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8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Onsite Dental Mobile
Bldg. 62 Redwood Grove

9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Ultrathin Cobalt Films on Ruthenium (0001): Growth, Structure, and Magnetism
Farid El Gabaly
Bldg. 72-201

Environmental Energy Technologies
TiO2-Based Photocatalytic Air Cleaning Technologies: Can We Increase the Energy Efficiency of Buildings and Improve Indoor Air Quality at the Same Time?
Hugo Destaillats
Bldg. 90-3122

1  p.m.
EHS 156
Building Manager Orientation
Bldg. 48-109


Environmental Energy Technologies
Demand Shifting With Thermal Mass in Large Commercial Buildings: Case Studies and Tools
Peng Xu
Bldg. 90-3122

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-131

Dance Club
Ballroom Practice
Bldg. 7 Second Floor

2 p.m.
Nano Institute
Stretchable Single Crystal Electronics
John Rogers, U. of Illinois
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

4  p.m.
Chemistry Department
Extended Molecular Interactions and Their Influence on the Iron (II) Electronic Spin-State
Gary John Long, U. of Missouri
120 Latimer Hall (campus)
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Morning Editions: Pancakes and Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast
: Biscuits and Gravy with Eggs
Market Carvery: Herbed Roast Pork with Potatoes and Vegetables
Fresh Grille:
Double Cheeseburger with Fries
Menutainment: Pasta Primivera with Roasted Vegetables and Marinara Sauce

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Brown Bags Next Week
To Discuss Work Survey

Lab Director Steve Chu invites interested staff to join him at one of three lunchtime brown bags to discuss the results of the first-ever employee workplace survey. More than 1,700 employees offered their views in last summer’s survey, and the Director wants to explore those responses with an eye toward improving the laboratory environment. Informal conversations are scheduled for next Monday, March 12, in the Building 66-316 conference room, March 15 in the Building 937-302 conference room (downtown) and March 20 in Perseverance Hall. Data from the survey and links to prior stories can be found here (login authentication required).


Relocation of Warehouse
May Delay Retrievals

The Facilities Division will move the contents of the Lab's warehouse on 7th Street in Berkeley to a new location in Richmond starting on Monday, March 19. As a result, those seeking to retrieve storage items may face some delays. The move is scheduled to take approximately three to four weeks. To accommodate this move, no equipment will be accepted for warehouse storage until the relocation process is complete. For questions, contact Bill Llewellyn (x7726 or 734-1342).

Bloodmobile to Visit
Lab March 19 and 20

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit the Lab on Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria parking lot. Go here to register for an appointment. The bloodmobile's visit is sponsored by the Lab's Philanthropy Club. Contact Heather Pinto (x4181) or Clark Wood (x6489) for more information.

Costco Representatives
At Lab Next Week

Representatives from Costco Wholesale will be in the cafeteria on Tuesday, March 13, and at Building 937 on Wednesday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Employees can learn more about the benefits of Costco membership and special promotions. The visit is sponsored by the Lab's Employee Activities Association. For more  information, e-mail the EAA coordinator.



'Godfather of Green'
Featured on CBS News

Former Berkeley Lab energy pioneer Art Rosenfeld, who CBS News anchor Katie Couric calls the "Godfather of Green," was featured recently in a profile segment of Eye to Eye. Correspondent John Blackstone spent time with the California Energy Commissioner in Sacramento and filed a 4-minute 20-second report on 80-year-old Rosenfeld's views about energy conservation and about California's national leadership in the field. Go here to view the report.

Focusing Federal Laws
For Efficient Computing


More than two dozen technology leaders and representatives from the Department of Energy met last week to discuss where federal energy-efficiency laws regarding computers should be focused. Among the goals of this effort is to determine a methodology for creating a metric that measures data center efficiency as a product of its computational value, said William Tschudi, with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Full story.

Cal Senior Admits
Taking Lawrence Medal

A UC Berkeley biology student "acted on a whim" when he stole the first Nobel Prize the university ever received, police said after the student's arrest and the prize's return yesterday. Ian Michael Sanchez, 22, a senior who worked at the Lawrence Hall of Science, where the medal was kept, was booked on suspicion of felony grand theft for allegedly stealing the 23-karat-gold medal -- worth $4,200 -- last week, UC Berkeley police said. The prize was returned to the hands-on science museum at a news conference Wednesday. Full story.

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