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Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Practice Session

Bldg. 51 Lobby

1 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
PowerPoint Advanced
Bldg. 90-0026

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Large Scale Inverse Problems in X-Ray Scattering

Stefano Marchesini
Bldg. 50A-5132



Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

3 to 5 p.m.
Graham Fleming Farewell Party

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Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash with Eggs and Hash Browns
Monday's Breakfast: TBD
Cultural Cuisines: Burrito Bar
Pizza: BBQ Chicken, Corn and Mozzarella
Deli: Roast Beef Prestini with Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese
Grill: Fish Tacos with Mexican Slaw
Carvery: Tri Tip with Roasted Potatoes

Reminder: The cafeteria will be conducting its inventory next week, so the menu will be planned on a daily basis and not listed here in advance.

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
Berkeley City Council
Praises 'Green' Foundry

Harkins, left, and Napier
In tribute to being the first LEED Gold-certified building in the City of Berkeley, the Molecular Foundry was formally commended by the Berkeley City Council on Tuesday for helping to "pioneer energy efficiency and environmental design in research facilities." The proclamation, read by Councilman and former Lab scientist Gordon Wozniak and signed by Mayor Tom Bates, recognized the Foundry for its achievement in reaching the rare national benchmark for high performance green buildings.  Joe Harkins, project manager for the Molecular Foundry's design and construction, and Suzanne Napier of SmithGroup, Project Architect for the building's design, received the award on behalf of the Lab. Go here for another photo from the Council meeting, and here to view the proclamation.


Servers In U.S., Europe,
Japan Are Power Hogs
By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee


The worldwide consumption of energy to power computer servers, cooling equipment, and related infrastructure gear doubled from 2000 to 2005, and the U.S. devoured about 40 percent of that. But by 2010, if current trends continue, the U.S. will still be a server power-hog, only not quite as big of a pig, relatively speaking, says new research conducted by Jonathan Koomey, with Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division. The Asia-Pacific region -- excluding Japan -- will increase its server-related power consumption, while the U.S.'s chunk of the power consumption pie will shrink, says the report, entitled "Estimating Regional Power Consumption By Servers, A Technical Note." Full story.


Fairness, Inclusion Among
Lab’s Diversity Principles

Berkeley Lab management would like to reaffirm to all employees its commitment to maintain and respect a diverse workforce, free of discrimination of any kind. In adopting and sharing its “Principles for a Diverse Community,” Lab administration recognizes a diverse and inclusive workforce as “an invaluable asset to innovation and research excellence.” Among those principles are a pledge to maintain an environment “characterized by respect, fairness and inclusion.” Go here to read the principles.


Lab Holiday Party
At 3 p.m. Today

Join Director Steve Chu and fellow employees in the cafeteria today from 3 to 5 p.m. to celebrate the holiday season. Refreshments and music will be provided, as well as remarks from Chu.

Say Goodbye, Thanks
To Fleming Monday


A tribute to former Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Graham Fleming’ will take place Monday, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. Friends and colleagues are invited to stop by to say goodbye and share memories with him as he embarks on a sabbatical leave. He was Chu’s deputy since 2004; many of his achievements are summarized in this story.


Beware: Malicious
Targeted E-Mails

Cyber criminals are attacking Berkeley Lab and other government and educational institutes with deceitful e-mails containing malware and viruses. The Computer Protection Program (CPP) has posted examples here to help users identify the most recent attacks. CPP has also posted tips to help avoid becoming a victim.


Cafeteria Holiday Sales;
Hours, Menu Change

The Cafeteria coffee bar will close today at 2 p.m. in preparation for the Lab holiday party. Next Monday-Thursday, it will close at 2:30 p.m., and at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Next week’s menu will not be published accommodate an inventory process. A 25 percent discount will be given on See’s Candy, Peet’s Coffee and Teas and other holiday food items, as well as Lab-logo items, including shirts, hats, mugs and blankets) will be marked down.

Help Lab Save Energy
During Holiday Break

This year’s holiday shutdown will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 and continue through Tuesday, Jan. 1. The shutdown offers significant opportunities for saving energy. Before leaving for the break, staff are asked to set back thermostats and turn off nonessential lighting and equipment. Those who will be here during the shutdown should be aware that a minimum work force will be on hand to continue essential functions, such as safety, mail, and plant operations. Go here for more details.

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