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7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
RedWing Shoemobile
Bldg. 51 Parking Lot

4 p.m.
The Nearby Supernova Factory
Greg Aldering
Bldg. 50A-5132


Dance Club
Practice Session

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
The Nearby Supernova Factory
Greg Aldering
Bldg. 50A-5132

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This week's menu

6:30 to 10:30 a.m.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coffee Bar

Mon. - Thur: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekends: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Grand Challenges Report
Wins C&EN Endorsement

"One of the more engaging and enlightening scientific reports I've read in some time..." said Rudy Baum, editor-in-chief of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly international magazine published by the American Chemical Society. He was writing about “Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination,” a report sponsored by DOE’s Office of Science and prepared under the leadership of Berkeley Lab’s Graham Fleming and Mark Ratner, of Northwestern University. Fleming, Ratner and their team set out to identify and describe the most important scientific questions and technical challenges facing Basic Energy Science. Baum called the report “a remarkable document,” favorably comparing it to a physical chemistry textbook, and said, “It is a challenging and visionary report that is well worth your time.” Go here to read Baum’s editorial, and here for more about the Grand Challenges report.

UC Berkeley to Host
Sustainability Summit

The Berkeley Lab community is invited to attend a sustainability summit on Monday (April 21) from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King, Jr., Student Union on the UC Berkeley campus. This event is being hosted by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability and aims to educate participants on current sustainability initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of the campus. Breakout sessions are offered, and lunch is included. Go here for more information and to RSVP.


Lab to Host Skin-Cancer
Screening Clinic on May 9

Summer is coming, and as we pull out our light summer clothes, the Lab’s Health Services unit is offering the opportunity to get your skin checked. The purpose of this health promotion effort is skin cancer screening, but all types of skin lesions can be assessed. The event is popular, and usually fills up early, so make your appointment now. The screening clinic will be held Friday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to noon in Building 26. To make an appointment, call x6266.

Novell Out, Webspace In
For Computer Storage

The IT Division is planning to retire the Novell file storage system that provides the home and shared file directories for approximately 900 Lab users.  Novell is being replaced with an alternate system that better meets the storage needs of the Lab, while reducing the cost and complexity of IT’s central file and print infrastructure. The new service is called Webspace and the conversion is expected to be completed within the next 12 months. Go here for more on this project.

Computer Upgrades
Close Badge Office May 2

The Badge Office will be closed Friday, May 2, to accommodate the installation of new software. The office will reopen Monday, May 5, at 1 p.m.  New employees or guests who need to be badged should plan around this closure. Questions can be directed to the Site Access Manager (x4855).


Nanotechnology Research Highlighted at Campus Forum

The campus’s Nanotechnology Club is hosting its annual forum highlighting the latest nano research on Sunday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Haas School of Business. In addition to updates on research, the gathering will also explore development priorities, and the social, economic, and political implications of nanotechnology. Go here for more information and to register.

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