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9:30 a.m.
EHS 27
Performing an Effective Safety Walk-Around
Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.

EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness

Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Postdoctoral Society
Epidermal Stem Cells and Cancer

Fiona Watt, Cambridge Research Institute
105 Stanley Hall



8:30 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Excel Intermediate
Bldg. 90-0026

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety

Bldg. 48-109

10 a.m.
EHS 26
EH&S for Managers and Supervisors

Bldg. 70A-3377

Dance Club
Intermediate Swing
Bldg. 51 Lobby

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Excel Advanced
Bldg. 90-0026

3 p.m.
Sr2IrO4: A Mott Insulator With J=1/2
Changyoung Kim, Yonsei U., Korea
Bldg. 6-2202

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Daily Specials: Jan. 14-18

Today: Chicken Biryani, Simple Dal, Raita, Mango Chutney
Wednesday: Hot Link Sausage, Macaroni & Cheese, Cole Slaw
Thursday: Peppered Salmon, Ztempeh and Tofu Stir Fry, Brown Rice
Friday: Roasted Leg of Lamb, Mashed Potatoes, Green Breans

Breakfast: 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Coffee Bar: 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Microscope Doubles Power
Of Existing Instruments
By Betsy Mason

The science of small just got a lot bigger at Berkeley Lab with the arrival of the world's most powerful microscope. The new $27 million microscope has a resolution of half of an angstrom, or 300 billionths of a foot, and it can image and identify individual atoms. "It's doubling the resolution of the best microscope we have here," said materials scientist Ulrich Dahmen, head of the National Center for Electron Microscopy at the lab. "It's beyond the state of the art." Full story.

Deputy Secretary Sell
To Leave Department

Deputy Secretary of Energy Clay Sell has resigned his post after three years in the position. Sell cited family issues as his reason for leaving. His resignation is effective Feb. 29. Sell oversees 115,000 federal and contract employees, including 17 national labs, and an annual budget over $24 billion.  Sell previously worked as a special assistant to President George W. Bush, served on the staff of the National Economic Council and in the Office of Legislative Affairs, where he coordinated the development and implementation of the Administration’s energy policy. Full story.


Update Address, Names
For W-2 Distribution

Employees who moved or had a name change during the last year and have not updated this information with the Lab should do so before Thursday in order to receive a correct 2007 W-2 form. Refer to your most recent paycheck or the Employee Self Service website for the current information on record. Changes can be made on the website. Those with international addresses or without access to the web should e-mail their Human Resources Center representative. Go here to view a list of representatives for each division.

Tips for Recycling
Household Batteries

In the recent EH&S safety survey, it was suggested that Berkeley Lab collect household batteries for recycling. Berkeley Lab cannot use government funds to pay for managing waste other than that generated by the Lab. Do not place household batteries in the Lab battery recycling containers. Instead, recycling centers are located at local businesses such as Radio Shack, Kragen Auto Parts, Best Buy and Ace Hardware. These locations accept household batteries for free. Batteries (and other hazardous wastes such as paint, solvents, etc.) can also be taken to county household hazardous waste collection areas for free. Go here for a listing of used battery collection locations.


Academy Posts Bios Of Deceased Members Online


The biographies of such scientific luminaries as Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as Berkeley Lab’s own Glenn Seaborg and Emilio Segre, are now available online, thanks to a project by the National Academy of Sciences. Published since 1877, these brief biographies of deceased members, written by those who knew them or their work, provide a personal and scholarly view of the lives and work of America's most distinguished scientists. Over the next several months, the collection of memoirs published prior to 1995 will be available online as PDFs. Memoirs published since 1995 have already been available online. Full story.

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