free replacements for these batteries. The batteries were shipped to customers between April 1, 2004 and July 18, 2006. Dell has indicated that 14 percent of these batteries are candidates for recall. Under rare conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire. Employees who think that their batteries might need to be replaced should visit Dell's website or contact the Help Desk (x4357).

Labís Annual Ergo Fair Tomorrow, Wednesday

Berkeley Lab will hold its annual Ergonomics Fair outside the cafeteria between the patio and outdoor stage from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday. This event is an opportunity for employees to visit with various vendors to see the latest ergonomics furniture, accessories and tools. They will also learn more about ways to minimize the risk of repetitive motion injuries in the office, laboratory and shop. For more information, contact Edith Perry at x7170 or [email protected].

Jazz Festival This Week
In Downtown Berkeley

A jazz festival, sponsored by the Jupiter restaurant and the City of Berkeley, will feature concerts tomorrow through Sunday at various venues downtown, some free and others with charge. The program includes a wide range of music from “trad” jazz to “The Children of Hard Bop” and from Afro-Caribbean and South American music to “world music” and “new forms.” Poetry plays a major part in the festival’s list of over 40 offerings. Go here for a complete schedule.
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