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11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Breast Cancer Awareness Info Table

Cafeteria Lobby

4 p.m.
Bioengineering Department
Prospects for Extending Healthy Life
Aubrey de Grey, Methuselah Foundation
Sibley Auditorium (campus)

4 p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics
Imagining the Aging Brain
William Jagust
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


10:30 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Analysis of Colloids by ICPMS in a Single Particle Mode:  Results on Al2O3, Gold, and UO2 Colloids
Claude Degueldre, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
775A Tan Hall (campus)

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Creating a Star in the Laboratory: The National Ignition Facility

Richard Boyd, Livermore Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Web 2015: Design and Collaboration for Social Change
Paul Braund, RIOS Institute
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

Environmental Energy Technologies
Daylighting the New York Times Headquarters: Moving Daylighting from Niche to Mainstream Markets

Eleanor Lee
Bldg. 90-3122

Dance Club
Intermediate Foxtrot Lesson
Bldg. 51 Lobby

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

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Breakfast: Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortilla
Pizza: Marinated Spinach with Feta Cheese and Red Onions
Grill: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Cultural Cuisine: Taco Salad
Deli: Ham Brie and Apple on Baugette
Carvery: Roast Loin of Pork with Roasted Potatoes

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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EETD Issues Report
On Wind Power Finance

A new report released by Berkeley Lab aims to provide a better understanding of the complex financial structures that govern the U.S. wind power sector. Titled "Wind Project Financing Structures: A Review and Comparative Analysis," the report — co-authored by Mark Bolinger of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division — features discussion of recent trends in the financing of utility-scale wind projects in the U.S. Go here to view the report.

Repair of LHC Triplet
Magnets is Completed

magnet assembly
A team from CERN, Fermilab, Japan’s KEK Laboratory and Berkeley Lab have successfully completed repairs to all triplet magnet assemblies at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The triplet components are now in the LHC tunnel for installation and testing. So far, three of eight triplets have been installed and successfully pressure tested in the tunnel. The remaining triplets are in the process of installation and pressure testing, to be followed by cool down and powering in accordance with CERN’s LHC schedule. Full story.


Expansion of Noon
Dance Club Lessons

The Lab’s Dance Club has begun a new format for their noon lessons in the lobby of Building 51 (Bevatron). This month, beginner Rumba lessons will take place on Mondays, with intermediate Foxtrot lessons on Wednesdays. Practice for both these groups will take place on Fridays. Partners are not required to participate.

Extending Life Span
Topic of Campus Talk

UC Berkeley’s Department of Bioengineering is hosting a lecture by Aubrey de Grey today at 4 p.m. in Sibley Auditorium. In his talk, de Grey will discuss how therapies that can add 30 years to the remaining lifespan of healthy 55-year-olds may arrive within the next few decades, and how progressively improving therapies will decrease deaths from age-related causes.


China Syndrome; Country Key to Climate Stability

This opinion piece by Robert Collier ran in Friday’s edition of the San Francisco Chronicle.


For the foreign officials gathered at President Bush's two-day climate summit meeting last week, there's a cruel reality - no matter whether they opt for the voluntary, go-slow American path to emissions cutbacks or the more muscular United Nations approach, there's no way to stop catastrophic global warming if China doesn't also go green. Jiang Lin, with Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division, has worked for years alongside Chinese officials on Energy Foundation programs. Lin says China needs help copying and enacting California's utility regulations, which are widely considered among the most advanced in the world, because of their many built-in incentives for efficiency and renewable energy. Full story.

ESnet4 Rolls Out
10 Gbps Network

The first national ring of ESnet4 went live over the summer, marking a key accomplishment for a long-term plan to build the next-generation science network for researchers working in Department of Energy national labs, universities and industry. The network ring, the first of several to be built, runs across the country with northern and southern routes before meeting up at various locations along the east and west coast. "The ESnet staff has once again demonstrated that they have the knowledge, experience and dedication to accomplish major paradigm shifts in the service that ESnet provides to DOE's Office of Science community," said William Johnston, head of ESnet at Berkeley Lab. Full story.


Faculty, Staff Salaries
Disclosed by University

As part of an obligation to be transparent and publicly accountable for its conduct, including the way it compensates its faculty and staff, the University of California is conducting its annual disclosure of systemwide employee compensation for FY06-07. The payroll data will be placed in campus libraries and made available for review upon request. To help explain this information, an analysis of the data has been posted here.


Earth Sciences Interim Director was Majer

Yesterday’s edition of Today at Berkeley Lab listed the incorrect name of the interim division director for Earth Sciences. Ernie Majer served after the passing of Bo Bodvarrson and will be replaced by Don DePaolo.

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