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Dance Club
American Tango
Bldg 51 Lobby

Yoga Club
Yoga with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-131

2  p.m.
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Life Sciences
Recurrent DNA Copy Number Variation in the Laboratory Mouse
Ira Hall, Cold Spring Harbor
Bldg. 84-318

4 p.m.
Chemistry Dept. (campus)
Mapping Protein Folding Landscapes
Professor Harry Gray, Caltech
Lewis Hall, Room 100

4 p.m.
Environmental Energy Technologies
Impact of Surfaces on Ozone-Terpene Conversion Rates in Buildings
Glenn Morrison, U. of Missouri
Bldg. 90-3122


9 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Coaching: Active Listening
Bldg. 2-100B

11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Enantioselective Catalysis Based on Palladium Enolate Chemistry
Mikiko Sodeoka, Synthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Japan
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

1 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 70A-3377

4  p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Systems Epigenomics for Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
Tim Huang, Ohio State U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m..
Chemistry Department
Understanding Glasses in Space and Time
Juan Garrahan, U. of Nottingham, UK
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

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Morning Editions: Pancakes, Eggs and Sausage
Tomorrow's Breakfast
: Swiss and Bacon Omelet with Hash Browns and Toast
Market Carvery: Pasta Bar with Two Sauces, Side Salad and Garlic Bread
Fresh Grille:
Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Peppers and Onions
Menutainment: Chicken Cesar Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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'Science at Theatre' Talks
Open Tonight with Smoot


A new community lecture series featuring four of Berkeley Lab’s most distinguished scientists will debut tonight in Berkeley with 2006 Nobel Laureate George Smoot. All lectures, free and open to the public, will be held in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre – hence the name “Science at the Theatre.” The talks begin at 5:30 p.m. at 2025 Addison St. Smoot will open the series, sponsored by the Lab's Friends of Science, with a talk entitled “The Big Bang, COBE, and the Relic Radiation Traces of Creation.”  He will be followed in the series by Lab Director Steve Chu (April 23), Associate Lab Director Paul Alivisatos (May 14), and Physical Biosciences Division Director Jay Keasling (June 4). Go here for details.


Tips on Proper Usage
Of Portable Heaters

Those using electric portable space heaters should follow several safety tips. The heater must not exceed 1500 watts, must automatically shut off if tipped over, and must have a double-insulated cord with a grounded (three-prong) plug. Inspect the heater regularly to ensure it’s not covered with dust and the cord is sound. Do not place the heater near combustible materials, or use in areas that are wet or contain flammable vapors. Go here for more tips on the safe use of portable heaters.



Chu, Lab Target
A Warming World

By Rick DelVecchio

Steve Chu keeps up with all the latest news on climate change, and he knows it's bad. The Nobel-winning physicist can tell you the projected meltdown rates for the snowpacks of Tibet and the Sierra Nevada. Rivers drying up and millions of people on the move looking for a drink of water? That future, a fantasy just a few years ago, has entered the realm of the possible. But Chu isn't just talking. As head of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he is focusing all divisions of the most intellectually diverse of the U.S. Energy Department's national labs on a campaign to stand and fight. Full story.

Flat May Not
Be Flat, Says Study

Suspended graphene membrane
Scientists say they've discovered there might be no such thing as a perfectly flat, two-dimensional sheet. Berkeley Lab materials scientist Jannik Meyer and colleagues at UC Berkeley cleaved individual sheets of carbon atoms, called graphenes, from small graphite blocks. The researchers then placed the sheets over a microscale scaffold and studied their structure. The team concluded the freestanding atom-thick membranes are not flat, as expected, but are actually wavy. Full story. Go here to view a letter on this research that appeared in Nature.
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