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Tuesday, June 7, 2005
CALENDAR

Today

9 a.m.
EH&S 348
Chemical Hygiene Safety
Bldg. 51-201

9 a.m.
EH&S 225
Forklift Safety
Bldg. 75-124

Noon
EETD
Generating Hydrocarbons from Microalgae
Tasios Melis, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 90-3148

Noon
EETD
Demand Response Database & Demo
William M. Smith, Infotility, Inc. & Mike Gravely, Technical Consultant, CEC
Bldg. 90-4133

1 p.m.
EH&S 231
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
The Presenilin Complex and Alzheimer's Disease
Paul Fraser, U. of Toronto
Bldg. 84-318

Tomorrow

Noon to 1 p.m.
Employee Activities Association
Ticket Sale for June 25 A's vs. Giants Game
Cafeteria Lobby

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 937-302

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

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CAFETERIA


Morning Editions:
French Toast with Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash and Eggs
Market Carvery: Potato Curry with Rice and Vegetables   
Fresh Grille: Chicken Melt with Fries

Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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

Wiser

KGO Features Lab’s
Wiser on Wind Report

Ryan Wiser, of Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division, was featured commentator last Saturday on a KGO-TV report on wind power. PG&E is using wind-generated power to offset the millions of pounds of carbon dioxide that San Francisco produces every day, according to the report filed from United Nations World Environment Day in San Francisco. "Wind turbines today have grown dramatically,” Wiser told KGO. “The industry in the U.S. is growing at a 30 percent annual rate and wind power is likely to provide an increasing amount of our electricity supply." Go here to read and view the whole story.


Texas E-Site Publishes
Mills’ ‘Energy Myths’

North Texas E-News this week published the series of common “energy myths” first developed by Environmental Energy Technologies’ Evan Mills at Berkeley Lab. They include such assumptions as: buying an efficient air conditioner or furnace will automatically reduce your energy bill, energy efficiency and energy conservation are the same, duct tape is good for sealing ducts, and an appliance that’s turned off, IS off. Go here to read Mills’ responses.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Botanical Garden Party
Held This Saturday

UC’s Botanical Garden is holding its annual fundraising event next Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. International food, wine, and music will be provided, in addition to the Garden's collection of plants from around the world. Everyone is welcome. Advance tickets are $40, $35 for members, with a 10 percent discount on bulk tickets of 10 or more. Advance tickets can be purchased until noon on Saturday, after which the garden will be closed to prepare for the party. Tickets are $45 at the door. For more information, call 510-643-2755 ext. 03.

Outdoors Club To Hike
Rim Trail This Sunday

The Outdoors Club will be holding a hike this Sunday along the Lafayette Reservoir Rim trail. Hikers will be carpooling from North Berkeley BART at 9:30 a.m. and meeting at Lafayette Reservoir parking lot at 10 a.m. where they will receive further directions. For more information contact Dinah Levy at ddlevy@lbl.gov

'Battle of Bay' Tickets
On Sale Wednesday

Tickets to a game in the annual San Francisco Giants-Oakland A's "Battle of the Bay" series will be sold in the cafeteria lobby tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m. The two area teams will play at the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, June 25. Field level seats for that game are $25 each. For more information, contact Arabella Schmidt.


Report Assesses Cost Of Post-9/11 Visa Policy

A new report by the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC) and the Bay Area Economic Forum calls on Federal officials to review U.S. policies regarding visas for foreign students and scientists, in light of their negative effect on U.S. technological leadership and economic competitiveness. The visa policies impact the nation as a whole, the report says, but affect the San Francisco Bay Area in particular due to the region's high concentration of research universities and national and corporate laboratories. Steven Chu, Director of Berkeley Lab, observed, "If we want to maintain our lead in innovation, the nation's scientific community needs access to the world's best talent, including that which comes from overseas." Full story.

WEATHER
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High: 68 (20 C).
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SECON level 3


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