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11:30 a.m.
Sponsored Projects
Grants.Gov and Managing NIH Proposals in eRA Commons
Bldg. 977-120

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Biomolecular Mechanism of Silica Synthesis Opens Novel Routes to Low-Temperature Nanofabrication of Silicones, Semiconductors, Ferroelectrics and Other Advanced Materials
Daniel Morse, UC Santa Barbara
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

4 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Searching for a Sustainable Energy Future
Patrick Moore, Co-founder of Greenpeace
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center (campus)


Environmental Energy Technologies
Energy Efficiency Issues in Australia
Anne Pellegrino, Australian Govt.
Bldg. 90-3122

Dance Club
Waltz Lesson
Bldg. 51 (Bevatron) Lobby

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New Finding May Help
Foil Anthrax's Tricks 

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley chemists have discovered a trick that anthrax bacteria use to make an end run around the body's defenses, but which may turn out to be their Achilles' heel. The researchers, including Lab chemical scientist Kenneth Raymond and colleagues at the University of Mississippi Medical Center the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, uncovered the trick while studying how these deadly bacteria steal iron from their human hosts to grow and reproduce. Full story.

Physicist to Discuss
'Most Famous' Equation

Berkeley Lab physicist Hitoshi Murayama presents a talk on Monday at 7 p.m. in San Francisco as part of the "Ask a Scientist" lecture series. He will discuss the meaning of "E=mc2," the world's most famous equation, while exploring energy, mass, matter, and antimatter, as well as dark matter and dark energy. The event takes place at the Canvas Gallery (1200 9th Ave. at Lincoln) and includes food and beverages. On Sunday, Jan. 21, Lab life scientist Michael Eisen will speak at the same time and location (topic TBD). Go here for more information.


Input on Bus Route
Changes Still Sought 

In an effort to improve service and maximize efficiency, the Lab's Transportation Advisory Committee and senior management have approved a proposed change in the shuttle bus routes, effective Monday, Dec. 11. Changes include the combination of on- and off-site routes, and the addition of a third on-site route. Before the plan is implemented, input is being sought from employees who use the shuttle bus service, which will provide the Lab's committee members and senior management with the feedback needed to make final decisions about the route changes. Go here for more details on the proposed changes and to submit comments.

Thanks to All Who
Shared for SHARES

This year's SHARES campaign, the Lab's annual community charitable giving program, netted $42,820 from 68 donors. Organizers wish to thank those who contributed for their generosity. The program assists non-profit health and service agencies while supporting the Lab's commitment to the community.

Call for Proposals
For UC Discovery Grant

The UC Discovery Grant provides funds for research partnerships that involve the University of California, industry, and the State of California. Research can be in any of the following fields: biotechnology, communications and networking, digital media, electronic manufacturing and new materials, or information technology for life sciences. Proposals for the winter session will be accepted Dec. 18 through Jan. 19. For more information, go here.

Reminder: Avoid Holiday Drinking and Driving

The Health Care Facilitator’s office wants to remind employees about the dangers of drinking and driving, especially during the holidays. Although alcohol-related traffic fatalities have been on the decline in recent years, the certainty of highway deaths due to alcohol-impaired drivers is very predictable during the holiday season. If you plan to drink during holiday gatherings, play it safe by appointing a designated driver. The Lab’s employee assistance program (CARE Services) is available for confidential counseling and referrals for alcohol, drugs and other addictions. Call (510) 643-7754 for more information.

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