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Today

9:30 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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

Noon
Dance Club
Waltz Lesson
Bldg. 51 Lobby

1 p.m.
EHS
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 70A-3377


Tomorrow

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

Noon
OCFO/Sponsored Projects Office
Managing NIH Proposals in eRA Commons
Bldg. 54-130

Noon
Environmental Energy Technologies
Curbing Power Hungry Data Centers
Bill Tschudi and Arman Shehabi, Berkeley Lab/ UCB
Bldg. 90-3122

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735, 738, 739
Bloodborne Pathogen/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Bldg. Medical/Biohazardous Waste
70A-3377

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics Divisions
Mapping the Structure and Function of the Brain: Where We Are and Where We Want to be
Arthur Toga, UCLA
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Morning Editions: Denver Omelet with Hash Browns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich with Roasted Potatoes
Market Carvery: Baked Ziti w/Side Salad and Garlic Bread
The Fresh Grille: Grilled Ham and Cheese w/Fries and Cole Slaw
Menutainment: Chicken Dijon w/Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables

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

Regulating the Nuclear
Architecture of the Cell

Karpen
Peng
An organelle called the nucleolus resides deep within the cell nucleus and performs one of the cell's most critical functions: it manufactures ribosomes, the molecular machines that convert the genetic information carried by messenger RNA into proteins that do the work of life. Gary Karpen and Jamy Peng, researchers in Berkeley Labís Life Sciences Division, have now discovered two pathways that regulate the organization of the nucleolus and other features of nuclear architecture, maintaining genome stability in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Their results are published in Nature Cell Biology and are now available online to subscribers. Full story.
POLICY UPDATES

Corrective Action And
Complaint Resolution

Effective immediately, the Laboratory has updated its Corrective Action and Dismissal, and Employee Complaint Resolution policies in RPM §§2.05(C) (Corrective Action and Dismissal) and (D) (Complaint Resolution). The changes are primarily to provide consistency with UC system-wide language in terms of those actions that may be taken to a Step-III hearing. Go here to see the revised Corrective Action and Dismissal policy. Go here to see the revised Employee Complaint Resolution policy. These policies apply to non-represented employees only. Represented employees should contact their union representative or consult their collective bargaining agreement.

Proposed Revision To
Lab Employment Policy


The Laboratory is proposing to revise RPM §2.01 (Employment) in order to clarify and update various policies; eliminate redundancies and outdated procedures; provide additional information on student assistant appointments; and implement visiting researcher appointments. This policy applies to non-represented employees only. Represented employees should contact their union representative or consult their collective bargaining agreement. Go here to view the proposed changes. Comments on this proposed revision may be sent to hrpolicy@lbl.gov or mailstop 90R2121 by Jan. 17, 2007.
IN MEMORIAM

Microscopist Nelson, 46,
At Lab Since í84, Dies

Nelson
Edmund Christian "Chris" Nelson, one of the most experienced microscopists at the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM), passed away unexpectedly last Thursday of an apparent heart attack. He was 46. He joined NCEM in 1984, shortly after the center was first established as a national user facility. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Chris Nelson, a great colleague and friend," said NCEM Director Uli Dahmen. "Chris was the backbone of NCEM, the kind of person that makes LBNL great. He was an awesome microscopist who understood advanced electron microscopes like a test pilot understands a jet plane." Details on funeral services with be forthcoming. Read the full obituary here.
ANNOUNCEMENTS


Holiday Time Reporting Schedule Announced

All weekly time for the week ending Dec. 16 must be entered, released and approved by this Thursday at noon. All monthly time for Dec. 31 must be entered, released and approved by Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. All weekly time for the periods ending Dec. 23, Dec. 30, and Dec. 31 must be entered, released and approved by Jan. 2 at noon. Weekly Late Time entered before the sweep on Jan. 2 will be paid in the regular paycheck on Jan. 5. Go here for information on filling in the Lab Electronic Timekeeping System (LETS).

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Lab Calendars
Available Today

The Berkeley Lab 2007 calendar will be available from Pacific Safety & Supply (PSS) starting today. The calendar features the current month and the prior and subsequent months on each page. The Part no. is Z87LBL7510-64521 and the cost is $3.89 each. To order, log into Ebuy and go to the PSS site. The calendars are added to the shopping list and will be featured on the home page for the next 30 days. For Ebuy help go here.
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