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11 a.m.
Materials Sciences
Sliding Contact at Plastically Graded Surfaces and Applications to Surface Design

Anamika Prasad, MIT
Bldg. 62-255

Dance Club
Samba Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Public Affairs
Summer Lecture: The Future of the Earth's Climate: Frontiers in Forecasting
Bill Collins
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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

Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
EHS 231
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety

Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Magnetic Soft X-Ray Microscopy at XM-1

Peter Fischer
Bldg. 6-2202


8 a.m.
EHS 225
Powered Industrial Truck Operator

Bldg. 70A-3377

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Resonant Soft X-Ray Reflectivity of Organic Thin Films

Cheng Wang, North Carolina State U.
Bldg. 6-2202

10 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Study on Magnetism of Nanostructures

Jie Wu, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202

Environmental Energy Technologies
Energy Consumption of Refrigerators in Ghana: Outcomes of Household Surveys

Essel Ben Hagen, Ghana Institute of Industrial Research
Bldg. 90-3122

1:30 p.m.
EHS 230
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety

Bldg. 70A-3377

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Breakfast: Breakfast Quesadilla served with Sour Cream, Salsa and Beans
Thursday's Breakfast:
Eggs Benedict with House Made Hollandaise
Carvery: Classic Style Beef Stew

Pizza: Double Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza
Deli: Turkey and Smoked Gouda with Chipotle Mayonaise
Entrée: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast served with Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
Grill: Grilled Salmon Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Summer Lecture Today:
Future of Climate Modeling

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Climate Model

Today at noon in the Building 50 auditorium, leading climate modeler Bill Collins of the Earth Sciences Division will discuss how observations show that the Earth is warming at a rate unprecedented in recent history, and that human-induced changes in atmospheric chemistry are probably the main culprit. Climate models suggest that patterns of global warming will amplify over the 21st century, impacting plants, animals, and society. Improvements in the scientific foundation of climate forecasts will require better observations and understanding of the carbon and hydrological cycles. Go here for a complete schedule of this summer's lectures.


JGI to Sequence
Bacteria Genomes

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Caulobacter crescentus cells

The Joint Genome Institute has accepted a proposal by an Indiana University biologist to sequence the genomes of six bacteria known to suck up nutrients from their environments using long, rigid stalks. Once the genomes of these bacteria are sequenced, scientists will look for genes and regulatory regions that control the biosynthesis and function of stalks, the biosynthesis and regulation of extracellular polysaccharide, and the extent of conservation of regulatory pathways for stalk and adhesin biosynthesis, always with an eye toward the interesting and potentially useful physiological properties of the organisms. Full story.


NSF Authorizes Design
Of Underground Lab

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) yesterday announced selection of a UC Berkeley proposal to produce a technical design for a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) at the former Homestake gold mine near Lead, S.D. The Homestake team, headed by Berkeley Lab physicist Kevin Lesko, could receive up to $5 million per year for up to three years. The concept of DUSEL grew out of the need for an interdisciplinary "deep science" laboratory that would allow researchers to probe some of the most compelling questions in modern science. Full story.

Grass Was Quietly Studied
Until BP Announced EBI

By Malia Wollan


Stephen Long has spent his career studying a grass called Miscanthus X giganteus. But until this year, the University of Illinois biologist had difficulty getting research grants and invitations to academic conferences. Then in February, Long was invited to the White House to brief President Bush on how plants like Miscanthus might begin replacing foreign oil. That same month, energy giant BP announced a $500 million grant to UC Berkeley, the University of Illinois, and Berkeley Lab to develop fuels made from plant materials. Long was named acting deputy director of the project. Full story.

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