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11 a.m.
Materials Sciences
Development of Bioanalytical Tool using Nano- and Microtechnology

Woong Kim
Bldg. 67-3111

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab

Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Environmental Energy Technologies
Microgrid Research in Japan: An Update on NTT Facilities' Sendai Demonstration

Keiichi Hirose, NTT Facilities, and Chris Marnay
Bldg. 90-3122

2:30 p.m.
Virtual Institute of Microbial Stress and Survival
Molecular Characterization of Microbial Biofilms by EM Tomography and Novel Tag-Based Labeling Approaches

Manfred Auer
Bldg. 977-120 (Potter Street)


Environmental Energy Technologies
The 'Greening the Capitol' Initiative: Berkeley Lab's Role

Christopher Payne
Bldg. 90-3122

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Samba Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

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Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash with Two Eggs and Toast
Monday's Breakfast:
Breakfast Burrito with Beans
Carvery: Cheesy Turkey Lasagna served with Green Salad and Garlic Bread

Pizza: Three Mushroom Pizza with Roasted Garlic and Pesto
Deli: Chicken Club Prestini
Cultural Cuisine: California Burrito Bar
Grill: Beer Batter Fish and Chips

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Search for Neutrinos
Deep in the Earth


Homestake, a historic gold and silver mine in South Dakota’s Black Hills, has been selected as the site for an underground laboratory complex that could become the largest and deepest in the world. Work at the lab will help illuminate both a tiny particle known as a neutrino and some of the universe’s biggest mysteries. “We’re very, very pleased with the result,” said Kevin Lesko, a Berkeley Lab physicist who led the Homestake effort. The project was awarded grant money of up to $15 million to proceed with a conceptual design. Eventual construction and experiments, however, will hinge on approval of the final design and authorization by the National Science Board and Congress. Full story.


Maintenance on eRoom
Will Halt Service Sunday

The Lab's eRoom service will be unavailable from 5 a.m. to noon this Sunday due to hardware and software maintenance.  This maintenance is being done in preparation for a future eRoom service upgrade.  The upgrade will provide support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Office 2007 and Vista. For questions, call the IT Help Desk (x4357).

Vulnerability Scanning
Audit Next Week

Berkeley Lab is undergoing a system test and evaluation of its computer security policies and controls by an outside auditing firm as part of a larger certification and accreditation of its systems. Beginning Monday and continuing through Thursday, the auditor will perform vulnerability scanning and other tests on site. The Lab's Computer Protection Program will work closely with the auditors to minimize the possibility of disruption from their scanning and testing. For more information, contact the Computer Protection Program.


Laptop Ergonomics
Prevents Injuries


Many people don’t associate laptops with musculoskeletal problems, but laptops can pose worse problems than desktops if a user’s posture is not kept in check. A laptop’s attached screen and keyboard means laptop users can’t align the display with their eyes. They also can’t align the keyboard and mouse with their hands and arms. This often results in a bent neck or elevated arm and shoulder postures. Laptop users who want their neck, back, and arms to outlive their laptop should check out the three new slides in the ergonomics section of the "1 Minute 4 Safety" website.


Health Services Offers
Free Cholesterol Checks

The Lab's Health Services will be offering free cholesterol screening in Building 26 next Thursday morning, by appointment only. The screening will include a total cholesterol level and a high-density cholesterol level (HDL) measurement. Fasting is not required and there is no charge. Screening is recommended for men over 35, women over 45, and young adults with cardiac risk factors. Call x6266 to make an appointment.

Get a Lab Rubdown
During Massage Week


The Lab's Health Care Facilitator's office wants to remind staff that July 15-21 is “International Massage Week.” Massage provides relief to people of all ages, from professional athletes to weekend warriors. Massage is one of the oldest healing arts. Chair massages are available every Tuesday in Building 26 (Health Services). Call x4501 to make same-day appointments or go here for more on cost and scheduling.

Amusement Park
Tickets for Sale

The Lab's Employee Activities Association has discount tickets for Waterworld ($17) and Discovery Kingdom ($25) available. To purchase, contact Valarie Epsinoza-Ross or Arabella Schmidt.

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