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Today

8:30 a.m. to Noon
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

10:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to ES&H at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

11 a.m.
Human Resources
Tips for Stress Relief
Bldg. 2-100B

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Tomorrow

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Materials Sciences
University of California Symposium on Surface Science and Its Applications
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

9 a.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electric Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
NCEM
Advanced FIB Processing Applications
Warren Moberlychan
Bldg. 72-201

Noon
Physics
Circuit Techniques for On-Chip Power Management
Ken Shepad, Columbia U.
Bldg. 50B-4205

1 p.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

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Morning Editions:
Sausage and Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Pancakes with Eggs and Sausage
Market Carvery: Sweet and Sour Pork over Rice

The Fresh Grille: Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich with Asian Slaw and Fries
Menutainment: General Tso's Chicken

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

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PEOPLE
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Chu Co-Chairs
Clean Fuels Panel


Lab Director Steve Chu is co-chairing an international team of experts who will advise governments and the scientific community on how to develop sustainable sources of energy that are cheap, carbon-neutral, and nation-appropriate to help meet the world's energy challenge. At a workshop last month at the Lab, a panel of speakers discussed research in the areas of biomass, photovoltaics, solar energy conversion, batteries and fuel cells, nuclear technologies, carbon mitigation, and energy efficiency. A workshop last week in Amsterdam and another in Brazil this spring will lead to a final report for the InterAcademy Council on "Transitions to Sustainable Energy Systems." Go here for more information on the study.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Nominations for UC Staff
Advisor Due Feb. 15


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Applications and nominations for a new Staff Advisor pilot project sponsored by the University of California are due by Wednesday, Feb. 15. All eligible UC staff and non-Senate academic employees who are interested in serving during the 2006-07 academic year may apply. The two-year pilot, approved and instituted last year, is intended to allow the UC Board of Regents to benefit from hearing staff perspectives on matters that come before them. Further information about the program, and the application form, can be found here (click "How to Apply"). Applications are also available through Human Resources, Building 939-200.
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SAFETY NOTE
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Watch Your Step
When It's Raining


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A Berkeley Lab employee required medical attention recently when he slipped on a wet floor and fell heavily on his leg. The incident is a reminder to everyone at the Lab that, during this wintertime of changing weather and rain, extra caution must be used when walking or riding on the roads and walkways, as well as entering and exiting buildings. Wiping up wet spots on floors where pedestrians pass is also encouraged.
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IN THE NEWS
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Budget Gives Boost
To Solar Scientists
By Ian Hoffman

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As promised last week, President Bush's $2.77 trillion budget doubles spending on solar and biofuels research, throwing down a challenge to scientists who said lack of money stood between them and revolutionary discoveries. Berkeley Lab is pushing for some of its top scientists to work on new kinds of solar cells, new plants and new microbes to turn the cellulose or structural material in those plants into fuel. Berkeley Lab chief and Nobel laureate Steve Chu is polishing this proposal, called "Helios," for presentation next month to the Energy Department. Full story.

'Review' Articles Feature
Work of Lab Scientists

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The latest issue of the science journal produced by students at UC Berkeley — Berkeley Science Review — features stories on several Berkeley Lab scientists and projects. Included are features on astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter and his search for "the secret energy that's pushing the cosmos apart," physicist Roger Falcone and his study of boost-phase missile defense systems, and earth scientist Barbara Romanowicz's analysis of earth vibrations. Copies are available in the cafeteria lobby, or go here to read it online.

Putting Virginia
On Biotech Map
By Bill Brubaker

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Speaking to techies in Northern Virginia recently, Thomas Cech, president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, pointed to a chart ranking the San Francisco Bay Area as the top biotechnology area, while the District of Columbia and Maryland was ranked No. 9. But that could change with the July 1 opening of the Janelia Farm research center, which is headed by Berkeley Lab life scientist Gerald Rubin. Full story.
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Clear.
High: 68 (20 C)
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SECON level 3

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