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Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with Eggs
Market Carvery: Sweet and Sour Chicken

The Fresh Grille: BBQ Pork Sandwich with Fruit and Onion Rings
Menutainment: Baked Ziti with Side Salad

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New Logo, Home Page For Lab 75th Anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Founder Ernest Lawrence launched the Radiation Laboratory, predecessor to Berkeley Lab, on August 26, 1931 in a small building on the UC Berkeley campus. Numerous activities and events are being planned to celebrate this historic year; look to the Jan. 20 issue of The View for more information. In addition, the Lab has a new logo to commemorate the occasion, designed by Caitlin Youngquist of the Creative Services Office. The logo will appear on Lab publications, stationery and home page. A high-resolution version of the logo is available here. Go here to view the new home page.


Lab Scientist To Head
State Air Quality Board
By Miguel Bustillo


Three months after his initial choice of an industry lobbyist was rejected by environmental activists and Democratic legislators, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday appointed Robert Sawyer, a respected air-quality scientist, to chair the California Air Resources Board. The appointment of Sawyer — with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division — must be confirmed by the state Senate. Full story.


UCOP's Hatayama
Takes Over in EH&S


This week marks both the start of a new year and the arrival of Berkeley Lab's new Acting Division Director for Environment, Health and Safety, Howard Hatayama. He has been Director of Environment, Safety and Health for the University of California Office of the President's Laboratory Management Office. At Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu's invitation, Hatayama agreed to the Lab assignment in December following the repositioning of Phyllis Pei to a safety advisor role in Chief Operating Officer David McGraw's office. Hatayama has 30 years of professional experience in the environment, health and safety field, including service at state, national and international levels. Go here to read more about his background.

Barletta Off
To 'School';
Gourlay to

William Barletta, director of Berkeley Lab's Accelerator and Fusion Research Division for the past 12 years, is departing to become Director of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS) headquartered at Fermilab. Barletta had also directed the Lab's successful proposal effort for the new University of California management contract. Steve Gourlay, a scientist in AFRD since 1997, has been appointed by Lab Director Steve Chu to be Acting Director of the division while a national search proceeds. Gourlay is head of the Superconducting Magnet Program. Read more about Gourlay here, Barletta's letter to USPAS students and faculty here, and the original announcement of Barletta's new role, with Chu's comments on Barletta's achievements, here.


Give Blood, Save Lives At Lab Donation Drive

Lab employees have provided much-needed support for the Red Cross blood supply. More than 100 staff members registered and nearly 75 units of blood were collected during the Bloodmobile's onsite visit last November. Those who weren't able to donate then have another chance. The Bloodmobile will again park outside the cafeteria Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 17-19, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Go here to make an appointment (click "registration" link, sponsor code is LBL). For questions, contact Clark Wood (x6489), or Heather Pinto (x4181).

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