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Today

10 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Noon
Dance Club
Fox Trot Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby


Monday

11 a.m.
EHS 799
Self Assessment Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belegolovsky

Bldg. 70-191

Noon
Dance Club
Fox Trot Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby

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Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash with Two Eggs and Toast
Monday's Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito with Beans
Carvery: Cheesy Turkey Lasagna with Salad and Garlic Bread

Pizza: Three Mushroom with Roasted Garlic and Pesto
Deli: Chicken Club Prestini
Grill: Fish and Chips
Cultural Cuisines: Burrito Bar

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
 
IN THE NEWS


Laser-Detected MRI
A Major Breakthrough
By Bradley Rose

Pines
Berkeley Lab scientist Alex Pines is a leading expert on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the basic technique underlying MRI: nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). MRI and NMR take advantage of the fact that molecules in a magnetic field reveal their environment when zapped with radio waves. The need for a large and powerful magnet and expensive support systems limits MRI's use, however, and this spurred Pines to invent innovative ways of improving the information obtainable from nuclear magnetic resonance while decreasing the size of the magnet. Full story.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Pedestrian Change
Due to Construction

The retaining wall and walkway between buildings 71 and 17 will be replaced. Due to the demolition and replacement of the walkway, vehicle traffic in this construction zone will be limited to 15 mph and the pedestrian walkway will be moved to the opposite side of the road. Parking in this area during construction will be eliminated. Construction will continue through September. For more information, contact David McPherson (x4869) or Brenda Lew (x7239).

Runaround T-Shirt
Design Contest

The Employee Activities Association (EAA) is accepting submissions for this year's Runaround t-shirt design contest. The submission deadline is Sept. 10. Artwork may only be submitted by e-mail as either a JPEG or PDF file, and should be sent to Arabella Schmidt at eaacoordinator@lbl.gov. The selection will be made by Sept. 14. Go here to view pictures of previous t-shirt winners.

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Lab Research Helps
To Detect Malaria


It is now possible to analyze large tissue samples for signs of malaria with much greater detail and accuracy. To do this, scientists at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and Spain's University of Murcia used a macroscope, a technology developed by Biomedical Photometrics Inc., which enables imaging of large tissue samples at a very high resolution, in this case tissue infected with malaria. This "gigantic photoresponse" work began as a collaboration between the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Kyoto University, but now also includes Jiro Itatani, a guest in the Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division, and the U.K.'s Oxford University. Full story.
UC UPDATE


Deadline Extended
For Staff Fellowships

The application deadline for a new University of California staff development initiative has been extended for Berkeley Lab staff to Sept. 7. Details of the program were previously published in the July 30 issue of Today at Berkeley Lab. The Presidential Fellowship Pilot Program features a six-month assignment on special projects in the UC Office of the President (UCOP) and is open to Berkeley Lab exempt staff up to first-level managers and supervisors. Those selected will work two days at UCOP and three days at Berkeley Lab each week from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2008. Approval is required by the applicant’s manager based on operational and business needs. Go here for more information on the program and eligibility requirements, or contact Sherri Harding (x7737).

Committee for Selecting
New UC President Named

The University of California has announced that a special advisory committee has been formed to consider the selection of a new president for the UC system, in the wake of President Dynes’ decision last week to step down as the University’s systemwide leader. In keeping with its bylaws and policies, the UC Board of Regents will undertake a national search for Dynes’ replacement. Go here for more information.

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