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2 Days to SHARES Runaround


Wireless Sensor Networks: Technology and Applications
Kris Pister, UC Berkeley
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.

Dance Club
Intermediate Foxtrot Lesson
Bldg. 51 Lobby

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

Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
Inelastic X-ray Scattering, Advanced Spectroscopy and Water
Uwe Bergman, SLAC
Bldg. 6-2202


7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
RedWing Shoemobile

Bldg. 51 Parking Lot

8 a.m. to Noon
Health Services
Flu Shot Clinic

Bldg. 26

9:30 a.m.
Scientific Support Group
Atomic Data for Trans-Iron Elements: Astrophysical Motivations and Experimental Photoionization Cross-Sections
Nicholas Sterling, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Bldg. 6-2202

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Breakfast: Waffles with Strawberries and Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Lorraine Omelet with Bacon, Swiss and Onions
Pizza: Spinach, Bacon and Blue Cheese
Grill: Monte Christo with Fruit Salad
Cultural Cuisine: Chicken Cacciatore with Rice
Deli: Roast Beef Prestini with Blue Cheese and Carmelized Onions
Carvery: Roasted Turkey with Two Sides

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
Chu, left, and Wen

Major International Report On Energy Due Monday

The InterAcademy Council will release a new report co-chaired by Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu in Beijing on Monday identifying and detailing the scientific consensus framework for directing global energy development. “Lighting the Way: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future” will lay out the science, technology and policy roadmap for developing energy resources to drive economic growth in both developing and developed countries, while also securing climate protection and global development goals. Chu briefed Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao last week on the findings. Go here to read more about the report.


Gadgil, left, and Galitsky

Popular Mechanics Award For Gadgil and Galitsky

Popular Mechanics magazine has given a 2007 Breakthrough Award to Berkeley Lab scientists Ashok Gadgil and Christina Galitsky, and the team that developed the energy efficient Darfur stove. The Environmental Energy Technologies Division researchers are among eight inventors and teams honored in the magazine’s third annual awards. Go here to watch a video of the two using the stove and describing how and why they developed it. An additional story on low-tech solutions to global problems, featuring Gadgil, is available here.

Computing’s Simon Named Adjunct Professor at Cal


Horst Simon, associate Lab director for Computing Sciences, has been named as an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at UC Berkeley. “I’m very pleased by this appointment and see it as another link in bringing Berkeley Lab computing sciences and the computer science program on campus even closer together,” Simon said. He added that he is working with EECS Professor Jim Demmel and Mark Richards, dean of Cal’s Physical Sciences Division, to develop a “designated graduate emphasis in computational science and engineering.”


Bioscientist’s Podcast
On Microbial Memory


Denise Wolf, with Berkeley Lab’s Physical Biosciences Division, is featured in a recent Podcast for Microbe World on environmental memory. She discusses microbial memory and the organism's ability to recall past experiences then predict and respond to stimuli based on those experiences. Go here to listen to the full story (Click on "Environmental Memory" under Podcasts in left column).


‘Science at Theater’
Talk on Monday

Bill Collins, with Berkeley Lab’s Earth Sciences Division, will present the next “Science at the Theater” lecture on Monday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. This fall’s theme is “Reducing Our Carbon Footprint,” and to that end, Collins will discuss climate forecasting. The free event takes place at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St. Physical bioscientist Chris Somerville will present the next talk — converting plants to fuel — on Nov. 12. Visit the Friends of Science website for more information.


Ombudsman Available
To Assist with Problems

Orange and tan posters are going up throughout the Lab, telling employees about the Ombudsman services available to them. Lab Ombudsman Harry Reed is on staff to provide impartial, independent, and confidential assistance with complaint resolution and problem solving. A possible alternative to formal grievance mechanisms, the Ombudsman can be a sounding board for work-related concerns. Go here for more information, or contact Reed at x4130 or in Building 937-614 downtown.

Excel and Word Software
Classes Offered by BLI

The Berkeley Lab Institute is offering Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word classes on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 8.  The classes, taught by Learn iT, are $40 each. Due to limited space, interested employees are encouraged to sign up soon.  Go here for more information and to register or call Karen Paris (x5122).


First in Flu Clinic Series Takes Place Tomorrow

The Lab’s Health Services Department is holding the first of three flu shot clinics tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon in Building 26. Subsequent clinics will be held Friday, Oct. 26, same time and location; Thursday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Joint Genome Institute; and on Friday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon in Building 937 (downtown Berkeley). Vaccines cost $10 for flu and $35 for pneumonia. An appointment must be made to receive services (x6266).

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