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8:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

10 a.m.
EHS 256
LockOut/TagOut Verification
Bldg. 70A-3377

10:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to ES&H at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Life Sciences
Laboratory Sequencing Program Orientation
Gerald Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Lab
Bldg. 977-120 Videoconference in Bldg. 84-318 and Bldg. 100-149C (JGI)  

Environmental Energy Technologies
Control of the Energy Performance Regulation in France: Approach and Results on 36 Buildings
Francois Remi Carrie, Centre d'Etudes Techniques de l'Equipement
Bldg. 90-3122

1:30 p.m.
EHS 735/739/738
Bloodborne Pathogens/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Center for Beam Physics
4D Vlasov Model of the Collective Beam-Beam Interaction: Parallel Density Calculation and Analytical Results
Andrey Sobol, U. of New Mexico
Bldg. 71-264

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazardous Waste
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
X-Ray Sources and Experiments at LOA
Olivier Albert, Ecole Polytechnique
Bldg. 6-2202


9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191 

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

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Charge-Transfer and dd Excitations in RIXS of Transition Metal Compounds
Akio Kotani, RIKEN Harima Institute
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Superconducting Insertion Devices for the Next Generation of Synchrotron Radiation Sources
Soren Prestemon
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions: 3 Pancakes with Bacon and 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Beef Brisket with Potatoes and Salad

The Fresh Grille: BBQ Turkey Sandwich with Coleslaw and Fries
Menutainment:  Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Tracking California's
Power Demand

How much electrical power are Californians using today? How much spare capacity is available, and how close are we to rolling blackouts? So many people are visiting the California Independent System Operator's website that it's difficult to get access. For a good alternative, view a web page developed by Environmental Energy Technologies Division's Alan Meier. He initially developed the site during the electricity crisis of 2001. And for hints on how to reduce your power usage, check out the state's Flex Your Power site.
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No Charge for E-Mail
For Month of July

Berkeley Lab's IT Division has announced that it will not charge for e-mail storage for the month of July due to budget adjustments resulting from improved efficiencies. The Division's e-mail group continues to work on a new funding model. Updates will be published in future editions of Today at Berkeley Lab. For questions, contact the IT Help Desk (x4357).
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IT Engineer's Recipe
Wins County Fair Ribbon

John Christman, a network engineer for the Lab's IT Division, took home a blue ribbon for his Whiskey Peppercorn Steak recipe at the Alameda County Fair earlier this month. "I almost didn't make it," says Christman of the time constraints put on contestants. "I had two minutes to go, and my sauce wouldn't clarify. I kept stirring and praying, then stirring some more ... man, it was close." Go here to view his winning recipe.
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Symbiotic Tree Fungus
Genome Sequenced

The DNA sequence of Laccaria bicolor, a fungus that forms a beneficial symbiosis with trees and inhabits one of the most ecologically and commercially important microbial niches in North American and Eurasian forests, has been determined by the Joint Genome Institute along with U.S. and international partners. The sequence will provide the global research community with a critical resource to develop faster growing trees for producing more biomass that can be converted to fuels, and for trees capable of capturing more carbon from the atmosphere, said JGI and Berkeley Lab Genomics Division Director Eddy Rubin. Full story.
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Electrical Switching
Conducted Tomorrow

The Facilities Division will perform 12kV switching tomorrow at approximately 11 a.m. to test the Lab's 2MW generator. A public address announcement will be made prior to the test. The procedure should be transparent and it is highly unlikely that an interruption will occur, but the possibility always exists. Staff should take all necessary precautions to protect data and equipment. For questions or additional information contact Jim Murphy (x4175).

Softball Scores
From Week Five

SUDZ over Hit & Run  9-7
Ballpark Estimates over Animals  9-8
Rated X tied Silver & Black  18-18

Current Standings
1. Silver & Black (4-0-1)
2. Rated X (3-1-1)
3. Ballpark Estimates (3-2)
4. Animals (3-2)
5. SUDZ  (1-4)
6. Hit & Run (0-5)

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High: 81° (27° C)
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