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Tele-Immersion for Everybody
Ruzena Bajcsy, UC Berkeley
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

Dance Club
Waltz Practice
Bldg. 51 (Bevatron) Lobby

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Calorimetry of Nanostructured Magnetic Materials
Frances Hellman, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering
Polymerization of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin: New Outlook
Peter Vekilov, U. of Houston
120 Latimer Hall (campus)


7 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Bldg. 51 Parking Lot

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

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Our Personal Spin on Magnetism: Some Important Lessons
Hans Siegmann and Joachim Stohr, Stanford U.
Bldg. 6-2202 Conf Room

1 p.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Reactions of Metal and Metal Oxide Clusters with Small Molecules Studied with VUV and EUV Lasers
Elliott Bernstein, Colorado State U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Spin Dynamics in the Electron-Doped High-Tc Cuprates: Inelastic Neutron Scattering Measurements of the N-Type Cuprate (Pr.88La)Ce.12CuO4-d
Stephen Wilson, Oak Ridge Lab
Bldg. 6-2202

3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Holiday Craft Fair
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Morning Editions: Chili and Cheese Omelet with Hash Browns and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with Two   Eggs and Bacon
Market Carvery: Chicken Monterey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
The Fresh Grille: Calamari Pasta Made To Order
Menutainment: Patty Melt with Fries

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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High-Efficiency Window Prototype Developed

The Department of Energy announced a next-generation residential and commercial window prototype. When widely implemented in the marketplace, the high-performance features of the prototype could save billions of dollars annually in energy costs. The new technologically advanced window concept is the result of collaboration between Berkeley Lab and SAGE Electrochromics, Inc. Full story.

Panel Says Warheads
May Not Need Testing

Federal nuclear weapons officials declared last Friday that building the first nuclear warheads for a new U.S. arsenal without ever testing them is "feasible." According to physicist Raymond Jeanloz, a guest at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source and a panel member, the details matter. If a bomb is a minor modification of an earlier, well-tested bomb, then exploding it may not be necessary. But if scientists create a new design that changes the nuclear explosive package, testing could be needed. Full story.

Jewelry on Sale
At Lab Next Week

Representatives from Karats Jewelry will be in the cafeteria lobby Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Among the items for sale are chains, bracelets, rings, charms, and earrings, which make nice holiday gifts. Karats offers a layaway plan and employees get a 10 percent discount on all items. The event is sponsored by the Employee Activities Association.

Frank Ogletree gives a Foundry tour

State-of-the Art Facility
For World's Scientists

A facility at Berkeley Lab recently opened, providing nanoscientists with a toolbox to conduct research free of charge. Called a “user facility,” the Molecular Foundry allows scientists from around the world to reserve space to conduct their research on its state-of-the-art equipment. The Department of Energy pays for all of the research conducted at the Foundry as long as the results and analysis are made public, said Mark Alper, deputy director. Full story.

Computation Expert
Gets Processing Award

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced that Paul Concus, with Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, is the recipient of the 2007 AIAA Space Processing Award. The award is presented for significant contributions in space processing or in furthering the use of microgravity for space processing. Concus is being honored "for outstanding fundamental contributions to the understanding of gravitational effects on liquid/vapor interface behavior." AIAA advances the state of aerospace science, engineering, and technological leadership.

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