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4 p.m.
Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST)

Eduardo do Couto e Silva
Bldg. 50A-5132

7 p.m.
UC Berkeley Postdoctoral Assoc.
Non-Academic Career Options
Conan Li
Berdahl Auditorium, Stanley Hall


Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Ballroom Dance

Bldg. 51 Lobby

2 p.m.
Nano Institute
The Chemistry and Design of Molecular Fuel Tanks

Omar Yaghi
180 Tan Hall

2:30 p.m.
Virtual Institute of Microbial Stress and Survival
Characterization of Metabolites with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
Francesco Pingitore
Sudar Auditorium, Potter St.


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

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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.

Better Three-Dimensional
Tissue Models Created


A hot topic in organic chemistry is the development of ways to neatly home in on a particular chemical group and cause a reaction to proceed extremely efficiently under mild conditions. Such highly optimized reactions have been grouped under the term "click chemistry." Click chemistry has all sorts of uses, although few are in biology because the technique relies on toxic metal catalysts. However, Berkeley Lab Molecular Foundry Director Carolyn Bertozzi recently demonstrated copper-free click chemistry in a living system. The technique allows real-time imaging of cell surface molecules that are otherwise impossible to achieve. Full story.

Active-For-Life Program
Starts Up on Monday

Atomic Hippos, Healthy Nuts, Hearts-a-Pumpin’, Losers-R-Winners, Pennachio Group, Rack-Em-Up, Smooth Operators, SPO, Step-It-Up, The Rechargers…these are just a few of the Lab teams joining Active For Life, a fun, 10-week wellness activity starting on Monday. Last year, 230 employees joined. Those who want to join a team or start their own can contact the Health Care Facilitator’s office (x6997) for more information.

Good Nutrition Key
To Life-Long Health

The Health Care Facilitator’s office wants to remind employees that spring is the perfect season to highlight the importance of good eating habits.  Try to keep meals interesting, with a variety of foods, featuring fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free milk products, lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. For example, choose water over soft drinks, top baked potatoes with nonfat yogurt instead of sour cream, and ask for salsa or mustard instead of mayonnaise. Go to here to learn more.


Former Deputy Director
Oddone Elected to AAAS


Pier Oddone, former deputy director of Berkeley Lab and long-time mainstay of the Physics Division, has been elected as a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy research centers. Oddone, who left the Lab in 2004 to direct Fermilab, joins Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Dell Computer founder Michael Dell, former White House Chief of Staff James Baker, filmmakers Ethan and Joel Coen, and blues guitarist B.B. King, among the total of 190 new Fellows and 22 Foreign Honorary Members in the class of 2008. Go here for more information.


Badge Office Closed
Tomorrow for Upgrades

The Badge Office will be closed tomorrow to accommodate the installation of new software. The office will reopen Monday at 1 p.m. New employees or guests who need to be badged should plan around this closure. Questions can be directed to the Site Access Manager (x4855).

Access for Lab Postdocs
To UC Berkeley Services

Thanks to an agreement with UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab postdocs who work with campus faculty are now eligible for expanded campus services, including CalNet usernames and passwords and Cal 1 ID cards.  Postdocs may request the new status from the Lab’s Helpdesk, by following the directions here. Soon, the program will be expanded to cover other Lab employees who collaborate with campus. The expansion will be announced in Today at Berkeley Lab in the coming weeks.

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