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10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
Progress and Challenges in the Development of High Field Magnets for Future Colliders
GianLuca Sabbi
Bldg. 71-264

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life
Ned Seeman, NYU
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

2 p.m.
Life Sciences
Genome-Scale Cancer Biology
Olli Kallioniemi, U. of Turku, Finland
Bldg. 84-318


9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 70A-3377

EH&S Special Lecture
Safety and Innnovation at DuPont
Tom Connelly, DuPont Corp.
Bldg. 50 Aud.

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 70A-3377

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Efficient Use of Energy: A Physicist's Perspective
Arthur Rosenfeld
1 LeConte Hall (campus)

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Morning Editions: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: Denver Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast

Market Carvery: Udon Noodle Soup Bar

The Fresh Grille: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich with Onion Rings
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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A construction crew is shown finishing off the cement slab to anchor Berkeley Lab's new Animal Care Facility above Building 83 at the south end of the site. The facility will be used for development and maintenance of transgenic mice under pathogen-free conditions. These purpose-bred mice provide genetic models for research into a wide variety of disease conditions in humans and other animals.


Hearing: Funding Nano
Risk Studies a Must

Government and environmental leaders renewed calls for greater federal scrutiny of the health effects of nanotechnology. Testifying before the House Science Committee yesterday about the environmental and safety effects of nanotechnology, experts said the government needs to invest more in risk research. Among those who testified was Altaf Carim, Program Manager in Basic Energy Sciences at the Department of Energy's Office of Science. Carim cited the DOE's interest in nanoscale science, including Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry and four other user facilities. Go here to read Carim's testimony, and here to read a story on the hearing. A story on the latest EH&S study on nanotechnology safety can be read here.

UC, Bechtel to Partner
And Compete for LLNL

The University of California Board of Regents voted yesterday to compete for the management and operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The final bid to the Department of Energy, due Oct. 12, will be submitted by a team led by UC and Bechtel National. Regents acted on the recommendation of UC President Robert Dynes. The proposal will include a provision that, if accepted, would install current acting director George Miller as permanent director at Livermore. As required by the DOE Request for Proposals, UC and Bechtel will form a separate corporate entity to act as prime contractor to manage the laboratory. Full story.


Talk Explores Creation
Of Safety Culture

To get a sense of what it takes for a research agency to excel in workplace safety, one need only look to DuPont, winner of the National Safety Council's 2006 Green Cross for Safety Medal. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, DuPont has a workplace safety record 11 times better than the nation's industrial average. In the last five years, DuPont's injury rate is statistically better than the previous year. This year the lost time injury rate (0.126 lost-time injuries per 200,000 exposure hours) is 50 percent lower than it was last year. How? DuPont Executive Vice President Tom Connelly will discuss the development of his company's safety culture at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium on Monday. All Berkeley Lab employees are invited to attend.

Symposium Tomorrow
For Particle Group's 50th

Berkeley Lab's Particle Data Group (PDG), an international collaboration that has reviewed and educated students about particle physics and related areas of astrophysics, will commemorate its 50th anniversary tomorrow. An all-day symposium begins at 9:30 a.m. with former Lab physicist and energy expert Art Rosenfeld speaking in the Building 50 Auditorium. Following the program at 6:30, a banquet will be held in the cafeteria. Free registration is available here.

Lab Among Stops
On Historical Tour

The Berkeley Historical Society is hosting six different walking tours this fall, and Berkeley Lab is among the locales. Terry Powell, manager of Berkeley Lab Community Relations, will take visitors into select buildings and research facilities on Friday, Nov. 10. Other tours in the series include strolls through various Berkeley neighborhoods and the UC Berkeley campus. Call 848-0181 to sign up. More details are available here.

No Hot Work Permits
To Be Issued Today

Due to the high winds and "red flag warning" weather conditions, Berkeley Lab's fire marshal will not be issuing any hot work permits for any outside work today through Saturday. For questions or concerns, contact Gary Piermattei at X6370 or at 590-1009.
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Clear.Red Flag Warning.
High: 74° (23° C)
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