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Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Beginning Rumba Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

2 p.m.
High Speed Semiconductor Detectors for Synchrotron Experiments at FLASH, LCLS and XFEL

Lothar Struder, Munich Centre for Advanced Photonics
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

3:45 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
Neutron Measurement Techniques for Verification of Closely Packed Spent Fuel Assemblies Stored in a Reactor Pool

Young Ham, International Safeguards Cooperation and Technology Program
3105 Etcheverry Hall

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
The Biochemistry of HIV Budding

Wes Sundquist, U. of Utah
105 Stanley Hall

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Thermal and Quantum Phases of a Spin-1 Bose Gas

Dan Stamper-Kurn, UC Berkeley
1 LeConte Hall


11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Discovery of JANUVIA (Sitagliptin), A Selective Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV Inhibitor for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
Ann Weber, Merck & Co.
120 Latimer Hall

4 p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics
Feedback, Modularity and Heuristics in Complex Cell Signaling Networks
Steven Wiley, PNNL
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m..
Chemistry Department
From First-Principles to the Properties of Ionic Materials
Paul Madden, Edinburgh University, UK
120 Latimer Hall

4 p.m.
Reflections on Innovation in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

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Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with Sausage Patties
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy, Eggs and Hash Browns
Pizza: Feta and Roasted Vegetables
Grill: Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions
Deli: Turkey Pastrami Reuben with Swiss and Sauerkraut
Carvery: Pasta Bar with Choice of Sauce, Salad and Garlic Bread
Cultural Cuisines: Chicken Teriyaki

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Kathy Yelick Named
New NERSC Director

Kathy Yelick, computer science professor at UC Berkeley and an internationally recognized expert in developing methods to advance the use of supercomputers, has been named the fifth director of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Division, effective Jan. 1. Yelick has been head of the Future Technologies Group at Berkeley Lab since 2005 and a joint research appointee with campus and Lab since 1996.  Said Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu: “Her experience and expertise in advancing the state of high performance computing makes her the perfect choice to maintain NERSC’s leadership position among the world’s supercomputing centers.” Yelick has received a number of teaching and research awards and is the author or co-author of two books and more than 75 refereed technical papers on topics covering parallel applications, libraries, languages, compilers and architecture. She has been a professor at UC Berkeley since 1991.

Five Lab Researchers
Elected AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced the election of its 2007 fellows, and among them are five Berkeley lab researchers. The new fellows include Hendrik Bluhm (Chemical Sciences), Ben Feinberg (Advanced Light Source), Judith Klinman (Physical Biosciences), David Patterson (Computational Research), and Randy Schekman (Life Sciences guest). AAAS is the largest general scientific society. Fellows are chosen by their peers for their distinguished contributions to science research, teaching, technology or administration. Go here to view a full list of 2007 AAAS fellows.

Copper-Free Click
Chemistry Goes Live

Cell recorded with copper-free click chemistry
Molecular Foundry Director Carolyn Bertozzi led the development of a copper-free version of click chemistry that extends this new technique for labeling biomolecules to live cells. It can be used on a wide array of biomolecules, including proteins, glycans and lipids. This is the first example of click chemistry that proceeds at physiologically acceptable temperatures without the toxic presence of copper. Bertozzi and her UC Berkeley research group have already used this technique to probe glycan dynamics in living cells and in live zebrafish embryos, which serve as a standard model of developmental biology. Full story.

Tucson Electric Company
To Store CO2 Underground

Tucson Electric Power Co. has joined a pilot project to try storing carbon dioxide underground. The "carbon sequestration" project is an effort to reduce harmful carbon dioxide emissions while still allowing the use of existing fossil fuel resources. Carbon sequestration is essentially "buying time" for the development of non-emitting energy, said Berkeley Lab earth scientist Robert Trautz. "Society needs to embrace multiple solutions, including more efficient energy use, alternative fuels, electric-drive transportation, electricity from non-CO2-emitting sources and carbon sequestration," he said. Full story.

Coffee Mug Sale Helps Limit Waste, Saves Money

Employees can reduce waste at the Lab and save money at the café by using a coffee mug or travel cup. Reusable containers help limit the hundreds of thousands of paper coffee cups that are thrown away every year at the Lab. And those who bring their own receptacle to the café pay only $1.25 to fill up their cup (instead of $1.45 to $1.80). This week only, the cafeteria is offering a $1 discount on the purchase of its travel cups ($7.99) and ceramic mugs ($5.99), which includes a free cup of drip coffee at time of purchase.

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