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9 a.m.
Earth Sciences
Greengenes is Going 'Back to School’
Jonathan Davies
Bldg. 7-211

10 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Relaxing Water NanoPools
Maxim Pshenichnikov, U. of Groningen
Bldg. 6-1105

1 p.m.
Computational Research
Towards the Incorporation of Dynamic Adaptation into Operating Systems
Patricia Teller, U. of El Paso. Bldg. 50B-2222

1:30 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
The Variable Line Spacing - Plane Grating Monochromator Beamline for Soft X-ray Spectroscopy at the Canadian Light Source Inc.

Lucia Zuin, Canadian Light Source
Bldg. 6-2202


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

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes and Artichokes

The Fresh Grille: Fish and Chips with Coleslaw
Menutainment: Chicken or Pork Burrito

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Nanotubes, Cellular
Machines in Latest SABL

Carbon nanotubes
The latest issue of Science@Berkeley Lab, a periodic online publication that highlights some of the Lab's recent research, has just been published. In it, you'll find stories on "Carbon Nanotubes You Can Live With," "Secrets of a Cellular Machine," "Why Daya Bay?" " Metal-to-Insulator Alchemy at the ALS," and "A Processor for the PlayStation has Supercomputing Promise." Go here to read these and other articles.
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eRoom, Word Classes
Offered In Early August

The Berkeley Lab Institute is sponsoring a three-part course on eRoom Advanced, taught by Curtis McDonald of the IT Division, starting Friday Aug. 4. Each two-hour session will focus on specific topics. Go here to view a class schedule and course description. A class on Microsoft Word is being offered on Thursday (Aug. 3), taught by Learn iT! Go here to enroll in either or both of these courses. 

Brief Telephone
Outage on Sunday

While the IT Division performs upgrades on Sunday, there will be a two to three-minute disruption to telephone service between noon and 2 p.m. A Lab-wide announcement will notify employees upon start and completion of disruption. If an emergency occurs and no dial tone is available, activate the nearest building fire alarm and wait for emergency personnel to respond.

Waterworld, Six Flags
Tickets on Sale Today

Anytra Henderson, with the Lab's Employee Activities Association, will be staffing a table in the cafeteria today from noon to 1:15 p.m. to sell discount tickets to local amusement parks. Deals include $15 admission to Waterworld in Concord this Saturday and Sunday, with free parking, and $18 for entrance on any other day. Six Flags tickets are $24.
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Heat Waves to Rise
In Number, Intensity
By Betsy Mason and Mike Taugher

Searing heat waves like the one blanketing the state this week cannot be directly attributed to global warming, but scientists say the sweltering hot spell is no surprise. Like the intense hurricanes of 2005, there is no way for scientists to pin one season's weather anomalies onto a warming climate. But scientists say hurricanes and heat waves are now more likely to be more intense and frequent. "I think you cannot attribute a single heat wave to global warming," said Berkeley Lab earth scientistst Inez Fung. "But in the future there will be more of these heat waves because of global warming." Full story.

Artists, Crafters Sought
For Founders Day Fair

Those employees who have a creative side are invited to share their work with others at the Lab's Founders Day Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 26 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). No matter what your chosen medium, be it painting, sculpting, knitting, quilting, or photography, artisans are welcome to display their wares in the cafeteria's dining hall. And those who are interested in selling their pieces are welcome to do so. For more information, contact Robin Mitchell (x4141).
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New Weight Watchers
Session Starts Aug. 9

Lab employees are invited to attend the next session of onsite Weight Watchers meetings, starting next Wednesday (Aug. 9) at 1:15 p.m. in Building 26-109. Participants will learn about new tools for healthy living and receive motivation and support from fellow attendees and the group leader. For more information, contact Cathy Wentworth (x5334).
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Partly cloudy.
High: 68° (20° C)
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SECON level 3

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