Today at Berkeley Lab nameplate Berkeley Lab
Friday, August 27, 2004

8:30 a.m.
Computational Research
ACTS Workshop
Perseverance Hall

11 a.m.
Computational Research
On the Performance of Bitmap Indices for High Cardinality Attributes
John Wu Bldg. 50A-5132

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

12:30 p.m.
Chilean Dance Performance
Cafeteria lawn

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Statistical Condition Estimation
Alan Laub, UC Davis
Bldg. 50A-5132


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Inna Belogolovsky ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377


Morning Editions: Two Eggs with Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy
Market Carvery:
Tuna & Cheese Casserole with Side Salad
The Fresh Grille:
Grilled Sausage with German Potato Salad
Killer Burrito! Chicken or Pork

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Six Lab Researchers
Receive ACS Awards

Six Berkeley Lab scientists have received American Chemical Society (ACS) national awards for 2005. Materials Sciences Division winners include Paul Alivisatos, who received an ACS Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry; Jeff Long, who received the National Fresenius Award; and Peidong Yang, who received the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry. Winners from the Chemical Sciences Division include Stephen Leone, who received the Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry, and Enrique Iglesia, who received the George Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry. Luciano Moretto, with the Nuclear Sciences Division, received the Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry. Go here for more information.
















Total recordable case rates (in red);
DART rate (in blue)

Safety Stats Still OK,
But Diligence Urged

It's been almost eight months since Berkeley Lab launched an accident awareness campaign to remind employees about the importance of safety in the workplace. Chief among the strategies were focused intervention, increased management accountability, new performance goals for managers, and a high-level discussion of accidents. And the results are good — accident statistics are lower than they've ever been. But accident frequency in a few recent months suggests some slippage, so the appeal for the final weeks of this fiscal year is simple: re-energize the effort to employ safe work practices. "The Lab responded, and we are appreciative, but safety must be ongoing, and we must reinforce the message," said Robin Wendt, Division Deputy for Environment, Health and Safety. Read an accident update here.


Registration Open For Rescuer CPR Classes

Employees who have received professional rescuer CPR training are invited to participate in a refresher course being held here at the Lab. The class takes place between 6 and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The cost is $20. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact Lorrie Poch, with the National Ski Patrol, to register. Students must bring their own masks, or can purchase one from the instructor.

Highs: upper 70s (26° C).

IMAGE: Weather icon

Extended Forecast

SECON level 3

Weather icon

More Information

Today at Berkeley Lab
is online at
Submit items to
Previous issue graphic
Archives graphic
IMAGE: DOE logo IMAGE: Office of Science logo IMAGE: UC logo