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Public Affairs
Founders Day Planning Mtg.
Perseverance Hall

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Phase Change Materials and Their Application to Non-Volatile Storage
Simone Raoux, IBM Almaden
Bldg. 6-2202


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
User Workshop
Bldg. 66-67

8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Bldg. 70A-3377

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 26-115

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Morning Editions:
Avocado and Swiss Omelet with Hash Browns and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Sausage and Eggs
Market Carvery: Beef Brisket with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

The Fresh Grille: Sloppy Joes with Coleslaw and Fries
Menutainment: Chicken Monterey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
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JGI Finishes 100th
Microbial Genome

Microbes, thriving in even the world's most extreme environments, are capable of performing myriad biological functions, learned over the billions of years they have inhabited the planet.  Those lessons, and how they can be captured to render clean renewable sources of energy and to repair damaged environments, are among the many secrets encoded in their DNA sequence.  Yesterday, the Joint Genome Institute announced that it has finished the sequence of 100 microbial genomes and released this information for the benefit of the global research community. Full story.
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Lab Health Expert Writes
About Nano Study Risks

Berkeley Lab Occupational Medical Director Peter Lichty has written a comprehensive overview of the potential health risks inherent in new scientific endeavors such as nanotechnology. The article, which focuses on the ethical challenges that researchers are facing within this growing field, is the featured story in the latest issue of the Department of Energy newsletter "Protecting Human Subjects." Read his analysis in the newsletter here (PDF).
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Cyber Security Advisory:
Register Your Computer

As part of the Computer Protection Program's requirements for cyber security, all computers and other network equipment that use the Berkeley Lab network must be registered in the Network Equipment Tracking System (NETS). Beginning next Wednesday (May 31), this requirement will extend to visitors and will be mandatory for all new equipment. To update your registration and read more about new requirements, visit the NETS website.
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Historic Photo Panels
Trace Lab's Rich Legacy

The lobby of the cafeteria has undergone a facelift in honor of Berkeley Lab's 75th anniversary. Members of the Communications and Creative Services staffs have assembled a series of eight photo collages, representing the eight decades of Lab history. The images represent highlights and achievements from Berkeley Lab's rich legacy since Ernest Lawrence was granted permission to establish the Radiation Laboratory in 1931. The panels will be on display throughout the anniversary year.
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Study Finds Cleaners
May Contain Pollutants
By Julie Sevrens Lyons

One manufacturer promotes its pine-scented cleaning products as providing a "Clean you can smell. A clean you can trust.'' But a groundbreaking new study authored by Berkeley Lab Environmental Energy Technologist William Nazaroff suggests that household cleaners and air fresheners — particularly those with pine, orange and lemon scents — may emit harmful levels of toxic pollutants. Full story (registration required).
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Parking Lot Closed
Tomorrow, Friday

The U-5 parking lot, located near the Lab's Strawberry Canyon Gate, will be closed tomorrow and Friday to accommodate parking for a meeting in that area. Drivers who normally use this lot are encouraged to park in another area or use mass transit on those days.
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Partly cloudy.
High: 74° (23° C)
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SECON level 3

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