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Dance Club
Free Lessons

Bldg. 51 Lobby

1:30 p.m.
Benefits Office
Passport to Retirement Workshop - Part 1 (BLI 1703)
George Noceti, Morgan Stanley
Perseverance Hall

1:30 p.m.
EHS 155
Building Manager/BET Seminar
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

3:50 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
What is Reactivity? How Modern Core Analysis Methods Advanced Physics Test Measurement Methods

Yung-An Chao, Westinghouse Electric
3105 Etcheverry (campus)

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Chromatin Structure Control
Karolin Luger, Colorado State U.
100 Lewis Hall (campus)

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
An Observationalist Take on Dark Energy: The Return of the Optimists

Saul Perlmutter
1 LeConte (campus)


11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Health Services
Skin Protection Information
Cafeteria Lobby

5:30 p.m.
Water Resources Center Archives
Overcoming the Traditions That Divide Us: Tomorrow's Reliable Water Supply Dependent Upon Partnerships

Pat Mulroy, Southern Nevada Water Authority
250 Goldman School of Public Policy (2607 Hearst Ave.)

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Breakfast: Lorraine Omelet with Bacon, Swiss Cheese and Onions
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Blueberry Pancakes with Two Eggs and Sausage
Carvery: Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles
Pizza: Roasted Garlic and Chicken
Deli: Smoked Turkey, Swiss and Orange Marmalade Wrap

Grill: Crispy Bacon and Blue Cheese Burger
Cultural Cuisine: Chicken Enchilda Cassarole

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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BP's Lord Browne: Optimistic on Energy


In a speech he gave last Thursday at Stanford University's business school, outgoing BP chief executive John Browne acknowledged the major challenge of reversing global warming, but he told the audience, "The challenge of climate change is contributing to a new sense of community -- of a shared fate and a shared future. In this lies hope." He also noted BP's plan "to produce fuels from non-food crops and ones which have a far lower full cycle carbon content than conventional fuels. We believe this can be done by, for example, using the sugars derived from breaking down cellulosic materials" at the Energy Biosciences Institute, a joint BP/Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley/U. of Illinois project. Go here to read his speech, "Energy and the Environment: 10 Years On."


Lab physicist Marco Battaglia, left, Falaschi, center, and Scapolla

Italian Consulate Members Get Science, Staff Update

The San Francisco Consul General of Italy, Roberto Falaschi, and Terenzio Scapolla, of the Consul's Office of Scientific and Technological Experts, paid a visit to Berkeley Lab on Thursday. The visit is part of a Bay Area program to map ongoing R&D in emerging technologies and meet with Italian staff, faculty and students. While at the Lab, Flaschi and Terenzio received tours of the Advanced Light Source, LOASIS Laser, and Superconducting Magnet facility. They also learned about the Physics Division's Sound Restoration Project and Silicon Detector development.


Bldg. 10 Access Needs Approval During Demolition

Building 10 is currently being demolished. The project site has been placed under the control of the demolition sub-contractor, Clause Construction.  Clause is responsible for controlling access to minimize interference with work activity and, more importantly, to avoid accidents and injury to workers and Lab personnel. To aid the contractor in ensuring a safe environment, access to the site must be coordinated through one of these contacts.


Sun, IBM Offer New High-End Server Class
By John Markoff


Sun Microsystems and IBM will introduce specialized high-end server systems that provide fresh evidence of a new era in computing. The Sun machine — an ultra-fast video server designed by the company’s co-founder, Andreas Bechtolsheim — is potentially powerful enough to transmit different standard video streams simultaneously to everyone watching TV in a city the size of New York. Berkeley Lab computing scientist David Patterson said he did not feel that the simple lashing together of more and more microprocessors had run its course. But he did say that “if the future of computing is the data center and the consumer gadget” — rather than on the desktop, for example — then IBM and Sun’s machines could be the wave of the future. Full story.


Gathering Offers Updates
On Aging Research

The Berkeley Lab-UC Berkeley Center for Research and Education on Aging (CREA) will host an event highlighting the latest trends in aging and longevity research and welcoming the newest member in the CREA fold: Jan Vijg, who has recently joined the faculty of the Buck Institute for Age Research.  He will be joined by UCLA professor Greg Cole, who will briefly explore the current strategies in establishing academic programs in aging and longevity.  The event will be held on Wednesday, May 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. in 2063 Valley Life Sciences Building (campus). More information on CREA and the event program can be found here. Those interested in attending can send e-mail here.

Free Sunscreen, Skin Safety Info in Cafeteria Tomorrow

Representatives from the Lab's Health Services Department will be in the Cafeteria lobby tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. to disburse information about protecting skin from the sun. Free samples of sunscreen products will be distributed. Visitors can also make an appointment for a skin screening session — to be held at Health Services (Bldg. 26) on Wednesday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to noon. — at the event, or by calling x6266.

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