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10 a.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to EH&S at Berkeley Lab

Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Practice Session

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Guest House Groundbreaking
Site West of Building 2

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Mechanistic Studies on Ruthenium Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis
Warren Piers, U. of Calgary
120 Latimer Hall (campus)


Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Beginning Rumba Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

3:45 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
UC Berkeley Research on the Use of Liquid Salts in High Temperature Reactors
Per Peterson 3115 Etcheverry Hall (campus)

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Quantum Spin Liquid: From Drought to Deluge

Patrick Lee, MIT 1 LeConte (campus)

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Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with Two Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with Sausage Patties
Pizza: Buffalo Chicken
Grill: Beer Batter Fish and Chips
Cultural Cuisine: Burrito Bar
Deli: Chicken Club Prestini
Carvery: Cheesy Turkey Lasagna with Salad and Garlic Bread

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
Falcone, left, with Cottam and Beers

OSTP Staff Tour Lab,
Get Research Update

Two members of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Kathryn Beers and Jean Cottam Allan, toured the Lab on Wednesday to learn more about current research efforts. They met with Associate Lab Director for Computing Horst Simon, JDEM/SNAP researchers Saul Perlmutter and Michael Levi, Molecular Foundry Deputy Director Mark Alper, NCEM’s Ulrich Dahmen, and ALS Director Roger Falcone. They were also updated on energy research by Chris Somerville, Graham Fleming and Paul Alivisatos, and the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory by Kevin Lesko. The OSTP advises the President and other members of the Executive Office on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs.


ALS Building Hailed;
Guest House Next

Pat Dehmer (above) of the Department of Energy's Basic Energy Sciences office was among those who paid tribute yesterday to the planned Advanced Light Source User Support Building at a groundbreaking ceremony. She was joined by ALS Director Roger Falcone, Lab Deputy Director Graham Fleming, and User representative Tony Van Buuren in the traditional gold-shovel event as about 100 guests looked on. A similar ceremony is scheduled for noon today in front of Building 2 to break ground for the Berkeley Lab Guest House. All employees are invited.


Lab and UC Berkeley
Calendars Connecting


Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley calendar systems will be connected on Sunday, Oct. 21. This will allow Lab staff to invite campus staff to meetings and reserve UC Berkeley conference rooms, and vice versa. This will also give those currently maintaining calendars at both institutions the ability to consolidate and operate from a single calendar. Information sessions for the connected calendars will be held Wednesday at noon in Bldg. 937-302, and Thursday in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium (same time). For more information, go here.


Runaround to Honor
Bodvarsson’s Memory


The 30th annual SHARES Runaround foot race taking place on Friday, Oct. 19, will honor perennial participant and organizer Bo Bodvarsson, the Lab’s Earth Sciences Division director who passed away last year. The race begins at noon at the Firehouse, with post-race refreshments and entertainment at the cafeteria. All participants and volunteers will receive a souvenir water bottle and t-shirt. Those interested in volunteering can contact Lee Aleksich (x2994). Managers and supervisors are asked to permit time off for staff who want race or volunteer.

Discovery Kingdom Fright
Fest Tickets Available


The Lab’s Employment Activities Association has Six Flags Discovery Kingdom tickets for Fright Fest, which continues through Oct. 28. Tickets are $25 each. To purchase, contact Arabella Schmidt.



UC Berkeley Expands Its Online Course Content
By Michelle Locke


Move over "Leave Britney Alone Guy." And all those cute kitten videos, too. The UC Berkeley campus is posting course lectures and other campus happenings on YouTube. "To a teacher who has a passion for teaching, this is enormously exciting," said Berkeley professor and Berkeley Lab physicist Richard Muller, whose "Physics for Future Presidents," is among courses available online. "My students are everywhere and I don't have to give them exams." Full story.

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