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Noon to 6 p.m.
Red Cross
Blood Drive
Parking Lot N-1, Bldg. 53

Dance Club
Waltz Lesson
Bldg. 51 (Bevatron) Lobby

Yoga Club
Yoga with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

4 p.m.
Structural and Qualitative Biology
Structural Insight into RNA Decay
B100 Lewis Hall (campus)

4:30  p.m.
Physics Department
Extremely High Energy Universe: Astrophysics in the Highest Energy End
Shigeru Yoshida, Chiba U.
1 LeConte Hall (campus)


7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Cross
Blood Drive
Bldg. 53

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
75th Anniversary
Scientific Symposium
Bldg. 50 Auditorium
(registration required)
Video in Bldgs. 54B and 66 Auditoirum

10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

1  p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

1  p.m.
EHS 231
Compressed Gas
Bldg. 70A-3377

3  p.m.
Center for Analytical Biotechnology
Sacrificial Layer Methods for Fabricating Microfluidic Analysis Systems
Adam Woolley, BYU
775A Tan Hall (campus)

4  p.m.
Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Search?
Peter Norvig, Google
HP Auditorium, Soda Hall (campus)

4  p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics
Imaging of VMAT2
Kirk Frey, U. of Michigan
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

5:30  p.m.
Water Resources Center
Tales from the New Fish Patrol: Saving California's Mighty Sacramento River
Diana Jacobs, Calif. DFG
250 Goldman School (campus)

7:30  p.m.
75th Anniversary
Gala Dinner
Claremont Hotel (sold out)

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Agenda for Symposium: Science Past, Present

The speakers’ agenda for tomorrow’s 75th Anniversary symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. is loaded with experts and scientific leaders reflecting upon the Laboratory’s legacy and its contributions to the present and future prospects. Beginning with historian John Heilbron’s “Toward the 300th Anniversary of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory” and ending with Fermilab Director Pier Oddone’s “Future Science at the National Labs,” the program promises to be lively and informative. Those who register here can see the symposium in person at the Building 50 Auditorium; others can watch it live via videocasts in Perseverance Hall and the Building 66 Auditorium. See the agenda here.

Commemorative Posters Available Tomorrow

Free copies of a unique commemorative 75th anniversary poster, featuring the mosaic image of Ernest Lawrence, will be available to all employees tomorrow as part of the symposium celebration. The image on the 24-by-36-inch poster is comprised of nearly 5,000 tiny historic and current photos of the Lab. Produced by the Public Affairs Department, the unique art poster used 200 familiar archival images culled by photographer Roy Kaltschmidt as the pieces to a puzzle portrait of the young Lawrence, circa 1931 when the Lab was born. Copies will be available in the cafeteria, Building 50, and Building 66 Auditorium lobbies.

Parking to Be Limited
Because of Symposium

About 25 spaces in the K-1 (cafeteria) lot will be reserved for the 75th Anniversary Symposium tomorrow.  The H-2 lot (Building 70-70A) will also be closed for a tent to be erected for the luncheon associated with this event. Employees are urged to use public transportation if possible.

Dinner Reservations Closed

Reservations for tomorrow night's anniversary dinner at the Claremont Hotel have been sold out. Registrations are only being accepted today for the Symposium in the Building 50 Auditorium.

Berkeley Lab to Demo
Scalable Cyber Security

Striking a balance between the openness needed for scientific research and the requirements for strong cyber security is an ongoing challenge, made even more difficult by ever-increasing bandwidth. But Berkeley Lab has developed a cyber security approach that allows the open exchange of scientific knowledge while protecting critical resources from attacks — the Bro intrusion detection system. And now, Bro is Big Bro in the form of a scalable cluster, which will demonstrate its effectiveness during the SC06 conference this week.  Full story.

The Software Challenges
Of Petascale Computing

In an HPCwire interview, Kathy Yelick, one of the world's leading performance evaluation experts and a computing scientist at Berkeley Lab, discusses software challenges related to petascale and other large-scale computing systems. Yelick leads the Computational Research Division's Future Technologies Group and the Berkeley Institute for Performance Studies. Read the interview here.

Artificial Intelligence:
The Future of Search?

Peter Norvig, a UC Berkeley alumnus and director of machine learning, search quality, and research at Google, gives a lecture tomorrow on a possible future for search engines based on ideas from artificial intelligence. The talk, part of the BISC-UCB and NERSC-LBNL Joint Distinguished Lecture Series, begins at 4 p.m. in the HP Auditorium (Soda Hall) on campus.

Blood Drive Location

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be accepting blood donations today (noon-6 p.m.) and tomorrow (7 a.m. to 1 p.m)  in the N-1 parking lot, which is on Segre Road that connects McMillan Road to the Advanced Light Source, next to Building 53.
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