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Today

10 a.m.
EHS27
Performing an Effective Safety Walkaround

Bldg. 70A-3377

12:15 p.m.
ALS
User Support Building Groundbreaking

Near Bldg. 80, Renner Deck

3:45 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
Sustainable Nuclear Energy System Development and the Current Status of the DUPIC Project
Kee-Chan Song, KAIST, Korea
Shephard Room, Etcheverry Hall (campus)

4 p.m.
Physics
Emerging Applications of Atomic Magnetometers: Fundamental Symmetries to NMR

Micah Ledbetter, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 50A-5132


Tomorrow

10 a.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to EH&S at Berkeley Lab

Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig

Bldg. 70-191

Noon
Dance Club
Practice Session

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Noon
Guest House Groundbreaking
Site West of Building 2

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Mechanistic Studies on Ruthenium Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis
Warren Piers, U. of Calgary
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

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Breakfast: Popeye Omelet served with Fruit Salad
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with Two Eggs
Pizza: Three Mushroom Pizza with Roasted Garlic and Pesto
Grill: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich with Onion Rings
Wild Greens: Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad
Deli: Barbecue Chicken Prestini with Cheddar and Spicy Slaw
Carvery: Beef Stroganoff

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

Lab Nuclear Scientist
Wins 2008 Bonner Prize


Poskanzer
Art Poskanzer, a Distinguished Senior Scientist Emeritus in Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division (NSD) and 41-year Lab veteran, has won the American Physical Society’s 2008 Tom W. Bonner Prize. The award honors “his pioneering role in the experimental studies of flow in relativistic heavy ion collisions.” Awarded by APS’ Division of Nuclear Physics to recognize and encourage outstanding experimental research in nuclear physics, the Bonner Prize includes a $7,500 award and a certificate citing the recipient's contributions. Poskanzer is the second Lab scientist in a row to win. Last year’s winner was NSD physicist Stuart Freedman. For more on Poskanzer, read here.
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IN THE NEWS


Radiation-Resistant
Bacterium Sequenced

Deinococcus geothermalis

A recent study reports the whole-genome sequence of Deinococcus geothermalis, only the second for an extremely radiation- and desiccation-resistant bacterium. The first was for Guinness World Records-holder Deinococcus radiodurans, which for 50 years has been the subject of extensive investigations aimed at solving the mystery of how this microbe and its close relatives survive immense doses of x-rays and gamma-rays. The geothermalis genome sequence was acquired at Joint Genome Institute. Full story.

DOE UPDATE


$30 Million Provided
For Bioenergy Centers

The Department of Energy announced the investment of nearly $30 million to accelerate the start-up of its three new Bioenergy Research Centers. The Centers — including Berkeley Lab’s Joint Bioenergy Institute — bring together multidisciplinary teams of leading scientists to advance research needed to make cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels commercially viable on a national scale. Full story.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS


China Building Material
Reps Visit, Sign MOU

Levine, left, and Yan

A delegation from the China Building Materials Academy (CMBA) participated in a one-day workshop on Monday at Berkeley Lab. The workshop included presentations by CBMA and Lab researchers on a variety of topics related to industrial energy efficiency and building materials. Mark Levine, leader of the Lab’s China Energy Group, and CMBA President Yao Yan signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which the two organizations agreed to explore potential future collaborations on technologies, policies, and programs related to energy efficiency in cement manufacturing.

Flu Clinics to be Held
In October, November

With flu and pneumonia season just around the corner, the Lab’s Health Services Department is offering vaccine clinics to help protect Lab employees. The sessions will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon in Building 26; Thursday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Joint Genome Institute; and on Friday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon in Building 937 (downtown Berkeley). Cost is $10 for the flu vaccine and $35 for pneumonia. An appointment must be made to receive services (x6266). Go here for more information on the flu.

SHARES Campaign
Kicks Off Oct. 19

Berkeley Lab’s annual charitable giving campaign called SHARES — Science for Health, Assistance, Resources, Education and Services — kicks off Oct. 19 at the SHARES Runaround. Visit representatives from several charities at the post-run celebration at the cafeteria during the noon hour. Employees can donate online or by filling out a donation form, which will be mailed to all employees by Oct. 19. The campaign, which runs through Nov. 16, is a convenient way to assist non-profit health and service agencies while supporting the Lab's commitment to the community. Go here for more information. E-mail shares@lbl.gov with any questions.

SPECIAL EVENT




Staff Invited to User Building Groundbreaking Today

All Berkeley Lab employees are invited to attend a 30-minute groundbreaking ceremony at 12:15 p.m. today to officially launch construction of the Advanced Light Source User Support Building. ALS Director Roger Falcone, Lab Deputy Director Graham Fleming, and DOE Office of Science Basic Energy Sciences Associate Director Pat Dehmer are among those speaking and wielding the shovels at the construction site, just west of Building 80 at the Renner Deck. Another groundbreaking is scheduled for tomorrow at noon at the site of the forthcoming Berkeley Lab Guest House, a low-cost accommodation for future Lab guests. Employees are invited to that one, too, just west of Building 2.
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