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E.O. Lawrence

Days Until Founders Day


Dance Club
New Class - West Coast Swing
Bldg. 51 Lobby (Bevatron)

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191


8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Karats Jewelry Sale
Cafeteria Lobby

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Computing Sciences
Student Seminar Summer Presentations
Bldg. 50B-4205

10 a.m.
EHS 535
Hot Work Permit Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

10:30 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Presentation Skills
Bldg. 2-100B

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Morning Editions: Denver Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast:   Chili Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns and Fruit

Market Carvery: Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

The Fresh Grille: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Menutainment: Spaghetti with Meat and Marinara Sauce

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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NSF Funds $16 million Synthetic Biology Center

By Robert Sanders

Cancer-killing bacteria
A new research center being launched this summer at UC Berkeley will seek to make it as quick and easy to engineer biology as it now is to assemble microprocessors, hard drives and memory chips into a computer. The center -- SynBERC -- will focus on synthetic biology, which researchers say will transform the biotechnology, high-tech, pharmaceutical and chemical industries by providing less expensive drugs and fuels, novel materials, biological sensors and replacement organs from stem cells. "The focus of SynBERC is to make biology easier to engineer," said SynBERC director and Berkeley Lab Physical Biosciences Division Director Jay Keasling. Full story.

Energy Vampires
Drain in 'Off' Mode

By TJ Greaney

Most people believe that once an electronic item is switched off, it's off. But a blinking red light or a digital clock means circuits within are still using power. This makes the items easier to use, but experts say it is also wasteful. Alan Meier, with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, says society is moving into an electronic world that's never off. Full story.
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Fire Spinner Among
Founders Day Acts

Sarah Nelson is a graduate student working in the Nuclear Science Divsion's Heavy Element and Radiochemistry group. She has also been a dancer since age 4 and, in college, toured with a competitive colorguard team. She's recently added a new skill to her repertoire: fire spinning. She started taking lessons in 2005 and was later invited to join the San Francisco Fire Arts Collective troupe. She will display her talents on Founders Day (Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Hers is among other musical and dance performances scheduled for the event. Details on Founders Day, including program, RSVP and guest pass information is available here.


Dance Club to Start
West Coast Swing Class

Berkeley Lab's Dance Club will start a new series of lessons today on West Coast Swing. This dance is an earthier, funkier variation of swing that is best suited for MoTown, sultry rock, and blues music. This series will be guest-taught by the Lab's own Doris Bergman (Human Resources), who is also a professional dance teacher. The Monday lessons are free, as well as the Wednesday practice sessions, both held at noon in the Building 51 (Bevatron) lobby.
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Class on Executing Strategic Goals

The Berkeley Lab Institute is conducting a course on fundamentals for executing on strategic goals on Tuesday, Aug. 15 in Building 2-100 from 9 a.m. to noon.   Attendees will develop specific tasks and measurements that support Division/group strategic goals. Space is limited. Go here to sign up.
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