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7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Philanthropy Club
Red Cross Blood Drive

Bldg. 2-100B

10 a.m.
EHS 210
Crane/Hoist Operator-Less Than Two Tons

Bldg. 70A-3377

Dance Club
Samba Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky

Bldg. 70-191


7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Philanthropy Club
Red Cross Blood Drive

Bldg. 2-100B

9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety

Bldg. 48-109

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735/EHS739
Bloodborne Pathogen/Biosafety
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with Sausage Patties
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Roasted Veggie and Swiss Omelet with Toast and Hash Browns
Cultural Cuisine: Choice of Pasta and Sauce with Salad and Garlic Bread

Pizza: Sausage with Peppers and Onions
Deli: Salami, Prosciutto and Provolone
Grill: California Turkey Burger
Carvery: Chicken Dijon over Rice

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Lecture
On the ATLAS Experiment

At the fifth and final summer lecture to be held this Wednesday at noon in the Building 50 auditorium, Michael Barnett of the Lab’s Physics Division will discuss the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The collider will explore the aftermath of collisions at the highest energy ever produced in the lab, and will recreate the conditions of the universe a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. Its goals are to examine mini-black holes, identify dark matter, understand antimatter, search for extra dimensions of space, and learn about the fundamental forces that have shaped the universe since the beginning of time, and will determine its fate.

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Earth Science's Maryann Villavert, left, and founding director Paul Witherspoon

Earth Sciences Celebrates
30 Years of Research

Members of the Lab’s Earth Sciences Division last Friday celebrated the 30 anniversary of their division with a gathering at the cafeteria. At the event, current and former staff shared stories and their memories of the past three decades. The Division was founded on July 21, 1977, when then Lab Director Andrew Sessler signed a letter enacting its creation. Earth Sciences was an outgrowth of the Energy and Environment Division, which is now the Environmental Energy Technologies Division. ESD’s first director was Paul Witherspoon, who transferred the Geothermal and Geosciences Program and other research areas from the Energy and Environment Division to formulate the technical scope of the Earth Sciences Division.


JGI to Aid Effort to Boost
Plant Genome Sequencing

In the genomics world, plants are second-class citizens. Researchers have sequenced the DNA of hundreds of microbes and dozens of animals, yet they have deciphered the genomes of just three plants, Arabidopsis, rice, and poplar. Comparisons between finned, legged, and feathered species have yielded tremendous insights into the evolution of these organisms. Yet plant biologists still lack the ability to compare the genomes of their favorite species, let alone begin to construct a coherent history of plants. No wonder plant researchers are complaining. But steps are being taken to address these complaints. The Joint Genome Institute plans to devote increasingly more of its sequencing capacity to plants and microbes, curtailing its work with animals, says JGI's Daniel Rokhsar. Full story.


Staff Can Donate Blood
At Lab Today, Tomorrow

The American Red Cross visits the Lab today and tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building 2-100B. T-shirts will be given to all donors. The first 15 to sign up will receive baseball tickets and a chance to win a $250 gas card and a plasma TV. Go here to register for an appointment. The bloodmobile's visit is sponsored by the Lab's Philanthropy Club.

Cell Phone Company
Reps Here Wednesday

AT&T (formerly Cingular Wireless) and Verizon Wireless will have representatives in the cafeteria lobby on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to answer questions on discounts, promotions and equipment for personal use by Lab employees. Contact Telephone Services for inquiries about Lab-supported cellular service (x4966).

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