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Yoga Club
Class with Katie Lewis

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Beginning Tango

Bldg. 51 Lobby


11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Results From the Final Phase of SNO

James Loach
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

12:15 p.m.
Philanthropy Club
Chemo Cap Project: Knitting Loom Class

Lower Cafeteria

4 p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics
Targeting Apoptosis by Chemical Design
Loren Walensky
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Go here for more on the relocation of staff from Bldg. 937 (downtown) to the Hill

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Government Relations head Don Medley, left, Fuerstenau, and UC Berkeley's Michelle Moskowitz

Pelosi’s Energy Staffer
Visits Lab, Tours Foundry

Amy Fuerstenau, energy staff for speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, came to the Lab last Thursday to learn more about the energy research taking place here. After meetings on campus, she toured the Molecular Foundry and heard a presentation on nano-inspired energy solutions.

Biofuel Emissions Topic
Of Campus Talk June 9

Berkeley Lab earth scientists Bill Riley, Margaret Torn and Inez Fung will be among those participating in a public workshop on campus Monday, June 9, on greenhouse gases and emissions associated with biofuels. The daylong meeting in 116 Calvin Lab will be opened at 9 a.m. by Lab chemist and workshop organizer Ron Cohen, and plant bioscientist Chris Somerville, director of the sponsoring Energy Biosciences Institute. A full agenda is here.

To Bargaining Table

University of California officials and representatives of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union jointly announced on Friday that they will be returning to the bargaining table to continue negotiations for new labor contracts for the UC patient care and service workers. Full story.


XPD Structure Gives
Clue to Cancer, Aging

The protein XPD is one component of an essential repair mechanism that maintains the integrity of DNA. XPD is unique, however, in that pinpoint mutations of this single protein are responsible for three different human diseases: in xeroderma pigmentosum, extreme sensitivity to sunlight promotes cancer; Cockayne syndrome involves stunted growth and premature aging; trichothiodystrophy, characterized by brittle hair and scaly skin, is another form of greatly accelerated aging. Now, for the first time, Berkeley Lab researchers have helped solve the essential structure of XPD, giving novel insight into the processes of aging and cancer. Full story.


New System for Handling
Paper Publishing Charges

Research-paper authors who incur publishing charges, including submission fees, page charges, and reprints, will now use a simplified procedure for handling these types of expenses. The Library will no longer handle publishing expenses on behalf of authors. No prior notice to the Library will be required. Authors will now handle these publishing expenses directly through their local administrative support. Go here for more information.

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