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9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive and Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Discovering Design Principles in Bacteria and Using Them to Design Tumor-Killing Bacterium
Adam Arkin
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

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Towards an Autonomous Ocean Carbon Observatory
James Bishop
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


1 p.m.
EHS 62
Work-Smart Ergonomics
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Developing Alternatives to Sulfide-Based Hydrotreating Catalysts: Metal Phosphides
Mark Bussell, Western Washington U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Morning Editions: Polish Sausage and Eggs with Toast and Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Pancakes and Eggs
Market Carvery: Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
The Fresh Grille: Chicken and Gorgonzola Pasta Made To Order
Menutainment: Reuben Sandwich with Fries

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Cheaper Anti-Malaria
Drug Getting Closer

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers, headed by Physical Biosciences Division Director Jay Keasling, are one step closer to finding a drug to prevent and treat malaria, reports KGO-TV's Dr. Dean Edell. Currently scientists extract a drug from a plant called Artemisia Annua. But it is incredibly costly and time consuming to harvest the drug. In an important breakthrough, Keasling's team has identified the drug-producing gene in Artemisia. And they've done that several years ahead of schedule, which is a major victory. Go here to read more and view video of Edell's report.

DOE Approves ALS
User Building Design

The Advanced Light Source User Support Building project passed a significant milestone on Nov. 17 when the Department of Energy approved the preparations for design and construction. The project will include the removal of Building 10 and construction of a new three-story 30,000-square-foot building on the same site. The building includes critical space for continued ALS User operations and will meet LEED silver certification requirements. The environmental document is currently out for public comment.  The next significant milestone is currently planned for January, when the design and environmental document will be presented to UC Regents for approval.  Contact Joe Harkins (X7486) for more information.


Two Researchers
Named AAAS Fellows

Berkeley Lab physicist Stuart Freedman and materials scientist Steven Louie have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and are among 449 new fellows to be inducted this year. Scientists are honored for "their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications," according to AAAS. Freedman's research focuses on symmetries in atomic and nuclear physics, while Louie studies solids and nanostructures, and excited-state properties and prediction of new materials. Full story.

Mountain Lion Sighting
Means Exercise Caution

A mountain lion was sighted mid-morning last week near the Lawrence Hall of Science. According to reports, the animal left the LHS area and moved toward Berkeley Lab's Building 76. This comes on the heels of a reported sighting in the Old Town/Building 76 area in late October. Mountain lions are known to live in the Oakland/ Berkeley Hills. They are rarely seen at the Lab, but when sightings occur, this information is posted on a website that includes details on the most recent sightings and tips on what to do if a lion is encountered.

EH&S Division Offers
Online Safety Survey

Help make the Lab a safer place by filling out an online survey on the Lab’s safety culture and the services provided through the Lab’s Environment, Health & Safety programs. The questionnaire has about 30 questions and takes 10 minutes or less to complete. All input is anonymous. Results will be compared to last year's data to help analyze the impact of changes made within the past year. The survey will close on Friday, Dec. 22. Go here to take the survey.

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