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Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Fox Trot Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby

1 p.m.
Computational Research Division
Theory of Semiconductor Nanostructures: Computation and Experiment

Denis Demchenko
Bldg. 50A-5132

2 p.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 70A-3377


Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Fox Trot Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

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Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with Two Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: Quesadilla with Sour Cream, Salsa and Beans
Carvery: Beef Stew over Rice

Pizza: Greek
Deli: Honey Dijon Ham Prestini
Grill: Beef Quesadilla with Sour Cream and Salsa
Cultural Cuisines: Burrito Bar

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Vegas Clubs Must Choose Food Service or Smoking
By Liz Benston

Some of Las Vegas' hottest nightclubs and lounges must ban smoking because they also operate as restaurants at other times of the day, health authorities have said. Health officials concluded that allowing businesses to operate both smoking and nonsmoking hours violates the spirit of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act because trace amounts of pollutants can remain after smoking has ceased. As evidence, the Health District cites research by Berkeley Lab that measured the presence of pollutants that were absorbed by walls and furniture in a home after smoking had stopped. Full story.

Unplug Appliances to Shave
Watts From Power Bill
By Christopher Kirkpatrick

Home air conditioners are energy hogs, but little sources of power running quietly behind the scenes can also pile up over time, adding to costs and demand. It's cell phone chargers left plugged in, DVD clocks running day and night. Televisions, cable boxes, digital video recorders — any device with a computer chip that allows a display clock or remote control to work. Berkeley Lab estimates the power wasted from a typical home's electronics equals burning a 60-watt bulb year-round. Among the worst offenders: idle cable boxes. Full story.


Young, Veteran Scientists Get Innovation Awards


Berkeley Lab materials scientists Rachel Segalman and J. Christopher Anderson, both 31, have been recognized by Technology Review Magazine as being among the world's “Top Young Innovators” under the age of 35.  Segalman was honored for discovering that cheap organic molecules can be used to generate electricity from heat, while Anderson was lauded for creating tumor-killing bacteria. Anderson, along with two other TR35 winners, worked in Berkeley Lab Physical Biosciences Division Director Jay Keasling's lab. Also, Berkeley Lab Senior Scientist Alex Pines was selected as one of R&D Magazine’s top 100 innovators for his development in the area of magnetic resonance imaging that could eliminate the need for powerful magnets. Full story.

Earth Scientist to Speak
At Geochemical Meeting


Berkeley Lab earth scientist Carl Steefel will present a keynote speech at the annual Goldschmidt Conference in Cologne, Germany next week. The conference is considered the world's top geochemistry and mineralogy meeting. Steefel will speak on “Geochemical and Model-Driven Approaches to Determining Reaction Rates at the Earth's Surface."  Go here to learn more about Steefel’s research.


‘Mouse to Lunch
Day’ on Tuesday

Employees can take their computer mouse to the cafeteria on Tuesday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to trade in old, defective or misfit mice for new models. Members of the Environment, Health and Safety Ergonomic team will also teach staff how to customize their mouse settings and shortcuts that minimize mouse use, as well as provide mousing posture evaluations using an EMG biofeedback monitor. For more information, call x5818.


Contact Site Access
For Meeting Planning

Lab staff planning a meeting or conference with ten or more visitors coming from off-site locations are reminded that they must contact the Site Access Office at least one week in advance to coordinate security and parking accommodations. Go here to view a complete listing of meeting and conference procedures, including the required Notification Form, which must be faxed to the Site Access Office. For more information, call x4551.

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