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

9 a.m.
Ground-Source Heat Pumps for Domestic and Commercial Applications in Europe
Goran Hellstrom, Lund U., Sweden
Bldg. 90-4133

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

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazard Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics Divisions
Alzheimer's Disease: New View, New Ligand, New Therapeutic Approach
Dale Bredesen, Buck Institute for Age Research
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Dance Club
Salsa Lessons
Bldg. 51 Lobby

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735/739/738
Bloodborne Pathogens/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
EHS 346
Chemical Management System Web Application Training
Bldg. 90-0026

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
High-Resolution Emission Spectrograph at the ALS
Yi-De Chuang
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Time Projection Chamber R&D
Michael Ronan
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
Mango Pancakes with 2 Eggs

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Ham with 2 Eggs with Hash Browns and Toast

Market Carvery: Roast Pork with Potato and Vegetables

The Fresh Grille: Hamburger with 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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Chu, Others Tout
State Energy Model
By Ian Hoffman

In the early 1970s, California faced doubled oil prices and soaring electricity demand. But physicists and lawmakers helped cut energy demand by such means as reinventing the fluorescent light bulb and slapping energy-usage labels on appliances. The state's economy kept growing even though Californians consume 40 percent less energy than other U.S. citizens. At a recent symposium, scientists — including Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu — said that exporting California's energy-saving recipe to the rest of the nation, China and India, is the first, least-cost and sacrifice-free answer to rising fossil energy prices and greenhouse warming. Full story.

Insights on Quantum
Dot Effects Yielded

Quantum dots have rapidly become a widely used tool for tracking how cells interact with a wide variety of biomolecules and drugs, but potential toxicities have raised concern that these nanoscale luminescent markers could themselves be triggering cellular activity that might confound experiment results. But now, a research team led by Berkeley Lab life scientist Fanqing Chen has shown that even very high doses of cadmium selenide/zinc sulfide (CdSe/ZnS) quantum dots coated with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) induce negligible toxicity in cells. Full story.

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Chu to Speak On China,
U.S. Climate Change

Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu and earth scientist Inez Fung will join former Vice President Al Gore at a forum on China, the U.S., and climate change. The event takes place on the UC Berkeley campus May 23-24. The forum is sponsored by the Berkeley China Initiative, which seeks to forge closer ties between the campus and China by bringing together key experts on important international and bilateral issues. Go here for more information.
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Firm Will Handle
Contract Labor

As part of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer's strategic sourcing initiative, a five-year contract with Open Systems, Inc. (OSI) has been signed to provide all of the Lab's contract labor needs. All new contract labor requests will be placed with OSI starting immediately. The process for requesting contract workers has not changed. Current contractors will be contacted by OSI and invited to switch to the new company. Those contractors who prefer to remain with their current company should contact their HR Center and their assignments will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Go here for more information.

Wildflower Hike
This Sunday

Employees and their friends and family are invited to join the Lab's Outdoors Club for a wildflower hike in the Sunol Regional Wilderness this Sunday. Car pools will be arranged at the North Berkeley BART station. For more information, including meeting time, contact Dinah Levy.
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Protect Your Computer And Your Identity

Think twice if you receive a phone call, e-mail, or come across a suspicious website asking for your private Berkeley Lab information, such as a LDAP or system password. Attackers may lure employees by using Lab logos and terminology to establish legitimacy. Many DOE and laboratory sites have been targeted by these techniques during the past year.  If you're not sure it's real, send e-mail here. Go here for more information.
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High: 69° (21° C)
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SECON level 3

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