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Tuesday, August 9, 2005

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
KARATS Jewelry Sale
Cafeteria Lobby

Dance Club
Night Club Two Step Dance Lesson
Bldg. 71-146J

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


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

9:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to ES&H at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

10 a.m.
Test of Public Address System
Bldg. 48-109

Dance Club
Night Club Two Step Dance Lesson
Bldg. 71-146J

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
EHS 346
Chemical Mngmt. System Web Application Training
Bldg. 90-0026

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Recent Advances at the Berkeley Lab Nanofabrication Laboratory
J. Alexander Liddle
Bldg. 6-2202

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Morning Editions:
Strawberry Pancakes with Eggs

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel with Fruit and Potatoes
Market Carvery: Spaghetti with Meat or Marinara Sauce
The Fresh Grille: Chili Burger with Fries and Coleslaw

Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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

Lab Computing Group
Wins UCOP Award

Berkeley Lab's Scientific Cluster Support (SCS) program, housed within the Information Technology (IT) Division, was awarded the Larry L. Sautter Silver Award for Innovation in Information Technology by the University of California Office of the President. The award, presented at yesterday's annual UC Computing Services Conference in San Francisco, recognizes SCS for its achievement in university computing. SCS's project director Tammy Welcome and project lead Gary Jung also presented a talk on the program to spur collaboration with UC partners at the conference. SCS is designed to increase the contribution of scientific computing in Lab research projects by facilitating the use of high performance Linux clusters.


Injured Engineering
Analyst Thanks Lab


Lisa Rebrovich, a principal resource analyst in the Lab's Engineering Division who was seriously hurt in an automobile accident on May 23 (see June 3 Today at Berkeley Lab) continues to recover. She lost her husband in the accident and their two daughters were injured. In a recent e-mail message, Rebrovich expressed her appreciation to Lab colleagues who have shared their concern and support. Go here to read the entire note.



Exploiting HIV's 'Noisy'
Genetics to Tame Virus

A novel strategy for taming AIDS infections has emerged from a new look at the way the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) evades current treatments. When HIV infects an immune system T cell, the virus can take over the T cell and produce hordes of copies, or HIV can go into hibernation in the chromosomes — a disaster waiting to happen. A new study shows that these outcomes are decided by random occurrences emerging from a "noisy" genetic circuitry. "HIV and other viruses have learned to exploit the noise in the gene expression circuitry as a survival strategy," said study co-author Adam Arkin, a physical bioscientist at Berkeley Lab. Full story.


Undergrad Poster
Session Today

The Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education will today hold its annual Undergraduate Student Poster Session from 3 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. The session highlights the breadth of research conducted at the Lab through the learning experiences of these students. Refreshments will be served.


New Check-In Procedure
For Downtown Building

Increased security now requires visitors to Building 941 in downtown Berkeley to sign in with the security officer in the main lobby, and state who they are visiting and the purpose of their visit. Identification will also be required.


Listen Up for Test
Of Lab PA System

The monthly test of the Lab's hill-wide public address system will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m. Employees who cannot hear the address can contact their building manager or Nikki De Jager to let them know.

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