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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

1:30 p.m.
Computational Research
Superlink-Online: A Large-Scale Distributed System for Genetic Linkage Analysis
Mark Silberstein, Technion, Israel
Bldg. 50B-4205

2:30 p.m.
Virtual Institute of Microbial Stress and Survival
Functional Genomics Techniques Applied in Model (and Not So Model) Microbes
Gareth Butland
Bldg. 977-120, Potter Street

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Teaching Old Polyolefins New Tricks with Modern Catalysts
James Stevens, Dow Chemical
120 Latimer Hall (campus)


Monday

Noon
Environmental Energy Technologies
Challenges of Energy Simulation for Sustainable Buildings

Tianzhen Hong, Architectural Energy Corporation
Bldg. 90-3122

Noon
Dance Club
Fox Trot Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

3:45 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Applications in the Oil Industry

Brad Roscoe, Schlumberger- Doll Research
3105 Etcheverry Hall (campus)

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Breakfast: Breakfast Muffaletta
Monday's Breakfast: Roasted Veggie and Swiss Omelet with Hash Browns
Pizza: Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil
Grill: Fish Tacos
Cultural Cuisines: Burrito Bar
Deli: Turkey and Smoked Mozzarella with Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade
Carvery: Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

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


How to Alleviate
Junk Mail Pollution

Koomey

In a editorial that appeared in yesterday’s Wall St. Journal, Berkeley Lab environmental energy technologist Jonathan Koomey and two other academicians discuss the challenge of stemming spam e-mail, which they say costs the global economy an estimated $50 billion each year. While major e-mail providers have come up with a couple solutions — user authentication and sender bonds — these systems are unavailable to most users, mainly because they are not clamoring for providers to install them. Koomey and the other authors advocate a hybrid system that would allow users to choose their preferred system. Full editorial.

Did Baptistina Asteroid
Kill the Dinosaurs?

The departure of dinosaurs around 65 million years ago was a mystery until about 30 years ago, when Luis Alvarez, a Berkeley Lab Nobel-prize-winning physicist, and his son Walter found that an object from space smashed into the Earth and spread debris in the form of a rare element called iridium. A research team announced yesterday that they traced the impact to an asteroid named Baptistina. Berkeley Lab physicist Richard Muller called the team's work "a nice piece of solid modeling work," but suggested another candidate for dinosaur-killer quite apart from asteroids. Full story.

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SPECIAL EVENT


Gruber Prize Award
Bestowed at Ceremony

From l-r, Goldbhaber, Perlmutter, Kim, Renald Pain, and Nugent

The 2007 Gruber Prize in Cosmology will be awarded in a ceremony in Cambridge, England today, with Saul Perlmutter on hand to accept on behalf of himself and the team members of the Supernova Cosmology Project, who share the four-way award with Brian Schmidt and the members of the High-Z Supernova Search team for their mutual discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe. Seven Supernova Cosmology Project team members are currently on staff or guests at Berkeley Lab, including Greg Aldering, Gerson Goldhaber, Don Groom, Alex Kim, Peter Nugent, and Carl Pennypacker. Read more about the Gruber Prize here.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE


Traffic, Pedestrian
Changes Near Z Lot

Construction is scheduled to start today to replace a natural gas pipeline under the Z parking lot near the cafeteria.  To accommodate this work, the entire lot will be closed, parking along the road above the lot will be prohibited, and the road near the lot will be closed this weekend and next. Next week, flag persons will control two-way traffic flow. A path along the parking lot and nearby stairs leading to the road will be provided for pedestrians. All are asked to use caution when traversing this area, either by vehicle or on foot.

ANNOUNCEMENT




Championship Games End Lab Softball Season

The Lab’s softball league held its playoff games late last month and Rated X emerged as the champion for 2007. In first-round action, Ballpark Estimates beat Silver and Black (15-9) and Rated X bested Sudz (10-9). This set up a tight championship game between Rated X and Ballpark Estimates, with the X’ers winning by one run (8-7).

 
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