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10 a.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 70A-3377

Environmental Energy Technologies
What's Good for the Planet and the Economy is Good for Health (With the Right Leadership)
Richard Jackson, UCB
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
EHS 62
WorkSmart Ergonomics
Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Deputy Director's Office
S&E Hiring Policies Town Hall Meeting
Bldg. 50 Auditorium (video in Bldg. 66 Auditorium)

3 p.m.
National Center for Electron Microscopy
Atomic Level Structures in and on Quasicrystals

Baris Unal, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
Bldg. 72-201


Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-131

Environmental Energy Technologies
Building Occupants with Information Feedback Generate Significant Resource Savings
Michael Murray, Lucid Design Group
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
Computational Research Division
Scientific Application Performance on Candidate PetaScale Platforms
Lenny Oliker
Bldg. 50B-4205

2 p.m.
Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute (UC Berkeley)
Chemical, Physical and Biological Aspects of Carbon Nanotubes
Hongjie Dai, Stanford University
390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

3 p.m.
Pictures in Art, Science, and Engineering
UC Berkeley Men's Faculty Club

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Just say N,O. Amidates as Simple Ligands for Complex Chemistry
Laurel Schafer, University of British Columbia
120 Latimer Hall

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Lab Conducts Smart
Meter Pilot Program

By Paul Davidson


Smart meters that allow electricity customers to pay fluctuating power prices may be new for residential customers, but they have long saved businesses billions of dollars in energy costs. Traditionally, such programs have targeted industrial customers. Chains such as Target and Ikea are taking part in smart-meter trials in California in which Web-based systems automatically curtail lights and air conditioning in stores when midday summer electric rates rise. "The fact that it's automatic makes it more repeatable and reliable," says Mary Ann Piette of Berkeley Lab, which is conducting the pilot program. Full story.


EH&S Employee
Profiled in Local Paper

By Dane Golden


When Marty White received a “very good” ranking for her Lazy Kat Black Lager at last year’s nationwide all-female Queen of Beers contest, she probably had one thing going for her that most other entrants didn’t — a master’s degree in chemical engineering. Not that White has a lot of time to spend making beer. She keeps quite busy keeping people safe in her job as an environmental health and safety professional at Berkeley Lab. Full story.


Berkeley Energy Speakers
Urge Control of Emissions
By Rick DelVecchio

A successful attack on carbon emissions will require leaps in energy efficiencies at home, at work and in the car, as well as technological breakthroughs in alternative fuels and painful political choices, speakers said Monday at a UC Berkeley conference that drew 400 people from academia, government and industry. The conference, hosted by the Berkeley Energy Resources Collaborative, was a chance for UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab to show off the breadth of energy research under way at the two institutions. Lab Director Steve Chu, among the speakers, told the audience, "We seek solutions. We don't seek -- dare I say this -- just scientific papers any more." Full story. Read a related story on UC Berkeley energy analyst Dan Kammen here.

'The Bag': a 9/11 Story
With ALS as a Player

When Esquire writer Eric Gillin discovered in his closet a black messenger bag that he had been carrying near the World Trade Center when terrorists attacked it in 2001, he wondered what toxic substances might still exist within the bag. So the magazine contacted Tom Cahill of the University of California, Davis, who had already analyzed post-9/11 air samples using Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source. The story of Gillin's bag, sealed shut for more than five years, is told by its owner in this month's Esquire, including the day Cahill brought it to the ALS for study. Go here to read it.


MSD Guest Wins Prestigious Award


Rebecca Jones, a guest in the Materials Sciences Division and a UC Berkeley Materials Sciences and Engineering graduate student in Eugene Haller’s group, will receive the prestigious Ross N. Tucker Award of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers on April 27 at the 35th Annual Northern California Electronic Materials Symposium in Santa Clara, CA. The award memorializes Ross N. Tucker, who contributed significantly to the advancement of materials used in semiconductor electronics. Jones performs research under the joint guidance of Wladek Walukiewicz and Haller on semiconductor nitrides, a recent class of semiconductors used in light-emitting diodes, and which also hold great promise in future high-efficiency photovoltaic solar cells.

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