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9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS 27
Performing an Effective Safety Walkaround
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
New Synchrotron Lights on Earth's Mantle and Core
Jung-Fu Lin, Livermore Lab
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Using Optical Metrology to Reconstruct Mechanical Sound Recordings
Carl Haber
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy to the Rescue: Studies Relevant to Industry, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Alex Aguilar, JPL
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
Imaging Ultrafast Spin Dynamics at the Nanoscale With Magnetic Soft X-Ray Microscopy
Peter Fischer
Bldg. 72-201

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RIF Status in Facilities
Has Been Concluded

On March 29, the Lab's Facilities Division went into Reduction-In-Force (RIF) status due to budget constraints and a shift in priorities. Workforce reductions were necessary to address these concerns and to achieve maximum efficiencies in their operations. As of last Friday, the division is no longer in RIF status. Employees affected by the RIF were given notice on or before May 25. The Lab will continue the process of trying to find positions for those who received layoff notices.
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A Veteran Employee
With an Unusual Name

Meet Tennessee Gock, who's been with the Lab for more than 21 years. She's an administrative assistant for the EH&S Division's Environmental Restoration Program. Lining the walls of her cubicle are drawings she's made of famous people, like Brooke Shields, and of Lab colleagues. She also sings, plays guitar, studies foreign languages, and volunteers for the City of Albany. But she is probably best known for her friendliness and unusual first name. "In Hong Kong, it is fashionable to add English names to Chinese names," Gock explains. "In high school, we were asked to look for the Tennessee Valley in a geography class. I fell in love with the name, and have used it ever since."  
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Conductivity, Neutrinos,
Microbes in Latest SABL

The latest edition of Science at Berkeley Lab (SABL) is now online. The publication features updates on current research taking place at the Lab. Stories featured include: "Conductivity is More than Skin Deep," "A New Way to Look at Neutrinos," and "Making Quantum Computing Work in Silicon." Go here to read these and other stories.
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Orbach is Confirmed As Science Under Secretary

On Friday, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Ray Orbach as DOE's under secretary of science. Orbach, who served as chancellor of UC Riverside for 10 years before being named to head the Office of Science in 2002, will now oversee all of the department's science activities. The under secretary position is a new one that was established under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to create a higher profile for science at DOE.


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