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8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Electron Microscopy of Materials at the Nanoscale: Crossing the Threshold to Atomic Resolution Imaging
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


10 a.m.
EHS 26
EH&S for Managers, Supervisors and PI's
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
EHS 60 Ergonomics
Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Record-Breaking Beams
On 88-Inch Cyclotron


VENUS, the 88-Inch Cyclotron's record-breaking superconducting ion source, recently achieved yet another world record in the production of intense, high current beams of highly charged uranium ions, an important milestone in demonstrating that superconducting technology can meet the demands of future heavy-ion accelerators. VENUS was designed and built by members of the ECR Ion Source Group, which is led by Daniela Leitner of the Nuclear Science Division, in collaboration with the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division's Superconducting Magnet Group and the Engineering Division. VENUS serves as the prototype injector source for the proposed Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA). For more about VENUS, go here.


University's Mileage
Rates Have Risen

The University’s mileage reimbursement rates for expenses incurred with the business use of a private automobile will increase in 2007 to conform to the Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rates. The new rates were effective on Jan. 1. The reimbursement rate for the use of a private automobile for University business travel will increase from 44.5 cents a mile to 48.5 cents a mile. The reimbursement rate for driving or shipping an automobile in connection with a move will increase from 15 cents a mile to 20 cents a mile.

EPA Eyes Energy Star
Label for Servers

Consumers know to look for the trademark label Energy Star when buying a refrigerator or washing machine. Now, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering slapping the label on deserving servers as well. Jonathan Koomey, the Stanford professor and Berkeley Lab environmental energy researcher who helped create the standard, said their effort was really to just "kick-start the process," and that the EPA could help that along. Full story.


E.O. Lawrence Daughter,
Mary Prud'homme, Dies

Mary Prud'homme, the second-born of Berkeley Lab founder Ernest Lawrence’s four daughters, has died. She passed away Dec. 1, at the California Pacific Medical Center, where she was being treated for lung cancer. She was 67. Prud'homme was an engineer for Rocketdyne and a systems analyst for the Rand Corporation and ARCO, among others, before her retirement. In recent years she served on a number of boards, including the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) Advisory Council. In 2001, she participated in the Lab’s celebration of Ernest Lawrence’s birthday centennial anniversary by introducing a showing of the Heritage biographical film on her father. Donations in her memory may be given to the LHS (mail to: LHS Development Office, 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200).
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