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Thursday, August 19, 2004

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ironage Shoemobile Visit
Cafeteria parking lot

10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid
Bldg. 48-109


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Magnetoactive Polymer Composites

M. Farshad, Swiss Federal Laboratories
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Morning Editions: Bacon, Tomato & Cheese Omelet with 16 oz. Fountain Juice
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Corned Beef Hash & Eggs with Toast
Market Carvery:
Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy & Vegetable
The Fresh Grille:
BBQ Pork Sandwich on Texas Toast with Coleslaw
Pasta Bar- choice of 2 Pastas & 3 Sauces with Caesar Salad

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

The Engineering of Cell
Surfaces In Live Animals


Four years ago Berkeley Lab Materials Scientist Carolyn Bertozzi introduced a new way of engineering the surfaces of cells, by arming cell-surface sugars to take part in a modified chemical reaction known as the Staudinger ligation. The technique has proved valuable in studies of cell interactions and the development of techniques for interfacing cells with synthetic materials and devices. Now Bertozzi has demonstrated the Staudinger ligation in remodeled cells of living mice. Full story.


Insights Into Hi-Temp

An elegant experiment conducted by UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab scientists, in collaboration with a group of scientists at Tokyo University, shows clearly that in high temperature superconductors, vibrations in the crystal lattice play a significant though unconventional role. The results, reported in the July 8 issue of Nature, shed much-needed light on the enigmatic superconductors, which, 18 years after their discovery, still puzzle theoreticians and experimentalists. The findings also could point scientists to new materials as possible superconductors. Full story.


Workshop on Proposal
Writing Next Month

Current and future principal investigators, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and support staff are invited to attend a workshop on "Proposal Writing for Success: National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities, Peer Review and Grant Writing," on Sept. 9 in the Building 50 Auditorium. Anthony Coelho, the Review Policy Officer for the NIH, will lead the workshop. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with discussions beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 3 p.m. Go here to register (deadline is Sept. 3).

Science and Engineering Jobs: Don't Need Degree

According to a National Science Foundation (NSF) study, more than 20 percent of the science and engineering workforce in the United States do not have bachelor's degree. More than a million S&E workers hold only high school diplomas or an associate's degree, but the statistics are not evenly distributed across disciplines. For example, 40 percent of those working in computing sciences, and 20 percent of those in engineering, did not have a bachelor's degree, while less than 10 percent of those in the physical sciences did not. Full story.
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