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9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator

Bldg. 70A-3377

Dance Club
Fox Trot
Bldg. 51 Lobby

How Games and Art Might Close the Service Loop

Greg Niemeyer, UC Berkeley
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
X-Ray Dichroism Studies of Multiferroic BiFeO3/Ferromagnet Films
Mikel Barry Holcomb, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202


8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection Fundamentals

Bldg. 70A-3377

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open House
Bldg. 50-4034

1 p.m.
EHS 614
Satellite Accumulation Areas Management

Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Ruthenium, Rhodium and Iridium Complexes of BINAP: Generation of New Catalysts and Their Catalytic Performance for Asymmetric Hydrogenations
Kazushi Mashima, Osaka University
775A Tan Hall (campus)

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Breakfast: Waffles with Strawberries and Bacon
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Lorraine Omelet with Bacon, Swiss and Onions
Pizza: Spinach, Bacon and Blue Cheese
Grill: Monte Christo with Fruit Salad
Cultural Cuisine: Curry Chicken with Basmati Rice
Deli: Roast Beef Prestini with Blue Cheese and Carmelized Onions
Carvery: Roasted Turkey with Two Sides

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Cosmic Blast May Have
Killed Off Megafauna

Wooly mammoths and dozens of other species of megafauna may have become extinct when a disintegrating comet or asteroid exploded over North America with the force of millions of hydrogen bombs, according to research led by Berkeley Lab nuclear scientist Richard Firestone. The blast may have also doomed a mysterious early human culture, known as Clovis people, and triggered a global cool-down that wiped out the plant species that sustained many Ice Age beasts. Full story. Also, the National Geographic Channel will present a program on this research on Sunday, Oct. 7.


Summer Lectures
To Air on UCTV

Berkeley Lab’s 2007 summer lectures will begin airing nationally in October on University of California Television. First up is Bill Collins’ talk on the future of the Earth’s climate on Oct. 1, followed by Terry Hazen’s lecture on bioremediation on Oct. 8. More lectures will air in November. UCTV is available nationwide on Echostar Satellite's DISH Network, channel 9412, and on cable in parts of California. It can be viewed in San Francisco on Comcast channel 75 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily, and in Berkeley on channel 33 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The lectures will also be available online a few weeks after their premiere date. Go here for a schedule of upcoming Berkeley Lab programs, as well as an archive of previous programs.


Renowed Particle Physicist Pief Panofsky Dies

Wolfgang "Pief" Panofsky, professor of physics at Stanford and Director Emeritus of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), died of a heart attack on Monday. He was 88 years old. Panofsky was a renowned particle physics researcher, an accelerator builder and an administrator of basic research. In parallel with his science career, he pursued two other interests of interrelated historical significance: nuclear arms control and international peace and security. In 1945 Panofsky began work as a staff physicist at UC Berkeley’s Radiation Laboratory, which later became Berkeley Lab. Full story.


Paving Project
To Affect Traffic

New asphalt will be installed on the road near Buildings 7, 7C, 52, 53 and 27 tomorrow from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. To accommodate this work, numerous parking stalls will be blocked off, and Sally's Alley will be closed to traffic. Traffic and pedestrian controls will be in use, so drivers and walkers in this area should use caution.

Help Green the Lab;
Turn Computers Off

While Berkeley Lab scientists are on the cutting-edge of energy research, all employees can help make the institution itself more green. According to the state’s Flex Your Power website (and researchers in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division), electronic equipment left in sleep mode overnight will continue to draw power. Staff should plug their computers and printers into a power strip, then in the evening, after powering down equipment, switch off the strip.


ESnet Newsletter
Back in Publication

ESnet News, a quarterly newsletter that highlights the development work and services by ESnet staff, is back. The July-September issue provides an update of the ESnet4 project and efforts to deploy a bandwidth provisioning system and a set of network monitoring software. Read about the two recent network requirement workshops ESnet staff organized for scientists in the Basic Energy Sciences and Biological and Environmental Research programs within the Office of Science. The newsletter is available here.


Reminder on Licensing
Income Distribution

It continues to be the policy of Berkeley Lab that employees (and others who assign to UC their rights to intellectual property through Berkeley Lab) receive a share of net licensing income. Go here to read the entire policy.
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