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8 a.m.
EHS 243
Soldering Awareness

Bldg. 70A-3377

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 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Samba Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby


7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Philanthropy Club
Red Cross Blood Drive

Bldg. 2-100B

Dance Club
Samba Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky

Bldg. 70-191

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Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble with Tortillas and Beans
Monday's Breakfast:
Banana Pancakes with Sausage Patties
Cultural Cuisine: California Burrito Bar

Pizza: Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil
Deli: Turkey and Smoked Mozzarella with Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade
Grill: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Fries
Carvery: Old-Fashioned-Style Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Regents Approve Berkeley Lab’s Site Development Plan

The Lab’s 2006 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP), which establishes a framework of land-use principles to guide the Lab’s growth and other physical development through 2025, was approved by the University of California Board of Regents yesterday during its meeting at UC Santa Barbara. The Regents also certified the LRDP’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which provides an assessment of the LRDP and its potential effects on the environment. The plan projects a 612,000 gross square feet net increase in building area on the main site from 2006. In addition, the Lab’s population is projected to grow from 4,515 in 2006 to 5,375 by 2025. The plan also calls for up to 500 new parking spaces. Go here for more information.


Magazine Article
Visits the Dark Side

Exploding Supernovae

Some 96 percent of all the stuff in the universe is not only invisible, we don't even know what it is — which is why it's called "dark matter" and "dark energy." Researchers in Berkeley Lab's Physics Division talk about the "Dark Side" in two stories in this week's Nature. Bernard Sadoulet is among those who believe the mystery of dark matter may soon be solved. But the conundrum of dark energy, Saul Perlmutter emphasizes, won't be solved without many more measurements made from space. Go here for the dark matter story and here for the story about dark energy.


ESnet, Internet2 Extend Agreement for Network


ESnet and Internet2 — two of the nation's leading networking organizations dedicated to research — on July 16 announced a multi-year extension to their agreement to deploy and operate the next generation of the ESnet backbone network. Called ESnet4, the new network created through this partnership is being built as a highly reliable, high capacity nationwide network that will greatly enhance the capabilities of scientists at national laboratories and universities across the country. The network will be managed by ESnet and operated across Internet2’s backbone infrastructure. Once complete, the ESnet4 network will utilize several dedicated 10-gigabit-per-second wavelengths on the new Internet2 nationwide infrastructure and will scale by one optical wavelength per year for the next four to five years to meet the needs of the DOE Office of Science. Full story.


Coffee Bar Making Way
For Arrival of Peet's

The cafeteria coffee bar will close at 2 p.m. today to make way for the installation of Peet’s Coffee equipment. Peet’s will be served starting Monday.

Gas Line Repair Work
Will Take Another Week

Parking Lot "Z" above the cafeteria will remain closed one more week to accommodate repairs to an underground gas line. Subcontractors will begin excavation on Monday, pending approval of its safety plan, and repairs to the leak are expected to be completed by next Friday. There will be no interruption of natural gas service during repairs, and no health or safety danger to employees at the Lab. The parking lot should be reopened on Monday, July 30. For questions, contact Mike Dong.

Visible Remnant of Tritium Facility Set for Removal

Stack from Tritium Labeling Facility
One of the most visible remaining parts from the now-closed National Tritium Labeling Facility, a hillside emissions stack, will be removed this month. Beginning next week, scaffolding will be erected around the base of the stack, located behind Building 75, and a sling will be installed around the stack. The stack will be sawed off at the base, then conveyed by sling and crane to the parking lot between Buildings 75 and 75A, where it will be prepared for removal. The opening to the underground portion of the ventilation will be capped. Appropriate safety measures are in place to ensure that the removal is safe for workers and employees.
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