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9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

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


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

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

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Morning Editions: Bacon Cheese Biscuits with Hash Browns and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cheese Omelette with Fruit and Toast

Market Carvery: Brisket of Beef with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

The Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham and Cheese with Cup of Chili
Menutainment: Pasta Primavera with Corn Bread and Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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New Tests for Liquid Explosives Revealed

Potential bomb attacks on aircraft could be more easily detected thanks to a new test for hydrogen peroxide, one of the liquids that have sparked dramatic security clampdowns at airports around the world. Researchers at UC Berkeley — including Berkeley Lab chemical scientist Christopher Chang — say that a test they developed to help diagnose diseases in the human body could be adapted to detect the chemical precursors of homemade explosives. Full story.

BLI Course Covers
Performance Reviews

The Berkeley Lab Institute is offering a course for supervisors on how to lead a Performance Review and Development (PRD) discussion (BLI1300). Participants will learn how to conduct the meeting in a constructive way, providing an opportunity for the employee to learn and grow. The course is being held on Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 and 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 2-100B. To enroll, go here.

Botanical Gardens
Docents Sought

The UC Botanical Garden, located near the Lab's Strawberry Canyon Gate, is looking for volunteer docents to lead tours for small groups of school children, university students and the general public. The next docent training takes place on Monday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. After successful completion of the training program, the commitment for tours is a minimum of two tours per month. For more information, call Perry Hall at 643-1924.

Lab's Bissell Awarded
Cancer Lectureship

Mina Bissell, Distinguished Scientist in Berkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division, has been awarded the Ted Couch Lectureship in Cancer Research for 2007. The H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center initiated this award to honor those who've made significant contributions to cancer research. The award consists of two lectures, a plaque of recognition, and $10,000. The Moffit Center, located at the University of South Florida, is one of the largest stand-alone cancer hospitals in the country and is a National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Paper on Breast Cancer Survival Highlighted

A recent paper from Mina Bissell's lab was selected as a highlight in the July 15 edition of Cancer Research. The paper describes a novel approach to predicting the survival of human breast cancer patients by analyzing the gene expression patterns of their tumors. The research, by Berkeley Lab life scientists Marcia Fournier, Paraic Kenny, Bissell and Paul Yaswen, reveals how tumors with gene expression profiles most similar to the profiles of nonmalignant human breast cells grown in 3-D cultures have a significantly better survival outcome. This study further underscores the importance of the 3-D culture techniques developed by Bissell.
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