The Moffitt Library and Gardner (Main) Stacks will remain open continuously for a 24-hour study hall beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 9 and ending at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 20. The Moffitt Microcomputer Lab and the Free Speech Movement Café will also be open round the clock for that period.
The science and engineering libraries will maintain their normal hours during finals. For current schedules of all libraries on campus, see our Library Hours.
A new open access journal from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Wiley, Earth's Future, has published its first batch of articles. The journal "focuses on the state of the Earth and the prediction of the planet?s future," and it is expected to "help assess the risks and opportunities associated with environmental changes and challenges." Professor Richard Norgaard from the Energy & Resources Group is a member of the Editorial Board.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory announced the launch Monday of bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive"), an online repository for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. Submission, storage, and access are free.
BioRxiv accepts articles in any of 23 life science subject areas, although it is not intended for medical studies or clinical trials. Authors submitting to bioRxiv will assign their article to a subject area and categorize it as New Results, Confirmatory Results, or Contradictory Results. Articles submitted to bioRxiv will not be peer-reviewed, but they will be screened for relevant content.
Preprint servers make research findings available quickly, and allow pre-publication comments to be made on article drafts. Authors can post revised versions of articles; however, once an article is posted to bioRxiv it is assigned a digital object identifier (doi), becomes citable, and so cannot be removed.
BioRxiv is modelled on and is intended to complement arXiv, the preprint server for physics, computer science, and allied disciplines, which has been in existence for more than 20 years and which now contains nearly one million preprints.
Speakers will include:
When: Monday, October 21st 5:00-6:30 pm (followed by a reception)
Where: 210 South Hall (2nd floor), UC Berkeley School of Information
"Porphyrins, phthalocyanines and their numerous analogues and derivatives are materials of tremendous importance in chemistry, materials science, physics, biology and medicine.
They are the red color in blood (heme) and the green in leaves (chlorophyll); they are also excellent ligands that can coordinate with almost every metal in the Periodic Table.
Grounded in natural systems, porphyrins are incredibly versatile and can be modified in many ways; each new modification yields derivatives demonstrated new chemistry, physics and biology, with a vast array of medicinal and technical applications." (Source)
Learn more about porphyrins and their analogues in the Handbook of Porphyrin Science (25 volumes)!