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Environmental Energy Technologies
Pathways to Sustainable European Energy Systems
Filip Johnsson, Chalmers U., Sweden
Bldg. 90-3122

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Free Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

2:30 p.m.
Virtual Institute of Microbial Stress and Survival
13C-Based Metabolic Flux Analysis: Method Development, Applications, and Future Directions

Yinjie Tang
Bldg. 977-120 (Potter Street)

2:30 p.m.
Computational Research
Obtaining Free Energy Profiles of Enzymatic Reactions Using QM/MM Simulations: Methods and Applications
Edina Rosta, USC
Bldg. 50F-1647


7:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards

Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Computational Research
Electronic, Optical and Transport Properties of Quantum Dot Intraband Devices

Nenad Vukmirovic, U. of Leeds Bldg. 50F-1647

Yoga Club
Class with Katie Lewis

Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Entry Retraining

Bldg. 70A-3377

5:30 p.m.
Friends of Science
Nanoscience at Work: Creating Energy from Sunlight

Paul Alivisatos
Berkeley Repertory Theatre

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Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with Two Eggs
Carvery: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast with Two Sides
Pizza: Three Mushroom Pizza with Roasted Garlic and Pesto
Deli: Honey Dijon Ham Panini

Grill: Classic Gyro
Cultural Cuisine: California Burrito Bar

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Climate Change Threatens California Water Supply
By Leonard Anderson

Sierra Nevada
California's tallest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, may lose nearly all its snowpack by the end of the century, threatening a water crisis in the nation's most populous state, a leading scientist and Nobel laureate said. The state could lose 30 percent to 70 percent of the snowpack to the ills of greenhouse gases and global warming, Steven Chu, director of Berkeley Lab and the 1997 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, told Reuters. Full story.

Lab Scientists to Help Curb House's Energy Use
By William Brand

Berkeley Lab energy experts are helping the U.S. House of Representatives office complex and the Capitol in Washington operate more efficiently. The complex is clogged with obsolete appliances, electricity-sucking overhead lighting and leaky air conditioning and heating ducts. Worse, much of the electricity comes from high-polluting, coal-fired utility generators. Evan Mills, with the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, found the complex emitted about 91,000 tons of carbon dioxide in 2006, about the same amount as 17,200 cars in a single year. Full story.


Parking Near Building
71 Limited on Monday

Parking along Chamberlain Road between Building 71 and 71 trailers, as well as the M1 lot, will be off limits on Monday to accommodate the delivery and installation of two temporary office trailers. Approximately 15 parking spaces in the M1 lot will be displaced for the next 18 months. Employees who use these areas for parking should find alternative lots or use mass transportation to reach the Lab.

Chabot Science Center
Hosts Kid's Green Event

The Chabot Space and Science Center's "Kids Go Green: Be Part of the Solution" is a climate change initiative developed for kids by the museum's teen volunteers. As part of that program, a daylong event on transportation will be held tomorrow, including a talk by electric car expert Felix Kramer at 1:15 p.m. Go here for more details.

Onsite Chair Massage
At Health Services

The Lab’s Health Care Facilitator would like to remind employees that chair massage services are available every Tuesday at Health Services (Bldg. 26) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Massage can ease a variety of health conditions, most frequently stress-related tension. Individuals with sleep disorders, high blood pressure, immunity problems, depression, sinus pain, migraines, back pain and other muscle aches can greatly benefit from a massage. Go here for more information about the Lab’s chair massage program.

A's vs. Giants Ticket
Sale Cancelled Today

The Employee Activities Association will not be selling tickets for the May 20 A's vs. Giants game in the cafeteria today, as previously announced. All tickets were purchased during Wednesday's sale.

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