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Monday, November 7, 2005

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

1:30 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Reactive Phase Separation and Electron Confinement Effects in Reaction Systems
Maya Kiskinova, Sincrotrone
Bldg. 6-2202

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
The Search for Dark-Matter Axions
Leslie Rosenberg, Livermore Lab
1 LeConte Hall (campus)



9 a.m.
Pore Scale Imaging in Earth Sciences
Livu Tomutsa
Bldg. 2-100B

10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electrical Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 70A-3377

10 a.m.
EHS 277
CSE Permit Writer
Bldg. 75-124

11 a.m.
Implementing the UN Kyoto Protocol: Clean Development Mechanism in China
Anne Arquit Niederberger and Conrad U. Brunner, A & B International
Bldg. 90-3148

11:30 a.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Vendor/Wellness Fair
Perseverance Hall

Quantifying the Air Pollution Exposure Consequences of Distributed Electricity Generation
Garvin Heath
Bldg. 90-3148

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Pushing the Envelope of Molecular Electron Microscopy - Tf/TfR-Mediated Iron Uptake and the AQP0-Mediated Membrane Junction
Tom Walz, Harvard U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Synthetic Biology Department
Programming Dynamic Function into Bacteria
Christopher Voigt, UCSF
7775 Tan Hall (campus)

5:30 p.m.
Water Resources Center Archives
Glaciers and the California Waterscape
Kurt Cuffey, UC Berkeley
2607 Hearst Ave., Room 150 (campus)

6:30 p.m.
Technology Transfer Office
Entrepreneurial Best Practices Workshop: Market Research and the Marketing Plan
Shomit Ghose and Diane Robinette, Onset Ventures and Market4Demand
Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

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Morning Editions:
Breakfast Bagel Fruit

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
French Toast with Bacon and Eggs

Market Carvery: Chicken Teriyaki with Rice
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Roast Beef and Swiss with Coleslaw
Menutainment: Pasta Toss with Meat or Marinara Sauce

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

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Chemla Receives DOE 'Distinguished' Award


Daniel Chemla, director of Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source, recently received a Department of Energy Distinguished Associate Award. The honor recognizes his "many accomplishments, contributions, and leadership in both science and science management," according to the citation signed by DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman. It went on to say: "You have brought the Advanced Light Source to a prominent role as a national and international scientific user facility. Your pioneering research in nanoscience and dedication to the establishment of the Department of Energy Nanoscience Research Centers has made it a reality."


Perlmutter to Speak
At 'Friends' Lecture


Berkeley Lab physicist Saul Perlmutter is the featured speaker at the next "Friends of Science" lecture on Monday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre (2025 Addison St.). He will discuss how the seemingly philosophical question of whether the universe will last forever or come to an end someday can be answered empirically, using measurements from exploding stars. The event, organized by the Lab's Community Relations Office, is presented in association with the Chabot Space and Science Center and the World Year of Physics.


Life Scientist Honored
For Her Volunteer

Meet Stacey Gauny, a principal research associate in the Life Sciences Division for almost 14 years. She works on DNA damage and repair following ionizing radiation. In addition to her scientific expertise, Gauny is a very giving person — a quality she is being honored for by the Albany YMCA. Three times a week for the last 13 years, she has provided karate instruction for children in its youth program. To recognize her efforts, the YMCA named her "Volunteer of the Year." "Karate is not just about self-defense, it also teaches self-awareness and discipline," she said. "What a great opportunity it is to see my students use these concepts to help shape themselves as they grow up."


A guide leads a tour through the ALS

Paying Tour Guide
Positions Now Available

The Lab's Community Relations Office is offering $70 per tour to graduate students and post-doctoral staff to lead two-hour tours of Lab facilities approximately once a month. Participants can hone their public speaking skills while learning more about the Lab's research programs. Training sessions will be held in January. Contact Beverly Harris (x7292) for more information.


Consolidation of Oakland
Offices to Take Place

As part of its ongoing systemwide efficiency efforts, the University of California's Office of the President has announced the selection of 1100 Broadway in downtown Oakland as the new site for its office consolidation initiative. In addition to its offices at 1111 Franklin St., the President's Office has five satellite offices in and around Oakland, housing various university operations including systemwide human resources and benefits, the UC treasurer's office, the California Digital Library, and several special research and academic preparation programs. The consolidation of office leases allows the university to bring these functions under one roof in a cost-effective manner. Full story.

Provost Greenwood
Tenders Resignation

On Friday morning, UC President Robert Dynes accepted the resignation of Provost M.R.C. Greenwood. Her decision was reached in the context of a University investigation of possible hiring practices and conflict of interest concerns. Dynes stressed that there was no presumption of wrongdoing and that the investigation intends to complete its review quickly. Executive Vice Provost and Vice President for Academic and Health Affairs Wyatt Hume has been appointed both the Acting Provost and Acting Vice President for Student Affairs.
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