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Dance Club
East Coast Swing Class
Bldg. 51 Lobby (Bevatron)

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191


9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Chair Massage
Bldg. 26

Computing Sciences
Student Seminar: Computing the Cosmos
Bldg. 50B-4205
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Morning Editions: Chili and Cheese Omelet with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

The Fresh Grille: Chicken Tenders with French Fries and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Sweet and Sour Pork over Rice

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Roadmap for Cleaner
Fuels is Published

The U.S. Department of Energy Friday released an ambitious new research agenda for the development of cellulosic ethanol as an alternative to gasoline. The scientific "roadmap" cites recent advances in biotechnology that have made cost-effective production of ethanol from cellulose, or inedible plant fiber, an attainable goal. The report outlines a detailed research plan for developing new technologies to transform cellulosic ethanol — a renewable, cleaner-burning, and carbon-neutral alternative to gasoline — into an economically viable transportation fuel. Much of the genome sequencing required for the plan will take place at the Joint Genome Institute. Full story.
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Indoor Environment
Expert Honored

Max Sherman, with the Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Indoor Environmental Department, recently received the Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award for continuous preeminence in engineering and research work. The award was presented by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) during their annual meeting last month. Sherman is an ASHRAE fellow and leader of the Energy Performance of Buildings Group.


Central Storeroom
Closed Tomorrow

To comply with Department of Energy accounting procedures, the Central Storeroom (Building 78) will be closed for inventory tomorrow. Those with a critical requirement on that day can call x5087.

Lab Holds Blood Drive
Three Days Next Week

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Lab next Monday through Wednesday (July 17-19), from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the cafeteria parking lot. Go here to make an online appointment. For more information, contact Clark Wood (x6489) or Heather Pinto (x4181).


Summer Lecture Topic:
Energy Efficiency

Art Rosenfeld, an appointee to the California Energy Commission and one of the architects of energy efficiency research at Berkeley Lab in the 1970s, will discuss what it takes to shepherd innovative energy efficiency research from the lab to the real world today at noon in the Building 50 auditorium. Rosenfeld recently won the prestigious Enrico Fermi Award, the U.S. government's oldest award for scientific achievement.
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Proper Cigarette Butt Disposal Prevents Fires

Cigarettes are the leading cause of fire-related deaths in the U.S. and a significant source of litter. There have been several cigarette- related fires at Berkeley Lab over the past few years. To create and maintain an environment as close to smoke-free as possible and to protect the buildings and the natural surroundings at the Lab, smokers should light up in designated safe areas only (away from building windows and entrances and combustibles), and put butts in provided ash receptacles, and remind other smokers to do the same. To learn more, stop by the cafeteria on Wednesday between 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. to speak with representatives from "Keep America Beautiful" and the Lab's Fire Department. Pocket ashtrays can be purchased for $1.

When Fire Alarm
Sounds, Evacuate

Employees are reminded that when a building's fire alarm sounds, they should evacuate immediately. Keep vital items, such as glasses or keys, close by so evacuation is not delayed. Close doors upon departure and use stairs, not elevators. Those unable to negotiate stairs should stay on the stair landing with the door closed. Fire fighters will be responding within minutes.

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Partly cloudy.
High: 70° (21° C)
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SECON level 3

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