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9:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 937-104

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

Particles and People: Aerosol Movement Into and Around the Human Body
Miriam Byrne, U. of Galway, Ireland
Bldg. 90-4133

2 p.m.
Nanosciences/ Nanoengineering Institute
Explaining the Fluorescence Properties of Semiconductor Nanoparticles
Rajeev Ram, MIT
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)


Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Exploring the Final Frontier of the Solar System
Edward Stone, Caltech
1 LeConte Hall (campus)

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Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: Avocado and Sour Cream Omelet with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Baked Ziti with Corn Bread and Side Salad

The Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with Fries
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito with Chicken or Pork

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Cheap Antimalarial
Drug Now Closer
By Robert Sanders

Wormwood Plant
Researchers striving to create a less expensive version of a life-saving antimalarial drug, artemisinin, have cleared a major hurdle, according to a new report in the journal Nature. Having already succeeded in engineering bacteria to make a chemical precursor of artemisinin — the best drug available today to cure malaria — Physical Bioscience Division Director Jay Keasling and his team have retooled the microbe's metabolism to perform as much of the drug synthesis as possible in order to sidestep the expensive laboratory synthesis needed to make artemisinin. Full story. Articles on this breakthrough also appear in Nature, the Mercury News, the Oakland Tribune, the Contra Costa Times, and the Times of London.
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Lessons Learned: Be
Sure to Watch Your Step

Recently, an employee twisted an ankle in an unseen pothole while walking to her office along an unfamiliar path in the dark. Walking during inclement weather is already risky, but detecting new hazards in unfamiliar settings requires adjustments to avoid accidents. Employees should keep their eyes on the path, use handrails, and slow down. If a load has shifted, employees should stop, adjust the load, and make sure they are prepared and ready before proceeding. If a pothole needs to be fixed to prevent injury, contact the Facilities Work Request Center at x6274.


Required Cyber Security Training Now Available

The 2006 edition of Computer Security Annual Refresher Training is now online. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete and covers important cyber security topics like social engineering and phishing. The course is mandatory for all Lab employees with computer access, and is encouraged, but not required, for participating guests. To take the course, go here. For assistance, contact the IT Help Desk (x4357).

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Chu Lecture, Lab
Booth at Cal Day

Cal Day, the annual campus open house, takes place next Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Among the hundreds of activities scheduled is a talk by Lab Director Steve Chu, who will discuss the legacy of the Lab, now celebrating its 75th year, and plans for the future, including initiatives that address the world energy crisis. The lecture takes place at noon in Pimentel Hall, adjacent to a booth the Lab will have set up with information for Cal Day visitors. The booth will be at the same spot occupied by Ernest Lawrence's original campus Lab. Go here for more information on Cal Day.

EETD's Piette to Give
Talk to Daughters, Sons

Mary Anne Piette, a scientist in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, will give the keynote address at the Lab's 12th annual Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 27. Piette will speak on "Saving Electricity in Buildings." Workshops, a career fair, and an ice cream social are included in the day's agenda. The cafeteria will also offer a special child's breakfast that day. Register children ages 9 to 16, at $20 each, by the April 21 deadline. A downloadable registration packet can be accessed here.
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Work Begins Today
To Repair Centennial

The Berkeley campus facilities department has announced that it will begin repairing damaged areas of Centennial Drive today. Signs will be installed to warn drivers of narrowed lanes and to slow their speed. Traffic will be interrupted, managed by flaggers, and both directions will share one lane. Work to build a temporary curb will begin Tuesday morning.

Some Delays During
Benefits Office Move

The Benefits Department is moving to its new location in Building 90 on Monday and Tuesday. During this move, there may be some delays in service. Staff are asked to be patient during this transition. The department's phone number (x6403) will remain the same, but the mail stop is 90R2121.  
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Mostly cloudy; chance rain.
High: 59° (15° C)
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SECON level 3

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