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10:30 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Effective Presentations

Bldg. 2-100B

1 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Learn iT - Word Advanced
Bldg. 90-0026

1 p.m.
EHS 231
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety

Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Computational Research
LEUKO: A Computer Decision Support System for Leukemia Diagnosis
Daniela Ushizima, Catholic U. of Santos
Bldg. 50F-1647


8:30 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Learn iT: Excel Intermediate
Bldg. 90-0026

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety

Bldg. 48-109

10 a.m.
EHS 256
LockOut/TagOut Verification
Bldg. 70A-3377

Benefits Office
Retirement Readiness Program: NetBenefits

Alyssa Valladao, FITSCo

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

Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
EHS 62
WorkSmart Ergonomics

Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Learn iT: Excel Advanced
Bldg. 90-0026

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Breakfast: French Toast with Fruit Salad and Sausage Links
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Eggs Benedict

Carvery: Garlic and Rosemary Roast Loin of Pork
Pizza: Antipasto
Deli: Roast Turkey and Smoked Gouda Prestini with Chipotle Mayonaisse

Grill: Southern Fried Chicken Wrap
Cultural Cuisine: Taco Salad Tuesday

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Bad Traffic Day Friday;
Use Public Transportation

Three major events at and around the Laboratory this Friday threatens to tie up traffic for much of the day. Employees are encouraged to take public transportation and to speak to their supervisors about possible work alternatives like telecommuting. In addition to a UC Berkeley commencement event at the Greek Threatre at 9 a.m., an international low-carbon fuel symposium will be taking place all day in Berkeley Lab's Building 66, hosted by Gov. Schwarzenegger. Up the hill, at the Math Sciences Research Institute, 150 people will be attending the Gulliver Conference on Imaging. Parking at the Lab will be restricted around Buildings 62 and 66, and in the Blackberry Canyon parking lot.


Duo Pushes Energy
Savings in Tech World


Saving the world is not necessarily the aim of Andrew Fanara and Jon Koomey, but saving energy certainly is. The two men have spearheaded an effort to slow the growth in energy consumption by the large computers on which the U.S. economy has become so heavily reliant. These computers, called servers, are packed like sardines in large "data centers" that store everything from Google search results to consumer credit-card reports to top-secret government records. Already, these servers gobble up enough electricity to power the entire state of Mississippi. Koomey is with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Full story.


Life Sciences Gets Grants For Model Organism Studies


Life Sciences Division researchers Susan Celniker and Gary Karpen are principal investigators on two grants announced yesterday by the National Institutes of Health's National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), among the first in the modENCODE program, a four-year, $57 million effort. Roger Hoskins, Abby Dernburg, and Suzanne Lewis, also of Life Sciences, are co-PIs of related projects in the same program. Part of NHGRI's Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE), modENCODE will study functional elements in the genomes of the model organisms D. melanogaster (fruit fly) and Caenorhabditis elegans (nematode). Full story.


Cautious Riding, Driving
During 'Bike' Week

This week is California Bike Commute Week with Thursday designated as Bike to Work Day in the Bay Area. Along with the Lab’s regular bicycle commuters, drivers should expect more cyclists on all roads that day, including the Lab. Both drivers and cyclists have a legal right to the road, so each should be aware of his surroundings. To make riding safe and enjoyable, cyclists should know their route, dress safely (including helmets), and make sure equipment is working properly. For a refresher on the Lab’s bicycle safety policy, go here. Safety Powerpoint slides for drivers and cyclists can also be viewed.


Retirees: Don't Forget
To Go on Record

Before retiring from the Lab, employees should check with Beret Ranelletti or John Stoner in the Archives and Records Office (ARO) to ensure their records are properly archived. All records created at Berkeley Lab (regardless of media) are the property of the U.S. government or the University of California. They cannot be moved offsite and must be left with your supervisor, project team, and the ARO. Records are defined as documentary material created or received in the course of Lab business that pertain to policies, procedures, activities and decisions. Records include memos, reports, photographs, computer files, notebooks, e-mail and more. For details, see RPM §1.17 and the ARO website.

Share Thoughts on Food
Service Through Survey

In an effort to provide the best possible meals for Berkeley Lab, employees are encouraged to fill out a brief, five-minute survey on the food services provided on the Hill. The feedback will help ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction are achieved. Go here to take the anonymous survey.

Retirement Workshop
Has New Location

The Fidelity Investments workshop, taking place tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m., will be held in Building 2-100B, not the Building 66 Auditorium, as announced in yesterday's edition of Today at Berkeley Lab.


Reminder on Substance Abuse in the Workplace

The Laboratory recognizes dependency on alcohol and other drugs as a treatable condition and offers programs and services for employees and students with substance dependency problems. Employees are encouraged to seek assistance, as appropriate, from employee support programs, health centers, and counseling or psychological services available through the Laboratory's Employee Assistance Program. The Laboratory strives to maintain a work site free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of alcohol or controlled substances, and has legal consequences for those who violate the policy, which can be found here. Information about the Laboratory's Employee Assistance Program is available here.

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