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

10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

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

Challenging the Current Paradigm of Daylight Use in Art Museum Exhibition Space
David Behar, Israel Institute of Technology
Bldg. 90-3122

Dance Club
West Coast Swing
Bldg. 51 (Bevatron) Lobby

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 62-203

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Hybridization Of 4f States In Rare-Earth Systems
Serguei Molodtsov, U. of Technology, Dresden
Bldg. 6-2202


9 a.m.
EHS 154
Building Emergency Team Training
Bldg. 62-203

11 a.m.
EHS 62
WorkSmart Ergonomics
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
How to Lead a PRD Discussion
Bldg. 2-100B

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Morning Editions: Corned Beef Hash and Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Ham and 2 Eggs with Bagel and Fruit

Market Carvery: Mandarin Beef with Potato and Vegetables

The Fresh Grille: Grilled Turkey Burger with Guacamole and Mushrooms
Menutainment: Chinese Chicken Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Chu, Dehmer Featured
In Tribute to Smalley


Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu and DOE Office of Science Director of Basic Energy Sciences Pat Dehmer will be among the speakers honoring the memory of the late Nobel Prize winning chemist Richard Smalley at a symposium in San Francisco today. Speaking at the American Chemical Society's national meeting, they will be addressing Future Global Energy Prosperity within a program entitled "SWNTs from Synthesis to Application, From the Lab to the Fab: In Memory of Dr. Richard Smalley." Chu will address "The Energy Problem and What We Can Do About It," and Dehmer will discuss "Our Energy Challenges in a New Era of Science." Go here for details.

Honored For Cosmology

The 2006 Balzan Prize for Astronomy and Astrophysics was presented to BOOMERANG, a project developed by a collaboration of scientists, including Julian Borrill of the Computational Research Division. In 1999, BOOMERANG, a balloon-borne experiment flying high above the Antarctic, captured the first resolved images of the Cosmic Microwave Background. The unprecedented combination of angular resolution and sky coverage presented fundamentally new computational challenges in optimal analysis of the maps. Borrill's group at NERSC helped produce the first dramatic cosmological result in relatively short time: April 2000. A now-famous paper published in Nature reported the first definitive measurement of the geometry of the universe. Go here to read more about this research.

Tips for New Supervisors Offered in Workshop

New supervisors at the Lab are invited to attend a course that will help them better understand policy, regulations, expectations, and boundaries for managing employees. This will include critical functions such as safety, financial management, and conflicts of interest. The course is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Building 2-100. Go here to register (see "Mgr/Supervisor Skills" section).

Man May be Causing
Rougher Hurricanes
By Betsy Mason

The results are in — mankind is largely responsible for the rise in hurricane intensity in recent years. A Livermore Lab-led team found man's unmistakable fingerprint on the pattern of increasingly powerful hurricanes in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The ocean temperature in the hurricane nurseries has gone up less than one degree over the last century, but the number of category 4 and 5 hurricanes has nearly doubled over the last three decades. This doesn't bode well for the future, said team member Michael Wehner, an atmospheric scientist at Berkeley Lab. He is using the same models to project ocean temperatures into the future. Full story.

Presentation on Dell
Laptops is Today

A Dell representative joins the IT Division to show examples of the latest Dell Latitude laptop models (D420, D620, and D820) in Perseverance Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today. At noon, Dell's representative will present a short review of the Latitude series and its dual core technology.

Chamberlain Road Work Through End of Month

Storm drain repairs will commence along Chamberlain Road, on the east side (back) of Building 90, starting tomorrow at 7 a.m. and continuing through Friday, Sept. 29. Pedestrians and drivers are urged to use caution when traversing this area. For more information, contact David McPherson (x4869).

Lab Blood Drive
Is Next Week

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit the Lab on Monday and Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the cafeteria parking lot. Go here to make appointments.
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High: 78° (26° C)
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