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11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Cycloalkadienes in the Synthesis of Natural Products
Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley
120 Latimer Hall

11 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety EHS62-WorkSmart Ergonomics
Bldg. 70A-3377

University of California
UC Women's Forum on Staff Career Development
Associate President Linda Williams, UC Office of the President
Bldg. 50 auditorium

12:30 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
A New Element Strategy in Nuclear Fuel Cycle? Toward Utilization and Reduction of Radioactive Wastes
Masaki Ozawa, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
237 Cory Hall

1:15 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety EHS735/739-Bloodborne Pathogen/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety EHS345-Chemical Hygiene for Facilities
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics Divisions
Dedicated PET/CT Scanners for Imaging the Breast
Ramsey Badawi, UC Davis
Bldg. 66 auditorium

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Calculating Electron Excitation by Ions Moving Through Insulators: Non-Adiabaticity in Radiation Damage
Emilio Artacho, Cambridge University
120 Latimer Hall

4 p.m.
Nuclear Science Division
Neutrinos: Results and Future
Boris Kayser, Fermilab
Bldg. 50A-5132

4 p.m.
Mobile Communications: New Directions in Blue Sky Research
Joseph McGeehan, Toshiba Europe
290 Hearst Mining Building


9 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS530-Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

10 a.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS256-LockOut/TagOut Verfication
Bldg. 70A-3377

Dance Club
Dance Lesson Practice for Fox Trot
Bldg. 51 Bevatron Lobby

If Telecommunication is Such a Good Substitute for Travel, Why does Congestion Continue to Get Worse?
Patricia Mokhtarian, UC Davis
290 HMMB, UC Berkeley campus

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Substrate-induced band gap opening in epitaxial graphene
Shuyun Zhou, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202

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Breakfast: Roasted Veggie and Swiss Omelet with Toast and Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Ham & Cheddar Scramble with Hash Browns
Carvery: Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Pizza: Pesto Pizza with Roasted Eggplant
Deli: Honey Dijon Ham Prestini on Baguette
Cultural Cuisine: Taco Tuesday
Grill: Sweet Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions

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

Veteran LHS Educator
To Head Lab’s Center

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Susan Brady, who spent 15 years as a top administrator and educator at the Lawrence Hall of Science, has been chosen to succeed Rollie Otto as Head of Berkeley Lab’s Center for Science and Engineering Education. Brady was most recently Director of Education for the New York Academy of Sciences and spent five years after her LHS tenure as Director of Education Programs for the Merck Institute for Science Education. She has a B.S. in biological sciences from UCLA, and a PhD in Botany from UC Berkeley. Otto retired last fall as CSEE’s first full-time director.


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Want a Water Study?
Dig Deep...for Funds

By Marc Benjamin

How much water is there below Fresno County's Sierra foothills? How much development can that water support? Scientists hope to find the answers by creating a three-dimensional computer map of the water trapped in rock fissures and underground pools. All they need is money. Since last year, scientists from Berkeley Lab have been in the Auberry area three or four times to evaluate potential project sites for the foothill water study, said Hu-Shu Wu, a Berkeley Lab staff scientist involved in the effort. Most recently, they were in the foothills this summer. Full story.


Women-in-Science Event
To Feature Bissell Talk

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The East Bay Association for Women in Science presents a light dinner and talk by breast cancer researcher Mina Bissell, Ph.D., Distinguished Scientist in the Life Sciences Division, on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Novartis in Emeryville. Scientists and science enthusiasts, men and women, are welcome. Meetings are free and open to non-AWIS members. Go here for more information and directions.

Test Ground Circuit Interrupters Monthly

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Employees should test all Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) receptacles in their lab and office areas (and at home) monthly by pressing the test button. Perform this test immediately on any receptacle that has not been tested in the past month. If the GFCI is functioning properly, the reset button will pop out with a click, and power will be removed from the receptacle (check this by plugging in a small lamp). If this does not occur, do not use the receptacle and notify the Facilities Work Request Center. If a GFCI problem is detected at home, call a qualified electrician. Go here for more information.

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Can Fuel Economy, Car Safety Co-Exist?
By Mark Alpert

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For years, the automobile industry has argued that congressional attempts to make cars and trucks more fuel-efficient would compromise passenger safety. As Congress considers an energy bill that would set regulations to further boost fuel economy standards, transportation experts debate the impact on safety. Tom Wenzel, a transportation scientist at Berkeley Lab, says the safety impact would depend on whether the regulations alleviate the present mismatch between cars and light trucks. According to Wenzel, the lower standard for trucks has fostered a proliferation of behemoth SUVs and pickups that cause thousands of deaths every year when they plow into cars. Full story.

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