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Tuesday, November 8, 2005

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


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

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Benefits Office
FITSCo One-on-One Investment Counseling
Alyssa Valladao
Bldg. 939-202

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

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

10 a.m.
Test of Public Address System

Yoga Club
Class With Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS 799
Self-Assessment Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Earth Sciences
Bacterial Nanowires
Yuri Gorbi, Pacific Northwest Lab
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

3 p.m.
The Influence of Multi-Domain Configurations on the Magnetoresistance
Guido Meier, Hamburg U.
Bldg. 6-2202

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Morning Editions:
French Toast with Bacon and Eggs

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Breakfast Sandwich with Hash Browns

Market Carvery: BBQ Chicken with Corn and Potatoes
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Deli Sandwich with Fries and Soda
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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Bay Area Partnership
Advances Malaria R&D
By Jeff Nachtigal


GlaxoSmithKline was the largest recipient of three Gates Foundation malaria grants, getting $107 million to accelerate its vaccine research. The grants seek to stem malaria deaths, which have doubled in the past 20 years. But big pharma isn't the only group working to develop malaria drugs. A local nonprofit pharmaceutical firm and biotech company, and Berkeley Lab Physical Biosciences Division Director Jay Keasling, are nearing its one-year milestone in an effort to develop an affordable antimalarial drug. Full story.


Designer Organisms May
Be Next Fuel Source
By Michael Kanellos

J. Craig Venter, who mapped the human genetic code, is behind a new start-up called Synthetic Genomics, which plans to create new types of organisms that would produce hydrogen, secrete nonpolluting heating oil or be able to break down greenhouse gases. Engineering organisms for the benefit of humanity creates obvious risks. But genetic engineering has its adherents, too. Berkeley Lab's Jay Keasling is working on synthetic microbes that could one day produce antimalarial drugs in volume and inexpensively, and thus potentially help stem one of the world's most devastating diseases. Full story.


Mathematician Gets
Fernbach Award


John Bell, a senior staff mathematician who leads the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering in the Lab's Computational Research Division, has been named as the recipient of the 2005 Sidney Fernbach Award. The Fernbach Award is given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for an outstanding contribution in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches. The award will be presented at the SC05 conference in Seattle next week. Full story.


Don't Let Pollution
Go Down the Drain

As the rainy season approaches, the Environment, Health and Safety Division would like to remind employees to protect the water quality in the Lab's storm drain system and Strawberry Creek by ensuring that no materials other than rainwater are discharged. Report discharges or missing drain labels (see photo above) to Pat Thorson (x5852). Go here for tips on preventing storm water pollution. For an overview of the permit as it applies to Berkeley Lab, enroll in the new Storm Water Management course (EHS 690).


Gobble Up a Holiday
Dinner in the Cafeteria

The Lab's cafeteria will be serving a pre-holiday feast on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Items include baked ham or roast turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, rolls, pie and ice cream. Cost is $8.39 per person.

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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