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Tuesday, September 23, 2003
 
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Only 17 Days Until the Runaround


Today

9:10 a.m.
EHS010
Introduction to EH&S
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

1 p.m.
EHS330
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division Seminar
Modeling Cancer and Cancer Genomes
Ronald DePinho, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Tomorrow

8:30 a.m.
EDT
Managing Employee Conduct/Performance
Bldg. 54-130

9:30 a.m.
EHS275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

1 p.m.
EHS274
Confined Space Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

5 p.m.
Lab Martial Arts Club
Kickboxing/Taekwondo/Karate Training
Bldg. 71

 
Cafeteria
 
Market Carvery: Cajun Roasted Turkey with Two Sides
Fresh Grille: Grilled Chicken Salad Melt with Garlic Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
Dinner:
Oregano Cumin Lime Chicken, Italian Marinated Sirloin Steak, or Pesto Salmon with Two Sides
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.
Full Menu
 
Runaround Is Just
Around the Corner

It’s time to start getting in shape for the Lab’s 26th annual Runaround, which takes place Friday, Oct. 10 at noon. The race starts at the Firehouse and finishes up 1.86 miles later at the Cafeteria. There’s no need to register, and participants can enjoy refreshments and entertainment after the completion of the race. Visit the Runaround website for more information.

 
People


NASA Grants for Three
in Atmospheric Sciences

Novakov
Menon
Kirchstetter
Environmental Energy Technologies Division researchers Tica Novakov, Surabi Menon, and Tom Kirchstetter have grants from NASA to fund projects that “contribute to the NASA Earth Science Enterprise’s Multidisciplinary Research in Climate, Chemistry, and Global Modeling.” The research will explore the optical properties of black carbon containing aerosols in the atmosphere, and how mixing state of black carbon with other aerosol constituents alter the single scattering albedo. Novakov will receive $100,000 for one year, Menon, $260,000 over three years, and Kirchstetter, $340,000 over three years.
 

Another 'Young Innovator'
Among the Lab's Ranks

Groves

An article in last Tuesday’s ‘Today at Berkeley Lab,' described materials scientist Peidong Yang’s inclusion in MIT’s Technology Review Top 100 Young Innovators list. He’s not the only Lab researcher on that exclusive list. Also included is physical bioscientist Jay Groves, 32, who uses a variety of new chip-based strategies to dissect the function of living and reconstituted cell membranes down to the molecular level. Go here to read Bob Sanders' UC Berkeley press release on Groves and three other award-winning Lab scientists.

Announcements
 

Talk Explores Media
Coverage of Science

Kestenbaum

What goes on in a journalist’s head? Why do editors write such misleading headlines? Why aren’t there more exciting stories on scientific sub-fields? David Kestenbaum, an escaped physicist who is now a commentator for National Public Radio, will try to answer these mysteries and offer advice on ways to talk to a general audience about science tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Building 50’s auditorium, sponsored by the Nuclear Science Division.

Shoring Up the Hillside

Workers are repairing damage from a small landslide that occurred alongside McMillan Road. Traffic is being diverted through the ALS parking lot while the area is filled with rocks. Construction should be completed by the end of September.

 
 
WEATHER

Morning low clouds.
Highs: low-to-mid-80s.

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SECURITY CONDITION

SECON level 3

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