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Thursday, July 21, 2005

10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electric Hazard Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

10:30 a.m.
Human Resources
What is Workplace Harassment?
Bldg. 2-100B

11 a.m.
The Atomic Scale Characterization of Different Heterointerfaces with TEM/STEM/Z-Contrast/EELS
Lianfeng Fu, UC Davis

A Global Portfolio Strategy for Climate Change Technology Development
Geoffrey Blanford, Stanford U.
Bldg. 90-3148

2 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Pattern Transfer at the Nanoscale
Deirdre Olynick
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


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

Directorate Brown Bag

Bldg. 937-302

Yoga with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lead Hazard Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

2 p.m.
Postdoc Society annual picnic
Padre Site, Tilden Park

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Morning Editions:
Corned Beef Hash with Eggs and Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Roast Pork with Potatoes and Veggies
The Fresh Grille: Sloppy Joes with Onion Rings

Menutainment: Chicken Monterey with Rice and Beans

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Chu Speaks Tonight
At Commonwealth Club


Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu will discuss his fascinating career in science — from his New York roots, to his Nobel Prize in Physics, to his current leadership and research strategy — at a Commonwealth Club program tonight, co-sponsored by the Exploratorium. Part of the museum's tribute to the 100 years of Nobel Prizes, the Chu conversation begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Club headquarters at 595 Mission St. in San Francisco. It will be taped for subsequent broadcast on national public radio stations. Go here for information on attending the talk, and here for background on the Exploratorium tribute.

Olsen (left) and Owen

Foundry Plumbers Play
Role in Controlling Fire

On Wednesday, July 13, Critchfield Mechanical, Inc., plumbers Robert Owen and Erik Olsen were on their way home from their day of work at the Molecular Foundry. As they approached Fish Ranch Road along Grizzly Peak, they saw a fire flare up in the brush. They jumped from their vehicles and tried to stomp out the blaze, and when unsuccessful, they phoned the fire department. Owen and Olsen also assisted the responding firemen in laying out the hose. The fire, caused by a trucker's wayward flare, was quickly extinguished, resulting in little damage — thanks in large part to the actions of the two Berkeley Lab subcontractors.


Sweet Bioscience Could
Aid in Disease Diagnosis
By David Pescovitz


UC Berkeley professor and Berkeley Lab researcher Carolyn Bertozzi keeps a close watch on carbohydrates, but it's not because she's on a trendy diet. In her chemistry laboratory, Bertozzi pays close attention to the carbohydrates that dot the surface of cells. These sugars decorating the cellular landscape are implicated in myriad biological processes, from intracellular communication to the growth of tumors. Bertozzi, a professor of chemistry and of biochemistry and molecular biology, and her graduate students have devised new chemical tools to uncover how the sugar structures change based on various factors. Someday, their research could aid doctors in diagnosing cancer and other diseases. Full story.

U.S. Gets More Asian
Pollution Than Thought

Air pollution blows across the Pacific Ocean from Asia to North America far more regularly than was previously thought, says a new UC Davis study. The findings are likely to affect attempts to clear hazy skies over much of the U.S. and to understand how growing Asian air pollution will influence global climate change. "As it turns out, Asian pollution, particularly in the Sierra-Cascade range and elsewhere in the American West, is the rule, not the exception,” said UC Davis atmospheric scientist Steve Cliff. The lead author on the new study is Tony VanCuren, of UC Davis. Co-authors are Cliff and Michael Jimenez-Cruz, a Berkeley Lab researcher at the Advanced Light Source, and Kevin Perry from the University of Utah. Full story.


First Annual Postdoc
Society Picnic

The LSD Postdoc Society is hosting a picnic and bbq at the Padre site in Tilden Park tomorrow at 2 p.m. All LSD postdocs, scientists, technicians and students are welcome. Food, beverages and games will be provided. RSVP to [email protected]. See the Postdoc Society website for directions and full details.

Directorate Brown Bag
Visits 937 Tomorrow

The next in a series of "brown bag" lunch discussions between Berkeley Lab employees and members of the Lab's senior management team is scheduled for Friday at noon at downtown Building 937, conference room 302. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches and arrive early, since seating is limited. Scheduled to be on hand to talk with employees and answer questions are Laboratory Director Steve Chu, Deputy Director Graham Fleming, and Associate Laboratory Director for Operations David McGraw.

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