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8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Berkeley Lab
Symposium on Relations Between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis

105 and 106 Stanley Hall (campus)

10 a.m.
EHS 62
WorkSmart Ergonomics

Bldg. 70A-3377

Dance Club
Samba Practice

Bldg. 51 Bevatron Lobby

Public Affairs Office
Summer Lecture — Bioremediation: The Hope and the Hype for Environmental Cleanup

Terry Hazen
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety

Bldg. 48-109


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Berkeley Lab
Symposium on Relations Between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis

105 and 106 Stanley Hall (campus)

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Infrared Imaging of Charge Injection in Organic Field-Effect Transistors

Zhiqiang Li, UC San Diego
Bldg. 6-2202

10 a.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities

Bldg. 70A-3377

10:30 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Communicating to Influence Others

Bldg. 2-100B

2 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Determination of Cation Site Occupancies in Natural Magnetite by X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy and X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism

Carolyn Pearce, U. of Manchester
Bldg. 6-2202

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Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash with Two Eggs and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Bacon, Swiss and Onion Omelet with Hash Browns
Cultural Cuisine: Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice

Pizza: Spinach, Bacon and Blue Cheese
Deli: Chicken Classico Prestini with Roasted Red Peppers and Provolone Cheese
Entrée: Chicken Piccata with Pasta and Vegetables
Grill: Baja Fish Tacos

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Summer Lecture Today:
Hope, Hype of Clean-Up

Bioremediation bacteria Rhodococcus

Today at noon in the Building 50 auditorium, leading authority on bioremediation Terry Hazen of the Earth Sciences Division will present the fourth lecture in this summer's lecture series. He'll discuss when it’s best to resort to engineered bioremediation of contaminated sites, and when it’s best to rely on natural attenuation. Recent advances have greatly broadened the potential applications for bioremediation in cleaning up many types of contamination. At the same time, however, scientists can better gauge how quickly contaminants can be degraded without human intervention. Go here for a complete schedule of this summer's lectures.


Need to Tame Your Mouse?
New Slides Show How

The Lab’s Environment, Health & Safety Division recently added several new 1 Minute 4 Safety slides on ergonomics, including key points on efficient mouse use, laptop ergonomics, computer shortcuts, and monitor height. Other new slides cover topics such as emergency response, mercury thermometer exchange, and battery collection. The slides are in both PDF and Powerpoint formats. More slides on various topics are added periodically. Go here to see what topics are available. To suggest other topics not addressed, contact Nancy Rothermich (x4644).


Reminder: Keep Antivirus Software Definitions Current

Windows computers are required to have antivirus software and current virus definitions. Antivirus software is most effective when virus definitions are current. The easiest way to keep your definitions current is to use the managed Symantec client. To verify you are using the managed Symantec client and have current definitions, go here.


Library of Congress Tests Audio Preservation Method


At the Library of Congress, in a small, white room with bright red carpet, physicist Carl Haber sits down to play a record from 1930. It's a recording of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe." But here's the strange thing: This record is broken. Haber, with Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division, was featured July 16 on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition for his work developing a technique that scans old and damaged records and makes digital recordings of them. The technique is undergoing testing at the Library of Congress. Go here to read a transcript of the broadcast and to listen to an audio file of the segment.

Relying on Science
To Conserve Energy

When Glenn Haege, the “Handyman” reporter for the Detroit News, wants to share energy conservation tips with his readers, he consults Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division for tips. Among the bits of information Lab experts have shared: Water heaters use more energy to heat water up and keep it hot than they do to heat it up once. The same energy is required to heat up the water regardless of whether it is heating a little bit at a time, or all at once. So, turning the water heater off for a few hours each day saves some energy. Full story.


Cell Phone Company
Reps Onsite July 25


AT&T (formerly Cingular Wireless) and Verizon Wireless will have representatives in the cafeteria lobby Wednesday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to answer questions on discounts, promotions and equipment for personal use by Lab employees. Contact Telephone Services for inquiries about Lab-supported cellular service (x4966).

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