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7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Philanthropy Club
Red Cross Blood Drive

Bldg. 2-100B

Director's Office
Helios and CRT Projects Update

Steve Chu and Jim Krupnick
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Dance Club
Fox Trot Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

3:45 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
What's Next for Reactors In the Anticipated “Nuclear Renaissance’

Ning Li, Los Alamos Lab
3105 Etcheverry Hall (campus)

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Exploring the Protein Energy Landscape: Disorder, Dynamics, and Protein Function
Peter Wright, Scripps Institute
105 Stanley Hall (campus)

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
The High-Energy Earth: Gamma-ray Flashes and Electron Beams from Lightning
David Smith, UC Santa Cruz
1 LeConte Hall (campus)


7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Philanthropy Club
Red Cross Blood Drive

Bldg. 2-100B

11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Breaking the Link Between C-C Bond Formation and Substrate Pre-Activation
Keith Fagnou, U. of Ottawa
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

4 p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics
From Whole-Genome Tiling Oligonucleotide Microarrays to a Direct Physical Reader of Single Molecules
Victor Stolc, NASA Ames Research Center
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Colloids, Nanoparticles, and Phospholipids
Steve Granick, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

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Breakfast: Garden Flats Scramble with Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito with Beans
Pizza: Grilled Garlic Lime Shrimp
Grill: BBQ Meatloaf Sandwich with French Fries
Deli: Ham and Swiss with Spinach and Tomato on Toasted Foccacia
Entree: Pasta Bar with Choice of Sauce, Salad and Garlic Bread

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Continuing Resolution
And Effect on Lab Funds

A congressional Continuing Resolution (CR) at the start of FY08 appears to be imminent. While there is some hope that it will be brief, lasting through mid-November, there is a chance it could last three to four months, based on FY07 levels. The Lab’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer will be leading an exercise in the next few weeks to assess the possible impact of a four-month CR at FY07 levels, with funding arriving in monthly increments through January.  It assumes that an Energy and Water Development Bill would be passed and signed by President  Bush sometime during December or January, and that the remainder of the FY08 funding would arrive at the Lab in February.

View Spread Peeks Into Lab’s Obscure Buildings

Mannequin in Bldg. 63 is helping to create healthier offices

Ever wonder what goes on inside some of the Lab’s not-so-familiar buildings? Reporter Ron Kolb and photographer Roy Kaltschmidt entered some of these more obscure locations and found plenty. See their two-page spread (designed by Caitlin Youngquist with the Creative Services Office) in this month’s issue of The View, as well as stories on the 30th annual Runaround on Oct. 19, the world’s smallest piston, and a profile of new Site Access Manager and Purple-Heart award winner Sam Houston. Go here to read the publication, or pick up a copy in the cafeteria or Bldg. 65 bus stop.


Lab Blood Drive
Today, Tomorrow

The Lab’s Philanthropy Club is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive today and tomorrow, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event takes place in Building 2-100B (Health Services). Go here to register. For more information, call x6489 or x4181.


Chu Brown Bag Today
On Helios, CRT Projects

Lab employees can learn more about the Helios Energy Research Facility and the Computational Research and Theory (CRT) Facility at a brown-bag lunch today at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Director Steve Chu and Institutional Assurance Director Jim Krupnick will discuss the importance of the two facilities to the Lab’s research goals, and take questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be served. Go here to learn more about the two proposed facilities.


PUC Approves Funds
For Helios Facility

The Public Utilities Commission last Thursday approved $50 million to pay for research as well as development and demonstration projects related to the California Solar Initiative. Of the total, $10 million will go toward establishing the Helios facility at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab. The PUC also opened a discussion that could lead to the creation of the University of California system's California Institute for Climate Solutions. Full story.

Foundry Part of New Nanotech Initiative

Purdue University's Network for Computational Nanotechnology has received a $18.25 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative with expanded capabilities and services for computer simulations. The project includes partners at UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Norfolk State University, Northwestern University and University of Texas at El Paso. Full story.

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