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Today

2 p.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 70A-3377


 

Tomorrow

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Center for Science & Engineering Education
Volunteer Recruitment Fair and LN2 Ice Cream Social
Perseverance Hall

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

Noon
Dance Club
Practice Session

Bldg. 51 Lobby

1 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Donor Based Quantum Computation: How to Read the Spin State and Determine Its Decoherence

Martin Brandt, Technische Universitat Munchen
Bldg. 67-3111

2 p.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to EH&S at Berkeley Lab

Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Nano Institute
Controlling Structure and Properties in Conjugated Polymers

Rachel Segalman, UC Berkeley
180 Tan Hall

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Breakfast: Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, Sour Cream, Capers and Chives
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Eggs Benedict
Salad: Thai Beef Salad
Blue Plate: Pomegranate Chicken, Cous Cous, and Eggplant with Mint and Shallots
Grill: Reuben Sandwich
Deli: Pan Bagnat
Pizza: Carmelized Onion and Bacon

Breakfast: 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Coffee Bar: 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 
IN THE NEWS


Heat-to-Electricity
Story on ABC News

Cell phones might one day be recharged using body heat

A story on Berkeley Lab scientists who have found a way to use ordinary silicon to convert heat to electricity — which may eliminate the need for batteries — was recently featured on ABC News national website. The technique, developed in part by Arun Majumdar, director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, and materials scientist Peidong Yang, could someday allow cell phones to be recharged with electricity produced by one's own body heat, and enormous amounts of energy that is now wasted could be recycled. Full story.

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SPECIAL EVENTS


Public Forum on Climate
Change on Campus Jan. 31

"Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America” is an educational and interactive forum at the UC Berkeley campus to spotlight institutional, community and individual action on climate change. The public is invited to attend the event on Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at International House. Among the scheduled activities is a presentation by Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu (3:30 p.m.) and remarks from Assemblyman Fabian Nunez, speaker of the California Assembly. The event is free.  Go here for more information.

Ice Cream Social, Science
Education Event Tomorrow

Making ice cream with liquid nitrogen

The Lab’s Center for Science and Engineering Education is hosting a fair tomorrow for employees who are interested in learning more about CSEE and volunteering for the Lab’s outreach programs. Those who stop by can get a taste of ice cream prepared and cooled with liquid nitrogen. The event takes place in Perseverance Hall between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call x5511 for more information.

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PEOPLE


Energy Expert Lauded
For Environment Efforts

Levine
Mark Levine, with Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD), has been awarded the Obayashi Prize for his “many years of research on the global environment and global warming,” and for “impressive achievements in research related to energy-efficient construction technologies, technology for control of indoor air pollution, and clean energy technologies.” Levine is the former director of EETD and is currently leader of the China Energy Group. He is the fifth recipient of this prize, which will be awarded at a ceremony in Japan in October. Go here for more on the award.
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SAFETY NOTE


Traffic Safety Ideas
Pour In; Three Win $50

More than 60 employees responded to Berkeley Lab’s recent request for ideas and suggestions about improving traffic safety at the Lab (trafficsafety@lbl.gov). The Traffic Safety Subcommittee of the Safety Review Committee (SRC) is grouping and reviewing all the input and will forward its recommendations to the SRC and Lab management. Rich Bloemhard (Advanced Light Source), Rick Inada (Office of the Chief Financial Officer), and Brett Singer (Environmental Energy Technologies) were randomly selected from those who contributed ideas and won $50 awards.

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WORLD OF SCIENCE


New Vice President
Chosen for SLAC

William Madia, a former director of Oak Ridge and Pacific Northwest national labs, and senior executive with Battelle, has been appointed to the position of vice president for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). The vice presidency is a new position created to provide direct linkage between the university and the laboratory, enhance collaboration and ensure coordination between the laboratory, Stanford and the Department of Energy. Full story.

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