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Monday, July 28, 2003


Starting today, expect traffic delays and detours at the intersection of Oxford Street and Hearst Avenue. Construction crews will begin work that includes digging trenches across the intersection. Work is expected to take one month, and the roads will remain open throughout construction. Please direct any questions about this or any other campus construction project to Christine Shaff, UC Berkeley Capital Projects, at 510 643-4793 or [email protected]


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Fresh Grille: Hot Deli Meat Sub, French Fries

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Return to Kamchatka

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In the Valley of Geysers
Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula is intensely volcanic, sparsely populated, and as big as California. To U.S. bioprospectors, partnered with former Soviet bioweaponeers now turned to peaceful pursuits, this vast realm of geysers and acid lakes is a treasure trove of extremophile microbes, promising benefits for agriculture, medicine, and industry — which is why Berkeley Lab's Tamas Torok has visited the area twice in the past three years. This and other stories can be found in the latest edition of Science Beat.
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Asking Age-old Questions
By Jim Doyle

Scientists at the Buck Institute for Age Research say they are on the cusp of discoveries that will increase our healthy years and lengthen our lives. Their vision: to understand the mechanisms of aging, to delay the onset and slow the progression of age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, stroke and cancer. One of the Buck Institute's principal investigators is Judy Campisi, a Berkeley Lab scientist and a pioneer in cancer research. "The best thing that I can do for mankind is to improve our knowledge base, because what we don't know can harm us more than knowledge." Full story.

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Lab Directors Strongly
Endorse Climate Plan

Charles Shank has joined 10 other national lab directors in a letter to Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham that "strongly endorses" the U.S. Climate Change Science Program’s Strategic Plan. This plan, which brings together the expertise of 13 federal agencies, is aimed at providing a sound, science-based framework for understanding climate change issues. "We stand ready to apply our resources and capabilities to the task of helping our nation better understand climate variability and change, and assessing its impacts on our environment and our lives," the directors stated. Read the CCSP here.


Parking Closure

Beginning tomorrow, no parking will be available at the south end of Building 25 while a new radio tower is being constructed. Two additional parking spaces at the entry to this parking area, between buildings 25 and 26, will also be unavailable. Construction is expected to take four or five days. A few times daily, traffic through the area will be subject to 10-minute delays during crane lifts and maneuvering. Please observe flaggers, and do not walk or drive through the construction area during potentially hazardous operations. The project team thanks workers in the Building 25 area for their patience and cooperation. Questions may be directed to Steve Waters at 710-6533 or Project Manager Chuck Taberski at 6076.


Marine World, Water
World Tickets Available

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The Employee Activities Association (EAA) offers Marine World tickets for any day of the week at a reduced price of only $17.00 each. Admission tickets to Water World are also available for $10.00 each. Tickets are available for purchase in the lobby of the cafeteria on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. On-site employees may also contact Lisa Cordova at 5521. For employees at Building 937, contact Arabella Dolino at 4012.


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