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10:15 a.m
Environment, Health and Safety
Intro to EH&S
Bldg. 50 Aud.

1:15 p.m
EHS735, 738, 739
Bloodborne Pathogen/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377


9:30 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS604 - Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS622 - Radioactive and Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-131

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Morning Editions: Chili Cheese Omelet w/Hash Browns & Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito w/Hash Browns & Toast

Market Carvery: Caribbean Chicken Stew
Fresh Grille: Cuban Stacker Sandwich w/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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Lab Hosts Science
Boot Camp for Judges

Fifty-five state and federal judges are attending a science training session at Berkeley Lab this week. The conference’s goal is to give the judges an orientation on emerging trends in science, and enhance their ability to preside over cases involving novel scientific evidence. It is organized by the Advanced Science & Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR), which seeks to improve the capacities of the nation’s courts in resolving highly technical cases. The judges will tour Berkeley Lab and meet with Lab Director Steve Chu and leading Lab scientists Mark Alper, Terry Hazen, Jay Keasling, Carolyn Larabell, and George Smoot, among others. In addition, they’ll participate in several mock trials related to nanotechnology and other relevant topics. Go here for more on ASTAR.


Energy-Efficient Digital
Networks Goal of Team

Scientists in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Berkeley Lab are working with industry to develop technologies to make electronic networks — whether they are used for the Internet, consumer electronics, or both — more energy-efficient. They are also developing specifications and information programs to speed the adoption of energy-efficient technologies in the marketplace. “The purpose of this research is to reduce electricity use of electronics used in digital networks,” says John Busch, the project’s principal investigator. Some estimate that one-third of energy used in electronics could be saved with full use of power management on desktop computers. Full story.


Lab’s Joe Gray Selected
For Cancer Study Board

Berkeley Lab’s Associate Laboratory Director for Life and Environmental Sciences, Joe Gray, has been elected for a three-year term as board member for the American Association for Cancer Research, the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. He was among a slate of new officers announced by the AACR, which also included Zena Werb, a Berkeley Lab biologist who was named to the Nominating Committee. Full story.

Student Intern Wins
Goldwater Scholarship

Ivy McDaniel, a junior at Scripps College and one of nine DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Interns (SULI) currently at Berkeley Lab, is working this semester in Tamas Torok's laboratory in the Life Sciences Division's Center for Environmental Biotechnology. Last Friday, just 10 minutes before presenting a seminar on "biological barcodes" for identifying fungi, McDaniel learned she had received a Goldwater Scholarship for 2007-08, considered the premier undergraduate award of its type. McDaniel is the only winner among the 317 candidates from Alaska. Go here for more about the Goldwater Awards and here for more about SULI, administered by the Center for Science and Engineering Education.


Tonight on QUEST: Berkeley Lab Nanoscience


The lead story on tonight's episode of the Bay Area science show QUEST, airing at 7:30 on KQED Channel 9 and KQED HD, focuses on Berkeley Lab nanoscience. The HDTV cameras follow David Kavulak into Frank Svec's laboratory in the Molecular Foundry, where researchers pursue inexpensive polymer-based solar cells "as thin as a sheet of paper." Paul Alivisatos talks about how researchers manipulate matter at the level of atoms and molecules. Cures for cancer and clothes that don't stain are also on the nano-menu in tonight's episode. Subsequent screenings will be listed on the QUEST program guide.

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