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Today

9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

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

Noon
Dance Club
East Coast Swing
Bldg. 51 Lobby (Bevatron)

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Soft X-ray Studies of the Spin Reorientation in Thin Films
Elisabeth Holub-Krappe
Hahn-Meitner-Institute, Berlin, Germany
Bldg. 6-2202 Conf. Room


Tomorrow

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
Red Wing Shoemobile
Bldg. 51 Parking Lot

1 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS 260 - Basic Electrical Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 70A-3377

5:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Yoga with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions: Cheddar and Bacon Omelette with Fruit
Market Carvery: Pot Roast with Fresh Vegetables

The Fresh Grille: Chicken Patty Sandwich with Fries and Coleslaw
Menutainment: Vegetable Lasagna with Garlic Bread

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

Chen
Frank Chen holds a bottle of quantum dots

Quantum Dots Pose
Minimal Impact to Cells


Nano-sized fluorescent probes that can slip inside living cells and elucidate lifeís most fundamental processes, or track the effectiveness of cancer-fighting drugs, are barely noticed by the cells they enter, according to a team of researchers led by Berkeley Labís Frank Chen. Using a high-throughput gene expression test, the team determined that the probes, which are specially coated quantum dots, only affect 0.2 percent of the human genome. This finding should quell concerns that the mere presence of these promising but potentially toxic sentinels disrupts a cellís function, confounding quantum dotsí ability to accurately track cellular processes or monitor the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals. Full story.
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COMPUTER UPDATE

Test Generated
Unexpected Spam Reports


During the testing of a new spam blocking tool called IronPort, the IT Division inadvertently sent messages containing spam reports to some email users. Many recipients thought the emails looked suspicious and reported them following Lab cyber security guidelines. IT has corrected the reporting problem, and continues to test IronPort's spam-blocking capabilities.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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BLI Offers Comprehensive
Course for Supervisors


The Berkeley Lab Institute (BLI) is offering a comprehensive course for supervisors. The course, Roles and Accountabilities for New Supervisors, will be offered tomorrow from 10:30 a.m. to noon in building 2-100B. The course is a comprehensive overview of what is expected of supervisors and will include time for discussion and questions. Sign up here at Employee Self Service.

Shoemobile Moves
To Bevatron Lot

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The Red Wing Shoemobile, which formerly set up shop regularly in the cafeteria parking lot, is moving to a new location, starting tomorrow. The mobile shoe repair shop will now reside in the parking lot next to the Bevatron. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Softball Scores

Standings after 3 weeks of play (ties are listing in alphabetical order)

Rated X over Hit & Run 16 to 0
Silver & Black over Animals 15 to 8 Ballpark Estimates over SUDZ 10 to 7

1. Silver & Black 4-0
2. Animals 3-1
3. Rated X 3-1
4. Ballpark Estimates 2-2
5. Hit & Run 0-4
5. SUDZ 0-4

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Partly cloudy.
High: 77° (25° C)
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SECON level 3

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