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Thursday, September 15, 2005

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

11:30 a.m.
Investigation of Sick Residential and Workplace Buildings Using a Computerized/Web-Based Occupant Health Survey Instrument
James Craner and Neil Willits
Bldg. 90-3148

Health Care Facilitator
Truths and Myths of Cholesterol
Cathy Luginbill, Alta Bates
Bldg. 937-Third Floor

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
An Organometallic Approach to the Design of Supported Metal Oxide Catalysts
Susannah Scott, UC Santa Barbara
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
A Report from Snowmass 2005, Pt II: ILC Physics Requirements, Detector Design and Detector R&D
Marco Battaglia and David Brown
Bldg. 50B-4205

4 p.m.
Materials Sciences
A Materials Science Approach to the Age-Related Failure of Teeth and Bone
Rob Ritchie
348 Hearst Mining Bldg.


11 a.m.
Modeling Misfit and Threading Dislocations in Epitaxial Heterostructures
Alexei Romanov, UC Santa Barbara

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

Nuclear Science
Get Kids Excited About Science!
Alan Poon and Corinn Brown
Bldg. 50-5026

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Exploring and Manipulating Nanostructures at the Single Molecule Level
Mike Crommie
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

3 p.m.
Life Sciences
Mouse Models for Human Cancer
Michael Bishop, UCSF
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

3 p.m.
The Role of Air Pollution in Decreasing Trends of Orographic Precipitation and Respective Water Resources
Daniel Rosenfeld, Hebrew University
Bldg. 90-3148

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Morning Editions:
French Toast, 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon Strips

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Market Carvery: Pot Roast with Potatos and Vegetables
The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Onion Rings

Menutainment: Chicken Noodle Casserole with Salad and Vegetables

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

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Vest-Ed Interest
Former MIT President Charles Vest took a special interest in the explanation by life scientist Paul Adams (above left) at Beamline 5.0.1 of the Advanced Light Source during a visit on Monday. Vest, who Tuesday delivered a Clark Kerr lecture on campus, spent several hours at Berkeley Lab, meeting with Director Steve Chu and hearing about science like the protein crystallography research demonstrated here.


Employee Sets Up
Katrina Food Drive

Deborah Martin, with the Lab's Human Resources office, has organized a food drive in conjunction with Operation Ryan's Hope to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Staff are asked to donate non-perishable food items, which will be delivered to affected areas in the South. Drop-off points have been set up in the cafeteria and Buildings 69-229, 76-222, 943-275 (OSF), and 003-146 (Calvin Lab). Boxes will be picked up every Friday through October. For more information, contact Martin at x5372.

Alley at Buildings 58,
46 Closed Tomorrow

The alley road from Building 58 to the Building 46 complex will be closed to all traffic tomorrow so that air conditioning units can be installed on the roof of Building 46.


The list of Berkeley Lab scientists scheduled to speak at the Climate Change Conference (as reported in the Sept. 13 issue of Today at Berkeley Lab) should have included Alan Sanstad, with Environmental Energy Technologies Division.


Synthetic Biology Focus
Of Local News Report


Berkeley Lab's Synthetic Biology program and its leader, Physical Biosciences Division Director Jay Keasling, were featured Tuesday  night in a special segment of KTVU Channel 2's ongoing science series "Cutting Edge." Reporter John Fowler visited the Berkeley West Biocenter on Potter Street and spoke to Keasling about his work in developing biological solutions to combating diseases like malaria and cancer. Go here to view the report (scroll down to "Video on Demand" and click on "Berkeley"). Requires Windows Media Player 9.


Nobelist Bishop to Give
Biosciences Talk Friday


Nobel Prize-winning biomedical scientist J. Michael Bishop, who is Chancellor of the University of California's San Francisco campus, will present the Biosciences Distinguished Lecture at Berkeley Lab tomorrow. Sponsored by the Life Sciences Division's Postdoctoral Society, the talk will begin at 3 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium, followed by a reception, to which all employees are invited. Bishop, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology/ Medicine in 1989 with colleague Harold Varmus, will speak on "Mouse Models for Human Cancer."

ESnet Hosts Workshop
For Collaborators

The Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), housed at Berkeley Lab, will host its second collaboration meeting for users, engineers, and managers from all DOE/ESnet research centers. It will be held Oct. 12 to 14. Go here to view the agenda, list of speakers, and registration information.

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