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Thursday, September 29, 2005

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


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

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Electron Spin Coherence in Semiconductor Quantum Computation
Rogerio de Sousa
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Postdoc Society
The Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase Pathway Controls Mammary Epithelial Morphogenesis
Jimmie Fata
Bldg. 84-318 (videoconference to Bldg. 977-248)

4:30 p.m.
Life Sciences Postdoc Society
Involvement of Centrosomes in Division, Polarity and Tumorigenesis
Chris Maxwell
Bldg. 84-318 (videoconference to Bldg. 977-248)

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Morning Editions:
French Toast with 2 Eggs and 2 Bacon Strips

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Market Carvery: Tandoori Chicken with Rice and Vegetables
The Fresh Grille: Chicken Tenders with Fries
Menutainment: Mushroom and Artichoke Pasta with Side Salad

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

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NIH Grant for Genomics
Expert's Heart Study

Ronald Krauss, with Berkeley Lab's Genomics Division, will lead a study for the National Institutes of Health on the medications that are used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The institute allocated $14.8 million for the work, as part of their Pharmacogenetics Research Network. Krauss will look at the effects of gene variations on responses to statins, which are administered to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease. Full story.

Rescue Boxes Stocked
To Help Survive Disasters

In times of disaster or extreme emergencies, employees can access one of several outdoor rescue boxes that are positioned around the Lab. The boxes, maintained by the Environment, Health, and Safety Division, can be opened with a key stored behind glass, which can be broken during times of need. Inside are many life-saving items, such as bolt cutters, stretchers, a solar radio, first aid kits, water, and portable toilets. Staff are encouraged to be familiar with the location of the rescue box nearest their work site. Go here to see a map of locations.


Chu Among
On Campus

As part of UC Berkeley's homecoming celebration this weekend, the campus is hosting a panel discussion among five Nobel Prize winners, including George Akerlof, Daniel McFadden (economics), Lab Director Steve Chu and Charles Townes (physics), and Donald Glaser (molecular and cell biology). The talk runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Bechtel Engineering Center's Sibley Auditorium. Go here for more information.

Water Conservation:
Every Drop Counts

Berkeley Lab's Facilities Division has installed low-flow faucets, showers, and toilets to help reduce water consumption.   However, a single leaky faucet, dripping at the rate of one drop per second, will waste over 11,000 liters of water in a year. Employees are asked to help conserve by shutting faucets tight and by reporting leaky faucets and running toilets to the Work Request Center.

Lab-Supported DSL
Ends Tomorrow

Lab-supported DSL service comes to an end tomorrow. Employees designated by their division's management as requiring high speed home access can choose their own service provider, and the Lab will reimburse users for 50 percent of the cost. The change is expected to significantly reduce the cost to the Lab while ensuring compliance with DOE guidelines. For details, go here.

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