* Blunting the Blow of a Major Quake: Researchers explain the base isolation technology used for the Hearst Memorial Mining Building. First floor, east side stairs, 2-4 p.m.
* Lawson Adit: See the entrance of a shaft - now closed - that was actually used in the past by UC Berkeley engineering students to study mining techniques.
* New Materials for a New Millennium: Ronald Gronsky, professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, discusses the innovative research that will take place in the building. Homestake Mining Auditorium, 2:30-3 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m.
* If Walls Could Talk: Brendan Kelly, senior associate with NBBJ Architects, discusses the design of the building. Homestake Mining Auditorium, 3-3:30 p.m. and 4-4:30 p.m.
* Sensing Our Environment Through Smart Dust: Professors Kris Pister and Paul Wright demonstrate how a network of cheap, tiny sensors can exchange information about temperature, body movement or power usage, and help firefighters navigate their way through smoke-filled buildings. Room 290, 2-4 p.m.
* Tele-Actor Project: Associate Professor Ken Goldberg allows guests to collectively guide the movements of a "remote" human equipped with cameras and microphones that are connected to a wireless digital network. Room 290, 2-4 p.m.
A press release about the reopening of the Hearst mining building is available here.