Today at Berkeley Lab nameplate Today at Berkeley LabBerkeley Lab
Web feed icon Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 spacer image
spacer imageCALENDAR
More on these and future activities is available on the

Events Calendar button


1 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
Learning to Program Chemistry

Erik Winfree
Bldg. 67-3111

4 p.m.
Lab Directorate
Green: The New Red, White and Blue

Thomas Friedman
Bldg. 50 (simulcast in Bldg. 66 Aud. and Pers. Hall)



How (Much) to Trust Wikipedia
Luca de Alfaro
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.

Dance Club
Intermediate Waltz

Bldg. 51 Lobby

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

Bldg. 70-191

4 p.m.
Business-to-Business Services: New Opportunities for Operations Research

Brenda Dietrich
540 Cory Hall

spacer image
spacer imageCAFETERIA MENU

Breakfast: Waffles with Mango & Strawberry Compote
Salad: Taco Salad
Blue Plate: Beef Stew with Egg Noodles and Salad
Grill: BBQ Meatloaf Sandwich
Deli: Ham and Brie Panini
Pizza: Carmelized Onion and Bacon

6:30 to 10:30 a.m.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coffee Bar
Mon. - Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Weekends: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lab Leads Updgrade
Of ALICE Collider

ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment), a huge detector for studying nuclear collisions at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, was already under way when builders opted to add a calorimeter to rapidly trigger and measure high-energy quark-gluon jets. Berkeley Lab is the lead U.S. institution of ALICE's international Electromagnetic Calorimeter collaboration (EMCal), with construction recently approved by DOE. Thomas Cormier of Wayne State University, a guest in the Lab's Nuclear Science Division (NSD), is Project Leader, Joseph Rasson of Engineering is Technical Coordinator, and NSD's Peter Jacobs is a member of the Project Management Board. Read more here, from the next issue of Science@Berkeley Lab.


Vacuum Supplies Now
Available On eBuy Site

Beginning Thursday, Lab staff can purchase vacuum supplies via eBuy from Norcal Products, Inc. Thousands of items will be available from the supplier’s catalog at highly competitive prices. Users of vacuum products and components are urged to browse the Norcal catalog and take advantage of institutional savings. Go here to access eBuy. It is also available through the BLIS portal (under Lifeline Applications) and the Procurement homepage. LDAP login and valid project ID numbers are required for ordering.

New Reports Submission
System Starts Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, Berkeley Lab authors and collaborators who produce or contribute to scientific or technical reports can use a new streamlined Reports Submission System to facilitate contractually required submissions of reports to the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information and to the California Digital Library.  The old system will be available to complete reports with previously assigned numbers until March 30. Go here to learn more about the benefits of the new system.


Friedman Talk Today;
Simulcast to Two Sites


New York Times writer and acclaimed author Thomas Friedman will present a lecture at the Lab today on “Green: The New Red, White and Blue.” The talk begins at 4 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Because space will be at a premium, overflow from the Building 50 Auditorium should head to Perseverance Hall to view a simulcast of the lecture. Those near the Building 66 Auditorium can go there to watch the event. Because parking will be impacted, staff are encouraged to use the Lab shuttle service for traveling to and from these locations.


Medley Serves as Acting
Head of Public Affairs


Berkeley Lab’s Chief Operating Officer David McGraw has announced that Don Medley, the manager of Government and Community Relations, will serve as Acting Head of the Public Affairs Department until the position can be permanently filled.  Medley has served as the chief government affairs representative for the Lab since 2003. He has worked for two members of Congress — one of whom served on the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds the Department of Energy. Medley has a B.A. in political science from the University of Alabama and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is currently serving on the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.


Watch Home Mail for UCOP
Guide on Retirement

A UC Retirement Update and Readiness Guide will be mailed during the next two weeks to UCRP members, active employees (as of Dec. 31, 2007) and those who received covered pay in October 2007.  This publication will show personalized projections for UCRP and the Retirement Savings Program. Members with questions about the update can call FITSCo (866-682-7787).

spacer imageWEATHER
spacer image
60% chance of rain.
High: 51° (11° C)
IMAGE: Weather icon
Extended Forecast
spacer image
spacer imageEMERGENCY INFO
spacer image
Emergency: Call x7911
Cell Phones: Call 911
Non-emergency Incident Reporting: Call x6999

SECON level 3

More Information
spacer image
spacer imageINFO
spacer image
Current issue button
Previous issue button
Submission guidelines button
Archives button
Archives button
Contact the Editor
spacer image
spacer image
spacer image
IMAGE: DOE logo IMAGE: Office of Science logo IMAGE: UC logo