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

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191


10 a.m.
EHS 690
Storm Water Management
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Morning Editions: French Toast with Apple and Bacon
Market Carvery: Udon Noodle Soup Bar

The Fresh Grille: Grilled Beef Brisket with Cheddar and Fries
Menutainment: Pasta with Choice of 3 Sauces and Garlic Bread

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Talcott Appointed
Acting HR Director

Nancy Talcott, a senior human resources, business and project manager at Berkeley Lab for over 20 years, has been appointed acting Director of Human Resources by Chief Operating Officer David McGraw. Talcott took over on June 29 upon the retirement of Larry Hanson and will remain in that role while a national search is conducted for a new HR Director. "Nancy's expertise and broad administrative experience with the Lab ensure that she will guide the department effectively during this transition period," McGraw said. "Of special note are her successes in employee and labor relations and her management advisory roles in both Operations and the scientific divisions." Her divisional leadership background includes the Advanced Light Source and Accelerator and Fusion Research divisions.

Pandemic Forum Targets County Flu Response

Alameda County emergency and public health leaders will convene tomorrow for a one-day forum to discuss public safety and emergency response strategies in the event of an influenza pandemic. Organized by Berkeley Lab in collaboration with county agencies and UC Berkeley, "Pandemic Planning Strategies - A Forum for Critical Decision Makers" will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alameda County Office of Emergency Services in Dublin. Lab Health Services Manager Peter Lichty and Emergency Services Manager Dan Lunsford are among the speakers. Go here to see the agenda.
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Find Fellow Commuters Through Flea Market

With gas prices reaching all-time highs and increased traffic congestion, carpooling to work makes more sense than ever. To assist Berkeley Lab employees in finding colleagues with whom to share rides, a new category has been added to the Flea Market classified ad service: commuters and carpooling. Here, staff can solicit others who are seeking or offering rides to and from Berkeley Lab. An LDAP user name and password is required to access the site. Go here to place an ad.
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Japan Will Best IBM
In 'Super' Sweepstakes

In the supercomputer universe, bragging rights go to the machine packed with the most number- crunching speed. Japan is about to take back the world speed record for computing from IBM that it held earlier in the decade. The MDGrape-3 at Riken in Yokohama was clocked at a mind-boggling one quadrillion calculations per second. In industry-speak, that's one "petaflop" of floating-point calculations per second, three times the speed of IBM's BlueGene/L at Livermore Lab, the official No. 1 in an industry ranking called the Top 500 Supercomputer Sites. And this is just the latest in a trend. According to Berkeley Associate Lab Director Horst Simon, "Others will follow. In computing, a matter of three to four years can change things." Full story.

Lab Experts Helped Build Powerful Tabletop Scope

A collaboration of scientists, including Berkeley Lab's David Attwood and Erik Anderson, have developed a tabletop microscope in Colorado capable of resolving objects to 38 nanometers -- less than a thousandth the width of a human hair. The microscope manipulates light in the extreme ultraviolet or soft X-ray range of the electromagnetic spectrum. In addition to scientific research, the technology could be used by semiconductor and microchip manufacturers to perform visual inspections. Read more here.

Retired Systems Administrator Dies

Johnson in 1974
Retired employee Gilman (Gil) Johnson, who worked at Berkeley Lab from 1956 until 1991, died July 15 of complications after a recent surgery. He was 72 years old. Johnson maintained hundreds of computers and helped others troubleshoot technical difficulties. Go here to read the full obituary.
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