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Days Until Runaround



Yoga Club
Yoga with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

4 p.m.
Structural & Quantitative Biology
Motions along the Enzymatic Reaction Trajectory Studied by NMR, Crystallography, Computation and FRET
Prof. Dorothee Kern, Brandeis University
100 Lewis Hall

4:30 p.m.
The Condensed Matter Astrophysics of QCD
Prof. Krishna Rajagopal, MIT
1 LeConte Hall


11 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Interpersonal Communicative Skills
Bldg. 62-203

11 a.m.
Organic Chemistry
Organic Synthesis and Bio-Organic Chemistry - A 30-Year Relationship
Prof. Paul Bartlett, UC Berkeley
Pitzer Aud., 120 Latimer Hall

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Breast Cancer Information
Cafeteria Lobby

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Genetic Dissection of Plant Cell Wall Structure and Function
Chris Somerville, Carnegie Institution
JGI, Room 149B

4 p.m.
Physical Chemistry Seminar
Plasmonic Nanoparticles: Molecular Orbitals Writ Large
Professor Naomi Halas, Rice University
Pitzer Aud., 120 Latimer Hall

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Water Resources Center
The Role of Climate on Water Institutions in the Western Americas
Justice Greg Hobbs, Colorado Supreme Court
250 Goldman School

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Morning Editions: 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon Strips and 2 French Toasts
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Swiss and Avocado Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Pasta Bar with Choice of Sauce, Garlic Bread and Salad
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham and Swiss Stacker with Fries and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Roast Pork with Baked Potato and Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Program Fair Highlights
Earth Science Week

Berkeley Lab’s Earth Sciences Division will honor national Earth Science Week (Oct. 8-14) with a program fair at the cafeteria on Wednesday. All employees are invited to learn more about the division’s research in climate studies, carbon sequestration, earthquake prediction, nuclear waste disposal, microbes and ecology, oil and gas recovery, water, and geothermal energy. Scientists will be available at tables on the lawn between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to answer questions. Go here to learn about the national celebration.

SHARES Campaign
Kicks Off on Friday

The annual charitable giving program called SHARES Science for Health, Assistance, Resources, Education and Services will begin its ninth campaign on Friday, kicking off in conjunction with the Runaround. As in prior years, Berkeley Lab employees will be asked to consider donating to a non-profit agency, which can be chosen from a list of SHARES local science-related organizations or from hundreds of other regional and national programs. Electronic and hard-copy giving will both be available. Get information and visit representatives of selected charities at the post-run celebration at the cafeteria during the noon hour.

ALS, 'Friends' Host
Larabell Talk Tonight

The ALS Users' Meeting Program Committee and the Friends of Science are jointly hosting a lecture by Lab physical bioscientist Carolyn Larabell titled, "Imaging the Cellular Universe." The lecture, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Building 50 Auditorium, will provide a unique glimpse into the intricate structures and functions of cells revealed by microscopy. All Lab employees are invited. Contact the Community Relations Office (x7292) to register.

Viewpoint from CERN:
Physics and the Press

The media have a central role in telling the story of research in particle physics. According to a Viewpoint article in the latest edition of the CERN Courier, "We need to put aside our differences and keep our eyes on the big picture if we are to make the most of this vast resource." So say members of the InterAction collaboration, and team of particle physics communicators from around the world, including Berkeley Lab. Go here to read the article.

IT Division To Release
New BLIS Portal

The BLIS Portal, which provides personalized, single point of access to a broad array of online resources and services, has been redesigned for ease of use. The new version will automatically replace the existing portal this Wednesday. New features include a Google-style Lab site map that allows users to search for buildings and their driving directions, e-mail storage usage reports that display users' remaining free storage, a list of various Lab applications and forms, and a list of all of users' eRooms. The look, feel and content of the new portal was developed with the input of pilot users and various Lab user groups.

Breast Cancer Information
At Cafeteria Tomorrow

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Employees are invited to stop by the cafeteria lobby tomorrow to pick up free information about Breast Cancer. Lab Health Care Facilitator Loida Bartolome-Mingao and Barbara Berg will be in the lobby between 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. dispensing pink ribbons and other treats.

Fire Watch in Hills

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch, to be in effect from this evening through tomorrow morning. Strong northeast winds are forecast to spread across the East Bay hills, measuring 20 to 35 miles per hour with gusts possible up to 50 miles per hour. Berkeley Lab employees are urged to be cautious and to report any indications of a fire.

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High: 77° (25° C)
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SECON level 3

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