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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)

1:30 p.m.
EHS 279
Scaffold Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

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


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Onsite Dental Mobile
Bldg. 66 Redwood Grove

8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Bldg. 70A-3377 E

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Biological Systems Using X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Phase Contrast Imaging
Ziyu Wu, Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Bldg. 6-2202 

1 p.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 70A-3377

5:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions: Cheese Omelette with Fruit, Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Chicken Parmesan with Rice and Vegetables

The Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Baked Ziti with Garlic Bread

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Lab Receives Energy
Commission Awards

The California Energy Commission has announced the awarding of contracts totaling more than $5.9 million with state research facilities, including Berkeley Lab. Environmental Energy Technologies Division's Bernard Lesieutre received over $1.1 million for a research project that will investigate the impacts of new residential air conditioning equipment and electronic equipment on stability performance of the Western grid. EETD's Joe Eto received $455,000 for the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) to develop methods to assess strategic transmission benefits and planning tools.

Demand Response Server Helps Hot California

As California suffered through another record demand for power on Monday, a "demand response automation server" helped reduce the load on the grid. The server sends signals through the Internet to about 14 northern California facilities that consume over 8 megawatts of electric power. The facilities automatically reduce non-essential electrical loads by about 10 percent. Researchers in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division are managing the test as part of the Demand Response Research Center. Operated in conjunction with PG&E, the service will expand to include more commercial customers. And other state utilities are considering testing it in their territories. Go here for more information.
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Summer Lecture Today: Former Director Sessler

Andy Sessler, Berkeley Lab director from 1973 to 1980, will discuss the Lab's historic work with particle accelerators today at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. This year's summer lecture series commemorates the Lab's 75th anniversary. The final talk takes place Wednesday, Aug. 2 with Darleane Hoffman, same time and location.
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Work on Telephone
System This Sunday

The IT Division will be upgrading the telephone switch software on Sunday, July 30. There will be minimal disruption to telephone service, with loss of dial tone for up to 3 minutes between noon and 2 p.m. A Lab-wide public address announcement will notify employees of the exact time dial tone will be lost and restored. If an emergency occurs and no dial tone is available, activate the nearest building fire alarm and wait for emergency personnel to respond.

Don't Leave Visitors
Stranded at the Gate

While the Laboratory strongly supports an atmosphere of free intellectual exchange and collaboration within the international scientific and technical community, some visitors require special processing. Hosts should familiarize themselves with DOE requirements so guests from what the U.S. State Department deems "terrorist-sponsoring countries" (Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) are not inconvenienced. Go here for information on DOE requirements, or contact Maki Tabata at the Foreign Visits and Assignments Office (x7572).
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Stem Cell Pioneer Dies at Age 81

Joan Wright Goodman, a pioneering stem cell researcher, physiologist and tireless advocate for the role of women in science, died of respiratory failure after a long illness at the Kaiser Hospital in Oakland on Thursday, July 13. She worked at Berkeley Lab from 1978 until her retirement in 1985. Her scientific work earned her a major reputation as the first scientist to demonstrate that stem cells from bone marrow circulated in the peripheral blood of mammals. Full story.
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