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

Bldg. 2-100B

10 a.m.
Building Emergency Team Seminar

Bldg. 50 Auditorium

10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electrical Hazards & Mitigations

Bldg. 70A-3377

10 a.m.
Dance Club
Beginning Waltz

Bldg. 51 Lobby

1 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
Designing Multicomponent Nanocrystal Assemblies for Function and Fun

Christopher Murray
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735/739
Bloodborne Pathogens/ Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Using Mouse Genetics to Model Cancer Therapies of the Future
Gerard Evan
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Learning to Love the Error Matrix

Louis Lyons
Bldg. 50A-5132



9 a.m.
Molecular Foundry
Entrepreneur Session of Technology and Inventors Expo
Marc van den Berg
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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

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

Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Environmental Energy Technologies
From Energy-Conscious Buildings to Climate-Sensitive Urban Design

Edna Shaviv
Bldg. 90-3122

Dance Club
Intermediate Swing

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Automating and Optimizing Demand Response (DR) in Commercial Buildings
Mary Ann Piette
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.

Environmental Energy Technologies
ZigBee: The New Frontier for Energy Efficiency
Bob Heile
Bldg. 90-3122

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

Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to EH&S at Berkeley Lab

Bldg. 70A-3377

2 p.m.
Upper Limits and How Neural Networks Work

Louis Lyons
Bldg. 50B-4205

3 p.m.
An Overview of Current Research on Higher Diamondoids, Nanomer-Sized Diamond Molecules
Jeremy Dahl
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Seaborg Center
Studies of Gluconate Complexation With F-Elements in Aqueous Solutions

Zhicheng Zhang
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Breakfast: Country Strata
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Denver Omelet
Salad: Taco Salad
Blue Plate: Shrimp Veggie Stir Fry
Grill: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
Deli: Steak and Onion Panini
Pizza: Smoked Salmon and Creme Fraiche

Breakfast: 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Coffee Bar: 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Gas-Phase MRI Applied
To Microfluidic Catalysis


A research team led by Berkeley Lab’s Alex Pines and including Louis Bouchard and Scott Burt has taken a significant step towards improving the design of future catalysts and catalytic reactors, especially for microfluidic “lab-on-a-chip” devices. Pines and his collaborators have developed a technique in which parahydrogen-polarized gas is used to make an MRI signal strong enough to provide direct visualization of the gas-phase flow of active catalysts in microreactors. This work, the first application of gas-phase MRI to microfluidic catalysis, shows that parahydrogen-enhanced MRI can be used to track gases and liquids in microfluidic devices as well as in the void spaces of a tightly packed catalyst reactor bed. Full story.


Creating a Better World
Through Engineering

Darfur cookstove

The Bay Area is an active region for volunteer engineers looking to reduce global inequities in access to basic amenities. The San Francisco chapter of Engineers Without Borders has joined in the high-profile "Berkeley Darfur Stove" project. The group teamed with Berkeley Lab, including Ashok Gadgil with the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, to help design a stove that burns wood far more efficiently than the open pits used by residents of temporary camps in Darfur, Sudan. Gadgil is one of the world's authorities on developing technical solutions that work in "resource-constrained settings." Full story.


Let Dining Services
Know Your Thoughts

Cal Dining, Berkeley Lab's new food service provider, invites employees to offer their comments on the recent changes at the cafeteria by filling out a brief survey. The information will assist Cal Dining in providing the best possible service and menu to staff. Go here to take the survey.


Expo for Current, Future
Inventors Tomorrow

Researchers interested in learning more about bringing their inventions to the marketplace are invited to attend the “Entrepreneur Session” of the Technology and Inventors Expo at the Lab tomorrow. The session runs from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. Marc van den Berg of VantagePoint Ventures will talk about how potential investors evaluate technology, and engineer Christophe Sevrain will describe how he brought Delphi Medical from zero to nine-figure revenue in 18 months.  Limited seating is available for sessions with Lab Director Steve Chu and others on clean energy and nanotech programs, as well as presentations by the Molecular Foundry and Materials Sciences Division to venture capitalists. For more information, contact the Technology Transfer Department’s Robin Johnston (x5947).

Breast Cancer Retreat
Thursday and Friday

Breast cancer cell

Joe Gray, Associate Lab Director and leader of the UC San Francisco Breast Oncology program, invites the Lab community to attend a retreat on breast cancer research this Thursday and Friday.  The 2008 Breast Oncology Program Retreat will focus on population sciences, experimental therapeutics, computational biology, and epigenetics. A juried poster session will take place on Thursday. The event takes place at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Go here for more information.

School for Health
Physics at Accelerators

Accelerator tunnel
Radiation safety at accelerators around the world is the topic of the 2008 Health Physics Society Professional Development School to be held Thursday through Sunday at the Oakland Marriott City Center. The school's deans include Linnea Wahl, with Berkeley Lab’s Environment, Health and Safety Division, as well as Don Cossairt (Fermilab), and Vashek Vylet (Jefferson Lab). More than 115 participants from the U.S. and abroad are expected to participate. Go here for more information.
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