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9:30 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS604-Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS622-Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Dance Club
Intermediate Waltz
Bldg. 51 Lobby

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

1:15 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS735/739-Bloodborne Pathogens/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377


8:30 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS400-Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Bldg. 70A-3377

Environmental Energy Technologies
Fuel Cell Research at DLR Current Projects
Werner Schnurnberger
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Technical Thermodynamics
Bldg. 90-4133

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences Division
Probing Molecular Conduction in Confined Geometries
Dr. James Batteas, Texas A&M University
Bldg. 66 - Auditorium

4 p.m
Physics Division
Astronomical Implications of Stable Quantum Black Holes
Michelangelo Mangano, CERN
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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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.


Icing on the
IceCube Cake

On March 17 Berkeley Lab's IceCube Project— some 30 people from five divisions including Nuclear Science, Engineering, Physics, IT, and NERSC— gathered to celebrate a major milestone in the IceCube neutrino telescope now under construction at the South Pole, which consists of some 80 strings of Digital Optical Modules (DOMs) buried over a mile deep in the Antarctic ice. Berkeley Lab designed and produced the DOMs, including the "main boards" that preprocess data from event detections. All the main boards, over 5,600, are complete, and 2,560 modules are already in the ice, 99 percent of them working perfectly. Read more here.


CSEE Seeks Volunteers For Bay Area Science Fair

The Center for Science Engineering and Education is looking for volunteers to serve as judges for the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair held Wednesday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the San Francisco County Fair Building at 9th and Lincoln in Golden Gate Park. The Fair will feature projects from Bay Area middle and high schools. Areas of judging will be biology, engineering and computer applications, mathematics, physical science, environmental science and behavioral science. Judges will be distributing certificates on behalf of the Laboratory. For more information contact Joe Crippen at ext. 5816.



Optional Holiday
Cesar Chavez Day

Eligible employees have the option of using Cesar Chavez Day, Friday, March 28, as a paid holiday, with approval from their supervisor. Employees using the floating holiday for Cesar Chavez Day will be required to use a third vacation or leave-without-pay day during the winter holiday shutdown. See the "Limited Floating Holiday Implementation Guidance" website for information on eligibility and time-entry procedures. Laboratory policy concerning holidays is contained in the Regulations and Procedures Manual (RPM), Section 2.10. Go here to view the Lab's holiday schedule.


Blue Cross to Change
Name, Logo

On April 1, Blue Cross of California will be changing its name to Anthem Blue Cross. How will this new branding change impact currently enrolled Blue Cross members? The Blue Cross Website URL will change, however the old URL will continue to work until December 2008. The logo on ID cards will change. Current members should continue to use their current ID cards until they are reissued in late August. While the name and logo will be different, the benefits offered under the plan will remain the same. If you have any further questions, please contact the Lab’s Benefits office at ext. 5557.

EBuy Orientation Kicks Off With Vacuum Products

An orientation for the Laboratory’s eBuy direct-order purchasing solution for high and ultra-high vacuum components from Nor-Cal Products will be held this Friday, from 10-2 p.m. in the Advanced Light Source Lobby, Bldg. 6. All Laboratory employees are invited to attend. Demonstrations will be provided on how to order directly from your desktop using the fast and easy eBuy procurement process. Representatives from Nor-Cal Products will be there to showcase new products and answer any questions.
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