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Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Only 17 Days Until the Runaround


9:10 a.m.
Introduction to EH&S
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

1 p.m.
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division Seminar
Modeling Cancer and Cancer Genomes
Ronald DePinho, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


8:30 a.m.
Managing Employee Conduct/Performance
Bldg. 54-130

9:30 a.m.
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

1 p.m.
Confined Space Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

5 p.m.
Lab Martial Arts Club
Kickboxing/Taekwondo/Karate Training
Bldg. 71

Market Carvery: Cajun Roasted Turkey with Two Sides
Fresh Grille: Grilled Chicken Salad Melt with Garlic Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
Oregano Cumin Lime Chicken, Italian Marinated Sirloin Steak, or Pesto Salmon with Two Sides
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.
Full Menu
Runaround Is Just
Around the Corner

It’s time to start getting in shape for the Lab’s 26th annual Runaround, which takes place Friday, Oct. 10 at noon. The race starts at the Firehouse and finishes up 1.86 miles later at the Cafeteria. There’s no need to register, and participants can enjoy refreshments and entertainment after the completion of the race. Visit the Runaround website for more information.


NASA Grants for Three
in Atmospheric Sciences

Environmental Energy Technologies Division researchers Tica Novakov, Surabi Menon, and Tom Kirchstetter have grants from NASA to fund projects that “contribute to the NASA Earth Science Enterprise’s Multidisciplinary Research in Climate, Chemistry, and Global Modeling.” The research will explore the optical properties of black carbon containing aerosols in the atmosphere, and how mixing state of black carbon with other aerosol constituents alter the single scattering albedo. Novakov will receive $100,000 for one year, Menon, $260,000 over three years, and Kirchstetter, $340,000 over three years.

Another 'Young Innovator'
Among the Lab's Ranks


An article in last Tuesday’s ‘Today at Berkeley Lab,' described materials scientist Peidong Yang’s inclusion in MIT’s Technology Review Top 100 Young Innovators list. He’s not the only Lab researcher on that exclusive list. Also included is physical bioscientist Jay Groves, 32, who uses a variety of new chip-based strategies to dissect the function of living and reconstituted cell membranes down to the molecular level. Go here to read Bob Sanders' UC Berkeley press release on Groves and three other award-winning Lab scientists.


Talk Explores Media
Coverage of Science


What goes on in a journalist’s head? Why do editors write such misleading headlines? Why aren’t there more exciting stories on scientific sub-fields? David Kestenbaum, an escaped physicist who is now a commentator for National Public Radio, will try to answer these mysteries and offer advice on ways to talk to a general audience about science tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Building 50’s auditorium, sponsored by the Nuclear Science Division.

Shoring Up the Hillside

Workers are repairing damage from a small landslide that occurred alongside McMillan Road. Traffic is being diverted through the ALS parking lot while the area is filled with rocks. Construction should be completed by the end of September.


Morning low clouds.
Highs: low-to-mid-80s.

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SECON level 3

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