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Tuesday, May 3, 2005


4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Physics-Based Image Reconstruction for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Jeffrey Fessler, U. of Michigan
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Synthetic Biology
New Developments in Polyketide Biosynthesis
Chaitan Khosla, Stanford U.
Sibley Auditorium


10:30 p.m.
HRS 1002
Labor and Employee Relations at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50A-5132

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 937-302

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Biological Large Scale Integration
Stephen Quake, Stanford U.
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


Morning Editions:
Mushroom & Swiss Omelet with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Sausage and Eggs with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Sweet and Sour Pork
Fresh Grille: French Dip 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.
Full menu

Secrets Pried From
Genesis Remains
By Guy Gugliotta


Since its crash landing in September 2004, scientists have worked hard to salvage a priceless treasure aboard the Genesis space capsule: particles from the sun like those that gave birth to the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. UC Berkeley professor and Berkeley Lab guest Kunihiko Nishiizumi is seeking suggestions as he struggles to figure out how to straighten sheets of crumpled platinum foil that hold traces of radioactive isotopes of beryllium, aluminum, manganese and other elements. Full story.


Seismic reading of Parkfield earthquake

Tremors May Crack
Earthquake Code
By Betsy Mason

Decades of efforts to predict quakes have fallen flat. But a Bay Area scientist may be hot on the trail of that elusive goal. When the Parkfield earthquake hit in September, geologists hoped the seismic instruments set up in anticipation of the quake would detect signs the ground was about to shake. But so far, no signs have been found. So UC Berkeley Seismologists Robert Nadeau (also a Berkeley Lab guest) and David Dolenc dug deeper. They found unusual vibrations 12 to 25 miles below earth's surface that preceded the magnitude 6 earthquake. Full story (registration required).


Networking Tools That
Aid Collaboration

In the networking community, some experts argue that it's not the technology that poses the hurdles, but rather the sociology. The Lab's Distributed Systems Department delves into this area in its next tutorial, "Collaborative Tools and Sociology," to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. this Friday in Perseverance Hall. The session will discuss a number of tools and the sociological aspects of using them to collaborate. There is no charge, but send e-mail here to register. Go here to read more about the tutorial.

More Effective
Topic of

The ASD Academy is offering a workshop on "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7 and 8, in Building 2-100B. Participants will learn how to develop empowering habits that will allow them to lead others, and themselves, more effectively. Pre-work sessions are required to attend this class. They will be held on Monday, May 9 and Thursday, May 12. A slight fee will be charged for non-ASD employees. Go here to register (ASD 0225).

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