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Friday, September 30, 2005

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)


Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Measuring the Earth's Ancient Magnetic Field
Joshua Feinberg, UC Berkeley
1 LeConte Hall

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Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Monday's Breakfast:
Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast

Market Carvery: Carved Roast Beef with Baked Potato and Veggies
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Turkey and Cheese with Curly Fries
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito

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

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At Forum
On China

Mark Levine, Division Director for Environmental Energy Technologies, will speak Oct. 12 at the "China Economic and Energy Program" in Los Angeles. He is among the panelists who will discuss China's demand for energy and its implication for investors and the world. The forum was created to help business leaders better understand how that country is dealing with rapid economic growth and increasing pressure on natural resources. Go here for more information.


Maui youngsters build a cantilever

Nuclear Scientists Host
Maui Physics Olympics

Berkeley Lab nuclear scientist Peggy McMahan Norris arranged a day of Physics Olympics team competitions on Sept. 17, on Maui, ahead of a meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Nuclear Physics. High school and middle school science students competed to build brick cantilevers and load aluminum boats with marbles, with winners receiving World Year of Physics watches and runners-up getting Einstein "action" figures. McMahan was happy to see "more than three-quarters of the entrants were girls." Other Lab volunteers included Howard Matis, I-Yang Lee, and intern Bill Robbins.


NERSC Users Discuss
Their Research Results

Berkeley Lab employees are invited to a series of talks highlighting scientific accomplishments using NERSC (National Energy Research Science Computing). The talks are part of the NERSC Users' Group meeting being held Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Bldg. 50 auditorium. At noon, NERSC Director Horst Simon will discuss "Progress in Supercomputing: The Top Three Breakthroughs of the Last 20 Years and the Top Three Challenges for the Next 20 Years." Afternoon talks by researchers from SUNY, Sandia Lab, and Berkeley Lab will cover supernova modeling, cell membrane visualization, turbulent combustion and the SNfactory search for nearby supernova. Go here to view the full agenda.


457(b) Enroll, Change
Deadlines Coming Up

The Lab's Benefits Office would like to remind employees of two important deadlines related to enrollment in or changes to the 457(b) retirement plan. Actions taken by 5 p.m. today will be reflected in the Oct. 14/Nov. 1 paychecks, and by 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the Nov. 11/Dec. 1 paychecks. Go here for more information about the plan and its associated deadlines.

eRoom Service
Goes Lab-Wide

The Information Technology Division's eRoom is a web-based collaborative workspace where users can access task lists, databases, polling, project plans, chat rooms and files (with version control). eRoom offers cross-platform usability and can be configured for specific needs. After a successful pilot program, eRoom is planned to be offered as a recharge service in FY06. More information, including costs, registration, and instructions, is available here.

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