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Tuesday, June 17, 2003


9 a.m. – Noon
EHS 348 Chemical Hygiene
Building 51-201

Environmental Energy Technologies Division Seminars: Technical Staff Council Seminar Skills Database, Girish Ghatikar, Energy Analysis, EETD
Building 90-3148 Auditorium

1 – 3:30 p.m.
EHS 231 Compressed Gas
Building 51-201


9 a.m. – Noon
EHS 280 Laser Safety
Building 51-201

Summer Lecture Series
Beyond the Human Genome, What Next?
Dan Rokhsar, Physical Biosciences
50 Auditorium

1 – 3:30 p.m.
EHS 20 ES&H for Supervisors
Building 51-201

Soup: TBA
Origins: TBA
Adobe Cafe: TBA
Fresh Grille: TBA
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
Rokhsar Kicks Off
Summer Lectures Tomorrow

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Physical Biosciences researcher Dan Rokhsar will kick off Berkeley Lab’s 9th Annual Summer Lecture Series tomorrow with a talk titled, “Beyond the Human Genome: What’s Next?” The talk will take place from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. All employees and guests are welcome.

Bissell to Address
Friends of Science

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Life Sciences’ researcher and Distinguished Scientist Mina Bissell will address Berkeley Lab’s Friends of Science on Thursday, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Widely recognized for uncovering the critical role in breast cancer development played by the extracellular matrix, Bissell is using a recent Innovator Award and funding from the Department of Defense to study ways to accelerate the eradication of breast cancer. The meeting will be held at Perseverance Hall and all employees are welcome. For more information contact the Community Relations office at 7292.

 In The News

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Benefit of Moderate
Exercise Challenged

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New research labels as an "illusion" a major study's conclusion that couch potatoes who take up at least moderate regular exercise can reduce their risk of dying early. The apparent benefit "can be entirely attributed to measurement error," said researcher Paul T. Williams, a biostatistician in the Life Sciences Division. Williams examined a landmark study published in 1995 in the Journal of the American Medical Association by scientists at the Cooper Institute, a Dallas-based organization that studies exercise and lifestyle. Full story.
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First image of
lithium atoms
First OÅM Images
Of Lithium Atoms

For the first time, researchers have used a transmission electron microscope -- the One Angstrom Microscope (OÅM) at the Lab’s National Center for Electron Microscopy -- to image lithium atoms. Only atoms of hydrogen and helium are smaller and lighter than lithium, which under ordinary conditions is not a gas but a soft, white metal. Yang Shao-Horn of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Michael O'Keefe of Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division used the OÅM to simultaneously resolve columns of lithium, cobalt, and oxygen atoms in the compound lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2). They and their colleagues report their work in the July, 2003 issue of the journal Nature Materials. Full story.


Telephone System
Maintenance Today

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The Telephone Service staff will perform maintenance on the laboratory phone system next Tuesday between 7 and 10 p.m. Calls in process will not be affected during this time. However, there will be intermittent loss of dial tone up to 1 minute in duration, and telephone display panels will shut off. The displays will automatically be corrected as the dial tone returns. Questions during the servicing should be directed to Cindy Wood at 4777.


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