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Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

IT Division
Open MPI: Next Generation Message Passing Library
George Bosilca, U. of Tennessee
Bldg. 50B-4205

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


9 a.m.
Human Resources
Oracle Calendar
Bldg. 90-0026

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 26-115

10 a.m.
EHS 26
EH&S for Supervisors, Managers & PI's
Bldg. 70A-3377

The US-China Agenda 21 Demonstration Energy-Efficient Office Building in Beijing
Joe Huang
Bldg. 90-4133

Technology Transfer Office
Patenting Process
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Mechanisms that Maintain Stable Gene Expression Through Regulation of Chromatin Structure
Bob Kingston, Massachusetts General Hospital
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
Avocado and Sour Cream Omelet with Hash Browns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: French Toast with 2 Eggs and Bacon
Market Carvery: Roast Pork with Apple Cider Gravy

The Fresh Grille: Reuben Sandwich with Fries and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Roast Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Plants Less Absorbent
Of C02, Study Finds
By Dennis Lien

Plants won't suck up as much of the carbon dioxide contributing to global warming as scientists had hoped, a new study led by a University of Minnesota researcher found. "This is very important," said Berkeley Lab earth scientist Inez Fung. "We were counting on the plants to absorb fossil fuel carbons . . . but their results show we were too optimistic." Full story.
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Tech Transfer Session
On Patenting Process

Guest speakers will be sharing their experiences on the in's and out's of the often complex process of patenting at the next session of the "Transferring Technology to the Marketplace" series tomorrow at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Speakers include Lab Patent Department Head Timothy Lithgow, intellectual property lawyer Michael Fuller, and Lab materials scientist Craig Jacobson. Go here for more details.

Discounts at Cody's
Books for Employees

Cody's Bookstores are now offering a 20-percent discount for all Berkeley Lab employees. To receive the discount, present a Lab ID badge at purchase (excludes shipping charges, other promotional discounts, certain special orders, magazines, newspapers, and gift cards). Cody's has three stores: 2454 Telegraph Avenue, 1730 Fourth Street, and 2 Stockton Street in San Francisco.

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New Modeling Technique Maps Activity Underground
By Michael Kay

Sometimes the tools are available, but you just have to look around. Scientists borrowed a traditional tool of engineers to develop a new research approach that will help geochemists study the complicated underground workings of the earth. "It potentially provides a unified description of the coupled chemical, physical and biological processes that control many earth and environmental processes," said Lab earth scientist Carl Steefel. Full story.

'Cool Roof' Research
Gets $1.25 Million Award

The California Energy Commission recently awarded $1.25 million to Berkeley Lab for a three-year grant to develop, deploy, and validate "cool roof" technology. This project will accelerate the acceptance of cool roofs through rebate programs sponsored by utility companies, expand the quantity of cool roofing products, create more effective roofing materials, obtain labels from the Cool Roof Rating Council, and assist in marketing the new roofing products. Full story.
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'Green' Menu, Earth
Day Fair Wednesday

For Earth Day (Wednesday), the Lab's cafeteria is offering an organic veggie omelet for breakfast, and natural-beef lasagna, organic veggie curry, and a garden burger for lunch. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., stop by the Environmental Fair on the cafeteria lawn. On Tuesday, April 25, a lecture on East Bay hiking trails takes place (noon, Bldg. 70-191), and Saturday, April 29, volunteers help with the Rebuilding Together project. Call x4210 to sign up. Go here to view a calendar of off-site volunteer events. 

Open MPI: Next Generation Message Passing Library

The IT Division's Scientific Cluster Support program is hosting a talk by Open MPI (Message Passing Interface) developer George Bosilca of the University of Tennessee, from noon to 1:30 p.m. today in Building 50B-4205. His talk will cover the basic architecture of Open MPI, its modular approach, and more advanced features. For details, go here.

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High: 62° (16° C)
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