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Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State U.
1 LeConte Hall (campus)


Employee Activities Association
2005 Runaround T-Shirts for Sale
Cafeteria Lobby

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics Divisions
An Alternative Approach to the Study of Radioresistance
John Battista, Louisiana State University
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Morning Editions: Chili Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: French Toast with Apples and Raisins

Market Carvery: Baked Ziti with Cornbread and Salad

The Fresh Grille: Chicken Patty Sandwich with Fries
Menutainment: Chef’s Salad with Grilled Chicken

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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IT Division Reduces
E-mail Recharge Rates

The charge for e-mail storage in excess of 100 MB is reduced from $1.40/MB to $0.50/MB, effective yesterday. The current cap of $300 per month remains unchanged.  Customers' requests to raise the 100MB limit were considered, but the Information Technology Division was unable to make changes at this time due to Lab-wide budget considerations. The IT Division is committed to continuing its efforts in increasing free storage capacity in the future. This reduction reflects efforts by the IT Division to provide services as efficiently as possible. Go here to see the annual e-mail recharge cost reduction (before General & Administrative expense burdens) that divisions can expect in FY07 if e-mail storage use remains largely the same as in FY06. 

IBM, Lenova Recall
Sony ThinkPad Batteries

Due to a potential fire risk, IBM Corporation and Lenovo are recalling Sony batteries sold in certain ThinkPad series laptops between February 2005 and September 2006. To find out if a battery is at risk, go here or call the IT Help Desk at x4357. If a battery is recalled, users may continue to use their laptop safely by turning the system off, ejecting the battery, and using the AC adapter and power cord until the replacement arrives. For detailed FAQs, go here.

Science Stories Feature
DOE Office of Science

Last week's issue of Science magazine devoted three stories to research that is managed by the Department of Energy's Office of Science and its Under Secretary, Ray Orbach. One, "Embracing Small Science in a Big Way," includes Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu's comments on multidisciplinary research and the "Helios" Project. Physical Bioscientist Heinz Frei is also quoted. Companion stories profile Orbach ("Ray Orbach Asks Science to Serve Society") and DOE Basic Energy Sciences head Pat Dehmer ("A Manager Who Cashes in on Consensus"). Go here to read them.

National Geographic Uses Neutrino Sphere Photo

Berkeley Lab Photographer Roy Kaltschmidt’s descent into the mile-deep Sudbury Neutrino Observatory cavity in 1998 yielded an impressive array of almost surreal photos that have been reprinted in major publications throughout the world. The latest exposure, in the October issue of National Geographic, shows the photomultiplier tube array in the detector sphere within the Canadian mine. The tube assembly and structure were assembled at Berkeley Lab.


Berkeley Lab Runaround
Set for Friday, Oct. 13

The 29th annual Berkeley Lab Runaround will be held Oct. 13, starting at noon at the firehouse. Pre-registration is not necessary for this 3 km race, which is open to all walkers and runners. People who cross the finish line will be handed a finisher card. Fill out the card and hand it in for a T-shirt, then enjoy the refreshments and entertainment. Only current and retired Berkeley Lab employees and guests (those with Lab badges) are eligible for T-shirts, awards, and prizes. There is also an informal bike-around, which starts at the firehouse at 11:30 a.m. Go here for more information.

October is Breast Cancer
Awareness Month

The Health Care Facilitator wants to remind Lab employees that October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” The key message to women is the importance of early detection through annual mammography screening for women over 40, and earlier for women at increased risk. Mammograms are the most effective method to detect breast changes that may be cancerous, long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt. Detecting breast cancer early allows for more treatment options, less disfiguring and toxic treatments, and improved survival rates. Go here to learn more.

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