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8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Onsite Dental Mobile
Bldg. 62 Redwood Grove

9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

10:30 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Intro to Coaching for Supervisors
Bldg. 2-100B

Environmental Energy Technologies
Cal Climate Action Partnership:  Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions at UC Berkeley
Fahmida Ahmed
Bldg. 90-31227

1 p.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
EHS 243
Soldering Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377


LRDP Brown Bag
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions: Pancakes and Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Red Beans and Rice
The Fresh Grille: Chili Cheeseburger with Fries
Menutainment: Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Final Proposal on Deep
Lab Submitted to NSF

The final proposal for a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory at Homestake Mine in South Dakota was submitted to the National Science Foundation yesterday. Berkeley Lab's Kevin Lesko, who is principal investigator for the project, said the 250-page Conceptual Design Report was submitted electronically to the NSF. Lesko said he hopes the NSF will make a decision as early as April. If Homestake is selected (the Henderson Mine in Empire, CO also has been selected as a preferred site), a national lab will be developed at the 7,400-foot level of the mine. Go here to read the Black Hills, SD newspaper report on the proposal.


Genetics Researcher Next
In 'Ask a Scientist' Series


Michael Eisen, a gene regulation specialist in Berkeley Lab's Genetics Division, will be on hand to speak with and answer questions from a San Francisco cafe audience on Sunday, Jan. 21, part of the ongoing "Ask a Scientist" series. He will appear at 7 p.m. at The Canvas Gallery, 1200 Ninth Ave. at Lincoln. His theme will be the differences in genomes that separate humans from other animals, including how the genes are used. To find out more about the lecture series, go here.


Appointments, Fellowship For Computing Scientists


Three employees with the Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD) have recently received recognition by scientific organizations. Vern Paxson, with the Distributed Systems Department, was named a fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery. Horst Simon, CRD director, was named to the DOE's Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee. Juan Meza, head of CRD's High Performance Computing Research Department, will serve on the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics's committee on science policy, and was also elected to a three-year term on the American Association for the Advancement of Science's "Electorate Nominating Committee of the Section of Mathematics."

Meet Berkeley Lab's
New Ergonomics Staff


Ira Janowitz has been appointed Ergonomics Program Manager at Berkeley Lab after 15 years with the UCSF/Berkeley Ergonomics Program. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and has degrees in industrial engineering, management, and physical therapy. Mike White joins Berkeley Lab's Ergonomics Program with more than 20 years consulting and design experience in interior architecture and ergonomics. He is a Certified Associate Ergonomist and has served on key national ergonomics committees with the American National Standards Institute and the Office Ergonomics Research Committee. Janowitz and White can be reached at x5818.


Nuclear scientist Peggy Norris, right, assists students during a Lab visit
Staff Volunteers Needed
For School Tours of Lab

The Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education hosts a number of Bay Area schools — typically fifth graders — who visit throughout the academic year.  In addition to touring the ALS and other facilities, the students participate in hands-on activities, which provide lessons on thermal and electrical conductivity and structures of matter.  Volunteers are needed to spend about an hour working with small groups of students demonstrating these activities. Interested staff can contact Dale Koistinen.

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