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Engineering and Management for Sustainability: Ideas for the Way Forward
Arpad Horvath, UC Berkeley
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

Dance Club
Waltz Practice
Bldg. 51

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
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Importance of Incoherent Magnetization Reversal in Future Magnetic Recording Media Designs
Erol Girt, Seagate Technology
Bldg. 6-2202


7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Iron Age Shoemobile
Bldg. 51 Parking Lot

9:30 a.m.
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X-Rays, Magnetism and Moore's Law
Joachim Stohr, Stanford U.
Bldg. 6-2202

1:30 p.m.
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Frontiers in Science with FELs: The FERMI@ELETTRA Project
Fulvio Parmigiani, U. of Trieste
Bldg. 6-2202

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Morning Editions: Chili and Cheese Omelet with Hash Browns and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast
: Banana Pancakes with 2 Eggs and Bacon
Market Carvery: Brisket of Beef with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Fries
Menutainment: Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Helios Video Featured
In Dynes Newsletter

The latest issue of Our University, a regular online newsletter from UC President Robert Dynes, includes a feature on Berkeley Lab's Helios Project. The article discusses Governor Schwarzenegger's recent commitment of $30 million in lease revenue bonds to fund the project, and includes a video and a slide show that further describes the reach of Helios. The letter also includes systemwide news, fun facts about the university, and a faculty profile. Go here to view Our University


Lab Program Helps
Staff Get Fit, Healthy

Active for Life is a fun, flexible 10-week program that encourages participants to be more active and to eat healthier foods using a point system for positive behavior. Participants form teams with fellow employees and track their points on their computer. The program is open to all Lab employees. This year, a “Tri-Lab Challenge” with Livermore, Sandia, and Berkeley Labs, will be established to see which group can be the most physically active. Join the Health Care Facilitator for the program kickoff on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Those interested in being a team captain should attend an orientation meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon in Building 90-0026.


The 3-D Language
Of Our Body's Cells
By Kathleen Wong


Beneath your skin, your cells are locked in heated conversation. Like teens glued to a telephone, they have much to say to one another. Though blind, deaf, and mute, cells face no communication quandary. They send out signaling molecules, tiny versions of a castaway's message in a bottle. They stud themselves with receptors, to snag other signaling molecules floating by. Each also plasters itself with molecular identity tags proclaiming citizenship in the body. Now Jay Groves, a UC Berkeley chemistry professor and Berkeley Lab physical bioscientist, is deciphering yet another mode of cellular discourse: spatial patterning. Full story.

Faster, More Efficient
Chip Coming, Says Intel
By John Markoff

Intel's 45 nanometer chip

Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, has overhauled the basic building block of the information age, paving the way for a new generation of faster and more energy-efficient processors. Company researchers said the advance represented the most significant change in the materials used to manufacture silicon chips since Intel pioneered the modern integrated- circuit transistor more than four decades ago. “This is evolutionary as opposed to revolutionary, but it will generate a big sigh of relief,” said Berkeley Lab materials scientist Vivek Subramanian. Full story.


Global Science Gateway Agreement Signed by DOE, Britain

Raymond Orbach, Under Secretary for Science of the Department of Energy, recently signed an agreement with Lynne Brindley, chief executive of the British Library, to partner on the development of a global science gateway. The gateway would eventually make the science information resources of many nations accessible via a single Internet portal. Full story.

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