Today at Berkeley Lab

Former Berkeley Lab Plant Engineer Still Serving the Public at Age 93

Ted Kuntz worked at the Lab from 1960 to 1966 and led a massive upgrade of the Building 51/Bevatron foundation and roof shielding, construction of the Centennial Drive from the overpass, and construction of Buildings 50A, 72A, 66, 76 and 77. He was also present for President Kennedy’s visit to the Lab in 1962. He now volunteers for the CHP. More>

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Did You Get the Wrong Package or Letter? Call x4936 ASAP

If you’ve received a letter or package meant for someone else, or your parcel contents don’t match your order, contact the Receiving Department immediately. The errant item will be picked up promptly and delivered to the correct recipient.

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Building 70 Closed Due to Fire; Meeting for Occupants at 1 p.m.

There was a small fire in Building 70-264A on Jan. 13. The source of the fire is not known at this time and there were no injuries reported. The building will remain closed at least until the afternoon of Jan. 14. A meeting for building occupants takes place Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium (call in number: 866-740-1260, 4864905#).

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New Electrical Safety Website Launches

The site serves as a one-stop shop for electrical safety needs, and is a good source of information, as many changes to the Lab’s program are on the way. Staff are encouraged to offer feedback on the new site, as well as bookmark it for future reference. More>

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Lab Holiday Shutdown Runs From Dec. 23 to Jan. 1

Shutting down equipment and utilities helps the Lab realize significant energy cost savings. Also, mail, receiving, cafeteria, shuttle bus, and other Facilities services will be affected. More>

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Cafeteria Parking Limited on Dec. 17; Electrical Outage Over Break

The installation of new electrical gear will block the parking spaces between the ATM machine and the entrance to the cafeteria on Dec. 17. The installation will require an electrical shutdown from 6 a.m. on Dec. 26 to Dec. 30 at 6 a.m. Affected buildings include 50, 54, 70, 70A, 88 and the 65 complex. More>

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Berkeley Lab’s General Purpose Lab New Home for Battery Research

The San Jose Mercury News recently took a look at Berkeley Lab’s new General Purpose Laboratory building, noting that it will be home to the Lab’s portion of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research battery hub. Researchers Venkat Srinivasan and Brett Helms gave the reporter an overview of what to expect in the coming years. More>

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Portions of the Lab to be ‘De-Energized’ on Nov. 15

Maintenance on the high voltage system for Buildings 13B, 51 Area, 51F, 55, 55A, 56A, 56W, 60, 63, 64, 71 complex, 81, 82, 90 requires power to these locations and surrounding areas to be de-energized. Back-up generators will be used. Normal power is expected to be restored by Sunday. More>

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Jennifer Zerfas Named as New Guest House General Manager

Zerfas, who has worked at the Guest House since 2010 and previously served as assistant general manager, will assume her new duties on Nov. 1. Pacific Plaza Hotels took over management of operations on Aug. 31.

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Energy Secretary Moniz Helps Inaugurate New General Purpose Lab

Among the building’s new tenants will be the Berkeley Lab site of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, or JCESR, a multi-lab program led by Argonne National Laboratory aimed at achieving revolutionary advances in battery performance. Go here to watch a video of the dedication. More>

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