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

11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
The Catalytic Cycle of Discovery in Total Synthesis
Phil Baran, Scripps Research Institute
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

11 a.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

Lab Directorate
Workplace Survey Brown Bag
Steve Chu
Perseverance Hall

1 p.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety
Bldg. 48-109

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Nonlinear Genomic Responses to Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation
Andy Wyrobek
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Peptide Structural Dynamics via Vibrational Dynamics and 2D IR Spectroscopy
Martin Zanni, U. of Wisconsin
120 Latimer Hall (campus)


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative
UC Berkeley Energy Symposium
Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union.

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

The California Hazard Institute: At the Intersection of the Environment, Information Technology, and Complex Systems
John Rundle, UC Davis
Bldg. 290 HMMB, UC Berkeley campus

Dance Club
American Tango Lesson Practice
Building 51 Lobby

Using Light to Clean Up the Environment: Photocatalysis, Surface Science, Nanotechnology and Novel Materials for Environmental Protection
Alexander Orlov, Cambridge University
Bldg. 90-3122

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Association
Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-131

1 p.m.
EHS 154
Building Emergency Team
Bldg. 48-109

2 p.m.
Computational Research Division
Scalable Trace-Based Performance Analysis of Parallel Applications
Felix Wolf, University of Tennessee
Bldg. 70-191

4 p.m.
UC Berkeley Chemical Engineering Department
Gecko Adhesion: From Contact Mechanics to Biomechanics
Kellar Autumn, Lewis and Clark College
120 Latimer Hall

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Morning Editions: Corned Beef Hash with Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito with Hash Browns and Toast

Market Carvery: Sweet & Sour Chicken over Rice
Fresh Grille: Reuben Sandwich with French Fries

Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Work Survey Brown Bag
In Perseverance Hall Today

Lab Director Steve Chu invites interested staff to join him today at noon for a brown-bag meeting in Perseverance Hall to discuss the results of the first-ever employee workplace survey. More than 1,700 employees offered their views in last summer’s survey, and the Director wants to explore those responses with an eye toward improving the laboratory environment. Data from the survey and links to prior stories can be found here (login authentication required).

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Lab Scientists to Speak
At Energy Symposium

The first annual UC Berkeley Energy Symposium — Challenges, Opportunities, and the Role of UC Berkeley in Creating a Sustainable Energy Future — will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union. Among the keynote speakers are Director Steve Chu and former Lab scientist Art Rosenfeld. In addition, several other Lab scientists will speak at the symposium, which will bring together 150 of Berkeley’s leading researchers in energy technology and other fields. It is organized by the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative. Go here for more information.


Register for the Hall's
Science Summer Camp

Lab employees interested in signing up their kids for summer camps at the Lawrence Hall of Science can do so starting this Friday. Camps are offered for children from four years old through high school. Popular camp sessions include Animal Homes, Dinosaur Detectives, Playing With Potions, Physical Science for Curious Kids, Animal Math, Blocks, Beams, and Bridges Camp, Hard Hat Math, Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, and Otters, Creepy Crawly, Weird Concoctions, Chem-Artistry, Summertime Crime, City Builders Full-Day Camp, and more. Go here for a full schedule and registration information.

Scholar’s Workstation
Moves to Hearst Annex

After 16 years in University Hall, The Scholar's Workstation, UC Berkeley's campus computer store, will move to Hearst field annex, Building D. The move is expected to occur next week. Hearst annex is located next to Hearst Field at the Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft Way.


Cohen, left, and Smoot
Photo by Todd Wawrychuk/©AMPAS

Oscar Meets
George Smoot

At last month's Oscar ceremonies in Hollywood, 2006 Nobelist George Smoot accompanied Academy member Elizabeth Cohen of Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Smoot met with Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and with the director of the Academy's Technical Council, Andrew Maltz, and others to discuss ways of encouraging further contributions of science and engineering to the arts. Smoot also found time to chat with notables including Spike Lee and Al and Tipper Gore.

Chu, left, and Capps

Rep. Capps Tours
Berkeley Lab

On Friday, March 16, U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps toured Berkeley Lab and met with Director Chu to discuss the importance of federal funding of basic science, and the important role that the DOE Office of Science plays in maintaining America's innovation leadership. Rep. Capps represents Santa Barbara and has served in Congress since 1998. She serves on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee and on the Committee on Natural Resources. Her daughter was the former Executive Director of Government Affairs for UC Berkeley, and her son-in-law, Nathan Brostrom, is currently the Vice Chancellor for Administration.
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