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Dance Club
Intermediate Night Club Two-Step Lesson
Bldg. 51 Lobby

Employee Activities Association
Feldenkrais ATM Class with Erika Gasperikova

Bldg. 90-3122

12:30 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191


9 a.m.
Principles and Practice of Experimental Performance Measurement and Analysis of Parallel Applications

Bernd Mohr
Bldg. 50A-5132

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Ballroom Dance Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby

1 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Spintronic Biochips for Biomolecular Recognition
Paulo Freitas
Bldg. 6-2202

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Computational Spectroscopy at the Molecular Foundry
David Prendergast
Bldg. 50F-1647


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

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Orbach at Lab Friday;
Talk for Staff at Noon

Raymond Orbach, Under Secretary for Science at the Department of Energy visits Berkeley Lab tomorrow. He will deliver a noon address to employees in the Building 50 Auditorium. Orbach, head of the Office of Science since 2002, has been a strong advocate for Berkeley Lab and research in the physical sciences. During his visit, he will see presentations on the Advanced Light Source, SuperNova Acceleration Probe, green computing, energy efficiency and storage, and integrated multiscale imaging of biosystems. He will also tour the Molecular Foundry and receive a briefing on operations and safety.


Chang, Dernburg, Eisen, and Groves

Lab Researchers Get HHMI
Investigator Appointments

Four Berkeley Lab researchers have received one of the most sought-after honors in biomedical research: appointment as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators with guaranteed research support for five, 10, or more years into the future. They include Christopher Chang (Chemical Sciences), Abby Dernburg (Life Sciences), Michael Eisen (Genomics), and Jay Groves (Physical Biosciences). Go here for more information.


Study on Ti02’s Ability
To Keep Buildings Clean

While magically self-cleaning buildings are not a reality yet, there have been developments over the past 10 years that hold promise for reducing exterior cleaning demands. Titanium dioxide (Ti02) is a material that can be applied as a thin film to building exteriors to protect against pollutants and debris. The compound can also be incorporated into building materials during the manufacturing process. An expanded look at the potential of Ti02 for buildings was recently addressed in a study performed by Berkeley Lab. Hashem Akbari and Paul Berdahl (EETD) are investigating the compound’s potential to “clean” outdoor air through its ability to oxidize pollutants. Full story.


Lab Research Featured
On Environment Journal

A cover story in the June issue of Environmental Science & Technology describes developments in the study of chemistry on surfaces in the indoor environment. A number of the studies described in the article were performed by researchers in Berkeley Lab’s Indoor Environment Department (EETD). Chemistry at indoor surfaces results in the production of numerous secondary pollutants, which can lead to high human exposures. The cited studies include work done by Beverly Coleman, Hugo Destaillats, William Fisk, Ashok Gadgil, Lara Gundel, Al Hodgson, Melissa Lunden, William Nazaroff, Brett Singer and Douglas Sullivan. Go here to read the article.


Wellness Fair Includes
EX-Ls Representatives

The EX-Ls, the Lab’s retiree organization, will have a table at the Wellness Fair on Thursday, June 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Brochures with information about the group and instructions for joining will be available, as well as the most recent newsletter, with stories on recent activities, luncheon speakers, and other topics of interest. Inclusion in the group helps members maintain ties to the Lab and other retirees, and allows access to a variety of activities. More information is available here.


Clarification: Updated
Image Of CRT Design

CRT Building

Yesterday’s edition of Today at Berkeley Lab included an article on the Regents approval of the Environmental Impact Reports for the construction of the Lab's proposed Helios and CRT buildings. An outdated illustration of the CRT accompanied the article. The new design is pictured above.

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