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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 p.m.
Structural & Quantitative Biology
Docking vs. Screening vs. The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Brian Shoichet, UCSF
100 Lewis Hall

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


9 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
eRoom Advanced
Bldg. 90-0026

10 a.m.
EHS22-Ergonomics for Supervisors
Bldg. 70A-3377

10 a.m.
EHS135-Earthquake/Wildland Safety
Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m
Berkeley Lab Institute
Time Management
Bldg. 2-100B

EETD Video Seminar
Modern Marvels:  Insulation (from The History Channel)
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
Physical Chemistry
Investigating Visible Light Photocatalysts and Solar Hydrogen Conversion Materials
M. Daniel Raftery, Purdue
D-62 Hildebrand Hall

1:30 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
How to Lead a PRD Discussion
Bldg. 2-100B

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Microbial Biofilms: Complex Multi-cellular Communities with Several Integrative Mechanisms
John Costerton, USC
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

5:30 p.m.
Water Resources Center Archives
California Colloquium on Water - New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina: Lessons for California's Levees
Ray Seed, UC Berkeley Civil and Environmental Engineering
250 Goldman School

7 p.m.
Berkeley Nanotechnology Club
Information Meeting
150 Goldman School

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Morning Editions: Banana Pancakes with 2 Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns and Fruit

Market Carvery: Chicken Teriyaki Bowl over Rice

The Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham and Cheese with Potato Salad and Fruit

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Champions of Safety: ‘Spot’ Winners Honored

For their efforts to make Berkeley Lab a safer place, 19 employees received “spot” awards from Director Steve Chu. It was the second set of safety incentive awards given under a new program implemented by Environment, Health and Safety. The winners include Brian Taylor, Vil Anabeza, Janie Morse, Denise Washington, Kevin Haugh, Robert Kelley, James Martinez, Lynn January, Gerald Duncan, and Keith Hayes, all of Facilities; Don Lucas and Robert Cheng of Environmental Energy Technologies; Sharon Buckley Hernandez, Csaba Toth and Peter Seidl of the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division; Pat Dobson of Earth Sciences; Hugh Higley and Nate Liggins of Engineering; and Linda Matyas of Operations. Nominations to be still considered in this fiscal year must be submitted before Friday. Submit an outline of nominated efforts that encourage safe work practices to the relevant Division safety coordinator, to the online suggestion box, or to Edith Perry. Go here to see a photo of some of the winners.

$100,000 in Prizes For Students' ‘Big Ideas’

Rising to a challenge to design creative strategies to solve campus and world problems, 29 teams of students at UC Berkeley have been awarded over $100,000 in prize money for their proposals. Selected from over 90 submissions in 10 categories, the winning proposals include a design for improved cook stoves for refugee camps in Darfur, a project initiated at in Environmental Energy Technologies at Berkeley Lab. The Lab also sponsored the competition's solar fuels category. Go here to read about the competition.

Guidelines, Website
Assist With Fiscal Close

With the end of the fiscal year only a few weeks away, Division finance and business management staffs are working hard to meet fiscal close deadlines. Go here for more information on fiscal close, or visit the Office of the Chief Financial Officer fiscal close website. In addition to communications aimed at the finance and business community — such as targeted e-mails, details on the BLIS and IRIS portals, and a Close Status Line with voice recording announcing the status of accounting activity and financial reports — a regular notice in “Today at Berkeley Lab” will note important fiscal close dates and deliverables.

Ex-Seaborg Colleague
Margaret Fuchs Dies

Margaret Melhase Fuchs, a pioneering scientist in American research on the atomic nucleus who also worked on the wartime atomic bomb project, but whose career hopes were thwarted by the academic sexism of that era, died Aug. 8 at age 87 at her home in Menlo Park. In the late 1930s, then a UC Berkeley undergraduate, she and the famed Berkeley Lab chemist Glenn Seaborg co-discovered an isotope of the element cesium, cesium-137, which is now widely used in industrial research and medical therapy. Full story.

Editorial: Support
New Energy Research

Since the Department of Energy announced a few weeks ago its intent to fund bioenergy centers that will, among their charges, develop cellulosic ethanol to replace oil as a fuel supply, Bay Area facilities – including Berkeley Lab – have made their intentions known that they will compete for the funding. The Oakland Tribune newspaper thinks that’s a worthy goal for the region and editorialized that this science “aimed at developing alternative energy…we ought to encourage and support.” Read the full editorial here.

Innovative Computing
Proposals Due Friday

DOE’s Office of Science is seeking new proposals to support innovative, large-scale computational science projects under the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. Successful proposals will be given the use of substantial computer time and data storage on supercomputers at NERSC, ORNL and PPPL. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday. The call for proposals is available here. The list of projects receiving allocations under INCITE in 2006 can be found here.

Registration Now Open
For Supercomputing ‘06

Registration is now open for SC06, the annual conference of high- performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. This year’s meeting, with the theme “Powerful Beyond Imagination,” will convene Nov. 11–17 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida. Online registration can be completed here. To qualify for the advance registration discounts, registration and payment must be received by 5 p.m. (Eastern time) Sunday, Oct. 15. Go here for more information on the conference.
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