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Monday, Dec. 22, 2008


New Clue in the Search to Predict Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists have identified a cluster of events that could signal Alzheimer’s disease. In some cases, an elderly person with increased amyloid plaque in the brain is more likely to have a smaller hippocampus and poorer episodic memory. More> video

flame simulationiResearch: NERSC to Provide Resources to INCITE Projects

Researchers tackling some of the most challenging scientific problems, from improving energy efficiency in combustion devices to developing new particle accelerators for scientific discovery to studying properties of new materials, have been awarded access to supercomputing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. More>

segalmanPeople: Materials Scientist Receives White House Early Career Award

Among this year's 67 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is Rachel Segalman, with Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division. The awards are the nation's highest honor given by the White House to researchers at the outset of their professional scientific careers. Segalman studies self-assembly of functional polymer systems.

chu and obamaIn The News: Praise for Chu Selection Continues in Media

While the media frenzy around Director Chu’s selection as the nominee for Energy Secretary has died down a bit since last Monday’s announcement, news outlets continue to praise Obama’s selection. Editorials have since run in the Washington Post, New York Times, and the Boston Globe, and in a story on CNN, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman lauds Chu's nomination.

Holiday Schedule: Coffee Bar Closes Early, Bus Schedule Altered

Due to the pending holiday break, the Peet’s Coffee Bar will close at 3 p.m. today and tomorrow. Also, the shuttle service will alter its schedules tomorrow and Friday, Jan. 2 (see below). Regular bus service will resume on Monday, Jan. 5.

Tuesday, Dec. 23: Final Departures From the Hill:
Building 65: 6:05 p.m. for the Blue Route; 5:40 p.m. for Rockridge Route
Building 62/66: 5:57 p.m. for the Orange Route
Potter St: 5:25 p.m.
JBEI: 5:35 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2: Limited Service
Blue Route: Every 10 minutes from BART to Bldg. 65, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Onsite Shuttle: Departing Bldg. 65 every 10 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. with stops at Bldgs. 90, 50/70, 46, 52, 26, 69, 77, 62/66, 74 (light signal), 48, 54, and 90.
No Orange, Green, Rockridge, Potter/JBEI or LabPorter shuttles.