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7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Bldg. 51 (Bevatron) Lot

General Sciences
African Astronomy/Mentoring
Hakeem Oluseyi, U. of Alabama
Perseverance Hall

5:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191


9:30 a.m.
Labor Relations
UAW - Postdoc Meeting: For Postdocs
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191
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Morning Editions: Avocado and Swiss Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Marinated Beef with Baked Potato and Vegetables

The Fresh Grille: Meatloaf Sandwich with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Chicken Monterey with Baked Potato and Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Refinery Clears Air
To Grow Roses

by Jad Mouawad spacer

A few miles north of Rotterdam, gardeners like Frank van Os are part of an unconventional experiment by Royal Dutch Shell to curb carbon emissions. Van Os produces four million roses each year, flooding the atmosphere inside his vast glass canopy with pure carbon dioxide to bolster his crop. What is unusual is that he now gets the carbon dioxide piped in directly from Pernis, a Shell refinery that typically discharges tons of the gas into the atmosphere every year. Climate experts — like Berkeley Lab Earth Sciences guest Alexander Farrell — estimate that overall carbon emissions from fossil fuels must be cut at least in half by 2050 to stabilize their effect on global warming. Full story.
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Rules on Whistleblower
Reports, Protection

The Policy for Reporting and Investigating Allegations of Suspected Improper Governmental Activities ("Whistleblower Policy") governs reporting and investigation of allegations of suspected improper governmental activities. The University of California is also committed to protecting employees and applicants for employment from interference with making a protected disclosure or retaliation for having made a protected disclosure or for having refused an illegal order as defined in the Policy for Protection of Whistleblowers from Retaliation and Guidelines for Reviewing Retaliation Complaints ("Whistleblower Protection Policy"). Both policies represent the University's implementing policies for the California Whistleblower Protection Act (Government Code Section 8547- 8547.12). To read the entire Whistleblower Policy, go here. To read the entire Whistleblower Protection Policy, go here. For a list of contacts, go here.


Operon Life
Cycle Revealed

Price and Arkin
Price, left, and Arkin
Adam Arkin, a computational biologist in Berkeley Lab's Physical Biosciences Division, led a research effort that has yielded the first model showing the life cycle of operons, small groups of genes with related functions that are co-transcribed in a single strand of messenger RNA. This model should immediately benefit biologists who study bacteria, and in the future could also help the emerging field of synthetic biology, in which microbes are genetically engineered to make specific products, such as new medicines or pharmaceutical drugs. Collaborating with Arkin were Morgan Price and Eric Alm. Full story.
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Centennial Lane Closure
During Repair Tomorrow

Centennial Drive just below Berkeley Lab's Strawberry Gate will be reduced to one lane tomorrow while a repair crew works on recent landslide damage. Traffic will be controlled by a flagman from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. while workers perform exploratory test borings. Drivers to and from the Lab are encouraged to use caution when traveling through the area.

Noon Concerts Held
In Downtown Berkeley

The Downtown Berkeley Association presents Summer Noon Concerts, a series of eight free performances, Thursdays at noon in July and August at the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza, just south of the Lab shuttle stop at Center St. and Shattuck Ave. The first concert takes place today and features jazz and blues singer Pamela Rose.

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Partly cloudy.
High: 66° (19° C)
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SECON level 3

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