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Special Event: Summer Lecture on Acceleration Tomorrow at Noon

[7/7/07] In his talk on "Accelerating Into the Future," AFRD's Wim Leemans describes how laser wakefield acceleration makes it possible to accelerate particles to billion-electron-volt energies in just a few centimeters. Join Leemans for the third of this year's summer lectures, tomorrow at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Full schedule> 

Faces at the Lab: Elita Helps Promote Cyber Security at the Lab

[7/7/07] Cyber security, while vitally important, isn’t the most glamorous of subjects, so it can be difficult to get people’s attention when trying to raise awareness of potential risks. But put a cute dog on a poster about computer protection, and more people take notice. That’s what IT’s Adam Stone did, and he found his model right at home — Elita, his four-year-old Labrador Retriever, pictured at right with a computer "virus." More>(including a YouTube video of Elita)

Construction Update: No Morning Parking on McMillan Road This Month

[7/7/07] During the month of July, the Building 71 construction project will require large trucks to carry concrete slabs down McMillan Road behind Building 90. This transit will require all parking spaces within this area to be blocked between 7 and 11 a.m.  Those who normally park there during those hours are encouraged to use other lots or take the Lab’s shuttle service to reach the Lab. For more information, contact Site Access (x4855).

Employee Activities: Latest Softball League News

[7/7/07] After two weeks of action, four teams are tied for first place in the Lab’s summer softball league. Animals, Ballpark Estimates, Rated X, and Silver and Black all boast a 2-0 record, with Clean Sweep, Clone Warriors, Hit & Run, and SUDZ filling out the bottom with 0-2 records. Go here to view scores from weeks one and two. Games are played every Wednesday on Maxwell Field, next to Memorial Stadium on campus, at 6, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m.

UC News: Latest 'Our University' is Published Online

[7/7/07] The most recent edition of Our University — a newsletter published by the Office of the President for University of California employees — is now available. The edition features a video of new UC President Mark Yudof discussing his new role, an answer to a question about the safety of the new Large Hadron Collider, and a feature on UC Berkeley in 1968. More>

Health Note: Movement on Long Flights Crucial to Preventing Blood Clots

[7/7/07] The Lab’s Health Care Facilitator wants to remind employees who plan on taking long flights this summer to stand, stretch and walk periodically during their trip. Sitting for long periods can cause blood to pool in the legs, which increases the risk of clotting. Drinking plenty of water can also help combat clotting.

July 4 Holiday: Next TABL on Monday, Cafeteria Closes Early Tomorrow

[7/2/08] The Lab will be closed on Friday for the Fourth of July holiday. The next issue of “Today at Berkeley Lab” will be published on Monday. Also, the cafeteria will close at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Have a relaxing and safe holiday.

Policy Note: Employees Responsible for Reporting Improper Conduct

[7/2/08] Employees have the right — and the responsibility — to identify and report improper governmental activities and environment, health and safety concerns without fear of reprisal. Employees are encouraged to discuss concerns with their supervisor, or any level of management. If employees are unable to raise issues, or are uncomfortable doing so, alternative mechanisms are available for reporting, evaluating and addressing concerns. In addition to the employee hotline number (800-403-4744), internal and external resources are available, as listed on Lab and UC posters displayed throughout the Lab.

Free Excess Pick-Up: Request Deadline is Tomorrow; No Hazardous Waste Accepted

[7/2/08] Requests for the free pick-up of excess items by the Lab’s Transportation Department must be made by 3 p.m. tomorrow. Requests made today and tomorrow will be fulfilled next week. Go here to access the online request form, or call x6274. The pick-up does not include hazardous waste. Contact your Division Safety Liaison for this kind of removal.

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Director Steve Chu's State-of-the-Lab Address

Safety Tips for Building 937 Move