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9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 937-104

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
CSR Calculation by Paraxial Approximation
Tomonori Agoh, KEK
Bldg. 71-264

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Manual Material Handling Safety Fair

Yoga Club
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Polymeric Strain Infrared Sensor Inspired by the Fire-Loving Beetle Melanophila acuminata
Mike Mueller, UC Berkeley
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

2 p.m
Life Sciences, Integrative Cancer Biology
Inheritance of Loss: Human Cancer Genome Project; Genetics of Loss and Gain in Copy Numbers
Bud Mishra, New York U.
Berkeley West Biocenter, Room 120


7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Cross
Blood Drive Cafeteria
Parking Lot

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Earth Sciences
International Symposium on Site Characterization for CO2 Geological Storage
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
Interactions Between Spin Polarized Currents and Domain Walls
Mathias Klaui, Universitat Konstanz
Bldg. 6-2202

5:30 p.m.
Friends of Science
Using Nanoscale Tools, Can We Replicate the Sense of Smell?
Arun Majumdar
Schwimley Little Theater, Berkeley High

6 p.m
Physics Department
Pictures, Models, Approximations and Reality: Phase Transitions and the Role of the Theorist
Michael Fisher, U. of Maryland
1 LeConte Hall (campus)

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Foundry Dedication Will
Preview Things to Come

Berkeley Lab's state-of-the-art new nanoscience building, the Molecular Foundry, won't officially open for business until technical equipment is installed later this spring. But the excitement of new discoveries and research advances will be celebrated next Friday when the Foundry will be dedicated by Lab, DOE and university officials, political leaders, and scientists. The 10:30 a.m. ceremony is on the fifth floor. Since seating is limited, a special tour program this spring will allow employees to get an inside look at the Lab's newest national user facility.
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Carbon Storage Symposium At Lab Next Week

An international daylong symposium on Site Characterization for CO2 Geological Storage (CO2SC) will be held at the Lab Monday through Wednesday of next week. The event, organized by the Lab's Earth Sciences Division, takes place in the Building 50 Auditorium. Through presentations and discussion, the symposium will address process understanding, development of measurement methods, identification of key site features and parameters, site characterization strategies and case studies. Go here for more information, or contact Jens Birkholzer.
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Regents Agree to Reinstate UCRP Contributions

The UC Board of Regents yesterday approved a series of actions aimed at ensuring the stability of the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP). The actions include: a targeted funding level of 100 percent over the long term, and for university and UCRP member contributions at the rates necessary to maintain that level within a range of 95 percent to 110 percent; a multi-year contribution strategy under which contribution rates will increase gradually over time to 16 percent of covered earnings, based on UCRP's current normal cost; and the resumption of UCRP contributions effective July 2007, subject to funding and completion of the budget process. Full story.
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Lab Employees Invited
To 'Rebuild Together'

The Albany-Berkeley- Emeryville and San Francisco chapters of "Rebuilding Together," a national volunteer organization that provides free improvements for the homes of low-income seniors and people with disabilities, are recruiting volunteers for their April 29 project. Berkeley Lab employees are invited to participate on Energy Teams that will go from house to house installing simple energy and water efficiency measures. Contact Allan Chen (x4210) for more information.
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CUCSA Application
Deadline Extended

The deadline for applying to become a Lab delegate to the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) has been extended to next Wednesday (March 22). Participants provide a local staff perspective on matters of importance to University of California administrators and Regents. Go here for more information about the Lab's CUCSA delegate position, or send e-mail here.
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60% chance of rain.
High: 57° (13° C)
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