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Today

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Benefits Office
FITSCo Counseling Meetings
Alyssa Valladao
Bldg. 26-109
(800-642-7131 for reservations)

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
EHS
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 26-115


Tomorrow

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
EHS
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 937-104

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Listening to the Gravitational Waves with the LIGO Interferometers: Current Status and Future Plans
Virginio Sannibale, Caltech
Bldg. 71-264

Noon
Employee Activities Association
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions:
Corned Beef Hash with Eggs and Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Marinara Roast Beef with Rice and Vegetables

The Fresh Grille: Cuban Sandwich with Coleslaw and Fries
Menutainment: Creamy Chicken Dijon served over Rice

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
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On Street Where Long
Gamma-ray Bursts Live


Peter Nugent
Nugent
Superbright gamma-ray bursts come in two kinds, hard and short or soft and long (meaning up to tens of seconds). In today's Nature, a team of scientists including supernova expert Peter Nugent, of Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, confirms that long gamma-ray bursts (LGRBs) start when the cores of very massive young stars collapse. But unlike other core-collapse supernovae, LGRBs bloom only in special neighborhoods, the centers of galaxies poor in "metals" (astronomer-speak for elements heavier than helium). Nugent established that comparing LGRBs with high-redshift supernovae was the best way to determine their host environments. Full story.
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DOE NEWS

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DOE Solicits Proposals
For Livermore Contract

By Betsy Mason

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The contract to run Lawrence Livermore Laboratory officially went up for bid Tuesday when the Department of Energy issued its draft request for management proposals. The contract is currently held by the University of California, which has run the lab without competition since its inception in 1952. The contract was extended for two years and will expire Sept. 30, 2007. UC announced in March that it will partner with Bechtel National Inc. for a joint bid for the lab if UC regents vote to enter the competition. Full story.
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SPECIAL EVENT
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TOUGH2  simulation of flow into tunnel
TOUGH2 simulation of flow and seepage into excavated tunnel

Symposium on Flow
Simulator Next Week


A symposium on the applications and enhancements of the TOUGH numerical simulator – a suite of computer programs for the simulation of multiphase fluid and heat flows in porous and fractured media Ė will be held Monday through Wednesday next week at Berkeley Lab. Sponsored by the Earth Sciences Division, the symposium will include oral and poster presentations in the Building 50 Auditorium and a banquet dinner. Go here for more information.
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WORLD OF SCIENCE

Ex-Lab Chemist Bartlett
Receives Canadian Honor


Neil Bartlett
Bartlett
The groundbreaking research of chemist Neil Bartlett, who worked at Berkeley Lab for 30 years, will be designated an International Historic Chemical Landmark in a special ceremony at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on May 23. Bartlett proved while he was at UBC in the 1960s that noble gases, now used in eye surgery and to fight tumors, are inert. The American Chemical Society sponsors the Landmarks program. In 1969, Bartlett joined the faculty of UC Berkeley, retiring in 1993. He is a retired Senior Scientist from the Labís Chemical Sciences Division. Full story
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ANNOUNCEMENT




Free Skin Screenings For Staff on June 9

Berkeley Lab Health Services is conducting a free skin cancer screening on June 9 from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Some skin cancers cause local problems, while others can kill. Skin cancer can be cured when detected early. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite sun hats to see how well they rate in protection. Prizes will be awarded for the top four hats. Call x6266 to book an appointment for screening.
 
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