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Tuesday, July 5, 2005

2 p.m.
Latest Machine Tool Technologies
Masahiko Mori
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Summer Lecture Series
What's the Matter with Antimatter?
Natalie Roe
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

3 p.m.
Details of the Electronic Excitations in the Near-Nodal Region of the Fermi Surface in Bi 2212
Tonica Valla, Brookhaven Lab
Bldg. 6-2202

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Morning Editions:
French Toast with 2 Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel with Eggs and Cheese
Market Carvery: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Rice
The Fresh Grille: Meatloaf   Sandwich with Fries

Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Shank, Myers Receive
HHMI Appointments


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected seven group leaders for its Janelia Farm Research Campus, currently under construction in Virginia. Among the seven is Eugene Myers, with Berkeley Lab's Genomics Division. Also appointed were two senior fellows, including former Berkeley Lab director Charles Shank. The Janelia Farm director is Gerald Rubin, with the Lab's Life Sciences Division. Full story.


Two From Lab Receive
NASA Radiation Funding

Two Life Sciences Division scientists at Berkeley Lab are among 21 announced recipients of grants to study space radiation for NASA. Receiving portions of $19 million in available funding are Jack Miller ($307,000) for "Measurements of Fragmentation Cross Sections and Particle Spectra For Galactic Cosmic Ray-Like Nuclei between 3 and 10 GeV/nucleon at the BNL AGS," and Claudia Wiese ($1.2 million) for "A Role for Homologous Recombination in Complex DSB Repair after HZE Particles." The research supports NASA's Vision for Space Exploration, with the goal to ensure humans can safely live and work in space. Full story.


July's a Perfect Time
To Quit Smoking

The Lab's Health Care Facilitator office is using the month of July to remind employees about the health risks of cigarette smoking. Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death. It is never too late to stop smoking, and the moment you do, your body begins to repair itself. Your risk of death from heart disease, stroke, emphysema and several kinds of cancer goes down. A presentation on smoking will be offered on Thursday, July 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. The speaker will be Marcia Brown-Machen, who received her Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley.


Reminder: Metal Stores
Hours Change Today

The Lab's Metal Stores will now be open from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., starting today. The change was made to coincide with the work hours of crafts groups. For more information, contact Don Prestella (x4224).

Important Deadlines
For Buying Furniture

Employees who are planning to order new furniture with FY05 funds should note that Friday, July 15, is the deadline for orders requiring design work. August 15 is the deadline for non-design orders. Adhering to these deadlines will ensure delivery before Sept. 30 (close of FY2005). Go here for more information.

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