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15 More Days Left
In Open Enrollment


10 a.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Employee Presentation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

11 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
X-Ray Techniques for Tomorrow's Science: Nanometer-Scale Pictures and Sub-Picosecond Movies
J. Murray Gibson, Argonne Lab
Bldg. 6-2202

1 p.m.
EHS 278
Ladder Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Detection of Allele Specific Copy Number Aberrations in Cancer using MIPs
Paul Spellman
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

9:30 a.m.
EHS 279
Scaffold Users
Bldg. 70A-3377

10:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

In Situ Bioremediation: Bacteria Saving the World by Eating Much of Our Junk
Lisa Alvarez-Cohen
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Dance Club
Waltz Practice
Bldg. 51 (Bevatron) Lobby

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
EHS 535
Hot Work Permit Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Benefits Office
Open Enrollment Employee Presentation
Oakland Scientific Facility (Bldg. 943-238)

4 p.m.
Chemical Sciences
Crystal Truncation Rod Surface Diffraction Studies of Hydrated Oxide Surfaces: Equilibrium Structure, Sorption Effects and Time-Resolved Experiments
Glenn Waychunas
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Morning Editions: Swiss and Avocado Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chorizo and Eggs with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Chicken Teriyaki over Rice
The Fresh Grille: Sliced Roast Beef with Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Environmental Review
Open for User Building

Berkeley Lab issued an Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration yesterday for the demolition of Building 10 and the construction and operation of a User Support Building. The facility would be three stories and 30,000 square feet of assembly space, support laboratories, and offices adjacent to the Advanced Light Source. The environmental document is available on the Lab's web site here.  Review and comment is being invited until Friday, Dec. 8.  Comments may be sent to Jeff Philliber, the Lab’s environmental planning coordinator, by e-mail or written to Bldg. 90J-120.

Earth Scientist Gives
CITRIS Lecture

Berkeley Lab earth scientist Lisa Alvarez- Cohen will present a talk tomorrow on "In Situ Bioremediation: Bacteria Saving the World by Eating Much of Our Junk," at noon in 290 Hearst Mining Building. The lecture — part of a series sponsored by CITRIS — will be broadcast live (link will activated at start of talk). The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, or CITRIS, is based at UC Berkeley.

Register for Next
Week's Blood Drive

Berkeley Lab employees are asked to help improve the Bay Area's blood supply by participating in an on-site drive next Monday and Tuesday. The Red Cross's Blood Mobile will be in the Cafeteria parking lot from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on those days. Go here to make appointments.

World Listens to Physics Prof's Online Lectures

UC Berkeley professor and Berkeley Lab physicist Richard Muller finds himself suddenly popular in some surprising corners of the world. It turns out self-starting students in 35 states and 43 countries have been watching the 90-minute "Physics for Future Presidents" talks he gives every Tuesday and Thursday morning to a packed lecture hall of 300 undergrads on campus. And the list is growing. Under UC Berkeley's recent deal with Google Video to distribute university-produced course and event video and audio files, Muller's talks are available free and unedited, and come with his textbook and other course documents online. Full story.

International Fulbright
Scholars Visiting Lab

Two foreign professional scientists are in residence at Berkeley Lab this year as part of the 2006-07 class of Fulbright Visiting Scholars. They include Kristin Andersen, a postdoctoral researcher from the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo who is researching the S100A4 protein influence on the tumor stroma microenvironment in breast cancer for the Life Sciences Division. The Materials Sciences Division is hosting Secundino Manuel Valvidares Suarez, from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France. He is researching synchrotron soft x-ray based techniques for the study of nanostructures. To find out more about the Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange activity, go here.

SHARES Campaign
Extended One Week

The deadline for the 2006 Berkeley Lab SHARES charitable giving campaign has been extended one week. The last day to make donations is now Friday, Nov. 10. The campaign supports the Lab's commitment to reach out to surrounding communities and help organizations that depend largely on donations. Employees can donate online or fill out a donation form, available in the lobbies of the cafeteria and Buildings 84, 90, and 937. Go here to learn more, or e-mail [email protected].

Conference Guidelines
Have Been Revised

Office of Science Director Raymond Orbach has issued a revised "SC Conference Management Guidance," dated Sept. 12.  The guidance reduces the number of days necessary for review of conference approval requests from a 90-day review period, to no fewer than 45 days for SC-1 approval of SC-funded conferences, and travel to conferences.  However, Berkeley Lab is requiring all requests to be submitted to Conference Services no later than 60 days prior to the date of the conference to allow sufficient time to obtain other required Lab and Berkeley Site Office approvals. Office of Science continues to review the Conference Management guidance and could make further changes in the near future.
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