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11 a.m.
Chemistry Department
Metal Directed and Driven Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Species

Peter Stang
120 Latimer Hall

1 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
Molecular Network Reinforcement of Sol-Gel Glasses

Geraud DuBois
Bldg. 67-3111

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Exploring Atmospheric Chemistry from Space: The Challenge and the Potential
John Burrows
120 Latimer Hall

4 p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics
Genomic Methods for Exploring Morphological Variation and Regeneration in Birds and Mammals
Michael Lovett
Room 149A/B, JGI (Walnut Creek)



Computing to Support Sustainable Economic Development
Tapan Parikh
290 Hearst Mining Bldg.

Dance Club
Intermediate Waltz
Bldg. 51 Lobby

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

Bldg. 70-191

1:30 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users

Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Chemical Engineering
Organic Materials for Thin Film Flexible Electronics
Zhenan Bao
120 Latimer Hall

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March 3-7 Menu

6:30 to 10:30 a.m.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coffee Bar

Mon. - Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Weekends: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Deal Inked on Synthetic
Malaria Treatment


The nonprofit Institute for OneWorld Health in San Francisco, Emeryville's Amyris Biotechnologie,s and the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis have agreed to collaborate on the development of synthetic artemisinin, which is used to treat malaria. If the group is successful, Sanofi-Aventis will commercialize the ingredient to treat up to 200 million of the more than 500 million individuals who contract malaria each year. The technology originated from the labs of Jay Keasling, Berkeley Lab’s Physical Biosciences Division director and co-founder of Amyris. Full story.


Change LDAP Password
Every Six Months

Laboratory RPM policy requires LDAP passwords be changed every six months. This policy applies to all users. To ensure compliance with this policy, the IT Division will begin to notify people with passwords that need to be changed. Go here to change your LDAP password. Previous passwords will not be able to be reused. LDAP passwords are used to access the LETS timekeeping system, e-mail accounts, and the Lab calendar. Go here for more information.


March is National
Kidney Month

The Lab’s Health Care Facilitator’s office would like to remind employees that March is “National Kidney Month.” The kidneys may be small but they perform many vital functions, including the removal of waste products and excess fluid from the body. In the U.S. the two leading causes of kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure. When these two diseases are controlled by treatment, the associated kidney disease can often be prevented or slowed down.  Healthy weight and exercise programs can also help. Go to here to learn more.


Laser Eye Exams Offered
At Lab Every Wednesday

Class 3B and Class 4 laser users who will be at the Lab for more than one month must complete a Lab laser eye exam, which is offered by Health Services on Wednesdays. The exam utilizes a digital camera for retinal photos that eliminates the need for dilating eye drops. Baseline retinal photographs are taken, and additional photos will be taken after suspected eye exposures or at the request of the laser safety officer. Laser users should also receive an eye exam one year after ceasing laser use or at termination of employment. Laser eye exams are performed on Wednesdays by Dr. Bryan Doherty by appointment only. Call Health Services at x6266.

HILAC Accelerator
Demolition Tomorrow

A project is currently underway to demolish and remove the HILAC Accelerator from Building 71. Torch cutting of the Hilac tank and shielding within the building and outdoor lay-down area will begin tomorrow and continue intermittently through the end of April. The cutting will generate smoke that will be captured by filtered local exhaust units. If excessive smoke conditions result, the procedures will be modified to prevent problems for building inhabitants, those near the affected area, or the environment. This work is a planned, controlled operation and the Fire Department is aware of the project. Direct concerns or questions to John Patterson (812-6174) or Jack Heffernan (520-0571).

Management Skills
Program Deadline

The University of California Management Skills Assessment Program — to help supervisors with 1-3 years experience gain more skills — is April 27-May 2. The deadline for applying is March 14. Go here for information on costs and eligibility, or contact Karen Ramorino (x6316).

Discount Tickets
For Arena Football

The San Jose SaberCats, members of the Arena Football League and last year’s champions, are inviting Berkeley Lab employees to their game on Saturday, March 22, for the discounted price of $13 per ticket. To purchase tickets, contact Mike Nieves (408-573-5577). The last day to place orders will be Friday.

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