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8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Benefits Office
FITSCo One-on-One Counseling  
Bldg. 937-709
(800-642-7131 for reservation)

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

11 a.m.
Human Resources
Instant Relaxation
Bldg. 2-100B

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Cardiac Stem Cell Imaging: Progress and Prospects
Joseph Wu, Stanford U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


8 to 11:45 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation and Intro to EH&S
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Silicon Valley v2.0: A Cleantech Cluster in the Making
Paul Frankel, Ecosa Capital
Bldg. 90-3148

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Morning Editions:
Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Scramble with Hashbrowns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash and Eggs with Hashbrowns and Toast
Market Carvery: Roast Pork with Potatoes and Vegetables

The Fresh Grille: Reuben Sandwich with Fruit and Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Analyzing Data Under
Extreme Conditions
By Katie Gibb


Obtaining analytical data has become routine for chemists. Developments in the past few decades have led to accurate and sensitive instruments that deliver time and time again. But there are still some areas this technology simply cannot reach. Imagine an environment so severe that scientists can't survive, where conventional equipment won't work, and collecting simple data is more than just an everyday task. For scientists like Berkeley Lab geologist Jim Bishop — who is currently researching the ocean's biological carbon pump — this challenge is just the beginning.  Full story

Mending Old Bones:
Hope for Osteoporosis
By Meghan Laslocky

Bone afflicted with osteoporosis
Berkeley Lab Materials Scientist Robert Ritchie starts with a basic question: "What does aging do to the structure of bone?" We know the amount of bone diminishes with age, what he calls the quantity issue. But aging also degrades the quality of the bone, making it less resistant to fracture. One in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture caused by osteoporosis, the leading bone degenerative disease. Full story.
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Sustainable Building
Expert Speaks in D.C.

William Fisk, with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, traveled to Washington D.C. in late January to attend the White House Summit on Federal Sustainable Buildings. His presentation, "Economic Benefits of Improved Indoor Air Quality, Health, and Productivity in Sustainable Buildings," explained how a higher ventilation rate of outdoor air is associated with improvements in work performance and reduced respiratory illness and absence. Berkeley Lab was among 25 federal agencies represented at the summit, which culminated in the signing of a first-of-its-kind MOU committing 17 federal agencies and the Executive Office of the President to "leadership in the design, construction, and operation of high-performance and sustainable buildings."
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Give the Gift of Life
During Bloodmobile Visit

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Berkeley Lab March 21 to 23 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the cafeteria. Go here to make an appointment (click "registration" link, sponsor code is LBL). For questions, contact Clark Wood (x6489) or Heather Pinto (x4181). Note: Parking at the cafeteria will be slightly affected during the blood drive.
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30% chance of showers.
High: 56° (13° C)
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SECON level 3

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