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8 a.m.
Environment, Health & Safety
EHS292-NFPA 70E Supplemental Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

Dance Club
Review Lesson for Salsa, Waltz, East & West Coast Swing, Tango
Bevatron Lobby

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
Environment, Health & Safety
EHS276-Fall Protection
Bldg. 70A-3377

2:45 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Power Futures
Charles Forsberg, ORNL
Room 3105 Etcheverry (campus)

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Breakfast: Pineapple Pancakes with Canadian Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Chorizo Scramble served with Warm Flour Tortilla
Cultural Cuisine: Taco Salad

Pizza: Marinated Spinach with Feta Cheese and Red Onions
Deli: Turkey and Smoked Gouda Prestini with Chipotle Mayonnaise
Entree: Fried Chicken with Two Sides
Fresh Grill: Blue Cheese Burger with Balsamic Carmelized Onions

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Radio Program Features
Steefel’s Transport Models

Science Today, the University of California radio program of brief highlights on research that is distributed to CBS stations nationwide, features Berkeley Lab earth scientist Carl Steefel in its most recent set of shows. In “Technology Offers Geochemists a Detailed Glimpse Underground,” moderator Larissa Branin interviews Steefel about a technique called reactive transport modeling and its use as a predictive tool. For an audio link or transcript of the program, go here (#1004, second item).

NSF-Funded Software Deal
Tops NERSC July News

A $1.58 million project from the National Science Foundation to deploy a software developed at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) tops the items featured in this month’s issue of NERSC News. Also included is a story about a new tape drive that provides 2.5 times more storage capacity at NERSC. Go here to read the publication.

Crane lifts tritium stack

Removal of Tritium Stack
End of Bittersweet Era

Once a symbol of concern during the bittersweet legacy of the National Tritium Labeling Facility, the NTLF emissions stack was cut down and removed by Facilities last weekend. Thus ended a turbulent 19-year era for one of the country’s most respected user facilities for biomedical tracking, which was the focus of local protests for several years in the ‘90s. The National Institutes of Health closed the NTLF in 2001.

Eric Stach explains NCEM microscope

Tour Guides Sought;
Stipends Available

Berkeley Lab periodically provides public tours of its facilities. Post doc researchers and graduate students generally conduct these two-hour tours. Being a guide offers a great experience in public speaking and science communication, and the Community Relations Office sponsors training and pays a $70 stipend for each tour. The Fall 2007 Tour Guide training will start in August; interested employees (non-career) can apply. Read more about it here, or contact the Community Relations Office at x7292.

Japanese Supercomputing
Subject of Friday Talk

Ryutaro Himeno, director of the Advanced Computing and Communication Center at Japan’s RIKEN institution, will give a talk on his organization’s Next-Generation Supercomputer Development Project at 1:30 p.m. on Friday in Building 50A-5132. Himeno will also discuss how the system has been developed to advance research in nanoscience and life sciences. RIKEN conducts comprehensive research in science and technology and publicly disseminates its scientific research results and technological developments.
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