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9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Travel Office
Gelco 9.0 End User Training
Bldg. 90-0026

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

Advanced Light Source
Advanced Optical and Acoustic Imaging Systems
Jules Jafee, UC San Diego
Bldg. 6-2202

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Artificial Oxide Phases in Nanostructured Layers
Falko Netzer, U. of Graz, Austria
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Forces, Form and Stem Cell Function
Chris Chen, U. of Pennsylvania
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

4:15 p.m.
Life Sciences Post Docs
The Hyperthermophilic Eukaryote Alvinella Pompejana: From Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents to a Model for Human Disease
High-Content, In Situ Characterization of a Putative Mammary Stem Cell Population
Jill Fuss and Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez
Berkeley West Biocenter, Room 120


Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Resonant BEC: A New Macroscopic Quantum System
Carl Wieman, U. of Colorado
1 Le Conte Hall (campus)

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Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Monday's Breakfast: Italian Sausage with 2 Eggs and Toast
Market Carvery: Cajun Red Snapper with Rice Pilaf

The Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito with Chicken or Pork

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
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Members of the Albany High team

Lab's Science Bowl Team
Finishes 4th in Nationals

Albany High School's Science Bowl team, which won the regional competition at Berkeley Lab on Jan. 28, finished fourth out of 65 teams in the Department of Energy's national competition last weekend in Washington. Albany was one of three California-based teams to finish in the top four, behind national champion State College High of Pennsylvania. Albany's team — Zi Wang, Ian Allen, Bing Xia, Jackie Quinn, Andrey Poletayen and coach Peggy Carlock — earned $1,000 for its school's science department. Full story (PDF file).
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Bancroft Bus Has
Limited Run Today

Due to a staffing shortage, only one Bancroft Ave. shuttle bus will be running today. It will make pick-ups at the Building 62/66 stop on the hour and 1/2 hour.

Learn More About
New Travel System

Travel Services will officially launch the new Gelco 9.0 based Travel Manager System on Monday, May 22. A demonstration of the new program will take place Thursday, May 11, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Travelers and administrators can learn more about the system as well as training and resources. Gelco 9.0 enhancements include improved expense tracking, a redesigned home page, combined document management windows, and a new document summary window.
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Director Chu to Speak
At Chemistry Graduation

Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu will be among the distinguished speakers who will be featured at commencement ceremonies at UC Berkeley this month. Chu will address the graduates of the Chemistry Department at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, in Zellerbach Auditorium. Other notable commencement speakers include theologian Byron Williams, classicist Anne Carson, writers Greil Marcus and Rebecca Solnit, artist Roy DeForest, theatre director Tony Taccone, astronomer Jill Tarter, Assemblywoman Carol Liu, poet Barbara Reyes, historian David Kennedy, ethnobiologist Tom Carlson, photographer James Nachtwey, TV writer Erik Kaplan, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. See a full schedule here.

Former Lab Physicist,
LIGO Head in NY Times

Simulation of black hole collision
Jay Marx, long-time particle physicist and manager of various construction projects at Berkeley Lab, recently left the Hill to become executive director of LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory. Both were recently featured in the New York Times. LIGO aims to detect the ripples in the fabric of space-time that should be produced by collisions between two black holes, according to the predictions of general relativity. Marx gives LIGO about a 25-percent chance of success "if nature's kind." The story can be read here.

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Performers Invited To Share Their Talent on Stage

Can you sing, dance, do impressions, juggle, or perform magic tricks? Lab employees (individuals or groups) with special talents are invited to perform during the Founders Day Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 26. Performers will be strutting their stuff on the stage near the cafeteria throughout the day (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Those interested in participating can contact event organizer Lyn Hunter.

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High: 65° (18° C)
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