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11 a.m.
Recent Progress on X-Ray Analysis for Materials Characterization in Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopes
Masashi Watanabe, Lehigh U.

Noon to 1 p.m.
Employee Activities Association
Six Flags Fright Fest Ticket Sales
Cafeteria Coffee Bar

1 p.m.
EHS 62
WorkSmart Ergonomics
Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Center for Beam Physics Simulation of Transverse Multi-Bunch Instabilities of Proton Beams in LHC
Alexander Koschik, CERN Bldg. 71B-290


8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection Lab Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
High Average Power FELs
William Colson, Naval Postgraduate Institute
Bldg. 71-264

11 a.m.
TEM, STEM, and Synchrotron Radiation as Tools to Refine Theoretically Predictive Models of Materials
Kevin Moore, LLNL

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
Computational Research Division
Linear Dependencies in Quantum Chemistry and Their Effect on Accuracy
Curtis Janssen, Sandia Lab
Bldg. 50A-5132

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Directed Assembly of Block Copolymers for Patterning at the Nanoscale
Paul Nealey, U. of Wisconsin
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

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Morning Editions: Avocado and Swiss Omelette with Fruit and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Market Carvery: Pot Roast with Onions, Carrots, and Potatoes

The Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with Fries and Soda
Menutainment: Chinese Chicken Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Grant Aids Blood Protein Study to Detect Cancer

The National Cancer Institute yesterday announced awards totaling over $35.5 million to establish a network of teams that will investigate how to detect cancer by finding cancer-specific proteins and protein patterns in blood samples. Berkeley Lab is a leading member of the Bay Area team, which includes representatives from UC San Francisco and the Buck Institute on Aging Research. The local team is led by Lab life scientist Susan Fisher, with Joe Gray (Associate Lab Director) as co-principal investigator. Full story.

Surprising Wealth
In Ancient Jerusalem

Asaro, left and Adan-Bayewitz
Jerusalem in the late Second Temple period, the first century BCE through 70 CE (aka BC and AD), apparently was a very wealthy city. Frank Asaro and Robert Giauque of Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, working with Israeli professor David Adan-Bayewitz, have discovered unusually high concentrations of silver in Jerusalem pottery from that era. Using a combination of x-ray fluorescence and neutron activation analysis, the researchers measured some 1,200 pottery vessels from 38 sites in Roman Judea (present-day Israel). The Jerusalem pottery showed an abundance of silver concentrations compared to samples from all other non-urban sites dated to the same period of time. Full story.

Poplar DNA Sequence
May Aid Biofuel Advances
By Michael Hopkin

The genetic makeup of the poplar or black cottonwood tree is spelled out with 480 million letters arranged in 7.5 million groups. And what it spells is "biofuel." The Joint Genome Institute has succeeded in sequencing the genome — the hereditary information encoded in an organism's DNA — with help from a West Virginia University biologist. JGI Public Affairs Manager David Gilbert said the project will help optimize ethanol production from cellulose that makes up the tree cells and lead to domestic growth of trees as an efficient means of producing ethanol. Full story.

Facilities Central Stores Closing Permanently

The Facilities Central Storeroom will close permanently at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13. This closure is a central part of the Laboratory Supply Chain Management Initiative and will contribute to the projected savings of this new procurement model. Laboratory staff and units that have relied on Central Stores for materials ranging from calendars to tools will need to obtain them using eBuy, B2B or through Procurement. Departments requiring reports on their history of storehouse issues to assist in the transition process can contact Steve Black (x7072) or Bill Llewellyn (x7726).

Blackberry Gate
Closed on Saturday

As a reminder to Lab employees, Blackberry Gate will be closed this Saturday to accommodate road-paving work. Strawberry Gate will be open for entrance to and exit from the Lab. Grizzly Peak Gate will be open for exit only.

Bldg. 90 Electricity
Off on Saturday

The Lab's Electric Shop will turn power off to Building 90 and all 90 trailers to perform testing of the breakers in the Main Electrical Switchboard on Saturday from approximately 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Jim Murphy (x4175).


IE Cyber Risk: Patch
Your Windows Now

A new vulnerability in Window's Internet Explorer has been found and users need to patch their systems as soon as possible. Windows systems that are already in Active Directory (AD), which includes 90 percent of Lab systems, will be automatically patched. Systems not in AD should join AD to get this and future patches. To join AD, go here. Systems that cannot join AD can install the patch manually. For details on this vulnerability and manual patch installation, go here. Those needing assistance can call the IT Help Desk (x4357).

Calendar Data Purged
And Terms Updated

To ensure good system performance, the IT Division will be purging Calendar data older than 24 months beginning Sunday. To this aim, Calendar will be available for login, but unresponsive, for the following hours over the next six months: Monday - Saturday, 2 to 5 a.m. PST, and Sunday 1 a.m. to noon PST. After initial purges, IT will continue to delete all records older than 24 months each Sunday as a standard maintenance practice. This means that the previous two years of data, plus all future data, will be kept in Calendar on a continual basis. For instructions on how to export your old Calendar data, go here.To read Calendar's updated Terms of Service, go here.

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