Today at Berkeley Lab

Facilities Work to Affect ALS Parking, Access, Pedestrians

Starting on May 4, a water replacement project will require the closure of the parking lot near the main entrance of the Advanced Light Source (Bldg. 6), the stairs from Sally’s Alley to building, and pedestrian traffic in the area will be impacted. Motorists and those on foot should use caution in these areas. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 18.

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Lab Will Soon Have 20 Designated Lactation Rooms

Four new locations will be ready soon, including Building 59 (CRT), Building 30 (SERC), Building 33 (GPL), and Building 70A. Go here to view an updated map of the Lab’s lactation rooms. More>

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Lab Hosts Albany High Students for Shadow Day 2015

Volunteers from Public Affairs, Engineering, Computing, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Facilities, mentored 17 students last Thursday, explaining their jobs, how they arrived at the Lab, education and experience that lead them to the job, and career opportunities at the Lab. More>

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Help Reduce the Lab’s Water Use for the Third Year in a Row

California is in an exceptional drought and the Governor has ordered a statewide 25% reduction in urban water use. Lab staff are asked to report leaks, minimize water use, and share ideas on how the Lab can reduce its water consumption for a third year by at least 15 percent. Resources and more information are available here.

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Staff Invited to April 3 Open House for New SERC Building

Employees are invited to visit the new Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) for an open house on Friday, April 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. SERC, a new 39,000 gsf office and laboratory building, will house the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) and the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute (Kavli ENSI). SERC is located in Building 30. Map>

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Perseverance Hall Capacity Limited Due to Chiller Malfunction

The occupancy for Building 54-130, the larger of the conference rooms in Perseverance Hall, has been reduced to 25 due to interruptions to the cooling and ventilations systems. It normally holds 60. This new level will remain in place until further notice.

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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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