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8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Bldg. 70A-3377

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

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Nuclei and the Cosmos: Symmetries of the Standard Model and Beyond
Michael Ramsey-Musolf, CIT
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

11 a.m.
Modeling Field Emission: Comparison of Semi-Classical and Atomic Models
Chris Edgcombe, U. of Cambridge

11:30 a.m.
DOE Energy Smart Data Center at PNNL
David Tilton, Cader Tahir (ISR), Marquez Andres (PNNL)
Bldg. 50A-5132

1 p.m.
EHS 22
Ergonomics for Supervisors
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Safety
Bldg. 48-109

5:30 p.m.
Club Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191


8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection Lab Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 937-104

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Simulations of Beam-Beam Interaction for the PEP II Accelerator
Kiran Sonnad, SLAC
Bldg. 71-264

11 a.m.
Human Resources
Getting Things Done Through People
Bldg. 2-100B

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions:
Chorizo and Eggs with Hashbrowns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Red Chili Beef with Rice and Beans

The Fresh Grille: Chicken Melt with Onion Rings and Fruit
Menutainment: Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Facilities Announces
RIFs; Volunteers Sought

Berkeley Lab Facilities Division Director George Reyes has announced that financial constraints and a shift in future priorities for the Division have necessitated a Reduction in Force (RIF). All hiring activity (except vacancies in job classifications not affected by the RIF that are deemed critical by management), promotions and reclassifications have been temporarily frozen. Volunteer resignations will be considered in lieu of layoffs of others, with applications due by noon on Wednesday, April 12. Volunteers may be eligible to receive severance pay. Go here to read Reyes' announcement memo to the Division.

Summer Science Camp
Canceled This Year

Berkeley Lab employees who have brought their children to summer science camp in the past should be aware that the camp will not be offered in 2006. With the program coordinators gone this year and resources limited, it was decided to cancel the youth science camp. Alternatives include camps at the Lawrence Hall of Science, Chabot Space and Science Center, and the Sally Ride Science for Girls camp, along with other summer camps, at UC Berkeley.


Proposed Amendment
To Lab Vacation Policy

The Laboratory proposes to amend the vacation policy to allow payment of accrued vacation credit to employees who change from a vacation accruing appointment to one that does not.  The text of the proposed policy may be found here. This change affects non-represented employees only.  Represented employees should review their union agreements or contact their union representatives for information regarding their situation. Those wishing to comment on this change can send an e-mail or letter to Mary Bishop (MS 939R0200) by Saturday, April 29.

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Daughters/Sons Day
Registration Opens

Berkeley Lab's annual Daughters and Sons to Work Day, which this year happens on Thursday, April 27 with the theme "Invest in the Future," is now open for registration. Packets will be available today in the cafeteria during the noon hour and registration forms can be accessed on the web here. Due date is Friday, April 21. As has been the case in previous years, the $20 registration fee will cover lunch and t-shirts. The schedule this year includes career fairs and workshops in "Seeing the Light," liquid nitrogen, "Virtual Visit to Mars," structures and changes in matter, and "Seeing Atoms." For questions, contact Joe Crippen (x5816).
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Lab Weight Watchers
Start New Session

A new session of on-site Weight Watchers meetings will begin on Wednesday, April 19, continuing through July 26. Cost for the 14-week session is $168, payable in three installments of $56. Meetings take place in Building 26-105. An informational meeting for new members will be held on Wednesday, April 12, same time and location. For more information, contact Cathy Wentworth (x5334).

Lab Toastmasters Club
Looking for Members

Employees seeking to develop their speaking skills are invited to join the Lab's Toastmasters Club. Members will learn to better organize their thoughts, develop meeting skills, and increase their confidence when addressing audiences. The group is ideal for those who want to overcome a fear of speaking in public. Those interested in joining should contact Arabella Schmidt.
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20% chance of rain.
High: 58° (14° C)
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SECON level 3

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