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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


8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection Lab Safety

9 a.m.
Earth Sciences
Greengenes is going 'back to school’
Jonathan Davies, CSEE Summer Fellow
Bldg. 7-211

10 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Relaxing Water NanoPools
Dr. Maxim S. Pshenichnikov, U. of Groningen
Bldg. 6-1105

1 p.m.
Computational Research
Towards the Incorporation of Dynamic Adaptation into Operating Systems
Patricia J. Teller, U. of El Paso
Bldg. 50B-2222

1:30 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
The Variable Line Spacing - Plane Grating Monochromator Beamline for Soft X-ray Spectroscopy at the Canadian Light Source Inc.
Lucia Zuin, Canadian Light Source
Bldg. 6-2202
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The Fresh Grille: Chicken Patty with Fries and Coleslaw
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One More for Perlmutter:
Historic Italian Prize

Berkeley Lab's Saul Perlmutter, leader of the international Supernova Cosmology Project and principal investigator of the SuperNova/ Acceleration Probe (SNAP) satellite proposal, has added one more major international award to his growing list — the Feltrinelli Prize in Physical and Mathematical Sciences of Rome's Lincei Academy, awarded once every five years in this field. Perlmutter was honored for his body of work, including observations leading to the discovery of the dark energy that accelerates the expansion of the universe. The award is worth about $315,000. To learn more about the prize and the fascinating history of the Lincei Academy, go here.

Datacenter Power Expert
Speaks at Conference


Jonathan Koomey, with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, is among the scientists scheduled to speak at the Datacenter Dynamics conference in San Francisco today. He and other speakers will guide the attendees — datacenter professionals responsible for the uptime of mission-critical infrastructure — on how to deal with the many issues facing them.

Summer Fellow’s Tutorial
Helps ‘Greengenes’ Users

Greengenes is an Earth Sciences website that assists clinical and environmental microbiologists from around the globe in classifying microorganisms from their local environments. Now, thanks to a new tutorial developed by teacher Jonathan Davies, a Berkeley Lab Center for Science and Engineering Education (CSEE) Summer Fellow, the Greengenes technology is accessible to advanced high school and undergraduate students. The first group session of the tutorial will take place at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Bldg.7-211. Go here to read more about how Greengenes is going “back-to-school” to help educators implement a multimodal curriculum for teaching DNA sequencing, taxonomic classification, and microbial diversity.
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Scientists Fight Friction
Down to the Last Atom
By Katharine Ott

In the field of nanotechnology, where devices are one-billionth the size of everyday objects, friction — the resistant force of two objects rubbing together — is preventing some of these minuscule devices from being reliable enough to enter the commercial market. Two new studies in the journal Science may get scientists closer to working around the problem of friction. Berkeley Lab materials scientist Miquel Salmeron, co-author of one paper, says that since friction creates heat, and electrons are involved in the transfer of heat, by altering the electrons scientists can increase or decrease the amount of friction. Full story.

To Some, Heat Wave Is
Hint of Things to Come

The future may be arriving faster than we thought. California again sucked down nearly 50,000 megawatts of juice Tuesday, an appetite not expected until 2010. "This is just the first bellwether indicator of what's to come," says Norman Miller, a senior scientist in Earth Sciences at Berkeley Lab. To cope in the future, he notes, virtually everyone in the state would likely get air conditioning, and even if California's population were to stay the same until the end of the century, peak demand for electricity would rise by at least 10 percent. Full story.

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Status Changes to HR

Lab staff and supervisors are reminded of the importance of communicating any changes in employment status to their HR Center as soon as possible. Changes include requests for leave without pay and notice of termination. When changes in employment status are not processed in a timely manner, the Lab faces potential legal and financial consequences.

Site Environmental Report
For CY 2005 is Released

Berkeley Lab’s “Site Environmental Report for 2005” has been approved by the Department of Energy. It summarizes Berkeley Lab's environmental management performance, environmental monitoring results and significant programs for calendar year 2005. The report is available for reading here under “Available Documents.” For more information, contact Mike Ruggieri at x5440.
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