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

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Listening to the Gravitational Waves with the LIGO Interferometers: Current Status and Future Plans
Virginio Sannibale, Caltech
Bldg. 71-264

Employee Activities Association
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Multilinear Algebra and Its Application to Higher-Order Web Link Analysis
Tamara Kolda, Sandia Lab
Bldg. 50A-5132


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

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Earth Sciences
TOUGH Symposium 2006
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Anna DeRosa
Bldg. 70-191

Berkeley Lab Institute
Start-Ups: Transferring Technology to the Marketplace
Bldg. 66-317

2 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Charge Transfer Resonance and Wet-Electron Dynamics at the TiO2 Surfaces
Bin Li, U. of Pittsburgh
Bldg. 6-2202

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Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Monday's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash and Eggs
Market Carvery: Chicken Parmesan with Rice and Vegetables

The Fresh Grille: French Dip with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito with Chicken or Pork

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Another Gadgil Honor:
'Modern-Day Leonardo'

Environmental Energy Technologies scientist Ashok Gadgil has received his share of accolades for his water purification work in third-world countries and, most recently, in the development of efficient cook stoves for Darfur refugees. Now add to the list: Modern-Day Leonardo. In conjunction with the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry's new tribute to Leonardo da Vinci and his inventions, 40 contemporary innovators — including Gadgil — were chosen and featured as part of the exhibition. Go here to see the honored scientists and engineers.
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State Bike Commute
Week Starts on Monday

The 12th California Bike Commute Week is next Monday through Friday. Berkeley Lab, including the LBNL Bicycle Coalition and the EH&S Division, encourages all employees to participate in this annual event celebrating safe bicycling and increased bicycle use. See the California Bike Commute website for more details. Remember that, in addition to all applicable California Vehicle Code requirements governing bicycle riders, current Lab policy requires approved bicycle helmets be worn at all times. A web-based survey is available to remind riders of the Laboratory's Bicycle Safety Policy and to solicit feedback on how to make the Lab a better place to ride a bike.

Get to Know Molecular
Foundry at Workshop

To celebrate the inauguration of the Molecular Foundry, a workshop will be held May 25-26 to introduce prospective users to the staff, current research, and capabilities of the Foundry, as well as the procedures involved in applying for free use of the facilities. Go here to register for the workshop.
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Office of Science Budget
Gets Subcommittee OK

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The House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday voted to report its FY07 spending bill to the full committee. The House Full Appropriations Committee is expected to consider the bill next week and possible House floor action is expected shortly thereafter. According to the release, the bill would fully fund President Bush's American Competitiveness Initiative, bringing the Office of Science funding to $4.132 billion — approximately $500 million over last year's appropriation. Go here to read a press release issued by the subcommittee. The full text of the bill may be available within the next few days.
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PG&E Electrical
Work on Sunday

On Sunday, PG&E will perform equipment service on one of the 115Kv-transmission lines to Berkeley Lab. The procedure will be transparent to the Lab community and it is highly unlikely that an interruption of power will occur. However, the possibility of an electrical power interruption always exists. Take all necessary precautions. For questions or additional information, contact Dennis Nielsen (x4055) or Larry Domansky (x5262).

Parking Near Cafeteria
Limited On Monday


Due to several activities taking place at the Lab on Monday, parking will be limited in the cafeteria lot and the "Z" lot, just south of the cafeteria. Drivers who use these lots should park in other areas or use public transportation. Information about the Lab's shuttle service is available here.

Venture Capitalists Talk
At Tech Transfer Session

Representatives from venture capitalist groups will be on hand to discuss transferring technology to the marketplace on Monday at noon in the Building 66 Auditorium. More information on the event is available here.
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A sharp-eyed reader, physicist Robert Cahn, correctly pointed out that in Thursday's edition of "Today at Berkeley Lab," a story about former Lab senior scientist Neil Bartlett misstated the outcome of his honored research. Bartlett proved that "noble gases" — neon, helium, argon, etc. — are not inert. The word "not" was mistakenly omitted from the text.
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High: 65° (18° C)
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