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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Detector Development for Structural Biology
Edwin Westbrook, Molecular Biology Consortium
Bldg. 6-2202

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
EHS 22
Ergonomics for Supervisors
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Electron Localization Effects, Polarons and Clustered States
Norman Mannella, Stanford U.
Bldg. 6-2202


8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection-Fundamentals
Bldg. 70A-3377

Role of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Rebalancing Deliverability Problems in Energy Markets
Neal Elliott, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Bldg. 90-3148

1 p.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
In-Situ Photoemission at the ALS for Catalysis and Environmental Science
Frank Ogletree
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound
Daniel Eisenstein, U. of Arizona
Bldg. 50A-5132

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Morning Editions:
Ham and Cheese Scramble with Home Fries and Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
French Toast with 2 Eggs and 2 Bacon Strips

Profile III: Tandoori
The Fresh Grille: BBQ Pork Sandwich with Onion Rings

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

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'Phylochip' Scans Flood Areas for Contaminants

The floodwaters that filled the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are now heavily populated with bacteria, viruses and other disease-causing microbes that could pose a grave risk to residents long after the waters have been cleared. An experimental technology developed by Berkeley Lab scientist Terry Hazen — and members of the Earth Sciences Division's Ecology Department, which he heads — holds promise for use in situations like this to provide a comprehensive picture of bacterial presence in the air, soil and water and enable authorities to track how that presence changes over time. Full story.


Cell Phone Company
Reps Onsite Today

Cingular Wireless and Verizon Wireless will have representatives in the Cafeteria lobby today, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to answer questions on discounts, promotions and equipment for Lab employees. Contact Telephone Services for inquiries about Lab-supported cellular service (x4966).

Employee Discount
For Disney Ice Show

The Lab's Employee Activities Association has arranged for discount tickets for employees who would like to attend an upcoming "Disney on Ice" show at the Oakland Arena. Performances are scheduled from Saturday, Nov. 5 through Monday, Nov. 7. Go here to place an order. Enter "BERKLAB05" as the promotion code.


Life Scientist President
Of Imaging Society

Berkeley Lab life scientist Thomas Budinger, who heads the Nuclear Medicine and Functional Imaging group, has been elected as president of the Society of Molecular Imaging. The international scientific and educational organization seeks to advance understanding of biology and medicine through noninvasive in vivo investigation of cellular molecular events involved in normal and pathologic processes. Budinger's Lab group explores advanced positron emission tomography and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques, which are used to study cardiac function and brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

NIH Now Using Web
For Letters, Statements

The National Institutes of Health have eliminated paper mailings of summary statements and peer review outcome letters. Principal investigators must now use "eRA Commons," a website where the NIH and applicants can conduct extramural research administration electronically. Registration is required for use of this site. The Lab's Sponsored Projects Office has a form available here. Go here for more information about the program.

Cafeteria Parking
Limited Tomorrow

Due to a meeting taking place in Perseverance Hall tomorrow, 15 parking spaces in the cafeteria parking lot (K-1 lot) will be reserved. Those who normally park here are encouraged to use other lots or take alternative transportation.

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