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Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Practice Session

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Environmental Energy Technologies
Oil Independent Oakland Action Plan: Recommendations by the OIO Task Force to the City of Oakland to Reduce its Dependence on Oil

Jim Lutz
Bldg. 90-3122

2 p.m.
Nano Institute
Putting Nanostructures to Work for Biomedical Research
Younan Xia
120 Latimer Hall

2 p.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 70A-3377


Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Beginning Cha-Cha-Cha
Bldg. 51 Lobby

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March 17-21 Menu
March 24-28 Menu

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

Mon. - Thur: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekends: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Former MSD and ALS Director Chemla Dies

Daniel Chemla, a physicist recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on the optical and electronic properties of materials, a leading advocate for nanoscale science, and the man credited with making Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source one of the nation’s premier scientific user facilities, has died. He was 67. Chemla passed away in his Kensington home yesterday. Four years ago, he suffered from a stroke and had been battling a series of health problems since. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by family and friends, including his wife Berit. Go here to read a full obituary. A remebrance of Chemla will appear in the March 28 issue of The View.

Chu, Colleagues Meet
With Pelosi in D.C.

Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu, along with Persis Drell of SLAC and Thom Mason with Oakridge Lab, met with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi during a visit to Washington D.C. last week. “The message we delivered to the Speaker was simple,” explains Chu. “We wanted to say thanks for her support of basic research.” They also told her that a broad national commitment to scientific research and innovation was necessary, he said. Go here to read a letter from Chu that includes additional details on the group’s visit with Pelosi as well as with other Congressional representatives and staff.


Yudof Recommended
For UC Presidency

Mark Yudof, currently head of the University of Texas system, has been recommended as the next University of California president to the Board of Regents, it was announced yesterday. It is expected that the full Board of Regents will schedule a meeting in the near future to act on the appointment of a new president. Full story.


Orenstein Receives Prize
For Optical Research

Joseph Orenstein, with Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division, has received the Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids from the American Physical Society. He was recognized for his "pioneering contributions to the understanding of optical phenomena in complex materials including conducting polymers, semiconductors, and high temperature superconductors." Orenstein shares the prize with Zeev Valentine Vardeny with the University of Utah. Go here for more information.


‘The Pit’ Parking Lot
Closed This Weekend

The D Parking Lot, also know as the Pit, will be closed this weekend to accommodate the receipt of storage containers in advance of construction projects. The lot is located just east of the Building 65 bus stop. For more information, contact Site Access (x4855).

Coffee Bar: Weekend
Closure, New Coffee

The Lab’s coffee bar will be closed this weekend due to the Easter holiday. And for those who prefer a more mellow cup of joe, The coffee bar is now serving Peerless brand, in French, Columbian, decaf, French Columbian, hazelnut and vanilla nut. Cost is 99 cents for a 12-ounce cup, and $1.29 for 16 ounces.

Next Lab Blood Drive
Takes Place Tuesday

Berkeley Lab’s Philanthropy Club will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked near the Cafeteria that day. Go here to make an online appointment. For more information, contact Heather Pinto (x4181).


Retirement Planning Workshop on April 9

Lab employees interested in learning about retirement planning are invited to register for “Passport to Retirement,” a half-day financial workshop sponsored by the Benefits Office and the Berkeley Lab Institute (BLI). The workshop takes place on Wednesday, April 9 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.  The course — presented by Morgan Stanley financial advisor George Noceti — is free, however a $25 cash-only fee is required to cover materials.  Go here to register.

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