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7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile and Iron Age Shoemobile
Bldg. 51 Parking Lot

10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electrical Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 70A-3377

Environmental Energy Technologies
Optimal Siting and Sizing of Distributed Energy Resources
Johan Driesen, Catholic U., Belgium
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
EHS 279
Scaffold Users
Bldg. 70A-3377


9 a.m.
EHS 256
Lock Out/Tag Out Verification
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Beam Physics, Heavy Ion Fusion, Nuclear Science
Beam Profile Analysis at the ECR Injector Setup and High Current Proton Beam Investigation at the SILHI-LEBT at CEA/Saclay
Peter Spädtke and Ralph Hollinger, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung
Bldg. 71-264

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
Nano Institute
Control of Biochemical Reaction Dynamics in Restricted Environments
Pat Collier, Caltech
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Convergence Inorganic Nanocrystals as Probes for Biological Systems
Jinwoo Cheon, Yonsei U. South Korea
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

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Morning Editions: Banana Pancakes and Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast
: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes and Artichokes
The Fresh Grille:  Double Cheese Burger with Fries
Menutainment: Pasta Primavera with Roasted Vegetables and Marinara

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Junior Academy Students,
Chaperones at Lab Today

Berkeley Lab will be host to 115 American Junior Academy of Science students and 70 chaperones today as they tour facilities and meet and talk with scientists and staff. AJAS, the only national honor society for high school science students, is holding its national convention in San Francisco this week. The Lab visit will begin at 11 a.m., with a greeting by Director Steve Chu, include lunch with Nobel physicist George Smoot, and continue in the Building 50 Auditorium. After a banquet at 5:45 in the cafeteria, physical bioscientist Carolyn Larabell will address the group.


Foundry Director Gets
Gay Scientist Award


Carolyn Bertozzi, director of Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry, has been named "Scientist of the Year" by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. She will be honored at a reception on Sunday at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Bertozzi was chosen because of her "outstanding achievements in applying chemistry to help answer biological questions related to human health and disease. Her laboratory group studies cell surface interactions in the areas of cancer, inflammation and bacterial infection."


Updated Blue Bus Route Begins Wednesday

Since the implementation of new bus routes in January, the Facilities Division has collected comments from bus passengers and drivers. Based on that feedback, and in collaboration with the Lab's Transportation Advisory Committee, changes will be implemented starting Wednesday, Feb. 21. Because the Blue route could not stay consistently on schedule, the stop at the campus's West Circle will be eliminated. Passengers in this area can board at the Hearst Ave./Arch St. stop. A third bus will be added to the Blue route from 8 to 9:30 a.m. to alleviate overcrowding during that time. Updated schedules will be posted online and at the bus stops. Hard copies will also be available for riders. Comments on these changes can be sent to Tammy Brown.

Applications Open
For UC Staff Advisor

Applications for the Staff Advisor to the UC Regents are being accepted through Feb. 28. The Staff Advisor program is designed to improve direct communication between UC employees and the Board and to help facilitate staff input to the Board’s deliberations and decisions. Two employees will be selected as non-voting advisors to designated Regents’ committees for two-year terms. Go here for more details on how to apply.

Behavioral Services
Need Preauthorization

The Lab's Benefits Department reminds employees that the use of behavioral health benefits offered through medical plans must be preauthorized. Call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card before the first visit.  Benefits will be paid at a higher rate if an “In-Network” provider is selected. Check the provider's designation when contacting customer service.  Those who fail to get preauthorization will have their claims denied by the insurance carrier.

Walkway Obstructed
Due to Construction

A portion of the walkway used primarily by pedestrians traveling between Building 71 and Building 46A, near McMillan Road, will be closed for the next few days for construction. A detour has been set up. Pedestrians should use extra caution when traversing this area.

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High: 64° (18° C)
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