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7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Bldg. 51 Parking Lot

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Onsite Dental Mobile
Bldg. 62 Redwood Grove

11 a.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 70A-3377

5:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191


8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
UC Berkeley
China India Russia: R&D
Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business

Yoga Club
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Quantum Measurement with Superconducting Circuits
Prof. Irfan Siddiqi, UC Berkeley Physics
390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

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Morning Editions: Avocado and Swiss Omelette with Fruit and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Market Carvery: Sweet and Sour Pork or Lamb Stew over Rice

The Fresh Grille: Veggie Burger with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Spaghetti with Meat or Marinara Sauce

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Kudos Still Coming In
On Smoot's Nobel

Governor Schwarzenegger yesterday became the latest notable to praise and congratulate astrophysicist George Smoot for his Nobel Prize selection. He said Smoot's work "has helped put us on a path to finding out where we came from and he is an example of how California draws the most talented people to our state." Others offering their best wishes included University of California President Robert Dynes, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman, and Under Secretary Ray Orbach of the Office of Science. Go here to read the comments.

Smoot Gets Ready
For Biggest Audience

One of the more unusual benefits of being a Nobel Prize winner will come to George Smoot on Saturday — he will be featured in the ceremonial coin toss at the start of the Cal-Oregon football game in Memorial Stadium. What did he think about the invitation from UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau? "That's cool," he said. So he will receive the plaudits of an estimated 72,000 people on Saturday as he flips a coin and determines which team will play offense or defense in the first half. The mid-field ceremony will begin around 5 p.m. The game will be televised on ABC (Channel 7).

Chemistry Nobel Winner Conducted Research at ALS

Stanford University’s Roger Kornberg, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription” did do some of his prize-winning research at the Advanced Light Source. Kornberg used the crystallography facilities at ALS beamlines 5.0.2 and 8.2.1 to identify some of the substructures of RNA polymerase in action, the protein that converts DNA into RNA through the process known as transcription. Kornberg and his group were among the first to capitalize on the crystal automounter robots at 5.0.2, which enabled them to screen numerous crystals to find the best. Read the Stanford release on the prize here.

Darfur Cookstove Work
Featured on BBC

Berkeley Lab’s Christina Galitsky, who earned national honors as “Humanitarian of the Year” from Technology Review magazine, had her fame extend throughout the world when her work was featured by the BBC on Public Radio International. “The World” radio program host Lisa Mullins spoke with Galitsky about the work she has done in energy-efficient cooking she hopes will help the women of Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region escape the threat of violence. Hear the six-minute audio report here.


Seaborg Fellowships Now Open for Applications

Outstanding new Ph.D.'s, or those who expect to receive a Ph.D. within the next year, can apply for one of Berkeley Lab's three Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellowships. Seaborg fellowships last for three years and feature both a competitive salary and a $20,000 research supplement. Seaborg Fellows can participate in any aspect of the Lab's research program, with time to choose their areas of concentration after winning the fellowship. James Symons, Director of the Nuclear Science Division and chair of the Seaborg Fellow search committee, encourages all qualified new Ph.D.'s and about-to-be-Ph.D.'s to apply. For more information, go here.

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