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Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

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


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

Bldg. 2-100B

Environmental Energy Technologies
What Are the Very Best Climate Solutions for the Bay Area?

Bruce Riordan
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
EHS 256
LockOut/TagOut Verification
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences and Genomics
Maintaining Genomic Integrity Through Chromosome Double-Strand Break Repair: Importance for Development, Meiosis, and Cancer Suppression

Maria Jasin
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Hard QCD: From the Tevatron to the LHC

Keith Ellis
Bldg. 50A-5132

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March 24-39 Menu

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

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.

Fly Research Bearing New
Fruit in Battling Disease

Most people think of fruit flies as annoying little pests zipping around bananas or grapes on the kitchen counter. But to biologists, they're diamonds on the wing. And the field is undergoing a revival, attracting thousands of researchers who ground out almost 16,000 scientific papers in the last five years. "We are in a renaissance period," said Susan Celniker, a life scientist at Berkeley. "We now have fly models for all types of human diseases." Full story.

Data Center Efficiency
Tool on Cusp of Release

The Department of Energy (DOE) has been at work developing DC Pro, a tool that enables managers to determine levels of data center energy efficiency and provides recommendations for improvement. Working with other governmental groups and data center companies, the DOE expects a beta version of the tool in May, with the first generally available version out in September. DC Pro combines the work of DOE's Save Energy Now program, Berkeley Lab, and data center companies. Full story.


Next Lab Blood Drive
Takes Place Tomorrow

Berkeley Lab’s Philanthropy Club will be hosting a blood drive tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked near the Cafeteria that day. Go here to make an online appointment. For more information, contact Heather Pinto (x4181).


Lax Security on Energy Websites; Lab Fares Well

Department of Energy websites suffered 60 security incidents on public servers in the past three years, with some 22 incidents occurring in the past year, according to a recent Inspector General report. The report found that some of the national labs have taken proactive steps toward securing their websites. The Inspector General praised Oak Ridge, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Berkeley Lab for implementing web applications that detect possible vulnerabilities. Full story.


Women Science Group
Meeting on Thursday

The East Bay Association for Women in Science presents a light dinner and panel about Careers in Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs featuring three women working in this field: Peih Chiang, Gladys Ingle and Miki Yamamoto (formerly of Berkeley Lab) on Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Novartis in Emeryville. Scientists and science enthusiasts of both genders are welcome. Meetings are free and open to non-AWIS members. Go here for more information.

Electrical Switching
Today at 11 a.m.

At approximately 11 a.m. today, the Facilities Division will be performing 12kV switching. The switching should be transparent and no power interruptions are expected, but staff are advised to take all precautions to protect personnel and property. A public announcement will proceed the switching.

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