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11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Haunted Safety Mansion
Perseverance Hall

4 p.m.
LIfe Sciences & Genomics
Genome Dynamics, Transcription Regulation and Aging
Jan Vijg, Buck Institute for Age Research
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


10 a.m.
EHS 210
Crane/Hoist Operator (Under 2 Tons)
Bldg. 70A-3377

UC Web-Based Instruction for Science and Engineering
Michael Clancy
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

Dance Club
Waltz Practice
Bldg. 51 (Bevatron) Lobby

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

3 to 5 p.m.
Rollie Otto Retirement
Perseverance Hall

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Morning Editions: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito with Roasted Potatoes
Market Carvery: Sweet and Sour Chicken over Rice
The Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt 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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Education Head Retires;
Say Farewell at Meeting

Rollie Otto
Rollie Otto, longtime Lab scientist and manager of the Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education, is retiring. A gathering has been scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow in Perseverance Hall. Attendees can bid farewell to Otto and get updated on the future of the program, including presentations on university and K-12 outreach programs and other CSEE activities. A feature-length story on Otto and his career at Berkeley Lab will appear in the Nov. 17 issue of The View.

Cyber Warfare Talk
By Former AFRD Director

Bill Barletta, the former director of the Lab’s Accelerator and Fusion Research Division and now director of the US Particle Accelerator School at Fermilab, will return to the Lab on Thursday at 1 p.m. to give a seminar on “The Evolving Face of Cyber-Conflict and Information Warfare.” The talk takes place in Bldg. 50A-5132. The discussion "addresses the potential for organized malicious behavior on the part of nation-states and non-governmental organizations and networks against the social, economic, political, or military assets and interests of local, state and national governments involving computerized information technologies."

Efficiency Standard
For Servers Progresses

IT managers’ efforts to hold down escalating server power and cooling costs are being stymied because hardware vendors report energy efficiency in different ways, making it difficult to compare products. But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a group of major vendors this week plan to release a final draft of a protocol for measuring the energy efficiency of servers. “It’s going to take some pressure by the customers. If the customers demand it, the manufacturers will change really fast,” said Jonathan Koomey, with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Full story.

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Can Become Blood Vessel

Stem cell
Mesenchymal stem cells can be grown on silicone membranes with micropatterned grooves. These grooves can align the cells with the direction of stretch in a specialized "stretch chamber." The research was conducted by UC Berkeley researchers Song Li and Kyle Kurpinkski, who are also guests in Berkeley Lab Life Sciences Division. Full story.

Nanotechnology Podcasts Are Available for Free

Researchers who'd like to learn more about the commercial usage of nanotechnology and MEMS (Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems) and how it is changing the world around us can access information on the topic for free by listening to programs via the internet or iTunes (search for "Bourne Report" in iTunes store.)

Most Fuel-Efficient
Cars List Posted

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency recently released the 2007 Fuel Economy Guide to help consumers make choices when purchasing new vehicles. “Each year millions of Americans buy new cars, and by using fuel economy information, each consumer can make a more educated decision that will help conserve energy and save money,” DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman said. Full story.

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