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Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
Scientific Computing
Logisitical Storage (L-Store)
Surya Pathak, Vanderbilt
Bldg. 50A-5132

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Lessons in Optics and Mechanics from Marine Organisms
Joanna Aizenberg, Lucent Technologies
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)


Dance Club
West Coast Dance Class
Bldg 51 (Bevatron) Lobby

1:30 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
In-situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Lithium Battery Cathode Materials
Aniruddha Deb, SSRL
Bldg. 6-2202

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
The Atomic Nucleus as a Laboratory
Klaus-Peter Jungmann, Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut
1 LeConte Hall

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Morning Editions: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with 2 Eggs

Market Carvery: Penne Pasta with Rock Shrimp

The Fresh Grille: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Menutainment: Viva El Burrito with Chicken or Pork

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Lab Wins Role in 13
SciDAC Projects

Under the second round of the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program announced yesterday by the U.S. Department of Energy, Berkeley Lab will lead five of the 30 projects and play a key partnership role in eight others — more projects than any other national laboratory. The projects will bring together some of the nationís top researchers at national laboratories and universities to create the software and infrastructure needed to help scientists effectively utilize the next generation of supercomputers for tackling the toughest scientific challenges ó some of which can only be studied through high performance computation and simulation. Read about the projects here.

Aging: Regeneration
Vs. Risk of Cancer

Judith Campisi of Berkeley Lab’s Life Sciences Division has long pointed out the close relationship between cancer and aging, notably the no-win dilemma that living longer increases the risk of cancer. She and co-author Christian Beausejour of the University of Montreal discuss three papers that appeared yesterday on Nature's website in early online publication, pointing to a possible cause: the discovery that one tumor-suppressor protein acts to prevent cancer by interfering with cell proliferation, which may also compromise the ability of stem cells and progenitor cells to stave off the symptoms of aging. Read their commentary here.

It’s Solano Stroll Time;
Lab Will Host Booth

The Lab's Community Relations Office is hosting a booth at the 32nd Solano Avenue Stroll on Sunday. The mile-long Solano street in Albany turns into the Bay Area's biggest block party, drawing more than 250,000 festival attendees. Activities begin at 8 a.m. with the traditional pancake breakfast at Veterans' Memorial Park, followed by the opening of Stroll booths at 10 and the theme parade (“Send in the Clowns”) at 11. This year’s festival includes 100 entertainers, 65 food booths, 120 juried crafts, wacky art cars, and 200 community organizations. Lab employees interested in helping at the Lab booth should contact Beverly Harris. Read more on the Stroll here.

Energy Expert Among
MIT Review's Top 35

Christina Galitsky, a researcher in the Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, has been named one of 35 top innovators in science and technology under the age of 35 by MITís Technology Review magazine. She was also honored as Humanitarian of the Year. The honorees are selected by the editors in collaboration with a panel of judges from institutions such as Boston University, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Livermore Lab, Caltech, and Applied Materials. Galitsky has worked with EETD scientist Ashok Gadgil on energy-efficient cookstoves for Darfur, and an inexpensive method to remove arsenic from drinking water. She also led the development of the BEST winery tool for improving the energy efficiency of Californiaís wine industry. Read about the awards here. The Review's feature story on Galitsky is here.

Ken Barat: Lab’s New
Laser Safety Officer

Ken Barat, who became Berkeley Lab’s new laser safety officer in June, is no stranger to the Lab. He most recently served as the laser safety officer for Lawrence Livermore Lab’s National Ignition Facility. Before that, he served in the same role at Berkeley Lab from 1992 to 2002. People should contact him when they are considering using Class 3B and Class 4 lasers, and when they require assistance developing laser control measures and improving existing measures. Barat is also available to review laser use areas, teach laser classes, and to help in the selection of laser eyewear. Contact him at x2544 or at [email protected].

Corrective Action And
Complaint Resolution

The Laboratory is proposing to revise RPM §§2.05(C)(Corrective Action and Dismissal) and (D)(Complaint Resolution). The revisions are primarily to provide consistency with UC systemwide language in terms of those actions which may be taken to a Step-III hearing. These policies apply to non-represented employees only. The proposed policies may be found here. Represented employees should contact their union representative or consult their collective bargaining agreement. To comment on this proposed change, contact [email protected] or send mail to MS 90R2121 by Oct. 8.
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