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Today

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
Red Wing Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 26-115

9 a.m.
EHS348
Chemical Hygiene & Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Chemistry Graduate Research Seminar
Jordan Rose Figura, with Judith Klinman
Unraveling the Mechanism of PqqC
and
Erica Wilson, with Dirk Trauner
Synthetic Efforts Toward Inhibitors as Tools to Study Protein Interactions
Pitzer Aud., 120 Latimer Hall

1 p.m.
EHS231
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Materials Sciences
Probing Electric Fields at the Ionic Liquid-Electrode Interface Using Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry
Steve Baldelli, U. of Houston
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

5:30 p.m.
Employee Activities Association
Yoga with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

Tomorrow

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 937-104

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
CSR Calculation by Paraxial Approximation
Tomonori Agoh, KEK
Bldg. 71-264

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
EHS
Manual Material Handling Safety Fair
Cafeteria

Noon
Employee Activities Association
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Polymeric Strain Infrared Sensor Inspired by the Fire-Loving Beetle Melanophila acuminata
Mike Mueller, UC Berkeley
390 Hearst Memorial Mining Bldg. (campus)

2 p.m
Life Sciences, Integrative Cancer Biology
Inheritance of Loss: Human Cancer Genome Project; Genetics of Loss and Gain in Copy Numbers
Bud Mishra, Courant Institute, & NYU School of Medicine
Berkeley West Biocenter, Room 120

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Morning Editions:
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burrito with Potatoes and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Chicken with Artichoke and Sundried Tomatoes

The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Fries
Menutainment: Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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New 75th Anniversary
Web Site Now Online

A new website dedicated to Berkeley Lab’s 75th anniversary is now up and running. The site serves as a single point of entry for information about the Lab’s rich scientific legacy, as well as the many activities planned to celebrate its 75 years of achievement. Included on the site is the View series offering a historical perspective, dates for the 75th anniversary summer lecture series, a calendar of events, and a list of “[email protected]” — 75 achievements in the Lab’s history. As the year progresses, events and activities will be added and updated. The link for the website, which was designed by the Creative Services Office, can be found on the homepage. To view it now, go here.
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DOE NEWS
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Orbach (left), Bodman at Science Bowl

Even Critics Applaud
Bodman’s Research Push
By Eli Kintisch

Samuel Bodman relishes a challenge. Even before President George W. Bush nominated him in late 2004 to be Secretary of Energy, the chemical engineer and former CEO of the Cabot chemical giant in Boston, MA, had decided that the government was underfunding "math, chemistry, physics, and engineering." But the Administration's 2006 budget request that he inherited called for a 3 percent cut in the DOE's $3.6 billion Office of Science, the primary federal backer of fundamental physics. Bodman gamely defended that request as in line with "the president's deficit-reduction goals." But back at the department's fortresslike headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C., he set out not only to reverse the cuts in DOE's basic science but also to lobby the White House for new applied energy efforts. Full story.
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WORLD OF SCIENCE
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UC Botanical Garden Book
Sprouts Math Fun for Kids


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"Math in the Garden," a new book produced by the University of California Botanical Garden and the Lawrence Hall of Science, provides novel, fun techniques to teach and learn mathematical skills and reasoning. The colorfully illustrated book features 36 informal, hands-on activities that virtually anyone can try with youngsters in the open air of the garden. The exercises are aimed at children ages 5 through 13 and are closely linked to state and national mathematics standards. "Math in the Garden" guides adults step by step with easy-to-follow instructions and simple math background. Full story.
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SPECIAL EVENT
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Manual Material Handling
Safety Fair Tomorrow

Berkeley Lab employees who occasionally or routinely move heavy objects will benefit from information at tomorrow’s Manual Material Handling Safety Fair at the cafeteria. This first-time event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall and is co-sponsored by the Environment, Health and Safety Division and the Workers-Observing- Workers Safety Committee in the Facilities Division. The fair will feature information on material handling, help with stretching and strengthening exercises, complementary chair massages, games, gifts and more. For more information, contact Jeffrey Chung (x5818) or Janice Sexson (x5175).
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IN THE NEWS

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Sun Microsystems Banks
On Energy Efficiency

By Celeste LeCompte

Alan Meier
Sun server farm at Berkeley Lab

When times were good in the dot-com era, they were very good for Sun Microsystems. But those days were numbered, and when venture capital ran out, many of Sun's customers folded. Now, the company is gearing up to stage a comeback, and CEO Scott McNealy says the key is the company's new Eco-Responsibility Initiative, which includes improving the efficiency of server technology. Berkeley Lab has been among those sites to have undertaken projects with industry partners to help minimize data center energy use through design innovations. Full story.
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UC Appoints Interim
Livermore Lab Director


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Miller
The University of California yesterday announced the appointment of George H. Miller, an employee of the university for 34 years, a nuclear weapons and national security expert, and a leader in large facilities management, as interim director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Miller will take office immediately and is expected to serve through the remainder of the university's current contract to manage Livermore Lab, through Sept. 30, 2007. Miller replaces Michael Anastasio, who is now head of the Los Alamos National Security LLC, which was recently awarded the contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory. Full story.
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60% chance of rain.
High: 58° (14° C)
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SECON level 3

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