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Environmental Energy Technologies
Intelligent Buildings and Integrated Systems Design
Paul Ehrlich, Building Intelligence Group
Bldg. 90-3075

2 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Resistance Switching in Cr-doped SrTiO3: A Candidate for Nonvolatile Memory?
G. I. Meijer, IBM
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
From In Vitro to In Vivo: Experiments in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Sunny Xie, Harvard U.
100 Lewis Hall (campus)

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Entanglement of Josephson-Junction Quantum Bits
John Martinis, UC Santa Barbara
1 LeConte (campus)


8 a.m.
EHS 210
Crane/Hoist Operator (Less Than 2 Tons)
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Safety
Bldg. 48-109

4 p.m.
Molecular and Cell Biology
The Evolutionary Design of Proteins
Rama Ranganathan, UT Southwestern
100 Genetics and Plant Biology Bldg. (campus)

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Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito with Sausage and Eggs
Carvery: Roasted Jerk Beef Brisket
Pizza: Fajita Chicken
Deli: Honey Dijon Ham Panini
Entree: Baked Ziti with Mozzarella, Garlic Bread & Green Salad

Grill: Portobella Mushroom Burger

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Chu, Birgeneau Op-Ed
On BP Partnership

An opinion piece on the campus and Lab research partnership with BP, written by Lab Director Steve Chu and UC Berkeley Chancellor Bob Birgeneau, appeared in yesterday's issue of the San Francisco Chronicle. The article outlines the need to find clean and socially responsible energy sources and how the BP grant will help tackle these pressing issues. "Our mission as a public research and teaching university that serves society often and properly requires that the work of our scientists and scholars reach beyond the university walls," say Birgeneau and Chu.  Go here to read the full opinion piece. 

Articles Provide Closer
Look at Energy Institute

The campus has issued a suite of articles that offer detailed information on the Energy Biosciences Institute, a research effort jointly managed by UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, and the University of Illinois, and funded by BP. The package includes a section on frequently asked questions, a primer on intellectual property, and a timeline for implementation, as well as stories on alliances between academia and industry and biofuel research. Go here to view the feature.


Revised S&E Job Classifications Effective

Effective immediately, the Lab has updated its Professional Research Staff policy in RPM §§2.07. The changes primarily affect the Scientist/Engineer job classifications as well as the hire and promotion policies. These changes required a revision to RPM §2.01(K)(4) (Term Appointments) and RPM §2.21(D) (Release of Term Appointments). These policies apply to non-represented employees only. Represented employees should contact their union representative or consult their collective bargaining agreement.


Register for 'Daughters
And Sons Day' by Friday

The Lab will host its annual Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 26. Girls and boys ages 9 to 16 are invited to enjoy a day of science and fun, provided by numerous volunteer staff and scientists. Youngsters can learn about mars, liquid nitrogen, and DNA spooling, while older kids can attend workshops sponsored by the Earth Sciences, Accelerator and Fusion Research, and Life Sciences Divisions. A fee of $20 per child will be charged to cover expenses. Go here to print out the registration packet, which should be delivered to the Center for Science and Engineering Education (MS 7R0222) by Friday.


Computing Science
Event Impacts Parking

Nearly 150 computational scientists from around the U.S. will convene at the Lab tomorrow and Wednesday for the Simulation and Modeling at the Exascale for Energy, Ecological Sustainability and Global Security (E3SGS) town hall meeting in the Building 66 auditorium. Parking spaces in lots T2 and U5 will be reserved for attendees, and other parking spaces in the area are expected to also be impacted. Employees who normally park here should use other lots or commute via the Lab's shuttle bus.

Jewelry on Sale
At Lab Tomorrow

Representatives from Karats Jewelry will be in the cafeteria lobby tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Among the items for sale are chains, bracelets, rings, charms, and earrings, which make nice Mother's Day and graduation gifts. Karats offers a layaway plan and employees get a 10-percent discount on all items. The event is sponsored by the Employee Activities Association.
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