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9 a.m.
Travel Office
Gelco 9.0 End User Training
Bldg. 90-0026

Yoga Club
Yoga with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanotechnology Institute
Thermal Transport in Solid/Solid and Solid/Liquid Nanocomposites
Ravi Prasher
3110 Etcheverry Hall (campus)

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Theory of Electric Polarization and Orbital Magnetization
David Vanderbilt, Rutgers U.
1 LeConte Hall (campus)


8:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation & Intro to EHS
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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

9 a.m.
EHS 348
Chemical Hygiene & Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Human Resources
Elder Care
Bldg. 6-2202

Technology Transfer Office
Transferring Technology to Marketplace: Licensing
Perseverance Hall

1 p.m.
EHS 231
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Mechanistic Dynamics of Genome Maintenance Machines
Roland Kanaar, Erasmus U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
Chili and Cheese Omelette with Hashbrowns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash with 2 Eggs and Toast
Market Carvery: Udon Noodle Soup Bar with Side Salad   

The Fresh Grille: Chicken Patty with Cheese, Salad and Fries
Menutainment: Pasta with Meat or Marinara Sauce

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Werner's Syndrome
Protein Structure Solved

Scientists from Berkeley Lab and the Scripps Research Institute have determined the structure and chemistry of a protein called WRN that normally protects humans from premature aging and cancer. The mutated protein causes Werner's Syndrome, whose young victims suffer rapid aging; many contract cancer, and most die by age 50. The Life Sciences Division's Steven Yannone and Jeff Perry (now at Scripps) led the research in the Structural Cell Biology of DNA Repair Machines program headed by John Tainer and Priscilla Cooper. The work may lead to new forms of treatment for cancer and age-related pathologies. Full story.
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Join Directory to Meet
Security Requirements

The easiest way to secure your Windows systems is to join Active Directory (AD). Computers in AD are automatically patched, firewall enabled (for XP), protected with a security template, and easily checked for critical security issues. Joining AD will also ensure your computer meets some of the Lab's Minimum Security Requirements. Employees with Windows 2000 and Windows XP computers are encouraged to join the Active Directory. Legacy clients such as Windows 95/98/ME/NT4 should upgrade to Windows XP in order to join the AD. Go here to join.
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Extension to Military Supplement Pay Proposed

Under current University policy, eligible employees who are on active military duty may receive supplemental payments from the University to their military salaries, and a continuation of their UC health-plan benefits. The current program is in effect until June 30, 2006. Because it is the University's continuing desire to assist employees called to active military duty during current and related campaigns, the University is proposing to extend its policy until June 30, 2008. Information about the proposed policy change may be found here. To comment on this proposed change, contact Mary Bishop (MS 90R2121) by May 24.


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Rowland Cannon, Expert
In Ceramics Science, Dies

Rowland Cannon, 63, a veteran ceramics expert with Berkeley Lab’s Materials Science Division, died on Friday after collapsing in the Lab’s cafeteria at around 1:30 p.m. Cannon had stopped breathing, and when Lab paramedics were unable to revive him, he was rushed by ambulance to Alta Bates hospital where he was pronounced dead. Cannon had been with the Lab since 1983, investigating the mechanical behavior and microstructural evolution of ceramics. Most recently, his research had focused on ceramic- metal interfaces. Cannon, who held an Sc.D. in Ceramics from MIT, had also been a lecturer and associate research engineer with UC Berkeley’s Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering. More information on Cannon and funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. To read more about Cannon’s recent research, go here.
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Volunteers Needed For
Founder's Day Event

Lawrence's first cyclotron will be on display in the Bldg. 50 lobby
To honor the Lab's 75 years of existence, a slew of activities and events are being scheduled (see April 21 issue of The View). A Founder's Day picnic for employees and their families — featuring music, performances, demonstrations, a barbecue lunch, games and prizes — will be held on Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help plan this event. Those interested should contact Lyn Hunter.

JGI Hosts Genomics
Workshop for Educators

The DOE Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) every year reveals the wonders of DNA sequencing to thousands of avid students, teachers, researchers, and community members drawn through the portal of its Walnut Creek Production Genomics Facility. Often they ask the question: what becomes of those billions of letters of genetic information churning out of the DNA sequencers every month? To help answer that question, the DOE JGI will host a Microbial Genomics Workshop today and tomorrow for educators who may then spread the word in their classrooms and inspire students to pursue careers in this burgeoning field. Full story.  
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Technology Transfer Session on Licensing

Guest speakers from Genentech, Hewlett-Packard, and Mobotec will discuss their process for selecting what gets licensed or funded at the next session of the "Transferring Technology to the Marketplace" series tomorrow at noon in Perseverance Hall. Berkeley Lab materials scientist Steve Visco will talk about his experiences in founding PolyPlus Battery. Go here for more details.
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