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7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile

Bldg. 51 Parking Lot

11 a.m.
National Center for Electron Microscopy
Structural Analysis of Graphene Membranes and Carbon Nanotube Devices
Jannik Meyer
Bldg. 72-201

11:45 a.m.
CUE Local 8
General Meeting

Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 62
WorkSmart Ergonomics

Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
General Sciences Workplace Committee
Microfluidic Systems for Biological Automation
Rafael Gomez-Sjoberg, Stanford U.
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


9 a.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazard Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Environmental Energy Technologies
Evaluating the Energy Use of Labor

Teresa Zhang and David Dornfeld, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 90-3122

Dance Club
Practice Session

Bldg. 51 Lobby

2 p.m.
Nano Institute
Tethered Photo-Switches for Remote Control of Ion Channels

Ehud Isacoff, UC Berkeley
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

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Breakfast: Sausage, Egg and Cheese on a Bagel
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Western Omelet
Carvery: Spicy Citrus Turkey
Pizza: Maui Pinapple Ham
Deli: Roast Turkey and Smoked Mozzerella with Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade

Grill: Caesar Chicken Sandwich

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Breast Cancer Treatment Story Airs on KGO-TV

A story on research conducted by Life Sciences Division Director Joe Gray and his lab aired on KGO-TV Tuesday evening. The report explains the development of new biomarkers and biomarker identification tools to help predict how individuals will respond to various breast cancer therapies. Go here to view the video of Gray's interview (scroll down to "Scientists Develop New Breast Cancer Treatments" link), and here to read a story on the research.

Dark Matter Seems
Kind of 'WIMP'y

By David Harris


The tiny, wimpy particles that might make up the universe's dark matter must be even wimpier than some theories suggest. The first results from an experimental technology designed to detect Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) — predicted candidates for dark matter — help to pin down the strength of their interactions with ordinary matter in the universe. Work by a collaboration called XENON pushes the maximum possible strength of WIMP interactions down by a factor of six from the previous record, set by UC Berkeley's Cold Dark Matter Search (CDMS-II) and led by Berkeley Lab physicist Bernard Sadoulet in 2005. Full story.


New DOE Computing Webzine is Launched

The Department of Energy's Office of Science has launched a new online publication, produced by the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) group. ASCR Discovery will provide information on various aspects of scientific computing, from creating increasingly detailed scientific applications to exploring the high performance systems that run them. The site also includes news about core research, collaborations, and news from university partners. Go here to read the first issue.


Computing Expert to Lead
Undergrad Math Projects


Juan Meza, head of Berkeley Lab's High Performance Computing Research Department, along with two graduate assistants will lead 12 students in math research projects as part of the 2007 Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP). The program seeks to increase the number of undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRI-UP includes summer research opportunities, mentoring, workshops on the graduate school application process, and follow-up support.


Use Recycled Paper
Whenever Possible

A group of employees with Environmental Energy Technologies Division — who are developing ways for the Lab to perform its work in a more environmentally friendly manner — encourages staff to purchase recycled paper for business use. Doing so helps reduce global warming by limiting the destruction of trees, which absorb and store carbon, and reducing the amount of energy used in manufacturing. The group found that using 30 percent post-consumer-content paper works as well as virgin paper for virtually all business needs. PSS/Corporate Express, the Lab's office supply vendor, offers Earthsaver Recycled multi-use copy paper (#CEB8511RCY) for $2.63 per ream. Changing to recycled paper helps the Lab meet its environmental stewardship goals, as well as a federal mandate to increase use of recycled products. For more information on paper use and other sustainable practices, contact Robin Mitchell.

Discount Staff Tickets
For Sesame Street Show

Join the characters of America's best-loved children's show, Sesame Street, as they perform a live musical show at the Oracle Arena in Oakland June 7-10. Lab staff can purchase discount tickets for the event by going here (use BERKLAB promo code).

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