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10 a.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety

Bldg. 48-109

1 p.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR

Bldg. 48-109

1:30 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users

Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
New Bottom Baryons at CDF
Dmitry Litvintsev, Fermilab
Bldg. 50A-5132

4 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
A Compact Millimeter Wave/THz Source Based on Field Emission Cathodes

Ming-Chieh Lin, Fu Jen Catholic U.
3117 Etcheverry Hall (campus)


10:30 a.m.
Seaborg Center
Actinide Separations Chemistry at IGCAR

P.R.Vasudeva Rao,Dept. of Atomic Energy, India
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
Nano Institute
Inorganic Nanowires for Energy Sciences and Nanoelectronics
Yi Cui, Stanford U.
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

2 p.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Chemical Approaches to Understanding Copper and Peroxide Biology in the Brain
Christopher Chang, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 120 Latimer Hall (campus)

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Breakfast: Popeye Omelet with Fruit Salad
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash with Eggs and Toast
Pizza: Fresh Pineapple and Ham
Grill: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich with Onion Rings
Wild Greens: Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad
Deli: Sicilian Combo Prestini
Carvery: Hungarian Goulash

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Hydrogen is Real,
But Not for 50 Years

John Melo, CEO of alternative fuel (and medicine) maker Amyris Technologies, told an audience at the GoingGreen conference that when he worked at BP two years ago, he was part of a project to determine if hydrogen made sense as an auto fuel. The answer was yes, 50 years from now. In the meantime, there will be a biofuel boom. Amyris specializes in synthetic biology, which involves mimicking biological processes for breaking down plant matter into sugars and fuel in labs. The company grew out of research conducted by Berkeley Lab physical bioscientist Jay Keasling. It has developed a malaria drug and is now working on fuels.
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Lab Employees Invited
To Take Training Survey

The Lab’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer is conducting a survey to assess the financial training needs of employees. The results of this survey will be used to help refine the office’s training plan and prioritize resource allocations. The password to answer this anonymous survey is “training.” Go here to take the five-minute survey. The survey will close on Friday, Sept. 28. Contact Angela White (x7873) for more information on the survey.


Chu Among Experts
At Climate Conference

Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu will be the closing keynote speaker at a one-day conference in San Francisco today on the international challenges of combating global warming. "Climate Change and Global Politics," a presentation of the World Affairs Council of San Francisco, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the UC San Francisco-Mission Bay Conference Center. UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau is also on the agenda, at a 2 p.m. panel discussion on "Market Solutions and Problem Solving: What Can Businesses and Investors Do?" Chu will speak at 4:30 p.m. Read more about the conference here.

Life Scientist Gray
On Advisory Board


Joe Gray, associate Lab director and Life Sciences Division director, was recently selected to sit on the scientific advisory board of Cepheid, an on-demand molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures, and markets fully integrated systems for genetic analysis in the clinical, industrial and bio-threat markets.
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New Website on U.S. Role at World's Largest Collider

LHC magnet
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science yesterday launched a new website to tell the story of the U.S. role in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator that will begin operating near Geneva, Switzerland, next year. Hundreds of physicists, engineers and students from the United States — including Berkeley Lab researchers who are working on the LHC’s ATLAS detector — are joining with colleagues from around the globe in the largest and most complex scientific experiments ever built.  The LHC experiments will address some of the most fundamental mysteries of the universe. Full story.

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