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Environmental Energy Technologies
Commissioning and Performance Diagnostics for HVAC Control Systems
Ashish Singhal, Johnson Controls
Bldg. 90-3122

Dance Club
Waltz Practice
Bldg. 51 Lobby

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302


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

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Morning Editions: Chili and Cheese Omelet with Hash Browns and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with 2 Eggs and Bacon
Market Carvery: Vegetable Lasagna with Side Salad and Garlic Fries
The Fresh Grille: Udon Noodle Soup Bar
Menutainment: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich with Fries

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Celebrate the Holidays
At Reception Tomorrow

Berkeley Lab management will toast employees tomorrow at the annual Director's Holiday Reception, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Refreshments and musical entertainment will be on the agenda, and senior management will offer greetings on behalf of the Directorate. All Lab staff are invited to join in the celebration.

Computing Scientist
Named APS Fellow

The American Physical Society (APS) has named Lin-Wang Wang a fellow in the Division of Computational Physics, an honor bestowed on scientists who have made outstanding contributions in the field. Wang, a member of the Lab's Scientific Computing Group, specializes in nanoscale electronic structure research. He was recognized for his “development of new computational algorithms in electronic structure calculations of large nanostructures.” The APS is the world’s largest professional group for physicists. A full list of fellows is available here.

CRD Researchers Share Expertise in New Book

Several Berkeley Lab Computational Research Division scientists have contributed to a new book titled “Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing.” The book, co-edited by CRD Director Horst Simon and published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, explores the models and technologies used by scientists to coax superb results from highly parallel computers. This book is the first in-depth discussion of parallel computing in 10 years. The CRD researchers who authored some of the chapters are David Bailey, Esmond Ng, Lenny Oliker and Ali Pinar. Go here for more information on the book.


Try a Tankless Water
Heater on for Size

Jason Higgins, a music industry executive, is way ahead of his time as a homeowner. In 1997, while serving in the Air Force in San Antonio, Texas, Higgins was doing some Internet research about water heaters for the new house he and wife were building. He came across a tankless water heater, which heats water on demand by using a large burner. Just how energy efficient is a tankless heater? That's not easy to answer, says Jim Lutz, an Environmental Energy Technologies researcher at Berkeley Lab. Full story.

New Weight Watchers
Group for New Year

The Lab is once again forming an onsite Weight Watchers group, with an informational meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 1:15 p.m. in Building 26. For more information, contact Cathy Wentworth (x6266).

Reminder: Curtailed
Facilities Services

The Lab's mailroom will be open Dec. 27 to 29 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Receiving will be open on Dec. 28 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bus, transportation and fleet services will be closed throughout the shutdown.

Friday is Deadline
For Safety Survey

A questionnaire on Berkeley Lab's safety culture will be available until close of business on Friday. Lab employees are encouraged to comment on the services provided by Environment, Health and Safety in this 10-minute, 30-question survey. Results will contribute to making the Lab a safer place to work. All input is anonymous. Go here to take the survey.

Inventory to Begin
Tuesday, Jan. 2

Property Management wants to remind the Lab community that Tuesday, Jan. 2, will mark the start of a 90-day effort to validate locations of 21,000 assets bearing DOE tags. The first four days will focus on zone scanning to capture a majority of the items and will shift to the divisions thereafter. Employees should be ready to assist inventory staffers who may need help finding assets under desks and in closets. Contact your Division Property Representative for more information.


Decker, left, and Lab Director Chuck Shank in 2001
DOE's Decker to Retire
After 33 Years in Science

James Decker, principal deputy director in the Office of Science and an aide to all 11 Department of Energy secretaries, has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 3. "Everyone associated with the Office of Science has benefited greatly from Jim’s institutional knowledge, dedication and leadership," said Under Secretary for Science Ray Orbach. Read Orbach's tribute and summary of Decker's career here.
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30% chance of rain.
High: 54° (12° C)
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