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Today

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
EHS
Red Wing Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

9:30 a.m.
ALS
Molecular Photoionization Dynamics: Complex Systems and New Opportunities (Part 2 of 2)
Erwin Poliakoff, Louisiana State U.
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
NCEM
Experimental Observations of Nanoscale Deformation and Fracture Mechanisms
Kevin Hemker
Bldg. 72-201

4 p.m.
Physics
The Electroweak, the Strong and the Unknown
Beate Heinemann, U. of Liverpool
Bldg. 50A-5132

Tomorrow

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Microfluidic Biotechnology
Tom Soh, UC Santa Barbara
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

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Morning Editions:
Banana Pancakes with Eggs and Small Dispenser Juice
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Carved Tenderloin of Beef with Roasted Potatoes

The Fresh Grille: Pizza Burger with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Sweet and Sour Chicken over Rice

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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IN THE NEWS
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Scientists Converge For
Homestake Workshop

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Homestake mine
Nearly 140 researchers, including more than a dozen from Berkeley Lab, attended a recent workshop in Lead, SD, to discuss the nearby Homestake Laboratory, a proposed underground multipurpose scientific facility. Among the topics were proposals for research in the facility, which will be constructed 4,850 feet underground. Now abandoned, the Homestake mine was the site of the single largest gold deposit ever found in the Western Hemisphere. Go here to read a story on the workshop that appeared in the Black Hills Pioneer.
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UC UPDATE
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Revised Policies Aid
Academic Families


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As part of its ongoing efforts to provide effective family accommodation policies for academic appointees, the University of California has revised key components in its personnel policies that cover work and family issues. Among the changes are increased reduced-duty time for birth mothers, clearer explanation of flexible-time options to accommodate family needs, and clarification on how academic appointees shall not be arbitrarily disadvantaged in their promotion, advancement or compensation because they have elected to take a childbearing or parental leave, or chosen to defer a personnel review. Go here to view the Academic Personnel Manual.
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PEOPLE
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Lab Materials Scientist Is
President-Elect of Society

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O'Keefe
Members of the Microscopy Society of America have elected Berkeley Lab materials scientist Michael O'Keefe as its president-elect. He will take office in 2007. O'Keefe's work with computer processing of through-focus images contributed to the record-breaking resolution of the National Center for Electron Microscopy's One-Angstrom Microscope and its ability to distinguish light atoms like nitrogen or lithium in the neighborhood of heavier atoms like gallium or cobalt within the crystal lattice. He is currently spending a year at the Department of Energy's headquarters in Washington D.C.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Quiz Yourself on Disposal
Of Used Bulbs, Tubes


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Question: How do you properly dispose of burned-out fluorescent light tubes or bulbs? 1) throw it in the trash 2) toss it in your satellite accumulation area (SAA) 3) stash it in a drawer 4) mail it to Facilities or 5) call the Work Request Center for a free pickup? If you picked '5,' you are correct. Fluorescent bulbs and tubes contain mercury, a waste that is regulated in California and must be disposed of safely. Call the Work Request Center (x6274) if you have bulbs or tubes that need to be picked up. Go here to learn more.
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Partly cloudy.
High: 56 (13 C)
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SECON level 3

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