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Thursday, November 17, 2005

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

10 a.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Presentation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

11 a.m.
Materials Sciences
Contact Mechanics and Adhesion Between Elastic Bodies with Randomly
B.N.J. Persson, IFF, FZ-Juelich
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

1 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Cosmology and SN Ia Rates With the SNLS
James Don Neill, U. of Victoria
Bldg. 50A-5132


8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection Lab Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions:
Chorizo and Eggs with Hash Browns and Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Market Carvery: Chicken Monterey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
The Fresh Grille:  BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Fries
Menutainment: Carribean Stew with Rice

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

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Physicist Talks Dark
Energy on Radio Show

Eric Linder, a guest in the Lab's Physics Division, was interviewed about dark energy and the expansion of the universe for "Earth and Sky," a radio program featured on commercial and public radio affiliates in the United States, on the Sirius and XM Satellite Radio networks, and internationally. Go here to listen to the show.

Thirty Years of Breast Cancer Research

Researchers in the Life Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab have discovered that the loss of structure in a tissue could lead to cancer. Lab researcher Mina Bissell, who researched environments of cells and genes in determining the formation of tumors and breast tissue formation and structure, has studied breast cancer for over 30 years. "I began to question how breast cancer is tissue-specific, in that you and I come from a single cell that makes breast, elbow, all of those," she said. Full story.

Giving Made Easy
With Renewal Form

There's a quick and easy way for donors who contributed to last year's SHARES charitable giving campaign to contribute this year. Employees can simply renew their 2004 donations by writing "Same as Last Year" on their donor form and returning it to the Payroll Department. Their 2005 donations will go to the same charities, and at the same amount, as they did in 2004. Go here to see a list of donating options and to learn more about the SHARES program. To make online contributions, go here. Send questions to the SHARES answer line.

How Climate Change
Can Affect One's Health

In an article written for Forbes Magazine, Environmental Energy Technologies Division scientist Evan Mills (along with Paul Epstein with Harvard University) discuss how climate change can have a hazardous effect on human and natural systems. The efficient use of energy and alternative sources can help stabilize the climate, they say. Full story.


Life Scientist Moses
Is Engineering Fellow

William Moses, with the Lab's Life Sciences Division, has been inducted as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was recognized for the development and applicationof efficient, high-resolution position tomography. Moses is a principal scientist with the division's Instrumentation Group, which focuses on positron and single photon emission imaging.

Chu, Senior Managers
Map Lab Goals for Future

Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu and his senior management team spent two days earlier this month confronting the over-arching issues facing the Lab in a fiscally constrained, competitive environment. To ensure long-term prosperity, they concluded, "business as usual" cannot continue, and fundamental changes in Lab culture must occur. In tomorrow's edition of The View, Chu will discuss the challenges the Lab faces and the goals that his team has set to be achieved over the next two years.


Regents Adopt Budget, Compensation Proposals

The University of California Board of Regents yesterday adopted a proposal to ensure competitive salaries for its employees (does not affect Lab staff), and a budget proposal that includes funding for enrollment growth, financial aid, improved student-faculty ratios, support for academic preparation, and an increase in student fees.

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