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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


Economics of Information and Network Goods

Hemant Bhargava, UC Davis
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.

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: Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy, Eggs and Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Ham and Cheddar Scramble with Hash Browns
Pizza: Pesto with Roasted Eggplant
Grill: Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich
Deli: Honey Dijon Ham on Baguette
Carvery: Beef Stroganoff over Egg Noodles
Cultural Cuisines: Taco Salad

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

New Center Explores
Use of Green Technology
By Chang Cai

A UC Berkeley center established last month is working to promote awareness about energy-related issues and practical implementation of alternative energy technology. The Center for Energy and Environmental Innovation aims to bring together students and faculty from different colleges and programs on campus to aid in the commercialization process of alternative energy research. The center pulls faculty from different schools and programs, including the College of Engineering, the Goldman School of Public Policy, Berkeley Lab, and the Energy Biosciences Institute. Full story.

Multi-Level Targeting
In Breast Cancer Cells

Breast cancer cell
The chemical signaling pathways that control the life cycle of cells offer many important targets for researchers hoping to stop tumor growth. Yet the complex nature of these pathways may make it impossible to kill a cell with a single therapeutic bullet, as researchers from UC San Francisco, Berkeley Lab, and other institutions discovered in a study of breast cancer cells. Their findings suggest that molecules used to inhibit the MEK protein can "switch on" another pathway that keeps cancer cells from dying. Their solution is to look elsewhere to see where these pathways intersect. They have uncovered two targets that, when chemically inhibited at the same time, caused apoptosis. Full story.

Lab Scientists Among
Climate Report Authors

The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) announced the release of its third in a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products. This report, “Effects of Climate Change on Energy Production and Use in the United States,” summarizes what is known about potential effects of climate change on energy production and use in the United States and identifies where research could reduce uncertainties about impacts.  The authors of the report include Joe Huang and Mark Levine, with Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Full story.

Research on Carbon
Capture Gets Going

"Without carbon capture and sequestration, we are all toast." Jiang Lin, a scientist with Berkeley Lab’s China Sustainable Energy Program, recently issued that gloomy proclamation, and it's a fitting description of the current situation when it comes to global warming. When asked how the world is responding to the challenge, Lin said not well. "We haven't invested in deep research or spent much money in testing out the scenarios," he said. "There are a lot of uncertainties." Full story.

Radio Program Features
Trees as Biofuel Fodder

Science Today, the University of California radio program on research highlights that is distributed to CBS stations nationwide, features a “Video Spotlight” of Joint Genome scientist Jerry Tuskan. In the broadcast, Tuskin discusses how JGI has laid the groundwork that may lead to the development of trees as an ideal "feedstock" for a new generation of biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol. Go here to view the program.

Check PDAs, Calendar
For Shifted DST Times

Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends one week later this year, on Sunday Nov. 4th.  However, some electronic devices and computers may still be set up for the old DST. Employees should check their Lab Calendar to see if any reoccurring meetings from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4 have shifted by one hour.  SyncML users must reload their devices and can go here for instructions. PDA users should check with their service provider or manufacturer support sites for DST information. For Palm support, go here. Contact the Help Desk (x4357) for further assistance.

Class on Improving
Use of Calendar

The Berkeley Lab Institute will be offering a "Calendar Tips and Tricks" class on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Students will learn shortcuts to make the most of their calendar experience, including the recently added feature that links the Lab with UC Berkeley’s calendar. The class is free to all employees. Go here for more information and to register, or contact Karen Paris (x5122).
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