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9 am. to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 26-115 (Registration)

Health Care Facilitator
Weight Management and Nutrition Brown Bag
Perseverance Hall

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazard Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Three-Dimensional Structure of Macromolecular Machines Involved in Cell Motility
Dorit Hanein, Burnham Institute
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m.
EHS 278
Ladder Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

Transferring Technology to the Marketplace
Perseverance Hall

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
Structural and Magnetic Properties of Epitaxial MnxGe1_x/Ge(001)2x1 Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors
Christine Richter, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise
Bldg. 2-100B

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Genetic Studies of Mechanisms for Establishing and Maintaining Lens Transparency
Xiaohua Gong, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Electronics in the Polar Ice: The Engineering Challenges of the IceCube Optical Modules
John Joseph
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
Cheese Omelet with Hashbrowns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo and Veggie
Market Carvery: Chicken or Cheese Enchiladas with Beans and Rice

The Fresh Grille: BBQ Pork Sandwich with Fruit and Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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

Berkeley Lab recently received approval from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for its implementation plan to clean up environmental contamination that resulted from historical hazardous chemical releases. The approval marks an important milestone in the Lab's ongoing effort to restore the environment and reflects a positive collaboration with the Department of Energy and DTSC. In FY06, the Lab plans to remove contaminated soils (Building 7 and former B51L areas) and conduct groundwater cleanup (areas around Buildings 6, 7, 25, 25A, 51, 52, 53, 58, 64, 69A, & 71B). Operation and maintenance of groundwater clean-up systems will continue beyond FY06. Go here to read the DTSC approval letter, and here for information on the Lab's environmental restoration program.
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Round-up of Latest
Science in SABL

Darfur stove
Cook stove used in Darfur
A new issue of Science@Berkeley Lab, which highlights several current research projects, is now available online. This edition features stories on cook stoves that aid refugees in Darfur; a computer modeling system that creates simulations of geochemical, microbiological and physical process below ground; and the first in a series on modifying organisms to produce biofuels. Go here to read these and other articles.

Stem-Cell Advocate
Speaks in San Francisco

Robert Klein
The Keck Graduate Institute is hosting a talk by Robert Klein on Tuesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Klein was the primary backer of the Stem-Cell Research Initiative (Proposition 71), which led to the establishment of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The Keck Graduate Institute offers masters degrees in bioscience. More information on this event is available here.
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Cancer Expert Featured
In Nature Series

Mina Bissell
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The work of Berkeley Lab life scientist Mina Bissell is cited as the inspiration for a series of articles that will appear in upcoming issues of the journal Nature Cancer Review (NCR) on "tumor microenvironment research."   Bissell's groundbreaking paper in 1982 showed a link between the development of breast cancer and the "extracellular matrix," a support network of fibrous and globular proteins that surround a breast cell. This highly cited paper, an NCR editorial stated, "brought the world of the tumor microenvironment sharply into focus and is now a key area of cancer research." NCR's comments about Bissell's contribution can be read here.
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Lab Employee Performs
In Local Production

Among the many creative people that work at the Lab is Ben Ortega, who heads the International Researchers and Scholars office. His specialty is acting, and he is currently demonstrating those skills in "Bright Ideas," a play now showing at the Ashby Stage Theater. The production runs Thursday to Sunday until April 23. A story about the play's author appeared in a recent edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Go here for information on ordering tickets.

Tech Transfer Class
For Researchers

The first session in a four-part series on "Transferring Technology to the Marketplace" begins tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. The class is open to researchers and postdocs. Click here for more details on the first session, "Eureka! Inventing and What Happens Next." More information on the series is available here. It is being co-sponsored by the Technology Transfer Department and the Berkeley Lab Institute.

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