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Computing to Support Sustainable Economic Development
Tapan Parikh
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.

Dance Club
Intermediate Waltz
Bldg. 51 Lobby

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

Bldg. 70-191

1:30 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users

Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering
Organic Materials for Thin Film Flexible Electronics
Zhenan Bao
120 Latimer Hall



Environmental Energy Technologies
A Neo-Rumsfeldian Framework for the Thermodynamics of Organic Particulate Matter Formation in the Atmosphere: Successes and Challenges
James Pankow
Bldg. 90-3122

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Towards a First Principles Description of Ice Nucleation and Salt Dissolution

Angelos Michaelides
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Physics Department
B Semileptonic Decays in the BaBar Experiment

David Lopes Pegna
Bldg. 50A-5132

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March 3-7 Menu

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.

Chu Slated for Presentations
At Two Upcoming Summits


Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu will make presentations at two upcoming summits this week and next. The first is for the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Economic Summit, which takes place Friday. The gathering brings together participants from around the world to discuss the top economic issues of the year. Chu will speak during a panel on “The Global Environment.” He then heads to Omaha, NB for the 25x‘25 Renewable Energy Summit, March 11-13. The title refers to the goal of producing 25 percent of America’s energy from renewable sources by 2025. Chu will speak on “Achieving a Sustainable Energy Future.”

EETD’s Tschudi Wins
Society’s Paper Award


Bill Tschudi, with the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, and PG&E’s Stephen Fok have received a 2007 Transactions Paper Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. The paper, “Best Practices for Energy Efficient Data Center Identified Through Case Studies and Demonstration Projects,” reports on reducing the energy consumption of data centers, a high-profile problem that has received considerable attention from the IT industry, Congress, and the media. EETD’s Dale Sartor and Steve Greenberg also participated in the research. More on the Lab’s research on energy-efficient data centers is available here.


Sunfall, Supernova
Stories in CRD Report

Supernova flame simulation

The latest edition of the Computational Research Division Report, a bimonthly online newsletter, has been posted. It features stories on the Sunfall suite of algorithms and software used for collecting and managing observational supernova data, supernova flame simulations created by the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering, and the updated version of the IMG/M metagenome data management and analysis system, co-developed by the Biological Data Management and Technology Center and the Joint Genome Institute. Go here to view the newsletter.


Get Safety, Computer Glasses at Health Services

Free glasses for eye protection or assistance with computer viewing are available to all Lab employees through a Health Services optometrist, who is on site every Wednesday. Eyestrain and related headaches are more common among computer users than more widely known problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Eyeglasses tuned for monitor use are an effective way to address these issues. Eye exams are performed Wednesdays by Dr. Bryan Doherty by appointment only. Bring in your eyeglass prescription. If an eye exam is needed, the cost is $40, a portion of which may be reimbursable under the Vision Service Plan (VSP). Call Health Services at x6266.


Roadwork Affects Traffic
Near Bldgs. 75B and 76

To accommodate asphalt repairs, a portion of McMillan Road near Buildings 75B and 76 will be limited to one lane today, until about 2 p.m. Flaggers will direct two-way traffic in this area during that time, and some parking spots will be barricaded to minimize dust and debris from damaging vehicles. Direct any questions or concerns to Mike Elizalde (x6021).


Gas, Cryogen Class
Has Been Moved Online

The EHS Compressed Gas and Cryogen Safety class is now only available online. It will no longer be offered as a classroom course, and all scheduled classes have been canceled. Go here to take the class, which is available via computers both on and off-site. Contact the EHS Training Office for more information (x2228).
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