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Monday, October 31, 2005

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Present Status of the Theory of High Tc
Philip Anderson, Princeton U.
1 LeConte Hall (campus)



9 a.m.
EHS 348
Chemical Hygiene Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 231
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Fair
Bldg 50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

4 p.m.
Synthetic Biology Department
Engineering Synthetic Multicellular Systems
Ron Weiss, Princeton U.
Sibley Auditorium (Bechtel Hall, campus)

5:30 p.m.
UCSF Center for BioEnrepreneurship
Bottom of the Pyramid Approaches to Health Care Delivery
David Green, Project Impact
Health Science West 301 (UCSF campus)

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Morning Editions:
Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Bacon and Fruit

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Ham and Eggs with Toast and Hash Browns

Market Carvery: Caribbean Stew with Rice
The Fresh Grille: French Dip with Fries
Menutainment: Roast Pork Tenderloin with Baked Potato and Veggies

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

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Chu '04 Conversation
On UCTV Broadcast

Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu is among the Nobel Laureates who will be featured on "The Teacher's PET," (Professional Education for Teachers) program, produced by the University of California's UCTV. The show, "A Scientist's Random Walk," will air first at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. Chu's conversation with UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler about scientific inquiry and the evolution of Chu's own research interests was videotaped in February 2004, part of UC Berkeley's Institute of International Studies series of "Conversations with History." UCTV airs locally on Berkeley Community TV (channel 33). Go here for a schedule of other showings.


Physical bioscientist Stephen Holbrook, left, with student Alan Rassa

Mentors Are Needed
For Spring Undergrads

The Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education is seeking researchers to mentor undergraduates who will be studying here next spring. The program is co-sponsored by the Department of Energy. Go here for more information, or contact Laurel Egenberger (x5190).

Upgrades To Interrupt
Voice Mail on Saturday

The IT Division will perform an electrical upgrade on some of its communications equipment this Saturday between 7 and 10 a.m. This will interrupt the Lab's voicemail and LBLnet service. Telephone service will not be affected.


(l-r) Reed, Lester, Klinman, and Keasling

Physical Biosciences
Hosts Diversity Day

The Lab's Physical Biosciences Division hosted a first-of-its-kind Diversity Day and barbecue for its employees last Tuesday. It featured a roundtable discussion among Division Director Jay Keasling, scientists William Lester and Judith Klinman, and Harry Reed, chief diversity officer and Lab ombudsperson. As a pilot for the entire lab, the event brought diversity to the forefront and honored several division members for exemplifying the division's commitment to fostering a diverse workplace. Go here for more information.

New Weight Watchers
Session to Begin

Employees are invited to attend an informational meeting sponsored by the Lab's onsite Weight Watchers group on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. in Building 26 (Health Services). Returning members should bring a check for $95.60 that day to continue with the next session, which officially begins on Wednesday, Nov. 9., at the same time and location, and ends Jan. 11. For more information, contact Cathy Wentworth (x5334).


Plan for 'Clean' Yucca
Mountain Repository

The Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management recently instructed its managing contractor to devise a plan to operate the Yucca Mountain repository as a primarily "clean" or non-contaminated facility. Operating the site "clean" will improve the safety, operation, and long-term performance. Full story.

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