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

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
East Coast Swing Practice
Bldg. 51 Lobby (Bevatron)

Dance Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

2 p.m.
Environmental Energy Technologies
Model-Based Control: Development of a Software Tool for Responsive Building Research, Design and Operation
Brian Coffey, Concordia U.
Bldg. 90-4133

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Five Elements of Photon-In/Photon-Out Soft-X-Ray Spectroscopy: Intensity
Jinghua Guo
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Shaping the Future of Electron Microscopy: The TEAM Microscope
Christian Kisielowski
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 26-115
Call x4501 for appointment

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Addressing Nanosciences With High Resolution X-Ray Microscopy: Next-Generation Tools, Future Focusing Optics, and Their Application
Jorg Maser, Argonne Lab
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Writing Your Self-Assessment
Bldg. 2-100B

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

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spacer imageCAFETERIA

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

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

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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$70 Million Donation
At Homestake Ceremony

A well-known South Dakota philanthropist brightened a ceremony on Monday celebrating the opening of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority (SDSTA) offices at the former Homestake Gold Mine. Gov. Mike Rounds announced that Sioux Falls resident T. Denny Sanford has donated $70 million to improve the underground infrastructure of the Homestake Mine and create a world-class science and education center. The mine location is one of two finalists for the deep underground science and engineering laboratory (DUSEL), to be funded by the National Science Foundation. Berkeley Lab's Kevin Lesko heads the Homestake scientific team, which expects a site decision later this year. Full story.

Startup Developing
Solar-Cell Plant

A startup originally funded by Google Inc. recently announced a $100 million financing package and set plans to build what the company claims is the world's largest solar-cell manufacturing facility in California. Nanosolar has started ordering volume production equipment for use in a factory said to have a total of approximately 200 million cells per year. Nanosolar has garnered more than $10 million in government contracts and $48 million in venture capital to develop a cheap roll-to-roll solar cell manufacturing process on which it is collaborating with Berkeley Lab. Full story.
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Human West Nile
Infection Confirmed

With the recent confirmation of the first West Nile Virus infection in the state this year, citizens are urged to protect themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes. Steps include the application of insect repellent containing DEET, eliminating standing water, securing windows and screens, and wearing long sleeves and pants if out at dawn or dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. Go here for more information on West Nile Virus. The public is strongly encouraged to report dead birds via the website or by calling toll-free (877) 968-2473.
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Participants For Art,
Crafts Fair Sought

Among the numerous activities scheduled for the Lab's Founders Day celebration (Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) is an arts and crafts fair. The fair is a chance for employees to display their creative talents, from painting, drawing and photography to jewelry, quilts, and homemade jams. Items can be sold or simply exhibited. The event will take place in the cafeteria. Those interested in participating should contact Robin Mitchell.
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Lab Helps Staffer
Get Her Degree

Julia Alter, with the Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, recently received her bachelor's degree in English from UC Berkeley. And while it's difficult enough to earn a diploma while working full time, scraping up the money to accomplish this feat is even more challenging. Fortunately for Alter, the Lab's tuition reimbursement program helped ease the burden. "Fran Portello and Larry Hansen (Human Resources) were invaluable in explaining all the paperwork," says Alter. For more information on the program, go here (select "Tuition Reimbursement" from menu on left).

UC Irvine Employee
Is Regents Staff Advisor

Lynda Brewer, assistant director of capital planning at UC Irvine, has been named staff advisor to the UC Board of Regents, the first employee in the university system to be chosen for the role under a formal selection process. As staff advisor, Brewer will attend open sessions of the regents meetings, committee meetings and special regents events. Although this is a non-voting position, she can, in her words, "serve as a conduit" between staff and the regents. In January 2005, the regents launched a two-year pilot program to give UC staff a non-voting presence on two committees: educational policy and grounds and buildings.

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Week Number One
Softball Scores

Animals over Hit & Run: 13 - 3
Rated X over SUDZ: 16 - 5
Silver & Black over Ballpark Estimates: 16 - 5

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Partly cloudy.
High: 67° (19° C)
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SECON level 3

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