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8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Benefits Office
One-on-One FITSCo Couseling Alyssa Valladao
Bldg. 26-109

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source Quantum Measurement with Superconducting Circuits
Irfan Siddiqi, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202

Environmental Energy Technologies
The Apollo Alliance: National, State and Regional Initiatives
Carla Din, Apollo Alliance
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Carbonaceous Materials in the Environment: Characterization and Reactivity
Howard Fairbrother, Johns Hopkins U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

2 p.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Employee Presentation
Bldg. 2-100B

3:30 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Ultrafast Diffractive Imaging with Coherent X-Rays
Stefano Marchesini, Livermore Lab
Bldg. 6-2202


9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Earth Sciences
Beyond the Current Story: Where to go with Microbial Fuel Cells?
Korneel Rabaey, U. of Queensland
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

Sponsored Projects/BLI
Grants.Gov Workshop
Bldg. 54-130

1 p.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Presentation
Joint Genome Institute – Room 149A

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

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Morning Editions: Pancakes and Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes and Artichoke
The Fresh Grille: Double Cheeseburger with Fries
Menutainment: Pasta Primavera with Roasted Vegetables and Marinara Sauce

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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A Few 75th Symposium,
Dinner Seats Remain

Berkeley Lab employees who want to attend the daylong 75th anniversary symposium or the gala dinner at the Claremont Hotel next Tuesday are urged to make reservations soon — seats are going fast. Space is limited in the Building 50 Auditorium for the free symposium, a series of half-hour talks from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. that will encompass both the history and promise of Lab science. An optional lunch costs $15. The dinner, limited to the first 200 registrants, will feature a talk by Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman. It begins at 7 p.m. and costs $75 per person. Sign up for the symposium and the dinner here. A live webcast of the symposium can be viewed in the Building 66 Auditorium and Perseverance Hall at the Cafeteria.

Mathematician is Chair
Of Computation Group

John Bell, head of the Computational Research Division’s Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering, has been elected chair of the Computational Science and Engineering activity group for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). According to the SIAM website, the activity group "fosters collaboration and interaction among applied mathematicians, computer scientists, domain scientists and engineers in those areas of research related to the theory, development, and use of computational technologies for the solution of important problems in science and engineering."


Business Users Should
Wait on Browser Upgrade

Employees who use business systems such as Gelco, HRIS, FMS, or MAXIMO should avoid upgrading to Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) 7 until the IT Division completes compatibility testing. IT has postponed the deployment of IE 7 to Active Directory (AD) computers, but computers not in AD may be prompted to install IE 7 via automatic updates. Although Mozilla Firefox is the Lab's standard web browser, many business systems require Internet Explorer. Go here for more information and testing status.


'Nanoporous' Material
Gobbles Hydrogen Fuel


Hydrogen-powered cars could one day store fuel safely and efficiently using polymers filled with nanoscopic holes. Researchers have achieved a new record for absorbing hydrogen using such "nanoporous" polymers. Berkeley Lab materials scientists Frantisek Svec and Jean Frechet revealed the feat at the International Congress of Nanotechnology in San Francisco last week. Full story.

Darfur Cookstove Project Airs on Voice of America

Gadgil, left, and Galitsky
A cookstove that could make life a little easier for refugees in the Darfur area of Sudan, created by Ashok Gadgil and Christina Galitsky, both with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, was recently featured in a Voice of America broadcast. Also included is a story on Gadgil's work with water purification systems. Go here to read the transcript of the program (scroll down to third article).

Board Members Sought
For Activity Association

The Lab's Employee Activities Association (EAA) is seeking new advisory board members for 2007. The association is employee-administered and supported by the Lab to promote institutional, recreational, cultural, educational, and social activities for the benefit of all employees. The board provides guidance and leadership of EAA activities. Those interested in applying should send contact information and a brief statement to the EAA coordinator by 5 p.m. on Monday.

Outdoors Club Hosts
Shoreline Bike Ride

Employees are invited to join the Lab's Outdoors Club for a bike ride this Sunday along the shorelines of Berkeley, El Cerrito, Richmond, Point Richmond, and Point Molate. The 34-mile ride will be conducted at a leisurely pace, with frequent regroups. No riders will be left behind. The ride begins at 8:45 a.m. To sign up, contact Dinah Levy.

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