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1 Day to SHARES Runaround


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


10 a.m.
Environmental Energy Technologies
Incomplete Mixing, Intermittency and Fluctuating Toxic Load Measurements in Indoor Plumes

David Watson, U. of Alberta
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
Computational Research
Using High Performance Computing to Design Solar Energy Materials

Joshua Schrier
Bldg. 50A-5132

2 p.m.
Nano Institute
Computational Insights Regarding Optimization of Nanomaterials-Based Photovoltaics

Jeff Grossman, COINS
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Catalytic Ionic Hydrogenations, and Carbon-to-Metal Hydrogen Atom Transfer
Morris Bullock, PNNL
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

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Breakfast: Lorraine Omelet with Bacon, Swiss and Onions
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash with  Two Eggs and Toast
Pizza: Goat Cheese, Pesto and Roasted Vegetables
Grill: Blue Cheese Burger with Carmelized Onions and Bacon
Cultural Cuisine: Chinese Chicken Salad
Deli: Caprese Prestini
Carvery: Roast Loin of Pork with Roasted Potatoes

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Runaround Tomorrow, SHARES Kicks Off


Employees are reminded that tomorrow is the Lab’s 30th annual Runaround race, starting at noon at the Fire Station. Free t-shirts and commemorative water bottles will be given to all runners. Post-race refreshments and entertainment will be offered on the cafeteria lawn. This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Bo Bodvarsson, the former head of the Earth Sciences Division and avid runner who died last year. Tomorrow is also the kickoff of SHARES, the Lab’s annual charitable giving campaign. Representatives from several charities will be at the post-run celebration during the noon hour. Employees can donate online or use a form that will be mailed to all employees tomorrow. The campaign runs through Nov. 16. Go here to learn more, or send e-mail here.

Physics Nobelist Gross
Gives Campus Lecture


David Gross, a Nobel Prize winner in physics with UC Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute, will present a lecture on campus tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the Chevron Auditorium at International House on campus. Lab staff are invited to attend. Gross will discuss “The Coming Revolutions in Fundamental Physics.” The talk is part of the Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics symposium taking place tomorrow and Saturday.


Free Tickets to Staff
For Classical Concert

Berkeley Lab’s Arts Council is extending an offer for free tickets to hear concert pianists Per Tengstrand and Shan-Shan Sun on Sunday, Nov. 4. The duet will perform works by Mozart, Arensky and Tchaikovsky at 4 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Theatre in Oakland. Two tickets per employee will be offered to those who send e-mail here by Oct. 26. Provide name, address and phone number in the e-mail. Tickets must be picked up at the theatre between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. the day of the concert.


Chu Answers Energy
Questions in Feature

Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu was the subject of a Q&A piece on energy in Wednesday's online edition of Forbes Magazine. In the feature, Chu discusses the energy debate’s three key issues: dependency, security, and economics, the “rebound effect” of ever-increasing energy use, and the use of technology to confront global warming. Full story.


Guide and visitors at NCEM

Tour Guides Sought;
Stipends Available

Berkeley Lab periodically provides public tours of its facilities. Postdoc researchers and graduate students generally conduct these two-hour tours. Being a guide offers a great experience in public speaking and science communication, and the Community Relations Office sponsors training and pays a $70 stipend for each tour. Go here for more information, or contact the Community Relations Office (x7292).

Free Admission to LHS
'Polar Palooza' Event

Lab staff who present their work ID will get free admission to the Lawrance Hall of Science’s Polar Palooza, during which Arctic and Antarctic researchers will recount their time spent in these chilly climes. It takes place Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. The polar regions are the first to experience the effects of climate change, a precursor to what the rest of the world may have to deal with if steps aren't taken, say the researchers. Go here for more information.


$10,000 Competition for Plays About Science

The Professional Artists Lab and UC Santa Barbara’s California NanoSystems Institute are sponsoring the STAGE International Script Competition, open to plays about science and technology. Winners of the competition will receive a $10,000 prize and opportunities for developing and promoting the winning script. Submitted plays must explore scientific and/or technological stories, themes, issues or events. Multi-media theatre pieces, non-traditional plays and new forms are encouraged. Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31. Go here for more information.

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