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8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Workshop on In Situ Methods
in Nanomechanics

Bldg. 66 Aud.

9 a.m.
Environment, Health & Safety
EHS 20-ES&H for Supervisors
Bldg. 70A-3377

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Elastic, Thermodynamic
and Magnetic Properties
of Nanostructured Arrays Impulsively Excited
by Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Fulvio Parmigiani, Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy
Bldg. 2-100B


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Workshop on In Situ Methods
in Nanomechanics

Bldg. 66 Aud.

Yoga Club
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Dance Party
Bevatron Lobby

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Breakfast: Popeye Omelet served with fruit salad
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Corned Beef Hash with 2 eggs and toast
Carvery: Cheesy turkey lasagna served with green salad and garlic bread

Pizza: Three-mushroom with roasted garlic and pesto
Deli: Chicken club prestini
Cultural Cuisine: California burrito bar
Fresh Grill: Beer batter fish and chips

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Lab Experts Assess
Printer Pollution Study

A day after the world media publicized an Australian study that measured particle emissions from laser printers, Berkeley Lab environmental scientists expressed caution about reading too much into the possible links to public health. Among those in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division fielding media inquiries were Hugo Destaillats, Rich Sextro, Tom McKone (who was interviewed by both KPIX-TV and the Today Show), Mark Mendell and Randy Maddalena. Destaillats noted that the study’s conclusions were “insufficient to draw any conclusion about possible health effects.” Go here to read the original San Francisco Chronicle story on the study, and here to read some of the Lab experts’ perspectives.
Chu makes point at Kavli meeting

Chu, Keasling Contribute
To Synthetic Biology Tract

When they visited Greenland in June, Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu and Physical Biosciences Division Director Jay Keasling were among 17 scientists to sign the “Ilulissat Statement,” which calls for an international effort to advance synthetic biology. Forecasting a revolution in science, the group attending the first Kavli Futures Symposium concluded that the field “offers solutions to the daunting problems” of climate change, energy, health, and water resources. Go here for a report on the meeting, and here for a photo of the participants.


Nanomechanics Workshop
Sponsored by NCEM

An estimated 90 experts in the fields of nanomechanical testing and real-time monitoring techniques are coming together at Berkeley Lab today and tomorrow for a workshop on “In Situ Methods in Nanomechanics.” Andrew Minor, from the hosting National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM), said the intent is to expolore hybrid study methods that will improve the understanding of the origins of mechanical properties. All sessions take place in the Building 66 Auditorium. A poster session will take place on the NCEM patio at 4:30 p.m. today. Go here for more information.

Phone System Upgrades
Scheduled on Monday

The Information Technology Division will be upgrading telephone system software on Monday, with little disruption of phone service anticipated (possible loss of dial tone up to 3 minutes between 7 and 8 p.m.) A Lab-wide public address announcement will be made to notify employees of the exact time for the dial tone interruption. For emergency calls during dial tone deactivation, pull the nearest building fire alarm and wait for emergency personnel to respond. Phone trouble after the upgrades are completed should be reported to Cindy Wood (x4777), or at 510-708-2980, or to [email protected].

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