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Morning Editions:
Denver Scramble Eggs with Hashbrown and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Quesadillas with Ranch Potatoes
Fresh Grille: Pulled Pork Sandwich with French Fries and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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


Winery Efficiency
Tool on KGO-TV

Environmental Energy Technologies Division researchers and Fetzer Vineyards worked together to develop an easy-to-use, computer-based tool and handbook to help California wineries reduce energy and water costs. The California Energy Commission funded the tool, called BEST (Benchmarking and Energy and Water Savings Tool) Winery. The Lab's Christina Galitsky (pictured above) and colleagues taught three workshops for nearly 100 California wineries in mid-May, including one in Sonoma that was covered by KGO-TV. Click here to see their report. Read the article here.

ANNOUNCEMENT


What to Keep,
What to Toss

John Stoner, from the Lab's records and archives department, will explain how to determine what records to keep and what to toss at an informational gathering on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in Perseverance Hall (Building 54-130). Go here to register (ASD 9116).

PEOPLE


Energy Expert to Speak
At National Town Meeting

Goldman

Charles Goldman will participate in the National Town Meeting on Demand Response on Tuesday, June 21 in Washington D.C. Goldman will present an overview of demand response in the United States and discuss future trends. An Environmental Energy Technologies Division scientist, he is the leader of the Electricity Markets and Policy Group, and a nationally recognized expert. Demand response is the catchall term for giving energy customers the ability to lower their electric demand in response to short-term changes in hourly energy prices or emergency curtailment requests. Go here for more information on the town meeting, and here for details on his research.

SPECIAL EVENT


October Symposium
For Charles Townes

Townes

The UC Berkeley campus is hosting a symposium honoring Nobel Prize winner and emeritus faculty member Charles Townes Oct. 6-8. Townes, who turns 90 this year, won the prize in 1964 in physics. A young scholars competition will be held in conjunction with this event. It offers over $100,000 in prizes for creative and promising papers by qualified researchers under the age of 40. The deadline for submissions is June 30. Go here for more information on the symposium and competition.

WORLD OF SCIENCE


Feds Asked To Alter
Foreign Student Laws

A large group of academic associations is urging the federal government to take more action to welcome international students, researchers, and scholars to the United States by overhauling the visa process and taking other steps to remove hurdles to foreigners. The group, led by the Association of American Universities and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, recently released six recommendations that build on suggestions a similar group offered last year. The signators include Berkeley Lab materials scientist Marvin Cohen, in his role as President of the American Physical Society. Go here to read the group's recommendations.

     


UC Irvine Gets
New Chancellor

Drake

Michael Drake, longtime University of California faculty member and administrator, and current UC vice president for health affairs, was appointed chancellor of the university's Irvine campus last week. Effective July 1, Drake will take the helm from Ralph Cicerone, chancellor since 1998 who has been elected president of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D. C. Full story.

 
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