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E.O. Lawrence

Days Until Founders Day


8:30 a.m.
EHS400-Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Bldg. 70A-3377

9:30 a.m.
Analysis of phase contrast tomography images of nutshells
Boris Breidenbach, Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
Anisotropy in Wetting Phenomena
Dominique Chatain, CRMCN-CNRS, Marseille, France
Bldg. 72-201


8 a.m.
EHS432-Radiation Protection Lab Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
Computational Research Division
Extensions of Non-Negative Matrix Factorization (NMF) to Higher Order Data
Morten Morup, Stanford University
Bldg. 50A-5132

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Morning Editions: Banana Pancakes with 2 Eggs and Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Market Carvery: Turkey Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

The Fresh Grille: Grilled Turkey and Cheddar with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Chicken Dijon with Basmati Rice

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Founders Day Treasure
Hunt for Children

Founders Day pirate
Children attending this Saturday's Founders Day are invited to join in a treasure hunt. They can receive game pieces and treasure maps starting at 10 a.m. at the Kids Zone, in the building 50 parking lot. To win a prize, children must find the answers to five questions about the Lab’s history by following the clues listed on the map. Each clue leads the participants to an area of the Lab. The answer will be displayed on a sign with the pirate’s mark: a skull and crossbones. To claim their booty, children should turn in their game pieces by 2 p.m. to the Treasure Hunt Headquarters in the Kids Zone. All children who complete the game will win a prize.

Parking Limited Friday
Due to Founders Day

To accommodate set-up for Founders Day on Saturday, the lower portion of the K1 parking lot (the spots between the ATM and cafeteria building) will be blocked off tomorrow, as well as a few spots in the H1 (Bldg. 50) lot. Barricades will also be put in place in the K1, K2, H1 and H2 parking lots on Friday evening.

Chu to Address Stanford
Energy Research Symposium

The Global Climate and Energy Project will hold an energy research symposium Sept. 18-20 at Stanford University’s Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. Berkeley Lab director Steve Chu is the symposium’s keynote speaker. Researchers from Stanford and around the world will discuss developments that may spur energy technologies with significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The symposium is free and open to the Stanford community and other researchers and energy professionals, but registration is required by Sept. 8. For registration and a schedule of events, go here.

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New Insurance Products
Tackle Climate Change

Dozens of new insurance activities, such as "green" building credits and incentives for investing in renewable energy, are emerging to tackle the causes of climate change and rising weather-related losses in the U.S. and globally, according to a major new report by the Ceres investor coalition. Evan Mills, the report's lead author and a Berkeley Lab scientist, said the new insurance offerings are an impressive beginning considering the near-universal lack of interest in climate change among U.S. insurers as recently as two years ago. "The insurance sector is poised to make a major contribution to long-term national and international efforts to curb the growth of greenhouse gas emissions, while helping to fortify society against the near term impacts of climate change," Mills said. Full story.

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Discovering Breast Cancer's
Environmental Links

By Jeffrey Norris

Breast cancer incidence in the United States ranks near the top internationally. And in Marin County, studies show that the rate at which new breast cancers arise is among the highest in the United States. Some Marin women touched by the disease have been driven to activism. They are working with scientists to plan and gain support for studies aimed at finding out why breast cancer rates are so high. Lab studies of mice, carried out by UC San Francisco researchers and their collaborators at Berkeley Lab, will help researchers explore biological mechanisms that might link environmental exposures to cancer, including exposures identified as being of concern by community members and advocates. Full story.

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