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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

11 a.m.
Human Resources
Be Prepared to Lead
Bldg. 2-100B

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Signal Transduction Pathways that Regulate Cell Fate in Normal and Cancer Cells
Roya Khosravi-Far, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Bldg. 66 Aud.


9 a.m.
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

9 a.m.
Intro to ES&H
Bldg. 50 Aud.

9:30 a.m.
Sponsored Projects Office
NIH Electronic Grant Applications
Bldg. 84-318 (Reservations required)

10 a.m.
Basic Electric Hazards & Mitigations

Employee Activities Association
Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
Ladder Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Morning Editions:
French Toast with Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel with Hash Browns
Market Carvery: Cheese Enchiladas with Rice and Beans

The Fresh Grille: Chicken Melt with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Lab’s Wenzel Co-Author
Of Physics Today Article

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The physics of traffic safety is the subject of an article in this month’s issue of Physics Today. Authored by Marc Ross and Deena Patel of the University of Michigan Physics Department and Tom Wenzel of Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division, “Vehicle Design and the Physics of Traffic Safety” examines how cars, light trucks, and SUVs might be re-engineered to share the road more safely. Readers with subscriptions to the Physics Today web site can read it here.


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Milky Way Galaxy
Vibrating Like a Drum
By Robert Sanders

The most prominent of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies — a pair of galaxies called the Magellanic Clouds — appears to be interacting with the Milky Way's ghostly dark matter to create a mysterious warp in the galactic disk that has puzzled astronomers for half a century. The warp, seen most clearly in the thin disk of hydrogen gas permeating the galaxy, extends across the entire 200,000-light year diameter of the Milky Way, with the sun and earth sitting somewhere near the crease. Leo Blitz, professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley, and his colleagues, Evan Levine and Carl Heiles, have charted this warp and analyzed it in detail for the first time, based on a new galactic map of hydrogen gas (HI) emissions. They found that the atomic gas layer is vibrating like a drum, and that the vibration consists almost entirely of three notes, or modes. Full story.


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Microsoft’s Tony Hey
To Discuss e-Science

Tony Hey, Microsoft Corp.’s Vice President for technical computing and an international expert in parallel computation, will discuss "e-Science and Cyberinfrastructure" at 1 p.m. Thursday in Building 50A-5132. Hey’s talk is part of Computing Sciences’ distinguished speaker series and all interested staff are invited. Prior to joining Microsoft last May, Hey was the leader of the United Kingdom’s e-Science Programme and head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. Full story.

Give Blood at Lab
Donor Drive Next Week

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The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Berkeley Lab on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 17, 18 and 19, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the cafeteria. Go here to make an appointment (click "registration" link, sponsor code is LBL). For questions, contact Clark Wood (x6489), or Heather Pinto (x4181). Please note: Parking at the cafeteria will be slightly affected during the blood drive.

No Ethanol Available
For Immediate Future

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Berkeley Lab's ethanol fuel tank is currently down until further notice. Fleet Office personnel are advised to use their unleaded fuel cards during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Questions can be addressed to Leslie Striplin at x5475.

Calendar Down Tonight

The Berkeley Lab calendar server will be unavailable from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight to allow for urgent database maintenance. Questions should be directed to the help desk (x4357) in the Information Technology Division.


NIH Grant Submission Video Seminar Tomorrow

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The Berkeley Lab Sponsored Projects Office has arranged for a videocast from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a training seminar on electronic grant applications, to be shown tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building 84, Room 318. Principal investigators, subcontractors and staff who submit funding proposals to NIH are encouraged to attend, since the Lab is in transition to the new NIH proposal/award electronic mechanisms via the federal Web portal Space is limited and reservations are required by close of business today, through Phyllis Gale. For more information, visit the NIH Home Page for Electronic Submission of Grant Applications.

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