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Today

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

Noon
Dance Club
Samba Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby

2 p.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Angle-Resolved Photoemission Study of Misfit Cobaltates
Veronique Brouet, CNRS-Universite Paris
Bldg. 6-2202


Monday

Noon
Environmental Energy Technologies
Recent Research at the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy at the Technical University of Denmark

Arsen Krikor Melikov
Bldg. 90-3122

Noon
Dance Club
Samba Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Katie Lewis

Bldg. 70-191

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Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble with Tortillas and Beans
Monday's Breakfast: TBD
Cultural Cuisines: California Burrito Bar

Deli: Turkey and Smoked Mozzarella with Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade
Pizza: Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil

Grill: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Onion Rings
Carvery: Meatloaf 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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UC, UPTE Reach
Agreement on Salaries

University of California officials announced Wednesday an agreement with the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) union regarding special wage increases for lower-paid employees. The agreement affects 23 employees in the technical (TX) and research professional (RX) bargaining units at Berkeley Lab. Lab employees within the RX bargaining unit earning more than $30,000 but less than $35,000 will receive a 1 percent increase. Those earning more than $35,000 but less than $40,000 get a .5 percent increase. Lab employees in the TX bargaining unit earning more than $35,000 but less than $40,000 will receive a .5 percent increase. Increases for both TX and RX groups are effective April 1, 2007. Full story.
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RESEARCH NEWS

Nano-Sized Light
Source Invented


Yang
A bio-friendly nano-sized light source capable of emitting coherent light across the visible spectrum has been invented by a team of researchers with Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley. Among the many potential applications of this discovery are single cell endoscopy and other forms of subwavelength bio-imaging, integrated circuitry for nanophotonic technology, and new methods of cyber cryptography, says principal investigator and Lab materials scientist Peidong Yang. Full story.
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PEOPLE


ALS Physicist Receives
First Morehouse Prize

Freelon

Byron Freelon has been awarded the first Morehouse Prize by the National Society of Black Physicists, which recognizes graduates of historically black colleges and universities who have shown considerable promise as physics researchers and teachers. As a Berkeley Lab postdoc at the Advanced Light Source, he studied high-temperature superconductors and developed a molecular beam epitaxy chamber. He is currently a research scientist in the UC Berkeley group led by Chancellor Robert Birgeneau exploring the behavior of high-temperature superconductors and liquid crystal systems using x-ray scattering. Full story.
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Lab Employee Chosen
As Regent Staff Advisor

Johansen

University of California President Robert Dynes Wednesday announced the selection of William Johansen, business manager for Berkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division, as the 2007-09 staff advisor to the UC Board of Regents. The staff advisor program allows for two staff to be selected to participate in open sessions of certain committees of the board. Staff advisors bring the voice and perspective of staff and non-Senate academic employees to board deliberations on relevant matters that come before the regents. Full story. Go here to read a feature story on Johansen that appeared in the February issue of The View.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS


Weekend Phone, Network Outages in Building 937

The microwave radios that support the telephone and network systems for Building 937 (Downtown Center) will be temporarily relocated while work is done on the roof.  This may cause service disruptions beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow. Work should be completed by 5 p.m. on Sunday. For emergencies, use cell phones to call 911.

Lab's Asian Club
Hosts Food Festival

Berkeley Lab's Asian Association is hosting a food festival tomorrow in Berkeley's Cesar Chavez Park. All employees are invited to attend the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is free, but participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share.
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Cafeteria Changes: Peets Coffee and Holiday Hours

With the Fourth-of-July holiday taking place next week, the cafeteria will adjust its hours of business. Like the rest of the Lab, it will be closed on Wednesday. A full menu will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. However the coffee bar will close at 2 p.m. on each of those days. In related news, the coffee bar will become a Peet's Coffee and Tea station starting Monday, July 16. Also, the imminent arrival of a new cooler will increase the amount of Grab-and-Go selections available to staff. A new shipment of clothes and accessories, all featuring the distinctive Lab logo, is available for purchase.
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High: 66 (19 C)
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