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Friday, July 8, 2005
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Today

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
EETD
What's Up with the California Commissioning Collaborative?
Kristin Heinemeier, Portland Energy Conservation
Bldg. 90-3148


Monday

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
EETD
Environmentally Oriented Design and Assessment of Chemical Technology
Konrad Hungerbuehler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Bldg. 90-3148

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CAFETERIA


Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Monday's Breakfast: Sausage and Eggs with Toast and Hashbrowns
Market Carvery: Eggplant Parmesan
The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Fries

Menutainment: Viva El Burrito

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Lab Wins Three
R&D 100 Awards


Berkeley Lab scientists have garnered three R&D 100 Awards, R&D Magazine's picks for the 100 most technologically significant new products of 2005. The inventions include a system for patterning and monitoring networks of growing neurons, an optical sound restoration process, and an analysis that provides fast, inexpensive, accurate measurement and counting of individual lipoprotein particles to assess the risk of coronary artery disease. This is the first time since 1992 that Berkeley Lab has captured three of the prestigious awards in a single year, bringing the Lab's total of these "Oscars of Invention" to 37. Full story.

WORLD OF SCIENCE


Cal Chancellor Sparks
Young Minds in Class
By Michelle Maitre

Birgeneau

The students' "Supah Physics To Da Max" readers sat untouched on their desks as the guest lecturer explained that, at the most basic structural level, human eyeballs are no different than Jell-O. "That's cool," one student whispered to his neighbor. And just like that, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau hit the jackpot, potentially igniting a fascination that could launch a youngster to explore the mysteries of science. Birgeneau made a rare return to the classroom last week, where he spent an hour teaching physics to 15 high school students in an Upward Bound Math and Science summer outreach program on campus. Full story.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Bell
Next Summer Lecture: Computing Combustion

Understanding combustion is one of society's challenges for advancing a variety of technological and industrial fields. John Bell, Berkeley Lab senior staff mathematician and group leader for the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering, is among the leaders in developing and applying advanced computational methods to solve this large-scale problem. In the next installment of the 2005 Summer Lecture Series next Wednesday at noon, Bell will explain the role that computation plays in deciphering the mysteries of combustion. All employees and guests are invited to bring their lunches to the Building 50 Auditorium presentation.

ANNOUNCEMENT


View Adjusts Schedule For Summer Months

The summer publication schedule for The View, Berkeley Lab's bimonthly tabloid newspaper, will include only one issue each in July, August and September. The issue dates, with submission due dates for "Flea Market" in parentheses, are: Friday, July 22 (Thursday, July 14); Friday, August 19 (Thursday, August 11), and Friday, September 16 (Thursday, September 8). The View will resume its every-two-weeks schedule beginning October 7.


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