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Today

10 a.m.
EHS 210
Crane/Hoist Operator (Under 2 Tons)
Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
CITRIS
UC Web-Based Instruction for Science and Engineering
Michael Clancy
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

Noon
Dance Club
Waltz Practice
Bldg. 51 (Bevatron) Lobby

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

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

3 to 5 p.m.
CSEE
Rollie Otto Retirement
Perseverance Hall


Tomorrow

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
EHS
Iron Age Shoemobile
Bldg. 63 Parking Lot

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Vendor Fair
Perseverance Hall

1 p.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

5:30 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions: Chili and Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito with Roasted Potatoes
Market Carvery: Crispy Calamari Louie Salad
The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Fries
Menutainment: Chicken Monterey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

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

New HR Head Brings
Public, Private Expertise


Potapenko
Vera Potapenko, Berkeley Lab’s new Chief Human Resources Officer and Department Head for Human Resources, brings almost 30 years of experience in both public and private sectors, and a Ph.D. in organizational communication and rhetoric, to her role. In announcing the appointment, Chief Operations Officer David McGraw cited her skills and accomplishments “in human resource management and strategic planning, organizational design and effectiveness, and leadership development.” Potapenko started this week after leaving Northwestern University as its Director of Human Resources and Staffing. Read more about her here.



Physical Bioscientist
Awarded Balzan Prize


Somerville
Christopher Somerville, a Berkeley Lab Physical Biosciences Division visiting faculty member, has been awarded the prestigious International Balzan Prize for his work in plant molecular genomics. Former winners include Jean Piaget, Pope John Paul, and Mother Teresa. Along with Eliot Meyerowitz at Caltech, Somerville helped establish Arabidopsis as a model organism, which the prize committee stated has “far reaching implications for plant science, both on a fundamental level and in potential applications." Somerville is the director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology, and professor of biological sciences at Stanford University.
TECH TRANSFER UPDATE

Company to Develop
Full Spectrum Solar Cells

RoseStreet Labs, LLC recently announced a joint venture with Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. to develop and manufacture the next generation of solar cells based on the technology developed by Wladek Walukiewicz and Kin Man Yu at Berkeley Lab. The joint venture will be operated under the name of RSL Energy, Inc. (based in Phoenix, AZ) and plans to commercialize full-spectrum solar cells that are expected to achieve significantly higher efficiencies at a reasonable cost. RSL Energy, Inc. will also be funding a significant Work for Others project in the Materials Science Division. Full story.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHARES Campaign
Ends This Friday

There's still time to make a donation to the SHARES charitable giving campaign, which ends Friday. SHARES contributions assist non-profit health and service agencies and support the Lab's commitment to the community. Employees can donate online or fill out a donation form, available in the lobbies of the cafeteria and Buildings 84, 90, and 937. Go here to learn more, or e-mail shares@lbl.gov.

Limited Parking Due
To Benefits Vendor Fair

To accommodate the Open Enrollment vendor fair taking place in the cafeteria tomorrow (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), parking spaces in the adjacent parking lot will be limited. Staff are encouraged to use other lots or the Lab shuttle bus service.
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20% chance of rain.
High: 55° (13° C)
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SECON level 3

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