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Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Practice Session
Bldg. 51 Lobby

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Early Experiences in T2K Open Super Computer (Todai Combined Cluster) with AMD Quad-Core Opteron Processors
Kengo Nakajima
Bldg. 50A-5132


10 a.m.
Emergency Preparedness Week 
Drop, Cover & Hold/Evacuation Drill

Yoga Club
Class with Katie Lewis

Bldg. 70A-3377 (NOTE: temporary location change)

Dance Club
Beginning Tango

Bldg. 51 Lobby


Go here for more on the relocation of staff from Bldg. 937 (downtown) to the Hill

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

Mon. - Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lab Researcher Coauthors
Update on Neutrinos

IceCube captures a neutrino

IceCube, the giant neutrino telescope under construction at the South Pole, traces its roots to 1933, when Wolfgang Pauli proposed a tiny neutral particle "in desperation." Fermi named it "neutrino" in 1933, and Cowan and Reines found the first ones in 1956. Reines recognized them as the best probes for exploring the high-energy universe. Francis Halzen of the University of Wisconsin, IceCube's principal investigator, and Spencer Klein of the Nuclear Science Division, who heads the physics analysis team for Berkeley Lab's IceCube participation, have coauthored an up-to-the-minute review of neutrino astrophysics in the May issue of Physics Today. Read their article here.

Utilities Owning,
Buying More Wind

Utilities are increasingly embracing wind — owning their own facilities, buying wind-generated electricity from other producers, and even factoring future carbon regulation into their financial equations, said expert participants on a utility panel at WINDPOWER 2008. Among the speakers on the panel was Galen Barbose, with Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division. He reported on a study he conducted on how utilities are valuing renewables as a hedge against carbon regulatory risk. The study took a look at what 15 utilities in the West (representing about 60% of total retail sales in that region) are doing in this area. Full story.


Summer Interns Arrive;
Badge Office Closed

The Lab’s Center for Science and Engineering Education welcomes more than 70 summer interns on Monday, including undergraduates, teachers and faculty. They will be conducting mentored research over the next 8-10 weeks. To accommodate the processing of these interns, the Badge Office will be closed on Monday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday.


Demand/Response Server
Recognized With a ‘Buildy’

A multi-institutional research program managed by Berkeley Lab received recognition May 22 at Connectivity Week in Santa Clara, CA. The demand response automation server, a technology developed for the Automated Demand Response research effort managed by Berkeley Lab, received a Buildy Implementation Award at the meeting. The AutoDR program is a collaboration of Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Akuacom, Global Energy Partners, and California’s investor-owned utilities. Berkeley Lab manages the DRRC, funded by the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research Program. Go here for more on automated demand response research.


Get Ready to ‘Drop,
Cover, Hold’ Monday

As part of the Lab’s Emergency Preparedness Week activities, a “Drop, Cover and Hold” drill will be conducted on Monday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. To properly execute this drill, participants should drop to the ground, take cover by getting under a sturdy table or desk, and hold onto that piece of furniture. If possible, stay away from windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as a light fixture. Visit the Federal Emergency Management website for more information on “Drop, Cover and Hold.” Additional events are scheduled throughout next week, including a fair on Tuesday (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the cafeteria), and a High Angle Rescue demonstration on Thursday (10 a.m. near the Firehouse). Go here for more details.

New Job Safety System
Launches on Monday

The new Job Hazards Analysis system is scheduled to become available on Monday. To learn more about the JHA system, go here to view an information animation or access the Frequently Asked Questions site. For questions regarding the JHA, contact your Division Safety Coordinator or JHA support. For EH&S training assistance or information, contact [email protected].

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