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9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Lensless X-Ray Imaging: From Whole Cells to Single Proteins
David Shapiro
Bldg. 6-2202

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

1 p.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

5:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191


Environmental Energy Technologies
Carbon-Counting and Carbon Reduction from Buildings and Cities
Rajat Gupta, Oxford Brookes U.
Bldg. 90-4133

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions: Bacon Avocado and Sour Cream Omelette
Market Carvery: Pasta Primavera with Grilled Vegetables and Side Salad

The Fresh Grille: BBQ Meatloaf Sandwich with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Creamy Chicken Dijon over Rice and Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Update On UAW,
Postdoc Unionization

The effort on behalf of the United Auto Workers (UAW) to unionize Berkeley Lab postdocs continues. The Labor/Employee Relations Office has received questions from many postdocs about how the voting process is supposed to work. Postdocs who need more information are encouraged to attend a meeting today at 10 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium, or on Thursday, July 20 (same time and location). Go here to read more about the UAW/postdoc unionization voting process.

Bevatron Passes CD-1;
New Timeline Announced

With the recent Department of Energy approval of Critical Decision 1 (CD1), the deconstruction and decommissioning of the Bevatron took another step toward completion. A revised project strategy (DOE approved) will enable the work to be completed more efficiently and at a lower cost than originally anticipated, says Project Director Joe Harkins. "The new funding profile gives us an uninterrupted time frame," he said. That time frame, within a total budget of about $75 million ($15 million less than previously estimated), includes final design planning in 2008 and demolition work from 2009 through 2012. The projected completion date is about the same as in the original plan, though the start date is about two years later. The use of two mobile cranes for removal of the machine will help reduce the length of the project. The building that houses the Bevatron would be removed first under the revised plan, allowing greater access to the inner blocks and equipment.
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UC Extends Military Supplement Pay

Under current University policy, eligible employees who are on active military duty may receive supplemental payments from the University to their military salaries, and a continuation of their UC health-plan benefits. Because it is the University's continuing desire to assist employees called to active military duty during current and related campaigns, the University has extended its policy until June 30, 2008. Information about the policy may be found here.

Vehicle Mileage
Reports Due

Vehicle custodians must e-mail their monthly mileage reports by July 20, since the pump computer system that usually provides this information is currently unavailable. Include the vehicle license number and the current mileage.

Dioxin Risk Depends
On Methodology

Dioxin, called one of the most toxic chemicals known to science, may not be quite as dangerous as once thought, says a report published Tuesday by the National Academies of Science. But the government won't know how dangerous it really is unless researchers change the way they're trying to assess the risk, the report says. The science academy is clear that dioxin is "likely to be carcinogenic in humans," but it says to know how carcinogenic, study techniques must be changed, said Environmental Energy Technologies' Thomas McKone, who served on the NAS panel that reviewed the toxin. Full story.
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Got a Cool Car? Display
It at Founders Day Event

The organizers of the Lab's annual car show have agreed to host their event in conjunction with the Founders Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 26 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Employees, their family or friends with unusual, unique automobiles are invited to display them on that day. Those interested can contact Kevin Bradley (x4319) for details.


Public Affairs Head Chairs Chamber of Commerce

Reid Edwards, head of Berkeley Lab's Public Affairs department, has been chosen as the new chairman of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Edwards has served on the Oakland board since 2000. He previously served as chairman of the board for the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce from 2000 to 2003.

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