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8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Employee Activities Association
Karats Jewelry Sale
Cafeteria Lobby

11 a.m.
EHS 345
Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics Divisions
Thrombopoietin: Towards an Understanding of Hematopoiesis
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


9 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
4 Roles of Leadership
Bldg. 62-203

9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazard Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Dark Matter and Nonproliferation: Advanced Detectors for International and Domestic Nuclear Security and Their Relevance for Fundamental Physics
Adam Bernstein, Livermore Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions: Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash and Eggs
Market Carvery: Orange Chili Roast Pork
The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Coleslaw and French Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Award Funds Center's
Tumor Genomics Study

Breast cancer tumor cells
The newly established Berkeley Cancer Genome Center, led by members of Berkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division, is one of seven Cancer Genome Characterization Centers to receive awards from the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute. Yesterday the two institutes, both part of the National Institutes of Health, announced a three-year, $35 million project, which will seek to identify important genetic changes involved in lung, brain, and ovarian cancers through genome analysis. Full story.


JGI Buyer Retires;
Luncheon Hosted

Jeanne Turturice, whose career at the Lab spans more than 23 years, is retiring on Oct. 31. Hired in June 1983, Turturice has worked for the Facilities and Life Science Divisions, and most recently with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer as a buyer for the Joint Genome Institute. A $20 buffet luncheon will be held for Turturice on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m. at Rocco's Pizzeria in Walnut Creek. To attend, contact Carol Bruzzone (925-296-5615) by next Monday.

Event to Honor 15th
Anniversary of Fire

It will have been 15 years to the day on Oct. 21 since the largest and most destructive fire in Oakland history swept through the hills, killing 25 and destroying 3,400 homes. To commemorate those who died as well as the area's renaissance since that time, the city will hold a "Carrying the Spirit Forward" remembrance ceremony that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BART Rockridge station. Color guards, a drum line, fire engines, music, food, and family wildfire prevention activities will be featured. Go here for more information.

Flu and Pneumonia
Vaccinations for Staff

Health Services is offering influenza and pneumonia vaccinations this Thursday and on Friday, Oct. 27, in Building 26. A vaccination clinic will also be held at the Joint Genome Institute on Oct. 27, and in Building 937 on Nov. 3. All clinics run from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Health Services at (510) 486-6266 to make an appointment for all clinics. Cost is $10 per shot.

Lodging for Lab
Guests, Employees

Lodging is now available to Berkeley Lab employees and guests at the Advanced Light Source Apartments. The apartments, located at Oxford St. and Hearst Ave. in the Berkeleyan Apartment Building, comprise two bedrooms with two beds each, kitchen, living room, and bathroom. The rates include linens, cookware and dishes, cable television, Internet access and a weekly cleaning service. The apartments are also close to Lab shuttle stops. Go here for more information.


Change a Light,
Change the World

The Department of Energy's "Change a Light" campaign was recently launched, which asks DOE employees to replace one home light bulb with a 13-watt Energy Star qualified bulb, also known as a compact fluorescent bulb. By taking this step, households could save more than $30 in energy costs over the lifetime of the bulb. DOE's Office of Science has set a goal of 14,000 employees pledging to change one light bulb each by the end of November. Reaching this goal can make a significant impact on the environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save more than 6.5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year. Take the pledge here. Read about the program here.
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