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Today

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Benefits Office
FITSCo One-on-One Counseling
Bldg. 939-202
Call (800) 642-7131 for appointment

10 a.m.
EHS 26
EH&S for Managers, Supervisors & PI's
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
EHS 20
EH&S for Supervisors
Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Chromatin Boundaries and the Regulation of Gene Expression
Gary Felsenfeld, NIH
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Tomorrow

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Human Resources
Four Roles of Leadership
Bldg. 62-203

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 p.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Noon
EETD
Glass Architecture: Is it Sustainable?
Frederico Butero, Technical Institute of Milan
Bldg. 90-3148

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Morning Editions:
Cheese Omelet with Toast and Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Chili Rubbed Roast Pork with Baked Potato and Vegetables

The Fresh Grille: Reuben with Fries and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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

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SPECIAL EVENT
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Breast Cancer Tumors
Topic of 'Friends' Talk

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Barcellos-Hoff
Berkeley Lab life scientist Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff is the speaker for the next Friends of Science talk on Monday, Feb. 27. Unlike most cancer researchers who ask the question, "How do cells become cancerous?" Barcellos-Hoff asks how tissues become tumors? "It takes a tissue to make a tumor," she says. "Cells don't become tumors without cooperation from the surrounding cells in the tissue. Therefore, to understand cancer is to understand a process that occurs at the tissue level." Her talk begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre (2015 Addison St. in Berkeley). Go here for more information about the lecture and the Friends of Science.
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WORLD OF SCIENCE
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NOVA Program Explores
'Ghostly' Neutrinos

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The Public Broadcasting System's NOVA science program will feature a show tonight on "The Ghost Particle," which explores the 70-year struggle so far to understand the most elusive of all elementary particles, the neutrino. NOVA filmmakers follow scientists into the laboratory, revealing astonishing footage of bizarre experiments. Several initiatives that Berkeley Lab researchers have worked on, including SNO, KamLAND, AMANDA and IceCube, are also mentioned. The program airs locally at 8 p.m. on KQED (check local listings for channel).

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Lab's Health Services
Accreditation Extended

Berkeley Lab Health Services has been notified of a three-year extension of its accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), reflective of achieving the highest quality standards published for occupational health service.  This accreditation follows a multi-year quality improvement process led by Connie Grondona, RN, during which clinic systems were documented and 14 quality improvement studies addressed clinic functions. Clinic staff and programmers managed by Jeff Willer (IT Division) created a new policy and procedure database, which is now being used in other areas of the Lab. "I'm pleased and proud of this achievement, and the contributions of all of my staff," said Peter Lichty, Site Occupational Medical Director.

IT Division Helps CSEE
Upgrade Computer Lab

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The Center for Science and Engineering Education (CSEE), which oversees the Lab's K-12 and college science education outreach, has struggled along with mismatched and out-of-date computers in its lab. But thanks to the efforts of staff in the Information Technology Division, they now have several slightly used but newly refurbished computers. Through the Workstation Standardization and Centralization initiative, nine computers no longer being used by the Operations Division were spruced up and presented to CSEE. The "new" machines feature the latest software and operating systems, and can automatically receive the latest security patches. Estimated cost for new equipment would have been $15,000.
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Partly cloudy.
High: 62 (16 C)
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SECON level 3

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