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10 a.m.
Enrolling in Your UC Retirement Savings Program
Joseph Hager, FITSco
Bldg. 2, Room 100B

11 a.m.
Materials Sciences
Synthesis and Integration of Carbon Nanotubes for Nanoelectronic Applications
Dr. Yuegang Zhang, Intel Corporation
Bldg. 67-3111

11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
3rd Annual Summer Wellness Fair
Cafeteria lawn

Prepare to Prosper! A New Approach to Personal Preparedness
Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters
Ana-Marie Jones
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Noon to 1 p.m.
Employee Activities Association
Universal Studio, Discovery Kingdom, & WaterWorld Ticket sale
Cafeteria lobby


Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

10 a.m.
Resonant X-ray and Polarized Neutron Scattering: Tools To Study Interfacial Magnetism
Sujoy Roy, SSRL/LBNL
Bldg. 6-2202

The Next Bay Area Earthquake
David P. Schwartz, USGS
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Dance Club Practice
Bldg. 51 - Bevatron

2:30 p.m.
Virtual Institute of Microbial Stress and Survival (VIMSS)
A High Performance Code for Isotopomer Model Analysis
Hector Garcia Martin,
Postdoctoral Fellow, JGI Program
977-120 (Potter Street)

4 p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics Divisions
DNA Damage Checkpoints and Cancer
Thanos Halazonetis, University of Geneva
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Breakfast: Popeye Omelet
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble with Warm Tortillas and Beans
Wild Greens: Chinese Chicken Salad
Carvery: Salmon served with Mustard Dill Sauce
Pizza: Marinated Spinach and Feta Cheese Pizza

Deli: Turkey and Smoked Mozzarella with Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade
Grill: Outdoor Barbecue for Wellness Fair

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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New Report: Fuel Economy
And Safety Are Compatible

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Tom Wenzel, of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, is appearing at a news conference in Washington D.C. today to discuss new research results indicating that it is possible to redesign cars to simultaneously improve safety and increase fuel economy. Wenzel and Marc Ross, University of Michigan, are co-authors of a paper titled "Increasing the Fuel Economy and Safety of New Light-Duty Vehicles." The issue of passenger vehicle safety will be at the heart of debate in the coming weeks as Congress considers an increase in the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. The Policy Briefing is sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Full story.

California Leads States
In Energy Efficiency

By Ian Hoffman

In the past 30 years, while Americans on average have nearly doubled their per capita consumption of electricity, Californians have kept their consumption about the same. This week, The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked California at the top of a state-by-state report card on energy efficiency. The question now, as California shoots for the broadest and steepest cuts in greenhouse gas emissions of any state, is whether the job will get much harder. "Physically it's harder to extract more and more savings from a diminishing pie," said Rich Brown, an energy scientist at Berkeley Lab. Full story.

Personal Preparedness
Subject of Talk Today

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Ana-Marie Jones, Executive Director of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD), will visit Berkeley Lab today as part of the Laboratory's Emergency Preparedness Week. Jones will speak at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium on "Prepare to Prosper! A New Approach to Personal Preparedness." CARD was created after the Loma Prieta earthquake and the Oakland Hills firestorm to provide disaster preparedness/response support to Alameda County community-based organizations. Jones' talk will be preceded by a showing of "May I Have Your Attention," a film about the Oakland Hills fire. Go here for more on Jones and CARD.


Wellness Fair Today
On Cafeteria Lawn

The 3rd annual Summer Wellness Fair takes place today. Representatives from local health clubs, health care providers, financial institutions, the Employee Activities Association, and others will be on hand. There will be free chair massages and blood pressure checks, an outdoor barbecue and music. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All employees are invited.


Ergo Advocate Program
Seeking Volunteers

All Berkeley Lab divisions have been asked to designate at least one Ergo Advocate to help the divisions coordinate ergonomics issues. Ergo Advocates work with the Environment, Health and Safety Division's Ergo Team to identify ergo risk factors, help implement quick fixes, and to follow up with employees. Lab employees who are interested in becoming Ergo Advocates are encouraged to speak with their supervisors about enrolling in the next training program, which takes place June 14, 19, and 21. Contact Edith Perry (x7170) or the Ergo Line (x5818) for more information.


Employee Arts Council
Plans Upcoming Events

The Employee Arts Council is a cultural/educational club for Lab employees, retirees and family members. Recent events have included docent tours at both the Oakland Museum and the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Upcoming events include a tour of the Chabot Space and Science Center. For more information, contact Helen Jefferson (x5746), council president, or visit the Wellness Fair today on the cafeteria lawn between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 pm.

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