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8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
Webcast of Users Mtg.

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


8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection Lab Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

9 a.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 937-104

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions:
Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Sausage and Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Ravioli with Meat or Marinara Sauce

The Fresh Grille: Chicken Melt with Fries
Menutainment: Sweet and Sour Pork over Rice

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Nobel Banners Restored,
Installed Here at Lab

Street banners honoring nine of Berkeley Lab's Nobel Prize winners, originally installed along Telegraph Avenue in 2003, have been mounted on poles on Cyclotron Road leading to Berkeley Lab in honor of its 75th anniversary. Uncovered recently in storage downtown, the deteriorating vinyl banners were restored by the Lab's Vic Haskett of the paint shop. The original installation of 66 banners, sponsored by UC Berkeley and the avenue's merchants, celebrated the campus' 18 Nobel Laureates. Go here to read a story about their origin.
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Agreement on Fusion
Energy Project Reached

ITER's tokamak
Office of Science Director Raymond Orbach recently joined counterparts from China, the European Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation to initial an agreement to construct ITER, an international fusion energy project.  Fusion energy is an important component of President Bush's Advanced Energy Initiative. Full story.
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Six Flags Tickets
On Sale Tomorrow

With Memorial Day weekend nearly here, now's the perfect time to pick up some discount tickets for Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo. Anytra Henderson, with the Employee Activities Association, will be in the cafeteria tomorrow between noon and 1:15 p.m. to sell tickets.


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CNET Chat with Chu:
The Future of Energy


Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu has joined the impressive list of "newsmakers" featured on, where the technology website invites readers to "delve behind the headlines to meet the leading citizens of technology's unique global village." In this week's installmant, Chu's conversation with writer Michael Kanellos is transcribed, touching upon "Superweeds, air caves and the future of energy." Kanellos writes, "If we don't address the energy situation soon, he (Chu) warns, war, pollution and economic hardship could be the result." Read the interview here.

Synthetic Biologists
Discuss Conduct Code

Researchers in the field of synthetic biology are to issue a declaration of intent about professional behavior and organization in order to ensure good practice and to address a range of concerns about their research. The scientists hope to ensure that controversy doesn't choke the field just as it begins to make progress. Scientists met earlier this week in Berkeley for the Synthetic Biology 2.0 conference, co-sponsored by Berkeley Lab. Full story. Another story on this topic appeared in Science.
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Watch Foundry Meeting
Live Via Webcast

To celebrate the inauguration of the Molecular Foundry, a workshop is being held today and tomorrow to introduce prospective users to the staff, current research, and capabilities of the Foundry, as well as the procedures involved in applying for free use of the facilities. While registration for the event is closed, a live webcast of the proceedings can be viewed here.
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