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10 a.m
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
“Road Show” Display

Cafeteria Lobby

1 p.m.
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

1:15 p.m
Bloodborne Pathogens/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377


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

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

11 a.m.
Materials Sciences
Quantum Dot-Bioconjugates as Tools for Sensing and Live Cell Imaging
Hedi Mattoussi, Naval Research Lab
Bldg. 66-316

Dance Club
Samba Practice Session
Bldg. 51 Lobby

Public Affairs
Summer Lecture: Stealth Particles for Targeted Delivery of Drugs to Brain Tumors
Trudy Forte
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Environmental Energy Technologies
Taiwan's Experiences in Industrial, Commercial and Institution Sectors
Wen-Bhor Wang, Taiwan Green Productivity Foundation
Bldg. 90-2063

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

2 p.m.
EHS 330
Lead Hazard Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Breakfast: French Toast with Fruit Salad and Sausage Links
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash with Two Eggs and Toast
Wild Greens: Taco Salad

Deli: Roast Beef Prestini with Blue Cheese and Carmelized Onions
Pizza: Pineapple and Ham

Grill: Chicken Quesadilla with Guacamole, Salsa and Sour Cream
Carvery: Chicken Teriyaki with Basmati Rice

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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DOE to Announce Three Bioenergy Centers Today

Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman is scheduled to address the National Press Club in Washington D.C. today with a major announcement that includes the awarding of three five-year, $125 million centers devoted to the development of better biofuels. Among those competing for one of the centers is a collaboration of six Bay Area institutions headed by Berkeley Lab. The other partners in the Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI) include Sandia and Livermore national labs, UC Davis, UC Berkeley and Stanford. To watch a live webcast of the announcement, beginning at 10:15 a.m. (Pacific time), go here.


Lab's Travel Office
Updates Website

To better serve Berkeley Lab travelers and staff who support the travel process, a new travel website design was created, with an eye toward making it easier to locate useful information. The site will be continuously updated in order to keep employees informed of changes to travel policies and procedures as well as the progress being made to replace Gelco with an intuitive, user-friendly expense reimbursement system. Send comments or suggestions here.

Hot Off the Press:
Latest CRD Report

Find out what Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences researchers are doing at SciDAC 2007 in Boston this week by reading the latest issue of the CRD Report. Also featured in the newsletter are Lin-Wang Wang’s nanowire research for renewable energy and the perspectives of staff scientists on the world’s first commercial quantum computer from D-Wave Systems. Read the newsletter here.


Joint Genome Institute

JGI Secures Extension
On Genomics Facility

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has secured a five-year extension on its lease with an option for an additional five years. The University of California Regents have signed off on a deal with landlord Hall Equities Group that will ensure JGI's long-term presence in Walnut Creek, situated halfway between its parent facilities, Berkeley and Livermore Labs. The new lease enables the expansion of the current facility to include a vacant 18,000-square-foot building, which, after renovations, will serve to consolidate administrative and informatics staff and feature a new education outreach laboratory. Full story.

Push for Advance
In Synthetic Biology

With research backgrounds ranging from materials engineering to molecular biophysics, 17 leading scientists issued a statement announcing that, much as the discovery of DNA and creation of the transistor revolutionized science, there is a new scientific field on the brink of revolutionizing our approach to problems ranging from eco-safe energy to outbreaks of malaria. That research area is synthetic biology — the construction or redesign of biological systems components that do not naturally exist, by combining the engineering applications and practices of nanoscience with molecular biology. Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu and Physical Biosciences Division Director Jay Keasling were among the signers. Full story.


Lab Team Forming
For July AIDS Walk

Employees interested in joining a Berkeley Lab team to participate in the Sunday, July 15, AIDS Walk in San Francisco can go here to sign up. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. in Golden Gate Park. Those who cannot attend but would like to donate can do so using the link above. For more information, contact Yola Bayram.

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