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9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages

Bldg. 937-104

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Exploring the Physics of Charged Particle Beams with Green's Functions
Mark Hess, Indiana U.
Bldg. 71-264

Environmental Energy Technologies
Blueprint for Improving Energy Efficiency in India
V. Raghuraman, Confederation of Indian Industry
Bldg. 90-4133

Yoga Club
Class With Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Employee Activities Association
Gay Pride Month Lunch
Perseverance Hall

1 p.m.
Computational Research
Performance Complexity: An Execution Time Metric to Characterize Performance Transparency and Programming Complexity
Erich Strohmaier
Bldg. 50A-5132

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Postdoc Society
Two Mutants with Meiotic Chromosome Segregation Defects in C. elegans and Mitochondrial Function and Cellular Life Span
Sara Jover-Gil and Tarlochan Nijjar
Bldg. 84-318


10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electric Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

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

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Cyber Team from DOE
Reports Lab is No. 1

A team from the Office of Science conducted a large-scale review of the Lab's cyber security programs last week. The team noted the Lab's accomplishments and recommended a number of improvements. Mike Robertson, the Office of Science's cyber manager, said Berkeley Lab has an impressive cyber security culture, ranking it number one among all DOE labs in this area. "Last week's site visit was valuable for both the Lab and the DOE Office of Security," said Lab Director Steve Chu. "DOE's efforts helped us assess and strengthen our cyber infrastructure. Most importantly, DOE identified Berkeley Lab as exhibiting some of the best practices in cyber security in the DOE complex." Lab CIO Sandy Merola said these results show that the Lab has established effective cyber security that protects the open research environment and adds value to scientific competitiveness. For questions about security, contact your computer security liaison.

Staff Invited to Join
Fun at Founders Day

While you may have read about plans for the Lab's Founder's Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 26 in previous issues of Today at Berkeley Lab, consider this an official invitation to all employees, their families, and friends, to attend. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include entertainment, demonstrations, a kid's area, tours, and information booths, as well as tasty treats and beverages. To aid in the planning of the celebration, staff are asked to RSVP by sending e-mail here. Randomly selected respondents will receive prizes. Those interested in volunteering their time, services, or talents can contact event organizer Lyn Hunter.

Cafeteria is Featuring
Commemorative Items

Custodian Jose Mayorga
Eurest Dining Services, the cafeteria's food service provider, is selling two souvenir items in tribute to Berkeley Lab's 75th anniversary. A 100-percent cotton t-shirt, which features a silhouette drawing of Ernest Lawrence's prototype cyclotron, is available in all sizes for $10.99. Coffee mugs with the 75th anniversary logo are selling for $6.99. Those who purchase both items together can get the pair for $16. Limited supplies are available at the cafeteria store next to the coffee bar (open 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
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Energy Efficiency Pioneer
To Receive Fermi Award

Art Rosenfeld, a physicist who helped jump-start the push for energy-efficient appliances and homes, will receive the Fermi Award from the U.S. government next week. During the OPEC oil crisis of the 1970s, Rosenfeld, a veteran researcher at Berkeley Lab and a member of the California Energy Commission, began to study the amount of energy consumed by appliances, air conditioning systems and buildings. The findings were surprising. Full story.

Degrading Bones
Topic of 'Friends' Talk

Employees are invited to attend a talk by materials scientist Robert Ritchie, who will address the Berkeley Lab "Friends of Science" on Thursday, at 5:30 p.m., in Perseverance Hall. He will discuss the mechanisms by which the fracture resistance of bone degrades with age, disease and therapeutic treatment. The Friends of Science is a forum comprised of educators, students, community members, and Lab staff interested in science and technology.

Groups Reach Halfway
Mark to Health Goals

Earlier this month, 18 "Active for Life" teams reached the mid-year point in their journey towards being healthier. More than 150 employees, from the Hill, the Joint Genome Institute, Berkeley West Biocenter (Potter St.), Calvin Lab (campus) and downtown offices are participating in this program, which seeks to improve health through better eating and increased exercise. To see a list of teams, go here. Those interested in joining can contact Health Care Facilitator Loida Bartolome- Mingao.
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Keasling Featured
On CNN International

Jay Keasling
's participation in a roundtable discussion entitled "Future Summit: Of Man and Machine" airs on CNN International, not CNN as reported yesterday. The program will be shown today at 11 p.m., tomorrow at 7 a.m., noon and 11 p.m., and Sunday at noon. Go here for more information on the "Future Summit" series.
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