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8 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Safety Fundamentals

Bldg. 70A-3377

EETD Sustainability: Keeping Our Own House in Order Brainstorming Session
Bldg. 90-3122

CUE Local 8
General Meeting
Bldg. 90-1099


8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection Laboratory Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

10 a.m.
Materials Sciences
Ultrafast Structural Dynamics Observed with Atomic Scale Resolution
Nuh Gedik, California Institute of Technology
Bldg. 6-2202

Wireless Sensors that Don't Require Batteries: Generating Energy from Almost Nothing
Jim O'Callaghan, EnOcean, Salt Lake City, Utah
Bldg. 90-3122

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-131

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Morning Editions: Denver Omelet, Fruit, Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy w/Two Eggs

Market Carvery: Curried Chicken w/Veggies & Basmati Rice
Fresh Grille: Barbeque Beef Quesadilla

Menutainment: Roast Pork w/Potatoes & Veggies

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Alivisatos Featured
In This Week’s Quest

KQED’s QUEST science series featured an episode, “Nanotechnology Takes Off,” broadcast Tuesday night that was filmed at the Molecular Foundry and featured Paul Alivisatos among the guests. The show can be viewed in its entirety via PC on the QUEST website and will also be replayed on KQED HD (Comcast 709) on Friday at 8 p.m., and again on KQED Channel 9 at 10:30 p.m. The website also offers links to related materials that feature the Lab.

Lab Featured in KGO-TV
Flex-Fuel Car Feature


A news item on flex-fuel vehicles, which U.S. automakers demonstrated to President Bush at the White House earlier this week, featured Berkeley Lab as one of the few places in California where such cars could fuel up. Flex-fuel cars burn ethanol, a byproduct of corn or sugar cane, and at present less than 1 percent of U.S. gas stations carry the blend. To view the video, which also features UC Berkeley Professor Dan Kammen, go here.


JGI User Meeting
Highlights Bioenergy


Four hundred researchers tapping the massive flow of DNA sequence information are gathered this week to share their recent developments at the 2nd Annual Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) User Meeting. The meeting, which is being held through Friday at the Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel, is highlighting the latest advances in DNA sequencing for bioenergy, carbon management and bioremediation. Berkeley Lab’s Jay Keasling spoke yesterday on Engineering Microbes for Production of Low-Cost, Effective, Anti-Malarial Drugs.



CSEE Seeking Mentors
To Host Teachers

Berkeley Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education is seeking research investigators willing to host high school and middle school science teachers. Twenty-five teachers will spend eight weeks this summer at the Lab as teacher research associates. Investigators interested in hosting a teacher from June 18 to Aug. 10 should contact Rollie Otto at (X2648 or [email protected]) for more information and to review teacher applications. Descriptions of the Teacher Scientist program can be found here.

DOE Releases Journal
Of Undergraduate Research


The Office of Science has released Volume 6 of the Journal of Undergraduate Research, a compilation of papers and abstracts by undergraduate students at DOE Labs during FY 2005. The cover of the journal, which recognizes the importance of mentoring relationships, features several photos of Berkeley Lab students and mentors. The Journal is available as a pdf file here. To request a hard copy, contact CSEE.


EETD Session on Lab
Sustainability Today

The Environmental Energy Technologies Division is hosting a brainstorming seminar, “EETD Sustainability: Keeping Our Own House in Order,” today at noon in Bldg. 90-3122 to consider potential sustainability practices at Berkeley Lab. Sample topics to be discussed are: equipment, building and lighting, HVAC system, office supplies, travel, and water conservation. Participation and ideas are welcome.

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