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7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Cross
Blood Drive Cafeteria
Parking Lot

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Earth Sciences
International Symposium on Site Characterization for CO2 Geological Storage
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
Interactions Between Spin Polarized Currents and Domain Walls
Mathias Klaui, Universitat Konstanz
Bldg. 6-2202

5:30 p.m.
Friends of Science
Using Nanoscale Tools, Can We Replicate the Sense of Smell?
Arun Majumdar
Schwimley Little Theater, Berkeley High

6 p.m
Physics Department
Pictures, Models, Approximations and Reality: Phase Transitions and the Role of the Theorist
Michael Fisher, U. of Maryland
1 LeConte Hall (campus)


7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Cross
Blood Drive Cafeteria
Parking Lot

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Earth Sciences
International Symposium on Site Characterization for CO2 Geological Storage
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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

10 a.m.
EHS 26
EH&S for Managers, Supervisors, & PI's
Bldg. 70A-3377

Documenting World Class Science at Berkeley Lab: It's About More Than Just the Technical Report
John Stoner
Bldg. 90-3148

1 to 4 p.m
Human Resources
eRoom Advanced
Bldg. 90-1099

1 p.m
EHS 256
LockOut/TagOut Verification
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m
Life Sciences
Radiation-Induced Bystander Effects: Implications for Man and the Environment
Carmel Mothersill, McMaster U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
French Toast with 2 Eggs and 2 Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Turkey Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy      

The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Eggplant Parmesan with Garlic Bread and Side Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Massive Quake Would Cripple Bay Area
By Ian Hoffman

A massive earthquake like the one that devastated San Francisco in 1906 would in all likelihood turn the Bay Area into an island of catastrophe, with all its highways and bridges impassable, its hospitals all but crippled and outside help beyond reach as more than 150 fires burned on the whim of the wind. To test preparedness, emergency operations centers, including Berkeley Lab, will be activated in a "tabletop" test of its response to and management of a regional disaster. Full story.

Program on Sound
Restoration to Air

A UCTV program on Berkeley Lab physicists Carl Haber and Vitaliy Fadeyev and their efforts to digitize century-old recordings believed to be unplayable will air Monday, March 27 through April 2. As a result of their research, some of the music and spoken word recordings in the Library of Congress collection may spring back to life. Go here to view the program schedule.


DOE Fusion's Davis,
Roberts to Retire

Office of Science Director Ray Orbach has announced that the Department of Energy's Anne Davies, Associate Director for Fusion Energy Sciences (FES), and Michael Roberts, Director of the ITER and International Division within FES, will both be retiring at the beginning of April. Davis has served in her role since 1989, and she first joined the Atomic Energy Commission, predecessor to the DOE, as a physicist in 1974. Roberts began as a fusion researcher at Oak Ridge in 1966 and signed on with the DOE in 1978. Read Orbach's announcement here.

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Enrolling Newborns
In UC Health Plans

It is very exciting to experience the birth or adoption of a child, but employees are reminded to enroll these new members of the family in a UC health plan. To do so, staff must fill out the UPAY 850 form within 31 days from birth or date of adoption. Go here for a copy of the form. For more information, call the Lab's Benefits Office (x6403).
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'Friends' Talk on Smell
Replication is Tonight

Staff are invited to join members of the "Friends of Science" for a lecture by materials scientist Arun Majumdar, who will discuss how nanoscale tools may help replicate the sense of smell. The lecture takes place tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Berkeley High School's Schwimley Little Theater.

Regents Approve
Sudan Divestment

The University of California Board of Regents voted to divest from several companies involved in significant business activities that provide revenue to the Sudanese government to continue acts of genocide in Darfur, marking the first major public university in the nation to take such action. The Regents voted to divest all UC shares, including those combined in index funds, of nine companies held within separately managed equity portfolios of the University's pension and endowment funds. Full story.

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90% chance of T-storms.
High: 56° (13° C)
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Extended Forecast
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SECON level 3

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