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Days Until Runaround


8:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

10:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Noon to 1 p.m.
Earth Sciences
Earth Science Week Fair
Cafeteria Lawn

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

4 p.m.
Chemical Sciences
The Atomic Structure of Actinide Hydrolysis Products in Solution and in the Solid State
Lynda Soderholm, Argonne National Lab
Bldg. 70A-3377


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

Environmental Energy Technologies
Wildland Fires and Berkeley Lab
Gary Piermattei
Bldg. 90-3122

Benefits Office
Enrolling in the UC Retirement Savings Plans
Alyssa Valladao, Fidelity Investments
Bldg. 26-109

5:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions: Breakfast Bagel with Ham, Cheese and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Pancakes and Eggs
Market Carvery: Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Roast Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Blackberry Gate Closed
Saturday for Roadwork

As the Blackberry Gate construction project nears its end, the main entrance will be closed one more time over the weekend to accommodate the installation of bollards in the street surface. The gate will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Saturday to about 10 a.m. Sunday. Both Strawberry and Grizzly Gates will be available for exiting the Lab, but only Strawberry Gate will be open to incoming traffic. Pedestrians can use Blackberry via the sidewalk, as well as cyclists, who must walk their bikes through the area. The Building 88 parking lot will not be accessible from Blackberry Gate, but can be entered from the opposite direction. The new Blackberry traffic system should be operational next week. For more information, contact Jack Heffernan (x5993).

Insurance Coverage
Cut After Disasters

Natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina are sending insurance premiums through whatever is left of the roof. Insurance companies, faced with unprecedented payouts because of devastating back-to-back hurricane seasons, are restricting coverage in a growing number of areas, especially along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Some insurance companies are reconsidering how they do business, according to a recent study called "Ceres." Evan Mills, the report's lead author and a scientist at Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, said the offerings -- such as "green" building credits and incentives for investing in renewable energy -- are impressive. Full story.

SHARES Donation
Forms Available Friday

This year's Berkeley Lab SHARES charitable giving campaign kicks off this Friday in conjunction with the Runaround. Starting then, donation forms can be obtained at the cafeteria lobby, and in buildings 84, 90, and 937. The campaign, which runs through Nov. 3, is a convenient way to assist non-profit health and service agencies while supporting the Laboratory's commitment to the community.

Cyclists Can 'Bikearound'
At Friday's Runaround

Lab employees are reminded that a "Bikearound" is held in conjunction with the annual Runaround event. Those interested in riding should meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Firehouse. The Bikearound is strictly noncompetitive and the course, while slightly altered, generally follows the route of the Runaround. Riders will also have time to lock up their bikes and participate in the Runaround as well.

Fellowship, APS Prize
For Nuclear Scientist

It was a banner week for Stuart Freedman of the Nuclear Science Division, who over the weekend joined conductor Michael Tilson-Thomas, former presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, and other luminaries from the worlds of art, science, scholarship, business, and public affairs as one of 175 new Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Go here to read about this year's inductees. Freedman was also named winner of the American Physical Society's 2007 Tom W. Bonner Prize for his contributions to neutrino physics and precision measurements of the beta decay of the neutron.

Visit Earth Sciences
Booths at Noon Today

As part of national Earth Science Week, representatives of Berkeley Lab's Earth Sciences Division will be on hand during the noon hour today on the cafeteria lawn, presenting posters on bioremediation, carbon sequestration, climate change, earthquake prediction, ecology and microbes, oil and gas, and nuclear waste. Staff are invited to stop by and learn more about this research.

Workshop on Retirement
Program is Tomorrow

FITSCo retirement counselor Alyssa Valladao will be conducting an "Enrolling in the UC Retirement Savings Program" workshop tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 26-109. This workshop is directed toward those who are not yet participating in the 403(b) and 457(b) Retirement Savings Plans.


New Lab Portal
Released Today

The BLIS Portal, which provides personalized, single point of access to a broad array of online resources and services, has been redesigned for ease of use. The new version goes live today and automatically replaces the existing portal. Go here to check out new features.
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