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10:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Dance Club
Free Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

1:30 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Nanocrystalline Metal Oxide Semiconductor Electrodes and Their Advances in the Area of Semiconductor Photoelectrochemistry
Upul Wijayantha, Loughborough U.
Bldg. 2-100B

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Basic Research Ideas for Solid Oxide Electrochemical Cells
Mark Linne, Sandia Lab
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Seaborg Center/Chemical Sciences
Design and Development of Selective Extractants for f-Element Ions

Robert Paine, U. of New Mexico
Bldg. 70A-3377


9 a.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety

Bldg. 48-109

Environmental Energy Technologies
Interpreting Technology & Policy Implications of Global Energy Scenarios that Stabilize Climate Change in the 21st Century

Holmes Hummel, Stanford U.
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
Adult CPR

Bldg. 48-109

1 p.m.
Computing Sciences
Revolutionizing Optimization and Search Using Quantum Computers Accessed Via Web Services
Geordie Rose, D-Wave Systems
Bldg. 50A-5132

1 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Novel Approaches to Unravel the Nature of X-Ray Absorption Spectra

Frank de Groot, Utrecht U., Netherlands
Bldg. 6-2202

1:30 p.m.
EHS 27
Performing an Effective Safety Walk-Around

Bldg. 70A-3377

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Breakfast: Strawberry Cinnamon French Toast
Breakfast: Ham & Swiss Monte Cristo
Carvery: Classic Style Beef Stew
Pizza: Greek
Deli: Roasted Turkey and Smoked Mozzarella with Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade

Grill: Buffalo Style Chicken Wings
Cultural Cuisine: Chicken Dijon with Rice and Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Arkin, Keasling Elected
To Microbiology Academy


Lab life scientist Adam Arkin and Physical Biosciences Division Director Jay Keasling have been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). They are among 54 newly elected fellows announced yesterday. The AAM is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology. Fellows are elected annually using a peer-reviewed process, based on scientific achievements and contributions that have advanced microbiology. Go here for a complete list of new fellows.


'Capitol Greening’ Gets
Assistance From Lab

The U.S. House of Representatives has decided to set an example by reducing its carbon footprint, an announcement that came from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and colleagues on April 19. At a news conference, Pelosi accepted a “Green the Capitol Initiative” report prepared by Chief Administrative Officer of the House Daniel Beard. Researchers in Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division worked with Beard’s staff to analyze the current energy use and resulting carbon footprint of House facilities and offered some cost-effective measures to reduce it. Full story.


UC Team Selected
To Run Livermore Lab

The Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday announced that Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) has been selected to be the management and operating contractor for DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. LLNS is a limited liability corporation made up of Bechtel National, Inc., the University of California, BWX Technologies, Inc., and the Washington Group International, Inc.  The team also includes Battelle Memorial Institute, four small business subcontractors, and Texas A&M University. Full story.

Summer Softball
Teams Now Forming

The Lab's annual summer softball league will soon begin, so organizers are inviting Lab employees to form or join a team. Those interested can contact commissioner Steve Blair for more information.

Discount Staff Tickets
For A's vs. Giants Game

The Employee Activities Association (EAA) will be selling tickets for the May 20, 1 p.m., A's vs. Giants game at the cafeteria today and Friday, from noon to 1 p.m. Tickets cost $9, checks and money orders only. For more information, contact the EAA coordinator.

Join Dance Club
At Spring Gala

The Lab's Dance Club is hosting a Spring Gala this Saturday at the Danceasy Ballroom in El Cerrito. Lessons will be given from 7 to 8 p.m., with dancing and food following until midnight. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. No partners are required and all levels are welcome. Tickets will be on sale in the cafeteria tomorrow between noon and 1 p.m. For more information, contact Peggy McMahan Norris (x5980).

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