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Friday, January 13, 2006

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Recent Developments on the Beijing Spallation Neutron Source Project
Jie Wei, Brookhaven Lab
Bldg. 71-264

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191


7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Berkeley Lab
Red Cross Blood Drive
Cafeteria Parking Lot

10 a.m.
EHS 26
Environment, Health and Safety for Managers, Supervisors and PI's
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awarenss for Computer Users
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
In-Between Plastics and Proteins: New Materials Based on Sequence-Specific Heteropolymers
Ronald Zuckerman
Bldg. 66-316

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Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Tuesday's Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast
Market Carvery: Turkey Meatloaf with Baked Potato and Veggies

The Fresh Grille: Grilled Turkey Panini with Fries
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito with Chicken or Pork

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Lab Figures Large
In Emissions Goal


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has a mission: he wants to terminate global warming. In June, Schwarzenegger called for the state to slash its greenhouse-gas emissions to 80 percent of 1990 levels in the next 45 years. A feature story describes how groundwork laid by Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division will help him achieve this ambitious goal, including early research by former EETD physicist Arthur Rosenfeld (now a member of the state's energy commission). Full story.


Breast Cancer Expert
To Speak at Meeting


Berkeley Lab life scientist Mary Helen Barcellos- Hoff is among those slated to speak at an upcoming town-hall meeting on environmental links to breast cancer. The event takes place Saturday, Jan. 21 at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested in attending can register here. The meeting will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about research activities being conducted by the Bay Area Breast Cancer and Environment Research Center.


E-Mail Storage Costs Are Cut

The Lab's Information Technology (IT) Division is reducing the rate charged for IMAP e-mail storage by 20 percent. The cost is now $1.40 per megabyte (Mbyte) per month for storage over 100 Mbytes. This reduction (from the current rate of $1.75 per Mbyte) takes effect with the January billing month, which ends Thursday, Jan. 19. The IT Division, in collaboration with the Lab-wide IT Advisory Committee (ITAC), analyzed the e-mail costing model, and it was determined that a reduction to the storage rate could be accommodated during this budget cycle. IT will continue to work with ITAC to review alternative e-mail rate structures.

Lab Closed
This Monday

Employees are reminded that the Lab will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Today at Berkeley Lab will return on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

UC Vice President
Leaves Office

University of California Senior Vice President for business and finance Joseph Mullinix will resign in March to accept the position of deputy president for administration for the National University of Singapore. Full story.

Applications Are Sought
For Staff Advisor Position

All eligible University of California staff and non-Senate academic employees who are interested in serving as the 2006-2007 Staff Advisor to The Regents may apply Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. The two-year UC Staff Advisor pilot program, approved and instituted last year, is intended to allow The Regents to benefit from hearing staff perspectives on matters that come before them. Further information about the program, and the application form, can be found here (click "How to Apply"), beginning Jan. 17. Applications will also be available through Human Resources, Building 939-200.

Update Address, Names
For W-2 Distribution

Employees who moved or had a name change during the last year and have not updated this information with the Lab should do so before Tuesday, Jan. 17, in order to receive a correct 2005 W-2 form. Go here to check the information on file or to make changes. Those with international addresses or without access to the website should contact their Human Resources Center representative. Go here to view a list of representatives for each division.

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