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8:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 60 Auditorium

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

10:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Dance Club
East Coast Swing Practice
Bldg. 51 Lobby (Bevatron)

Public Affairs Office
Invention and History of the Bubble Chamber
Nobel Laureate Don Glaser
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Public Affairs Office
Founders Day Planning
Perseverance Hall

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
New Generation Of Instruments For Spin Polarized Electron Spectroscopy: Ultrafast Compact Classical Mott Polarimeter
V.N. Petrov, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical U.
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
One Picture is Worth...Solid State Imaging Detectors
Peter Denes
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


8 a.m.
EHS 225
Powered Industrial Truck Operator
Bldg. 70A-3377

10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m.
National Center for Electron Microscopy
FIB and X-Ray Microtomography Applied to Biological Materials: Structural Investigations in 3D and in Situ Mechanical Testing
Ulrike G.K. Wegst, Max-Planck Institute

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Morning Editions: Banana Pancakes with 2 Eggs and Bacon
Market Carvery: Cheese Manicotti or Tortellini with Side Salad

The Fresh Grille: Grilled Turkey and Cheese with Fruit
Menutainment: Roast Pork with Baked Potato and Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Summer Lecture Today:
Bubble Chamber

Today at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, Nobel laureate Donald Glaser will discuss how, inspired by bubbles in a glass of beer, he invented the bubble chamber and detected cosmic-ray muons. Glaser won the 1960 Nobel Prize for Physics for his 1952 invention of the bubble chamber, a type of particle detector that became the mainstay of high-energy physics research throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

Blackberry Gate Work
Starts on Monday

Contractors will begin excavating the hillside just south of the Lab's Blackberry Gate on Monday, the first stage of a major renovation that will feature an additional in-bound lane, a new kiosk, and better signage. During construction, slated to extend through the fall, speed limits will be reduced in the area. Drivers are encouraged to use the Grizzly and Strawberry Gates. The 25 parking spots in the "horseshoe" lot, just below Blackberry Gate, will be unavailable throughout the project. Go here to read more about the changes in store for Blackberry Gate.

Memorial Service
For Former Employee

A memorial service and reception have been scheduled on Friday, July 21, for Martha Elizalde, who worked for the Lab's Directorate from 1991 to 1993 and is the former wife of Facilities Division employee Michael Elizalde. The service takes place at 2 p.m. at Bridgeway Church Antioch (3415 Oakley Rd.), with the reception following at the Christian Center School in Pittsburg (1210 Stoneman Ave.). Those wishing to donate to a college fund for the Elizalde's two children can contact Deborah Martin.


Climate Shift May
Squeeze Wine Grapes

The hotter days and warmer nights that global warming may bring could compel most premium wine grape growers to lower their quality or move to cooler sites by century's end, say scientists who developed a new climate model of the United States. Berkeley Lab earth scientist Inez Fung said people may have doubts about the accuracy of climate predictions. She compares global warming to smoking cigarettes: Doctors know that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health and increases your risk of getting lung cancer. Climate scientists likewise know that global warming is happening, and that carbon dioxide helps drive it. Full story.

JGI Targets Energy-Rich Sequencing Projects

Bioenergy crop plants switchgrass and cassava, other important agricultural commodities such as cotton, and microbes geared to break down plant material to render biofuels, round out the roster of more than 40 projects to be tackled by the Joint Genome Institute over the next year. "By coupling DNA sequencing technology with fundamental research, we seek to make cellulosic ethanol a major part of the nation's energy future," said JGI Director Eddy Rubin. Full story.
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Experts Share Info
On Cigarette Safety

Representatives from Berkeley Lab's Fire Department and "Keep America Beautiful" will be on hand today to share information about cigarette butts and fire safety. The event takes place in the cafeteria between 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Those who stop by can purchase pocket ashtrays for $1.

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High: 62° (17° C)
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Extended Forecast
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SECON level 3

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