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Friday, February 25, 2005
CALENDAR

Today

8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection-Lab Safety
Bldg. 50-201

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
A Traveling Wave Waveguide Undulator for Short Wavelength FELs and Synchrotron Radiation Sources
Claudio Pellegrini, UCLA
Bldg. 71-264

11 a.m.
10 Ways to Make a Difference
Madeleine Jacobs, American Chemical Society
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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

2 p.m.
Nanoscale Science & Engineering
Electronic Coupling in Self Assembled Nanocrstal Systems
Yi Cui, Alivisatos Postdoc
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

Monday

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

CAFETERIA


Morning Editions:
Two Eggs, Biscuit & Gravy
Monday's Breakfast: Ham & Cheese Omelet with Hash Browns
Market Carvery: Cheese Enchiladas with Fries & Cole Slaw
Fresh Grille: Sloppy Joe with Fries & Cole Slaw
Menutainment: Chicken or Pork Burrito

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


Newspaper Urges Support Of Carbon Sequestration

The Contra Costa Times, in an editorial in yesterday's edition, cited Berkeley Lab's work in carbon sequestration research while urging the country to support carbon storage as an important part of the effort to reduce manmade greenhouse gases, which most scientists believe are at least partially responsible for rising global temperatures. "Even though the United States is not party to the Kyoto agreement, we can take the lead in carbon storage," the editorial stated. "Carbon storage is an excellent way to make a significant contribution, and the Bay Area can play a leading role with research at the Berkeley and Livermore labs." Read the full editorial here.

SPECIAL EVENTS


Art Club Outing to Courbet
Exhibit in San Francisco


The Lab's Employee Arts Council has arranged for a docent-led tour of the "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!" exhibition at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco on Sunday, March 20, at 9:30 a.m. Space is limited, so e-mail requests for tickets to Mary Clary as soon as possible. Payment is due by Friday, March 11.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


New Job Site Will
Launch Tuesday

The Lab's Current Job Opportunities website will be replaced on Tuesday with a new Jobs Page. The site will make it easier for applicants to find appropriate job opportunities, allowing them to upload their resume and have the Jobs Page suggest the most appropriate openings based on the applicant's experience. Jobs will also be searchable by keyword, division, career path, date range, requisition number, or any combination of these options.  The new Jobs Page will improve the capturing of applicant EEOC data, to aid in compliance with Federal contractor reporting requirements. Go here to visit the site.

May Audit of UC Health
And Welfare Plans

University of California Health and Welfare Plan regulations require the de-enrollment (cancellation of coverage) of an employee and all family members for 12 months from any plan in which an ineligible person is enrolled. In May, UC's Human Resources/Benefits Office will conduct its annual random audit of UC employees, retirees and their family members enrolled in UC-sponsored health and welfare plans. The audit is required by UC insurance plan regulations and helps contain costs by verifying that only those eligible for coverage are enrolled. To prevent de-enrollment (cancellation) of health and welfare coverage for 12 months, you must de-enroll any ineligible family member immediately. A link to more information is available on the Benefits website.

ACS Director Jacobs
To Speak Today

Madeleine Jacobs, executive director and CEO of the American Chemical Society will speak today at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium on "Ten Ways to Make a Difference."

PEOPLE


Glendenning Tome
Chosen for Book Club

Glendenning

Lab nuclear scientist Norman Glendenning's most recent book, "After the Beginning: A Cosmic Journey Through Space and Time," has been chosen as an alternate selection by Scientific American's Book-of-the-Month Club. His book will be available to club members in July. This is Glendenning's third book. He has also written "Direct Reactions" (1984) and "Compact Stars" (1997). He is currently working on a fourth book.

     
White
Former Lab Intern Is USA Today Scholar

Ashley White — who, as an undergraduate from Virginia Tech, interned at the Lab in the summer of 2002 — was recently named to USA Today's 2005 College Academic All-Stars Team. She was mentored by Environmental Energy Technologies researcher Arlon Hunt and Michael Ayers (who has since left the Lab) during her visit to the Lab, working on "Advanced Nanoporous Composite Aerogels for Industrial Heat Applications." Go here read the USA Today article on the all-star team.

 
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