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7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile

Bldg. 51 Parking Lot

2 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Density Functional Studies of Magnetic Behavior of Layered Ag(II) Fluorides

Sefa Dag, Oak Ridge National Lab
Bldg. 50F-1647


10 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to ES&H at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Samba Dance Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

1:30 p.m.
Environmental Energy Technologies
Transport and CO2 Emissions in Developing Countries: Doing it Right the First Time

Lee Schipper, EMBARQ
Bldg. 90-3122

3 p.m.
Environmental Energy Technologies
Energy Efficiency Opportunities and Challenges Faced by India
Satish Kumar, USAID
Bldg. 90-3122

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Breakfast: Classic Eggs Benedict
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash with Two Eggs and Toast
Wild Greens: Shrimp Louie Salad

Deli: Sicilian Combo
Pizza: Pineapple and Ham

Grill: French Dip served with French Fries

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Helmets, Bike Permits
Ensure Safe Riding

All bicycle riders on Lab property must wear helmets that have been approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Snell, or the American Society for Testing and Materials. In addition, bicyclists who wish to routinely ride on Lab property (more than once per month) are encouraged to obtain a Bicycle Permit from the Site Access office (Bldg. 65A). Once obtained, the Bicycle Permit must be visible at all times when operating a bicycle at the Lab. The permit is designed to make it easier for bicyclists to pass through the entry gates without stopping, and to confirm a basic understanding of safe bicycle operating measures and Berkeley Lab’s Bicycle Safety Policy.  More information about biking at the Lab is available from the Lab’s Bicycle Coalition website.


Students Receive Career Tips From CRD’s Meza

Juan Meza, head of the High Performance Computing Research Department in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, shared his insights on getting a research position with 250 students at a recent talk presented by the Rice-Houston AGEP (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professsoriate). The Rice-Houston AGEP unites many of the city’s universities and community colleges to increase the number of underrepresented minority students earning Ph.D. degrees and positioning them to become leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Meza's presentation is posted here.

Physicist Joins Chabot
Board of Directors


The Chabot Space & Science Center recently announced the confirmation of new members to its Board of Directors. Among them is Berkeley Lab physicist Michael Levi. Levi is the project director and co-principal investigator for the Lab's SNAP (Super Nova Acceleration Probe) program. With its observatory, planetarium, exhibits, workshops, and camps, the Oakland-based center provides science education for students, teachers and the public.


Is Tidal Energy
The Next Wave?
By Janis Mara

The tide is turning in the direction of alternative forms of energy — literally. Water flowing through the Golden Gate may provide a new source of zero-emission, renewable electric power for households and businesses in California thanks to a research agreement signed Tuesday between Pacific Gas & Electric, the City and County of San Francisco and Golden Gate Energy Co.  "Tidal power is an interesting form of renewable energy in that it is predictable. Other forms, like solar and wind energy, are less predictable," said Alex Farrell, a guest in Berkeley Lab's Earth Sciences Division. Full story.


Summer undergrads at the Lab (click to enlarge)

Students, Teachers Arrive
For Summer Learning

Now that school's out for summer, students and teachers are coming to the Lab, partaking in programs sponsored by the Center for Science & Engineering Education. Sixty-three undergraduates started on June 11, while 27 teachers began an eight-week program this past Monday. Next Monday, 30 high school students will join the ranks, and on July 9, 35 teachers and students will participate in a two-week cosmology workshop. 


Lab's Asian Club
Hosts Food Festival

Berkeley Lab's Asian Association is hosting a food festival on Saturday, June 30, in Berkeley's Cesar Chavez Park. All employees are invited to attend the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon. In addition to tasty treats, the festival will include kite flying, volleyball, and Frisbee. Admission is free, but participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Those interested in assisting with the event can contact Tim Xu.

Candidates Sought For DOE Management Positions

The Department of Energy's Office of Science is advertising two positions to be filled at headquarters — Associate Director for the Office for Biological and Environmental Research (OBER), and Deputy for Programs. The OBER position is responsible for all strategic planning in the program, whose budget of more than $500 million supports research in genomics, proteomics, systems biology, and environmental remediation. The Deputy for Programs position provides scientific and management oversight of the six program offices in the Office of Science. For more details and application information on the Deputy for Programs position (deadline is Aug. 29), go here (insert the vacancy announcement #SES-SC-HQ-013 (kd), and here for the Associate Director position in OBER (deadline is Sept. 5).

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