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11 a.m.
Chemoenzymatic Approaches to Studying Carbohydrate-Recognizing Proteins

Xi Chen, UC Davis
120 Latimer Hall, campus

4 p.m.
Investigating the Structure, Charging, and Photo-Dynamics of Quantum Dots and Single Polymer Chains by Single Molecule Spectroscopy
Paul Barbara, U. of Texas
120 Latimer Hall, campus

5 to 7 p.m.
Tennis Club
Annual Tournament

Hearst Courts, campus


9 a.m.
EHS 26
EH&S for Managers, Supervisors & PI's
Perseverance Hall

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Dance Club
Fox Trot Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Employee Activities Association
Runaround Planning Meeting
Perseverance Hall

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering
Better Living Through Biosensors

Kevin Plaxco, UC Santa Barbara
120 Latimer Hall, campus

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Breakfast: French Toast with Fruit Salad and Sausage
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Scramble Wrap with Hash Browns
Carvery: Garlic and Rosemary Pork Loin with Roasted Potatoes

Pizza: Pineapple and Ham
Deli: Roast Beef Prestini with Blue Cheese and Carmelized Onions
Grill: Chicken Quesadilla with Guacamole, Salsa and Sour Cream
Cultural Cuisines: Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Solano Stroll Volunteers Sought for Sept. 9 Event

The annual Solano Stroll — a daylong event featuring food, entertainment and information booths — takes place Sunday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Berkeley Lab will once again sponsor a booth where visitors can stop by to learn more about scientific research and education programs. Lab scientists are needed to staff the booth for a minimum two-hour shift. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt. Those interested in participating should contact Terry Powell (x7292).


Cafeteria’s New Website
Features Menu, Catering

The Lab’s cafeteria has launched a new website for employees. The site includes the menu for each week, monthly promotions, and a feedback option. Also included is a catering menu and an online catering order form. Go here to view the new website. The cafeteria has also received a new shipment of merchandise imprinted with the Lab’s logo, for sale near the coffee bar. Items include t-shirts, hats, and mugs.


Retired Physicist Riddell Dies; Started at Rad Lab


Robert James Riddell, Jr., a theoretical physicist at Berkeley Lab from 1955 until his retirement in 1982, died in Oakland on Aug. 16. He was 84. Riddell was hired as an instructor in the Physics Department at UC Berkeley in 1951 and moved to the "Rad Lab" — Berkeley Lab's name at the time — four years later. A memorial service will be held on Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley. Go here to read an obituary, and here for a tribute by his son James.


Funds for Cellulosic
Biofuel Production

The Department of Energy announced a Funding Opportunity Announcement that will make available up to $33.8 million to support the development of commercially viable enzymes — a key step to enabling bio-based production of clean, renewable biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol.  As part of President Bush’s “Twenty in Ten Plan,” DOE is pursuing a long-term strategy to support increased availability and cost-effective use of renewable and alternative fuels. Full story.

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