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Dance Club
West Coast Dance Class
Bldg. 51 lobby

Yoga Club
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Yoga Club
Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Ferromagnetic Semiconductors Formed by Ion Implantation and Pulsed-laser Melting
Oscar D. Dubon, Jr., UC Berkeley/MSD
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Glenn T. Seaborg Center
PuCoGa5:  Dazed and Confused Superconducting 5f Electrons?
Eric D. Bauer, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Morning Editions: French Toast with Apples and Raisins
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito with Hashbrowns and Toast

Market Carvery: Turkey Meatloaf with Baked Potato and Salad

The Fresh Grille: Beef Brisket Sandwich with Fries and Coleslaw
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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MRI On the Cheap
And On the Go

When we hear the term “MRI,” most of us probably think of a special treatment room in a hospital with a huge doughnut- shaped machine that costs a lot of money and makes a lot of noise. Berkeley Lab researchers are looking to change that perception with the successful testing of a laser-based MRI technique that would make the technology compact and portable, relatively cheap, and quiet. “We have developed a novel approach for the detection of MRI based on optical atomic magnetometry,” said chemist Alexander Pines, one of the world’s leading authorities on MRI technology. Full story.

Vehicle Inspection
Ensures Safer Driving

One of the most important safety investments people can make is to routinely inspect their vehicle and ensure all equipment and safety features are in sound operating condition. This is as important as defensive and safe driving practices. The condition of brakes, tires, steering, suspension, engine, lights, windows and mirrors impact a driver’s safety and the safety of fellow commuters. Go here for tips on inspecting vehicles. Personal inspection of vehicle safety features is not a substitute for periodic professional automotive inspection.

Seaborg’s Wife Helen, Ex-Lawrence Aide, Dies

Helen L. Seaborg, wife of the late Nobel Laureate Glenn Seaborg for 56 years and former secretary to Berkeley Lab founder Ernest O. Lawrence, died on Aug. 29 of pneumonia. She was 89. In addition to her significant administrative contributions to the Manhattan Project, she will be remembered for her support during her husband’s renowned career and her generosity in volunteer work. No services are planned, but donations can be made in her name to the YWCA at UC Berkeley. Read her family’s memory of Helen Seaborg here.

New Office Combines
Cyber, Physical Security

The new Integrated Safeguards and Security Management (ISSM) Office, under the direction of Dwayne Ramsey, is charged with securing and protecting site access, infrastructure and cyberspace at Berkeley Lab. The ISSM Office will matrix the security functions of the IT and EH&S Divisions, including cyber security, site access, foreign visitors, alarms and controls, the badge office and business continuity planning. Reporting to Deputy Chief Operations Officer Sandy Merola, the new office will support an open science environment by protecting lab assets and integrating the policies and best practices of cyber and physical security into all levels of the Lab. Go here to read more.

Blackberry Gate

Blackberry Gate
Project on Schedule

The Blackberry Gate construction project is currently on schedule, with an anticipated completion date of within four weeks. So far, workers have completed the underground utility trenching excavation and installed kiosk 1 on its concrete pad. Over the next week, the transfer of security equipment from the existing kiosk to kiosk 1 will occur, which will enable the removal of the existing kiosk and concrete pad. Following this, traffic will be re-routed to the east side of kiosk 1 to permit the demolition of pavement in the location of kiosk 2, the extension of the storm drain to the west, and the installation of the kiosk 2 concrete pad. Contact the project manager, Jack Heffernan, at [email protected] or x5993, with any questions.

Guidelines, Website
Assist With Fiscal Close

The start of September marks the start of the fiscal year end for Berkeley Lab. The Lab is an integrated contractor to the Department of Energy and must close the accounting process for the year in accordance with Congressional mandate in a tightly coordinated schedule for reporting to DOE. In addition to general information for the entire Lab community, there are specific activities and deadlines that directly affect finance and business management staff. Go here for more information on fiscal close.

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