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11 a.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Learn iT - Word Advanced
Bldg. 90-0026

4 p.m.
General Sciences Workplace Committee
High Precision Design and Manufacture of Microfluidic Biomedical Devices
Christine Trinkle, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Molecular and Cell Biology
RNAi and Development in C. Elegans
Craig Mello, HHMI
100 Genetics and Plant Biology Bldg. (campus)

5:30 p.m.
Water Resources Center Archives
Envisioning Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California
250 Goldman School of Public Policy, 2607 Hearst Ave. (campus)


8:30 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Learn iT - Excel Intermediate
Bldg. 90-0026

10 a.m.
Towards Personal, Proactive, & Preventive Healthcare: Disruptive Technologies for the Global Age Wave
Eric Dishman, Intel
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

10:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EHS at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

11 a.m.
Materials Sciences
Tunable Light Concentration in Metal Nanoparticle Arrays
Albert Polman, FOM-Institute
Bldg. 67-3111

Policy and Economic Issues in Dynamic Electricity Pricing
Severin Borenstein, UC Berkeley
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-131

1 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Learn iT - Excel Advanced
Bldg. 90-0026

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Australian Light Source
Hits Another Milestone

First light at the Australian Light Source

The new Australian Synchrotron, under the technical direction of loaned Berkeley Lab Accelerator and Fusion Research Deputy Director Alan Jackson, is one step closer to its planned opening later this spring. The first beamline, for protein crystallography, achieved "first light" on March 1, and four other beamlines followed. Under construction for nearly five years, the Light Source received early boosts from a Berkeley Lab task group of AFRD, ALS and Engineering staff, which refined and finalized the storage ring design. Engineering's Slawek Kwiatkowski assisted in a February review, and AFRD's John Byrd and the ALS's Fernando Sannibale helped to sort out beam instabilities in March. Read more of the Australian Light Source here.


Warming Could Create
Dust Bowl-Like Period

The driest periods of the last century — the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and the droughts of the 1950s — may become the norm in the Southwest United States within decades because of global warming, according to a study released Thursday. The research suggests that the transformation may already be underway. Much of the region has been in a severe drought since 2000, which the study's analysis of computer climate models shows as the beginning of a long dry period. Full story.


Retirement Readiness Class Held at Lab on Thursday

Fidelity Investments Tax-Exempt Services Company (FITSCo) will host a workshop to help employees learn about investing for retirement and get a better understanding of the steps that can be taken to ensure retirement readiness. Among the topics covered are asset allocation and diversification and identifying the appropriate asset mix. The workshop will be held in the Building 50 Auditorium from noon to 1 p.m.

Breast Cancer Causes
Focus of Conference

UC San Francisco will host a conference on the causes of breast cancer tomorrow, at its Mission Bay campus, from 8 a.m. to noon. Speakers Sandra Steingraber (ecologist, author), Julia Brody (Silent Spring Institute), and Susan Matsuko Shinagawa (disparities and breast cancer activist) and the California Breast Cancer Research Program will discuss the environmental causes of breast cancer and why some groups of women are more affected. Go here to register and learn more.

Register Now for Energy Meeting Next Week

Berkeley Lab will host the first of three town-hall meetings on the proposed Simulation and Modeling at the Exascale for Energy, Ecological Sustainability and Global Security (E3SGS) program. The meeting will be held April 17-18 in the Bldg. 66 auditorium. Registration is open through noon tomorrow. Details on the meeting can be found here. Subsequent meetings will be held Thursday at Oak Ridge Lab May 17-18 and at Argonne Lab May 31 - June 1.

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