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Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Postdoc Society
Normal and Neoplastic Stem and Progenitor Cells
Irving Weissman, Stanford U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Ultrafast Coherent Diffractive Imaging with X-ray Free-Electron Lasers
Henry Chapman, Livermore Lab
1 LeConte Hall (campus)


4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Alternative Splicing and Cancer
Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Lab
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Morning Editions: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast
: Breakfast Burrito with Roasted Potatoes
Market Carvery:  Roast Pork with Dressing and Vegetables
The Fresh Grille:  Tuna Melt with Fries and Fruit

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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From l-r Poletayev, Mi, Meldgin, Allen, Quinn, and Carlock

Albany High School
Wins Science Bowl

Yet again, one of two Albany High School's teams has won the DOE's regional science bowl competition, held at the Lab this past Saturday. Second place winner was Lynbrook High School from San Jose, with Albany's second team coming in third. Members of the first place team include Andrey Poletayev, Ian Allen, Jackie Quinn, David Meldgin, and Robin Mi. Both Albany teams are coached by Peggy Carlock. The team will travel to Washington D.C. in April to compete in the national science bowl. Thanks to all Lab employee who volunteered their time to produce this annual event.


Free Transportation
For Excess Computers

As part of an initiative to reduce the number of old computers at the Lab, Transportation will waive the usual cost and deliver any computer (and its monitor) over five years old to Excess for free through Friday, Feb. 9. Custodians of  “vintage” computers that should be excessed are being notified and the retention of any older units must be strongly justified. Staff can either drop off the machines at a staging area their division has designated (contact property representative for location), or bring the units to Building 79 on Thursday, Feb. 1 or 8 between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Those who choose the latter option should advise their property representative. An Equipment Movement Tag must accompany each machine. A property representative can provide this form and offer guidance on how to fill it out.

Apply for UC Staff
Advisor Starting Today

All eligible University of California staff and non-Senate academic employees interested in serving as 2007-08 Staff Advisor Designate to The Regents may apply during the period Jan. 29 through Feb. 28. The Staff Advisor program is designed to improve direct communication between UC employees and the Board and to help facilitate staff input to the Board’s deliberations and decisions. Two employees will be selected as non-voting advisors to designated Regents’ committees for two-year terms. Go here for more details on how to apply.


Life Scientist to Lead
Mutagen Society

Berkeley Lab life scientist Priscilla Cooper was selected as President-elect of the Environmental Mutagen Society. Cooper, an expert on molecular mechanisms of DNA repair in humans and head of the Genome Stability Department in Life Sciences, will assume this role in October. The society provides a forum for more than 750 active members from around the world who are interested in the effect of chemicals and agents that affect the genome of humans and animals and the application of this knowledge in genetic toxicology. 

Undergrad Students Score At Astronomy Meeting


UC Berkeley undergraduates working in Berkeley Lab's Physics Division were honored by Chambliss Student Achievement Awards for poster presentations at the American Astronomical Association's Seattle meeting. Ferah Munshi won the Chambliss medal for correlating the hydrogen content and color of galaxies with their types, work she performed with Karen Masters and John Huchra at Harvard. A poster by Mark Wagner and Tyler Pritchard, working with George Smoot and members of the Supernova Cosmology Project, won an honorable mention for calculating the actual brightness of three supernovae magnified by gravitational lensing. Go here for the students' descriptions of their projects.


'Hero' Microbes May
Help Clean Toxic Sites

During the course of a forthcoming five-year study at Oak Ridge Lab, funded by the Department of Energy, Florida State University researchers will be testing a natural method called bioremediation — the stimulation of naturally occurring microbes that have been called "hidden heroes" — to promote bacterial growth in the soil subsurface that scrub it of potentially deadly radioactive metal. If bioremediation proves successful on the uranium, technetium, nitrate and other potentially lethal leftovers at Oak Ridge, the process should work to mitigate contamination at more than 7,000 other sites nationwide. Project partners include Berkeley Lab, among others. Full story.

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