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Thursday, August 4, 2005

10 a.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene Safety for Facilities
Bldg. 51-201

2:45 p.m.
All-Hands Meeting
DOE Secretary Bodman
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


11 a.m.
UC Berkeley
Near-Field and Nonlinear Optical Nano-Imaging and Nano-Fabrication
Satoshi Kawata, U. of Osaka
3110 Etcheverry Hall

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Progress in Supercomputing: The Top Three Breakthroughs of the Last 20 Years and the Top Three Challenges for the Next 20 Years
Horst Simon
Bldg. 50A-5132

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Morning Editions:
French Toast, 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon Strips

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Pasta with choice of 2 sauces
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Reuben with Onion Rings and Coleslaw

Menutainment: Vegetable Lasagna

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Earth is Losing Its
Warming Resistance

One in a new generation of computer climate models that include the effects of Earth's carbon cycle indicates there are limits to the planet's ability to absorb increased emissions of carbon dioxide. If current production of carbon from fossil fuels continues unabated, says Berkeley Lab earth scientist Inez Fung, by the end of the century the land and oceans will be less able to take up carbon than they are today, the model indicates. The computing for this study was conducted at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. Full story.


Lab Dancers Cut the Rug
At Summer Dance Gala

Berkeley Lab's Dance Club and Latino and Native American (LANA) cultural group are joining forces to host a benefit Summer Gala Dance on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event is a fundraiser for LANA's scholarship fund. All employees, regardless of dance skills, are invited. It takes place at the Lake Merritt Dance Center (200 Grand Ave, Oakland), and costs $10 per person, $15 for couples. Two dance lessons will be given at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold during the noon hour every Wednesday and Friday between now and Aug. 20 in the cafeteria.

Human Cerebellum,
Cortex Age Differently

Researchers have found that the two primary areas of the human brain appear to age in radically different ways. The cortex used in higher-level thought undergoes more extensive changes with age than the cerebellum, which regulates basic processes such as heartbeat, breathing and balance. "Much remains to be learned about how the brain ages and how changes in gene expression over time are related to brain activity," said Michael Eisen, with Berkeley Lab's Genomics Division. Full story.


Property Accountability
Statement Now Required

Employees must now sign off on a Property Accountability Form as part of their Employee Performance Review. Before meeting with their supervisor, employees must print out their records and check the list of assets assigned to them. Go here to see your record (click on "Property Verification by Signature"), or select "Property Accountability" in the A-Z index. Go here for more information.

First-Come First-Seated
At Today's Bodman Talk

Employees planning to attend today's all-hands meeting with DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman should arrive early to get a seat. Once capacity is reached, entry will be closed. His talk begins at 2:45 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Those not admitted can view the meeting live by accessing web streaming instructions here.

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