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Environmental Energy Technologies
Magnets, Materials, Neutrons, and Beyond
Seth Jonas
Bldg. 90-4133

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Beginning Cha-Cha-Cha

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Environmental Energy Technologies
Wind Power Development in the United States: The Perfect (Wind) Storm?

Mark Bolinger
Bldg. 90-3122

3:45 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
Update on Climate Change and Nuclear Energy
Howard Maccabee
3105 Etcheverry Hall

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Entropy, Counting, and Energy
Steve Chu
1 LeConte Hall



11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Chemical Tools for the Study of Complex Biological Systems
Barbara Imperiali
120 Latimer Hall

Environmental Energy Technologies
The Urgency of Controlling Climate Change and How to Do It: Findings from the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report
Bert Metz
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
Electronic Structure and Tunneling Transport at Molecule-Metal Junctions
Roberto Car
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Small Scale Cosmic Microwave Background: First Glimpse and Prospects from Atacama Cosmology Telescope

Shirley Ho
Bldg. 50A-5132

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Breakfast: Green Chili and Cheese Omelet
Salad: Cobb
Blue Plate: Chicken Pot Pie
Blue Plate 2: Pasta Bar with Choice of Sauce
Grill: Pulled Pork Sandwich
Deli: Veggie Panini
Pizza: BBQ Chicken Sandwich

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.

Solar Power Not
Reaching the Poor


A surge in investment in solar power is bringing down costs of exploiting the alternative energy source, but affordability problems still dog hopes for people worldwide without electricity. A study by the InterAcademy Council said efforts to curb climate change should target vast numbers of people who lack basic energy. "It's sad that 1.6 billion people live without electricity and two to three billion use energy in a primitive way very damaging to health," said Steve Chu, Berkeley Lab director and co-chairman of the InterAcademy Council report. Full story.


Computing Researcher
Describes Parallel Path


A veteran computer science researcher described plans for defining a new model for parallel programming at an annual gathering at UC Berkeley on Thursday. David Patterson, with Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division, said the opportunity to define a parallel programming model for mainstream computing was "an opportunity that comes only once in your career." Every startup that has tackled the problem over the last forty years has failed. Nevertheless, "The whole IT industry has bet its future on figuring out the problem of parallel programming, and I am still astonished about that," he said. Full story.


Onsite Classes Offered
For Excel, Powerpoint

The Berkeley Lab Institute is offering Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Powerpoint classes on Wednesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 20.  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. E-mail a project ID number to Karen Paris for payment, or call x5122.


Workshop on Lab's
Tuition Reimbursement

The Berkeley Lab Institute will offer a workshop on the Lab's Tuition Reimbursement program on Tuesday, March 18, in Building 2-100B from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn about the program’s policy and guidelines, the types of services offered, how to access the necessary forms, and getting reimbursed. This workshop is free. Go here for more information and to register, or call x5122.


Lab's Art Council to Visit Leibovitz Exhibit

Berkeley Lab’s Art Council, a member of the Employee Activities Association, is organizing a tour for Lab staff of the exhibit “Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005.” The docent-led tour is scheduled for Sunday, March 30, at 9 a.m. at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Included in this exhibition are portraits of the pregnant Demi Moore, Nelson Mandela in Soweto, and George W. Bush in the White House, searing photo-journalism from the siege of Sarajevo, haunting landscapes from the American West and Jordan, and personal photos documenting the birth of her three daughters and other scenes of private family life. Contact Helen Jefferson, no later than March 14, for sign-up and payment.

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