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Environmental Energy Technologies
Buffer Gas Cooling: A Tool for Trapping Neutral Atoms

Bonna Newman
Bldg. 90-3122

4 p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics
The DNA Damage Response of Hypoxic Cells
Catherine Muller-Staumont
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

5:30 p.m.
Water Resources Center Archives
Desalination, With a Grain of Salt: A California Perspective
Heather Cooley
250 Goldman School


Regulatory Response to Telecom-Video-Data Convergence
Yale Braunstein
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.

Dance Club
Intermediate Cha-Cha-Cha
Bldg. 51 Lobby

Employee Activities Association
Feldenkrais ATM Class with Erika Gasperikova

Bldg. 90-3122

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

Bldg. 70-191

1 to 4:30 p.m.
Benefits Office
Passport to Retirement

George Noceti
Bldg. 2-100B

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6:30 to 10:30 a.m.
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Mon. - Thur: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekends: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tonight on KQED QUEST:
'Beyond Ethanol' at JBEI

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 9, KQED's groundbreaking science series, QUEST, features "Biofuels: Beyond Ethanol," with Jay Keasling, Physical Biosciences Division Director and head of the Joint Bioenergy Institute. The episode examines why the Bay Area is ahead in America's race to create alternative fuels. Berkeley Lab is a consulting partner in QUEST, a multiplatform series that includes TV, radio, the internet, and education. More shows about the Lab are coming soon, as part of the recently launched second season. In the meantime, check out the latest QUEST blog entries by James Gunshinan, EETD, and Kyle Dawson, Physics.

New CO2 Maps Locate
Greenhouse Gas Sources

A new, high-resolution, interactive map provides even greater detail and more frequent updates of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. The maps and system, called Vulcan, show CO2 emissions at more than 100 times more detail than was available before. The Vulcan model examines emissions at local levels on an hourly basis. The three-year project, funded by NASA and the Department of Energy, involved researchers from Purdue University, Colorado State University and Berkeley Lab. Full story.


Somorjai Accepts ACS’s
Highest Award Today

Priestley medal

Gabor Somorjai will today accept the highest award given by the American Chemical Society — the Priestley Award — at the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans. The award is named after Joseph Priestley, who discovered the existence of oxygen in 1774. The medal has been awarded since 1923. Previous Lab recipients include Melvin Calvin (1978), Glenn Seaborg (1979), and Darleane Hoffman (2000). Go here to read Somorjai’s Priestley address.

Life Scientist to Give
‘New Directions’ Talk

Life Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow Mark LaBarge (Bissell Lab) has been selected to present his research at the "Future Leaders, New Directions" symposium. The gathering — part of the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting — seeks to highlight the work of outstanding early-career scientists in cancer research. The symposium takes place April 14 at the AACR annual Meeting in San Diego. Labarge will speak on how "Combinational Microenvironments and Cell-Cell Relationships Regulate Human Mammary Progenitor Cell Fate.”  Go here for more information (scroll down to “Future Leaders, New Directions”).


Dell Computers Now Available on eBuy

Beginning Thursday, Dell computers, peripherals and supplies will be available via eBuy directly from the Anacapa/Dell site, which will replace KST as the institutional supplier for Dell products, including parts sourced from other vendors. Users will have access to the IT Division-supported standard for Windows platforms, which will be customizable online. Users are reminded that Adobe and Microsoft products are available from the IT’s software download site. For more information regarding Dell product offerings on eBuy, visit the IT Help Desk news site.


Get Healthy: Join Lab's
‘Active for Life’ Program

Active for Life is a 10-week program for Lab staff that encourages participants to get more exercise and eat healthier foods on a regular basis. Participants form teams with fellow employees and track their progress by using a point system. Positive behavior, including physical activity, eating fruits and vegetables, and consuming water, will add points. An orientation meeting will be held next Tuesday (April 15) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Call X6997 for more information.


Date, Age Range For ‘Daughters and Sons’ Day

Yesterday’s edition of Today at Berkeley Lab listed the incorrect date for Daughters and Sons to Work Day, and the eligible age range for participants. The event takes place Thursday, April 24, and is open to children ages 9 to 16. Go here to download a registration packet.

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