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Friday, February 28, 2003
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8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WORKSHOP: NHLBI Programs for Genomic Applications, Bioinformatics Tools For Comparative Genomics: A Short Course
Perseverance Hall

10:30 a.m.
SEMINAR: Center for Beam Physics, The Physics Of Laser-Induced Ion Acceleration From Solid Targets, Hartmut Ruhl, General Atomics
Building 71-264

SEMINAR: Environmental Engineering Department, A Plan for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Marshall Moss, President of CUAHSI
Hudson Room, 240 Bechtel, Engineering Center

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Soup: Boston Clam Chowder
Origins: Flank Steak
Adobe Cafe: Burritos
Fresh Grille: Rainbow Trout

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Edward Rubin
New Technique Helps
Decode Human Genome

Scientists with the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and Berkeley Lab have developed a technique for deciphering the human genome. The technique enables scientists to compare DNA sequences in the human genome with sequences in the genomes of non-human primates. "Now that the sequence of the human genome has almost been completed, the next challenge will be the development of a vocabulary to read and interpret that sequence," says Berkeley Lab’s Edward Rubin, who led the development of the technique. Full story.
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Carbon Capture, Storage
Plan Announced by DOE

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Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky announced yesterday that the United States is taking the lead in forming an ambitious new international effort to advance carbon capture and storage technology as a way to reduce greenhouse emissions. Abraham said the United States will lead a $1 billion, public-private effort to construct the world's first fossil fuel, pollution-free power plant. Full story.




Lab Validating Cell Phone Reimbursements

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While Lab-issued cellular and desktop phones are intended for Lab-related use, employees are permitted to use them for limited personal matters. As part of an overall review process many cell phone users are being asked to validate their phone bills, and, if they have not done so previously, reimburse Berkeley Lab for calls not covered by Lab policy. Find out more about cell phone use here.


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Bancroft Bus Route
Gets New Stops

A Berkeley Lab bus will stop at the West Circle entrance to the Berkeley campus beginning Monday, following the end today of a trial period of van service. The Bancroft bus, which runs every 30 minutes, will substitute an Oxford Street route, including the campus stop, for the former BART station route down Center Street. The new Bancroft run will also service the south end of the Lab. For details, click here.

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Lab Contributions

Lab Update, UC's periodic newsletter, has published its second issue, featuring highlights of science in the public interest as well as a summary of UC's testimony at this week's Congressional hearing on Los Alamos management. Berkeley Lab's work in assessing the safety of SUV's is included among the stories. Lab Update can be read here.
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