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Monday, October 6, 2003
Only 5 Days Until the Runaround


8:55 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ALS User’s Meeting
Bldg. 50 auditorium

9 a.m.
EHS 225
Forklift Training
Bldg. 51-201

5 p.m.
Lab Martial Arts Club
Kickboxing/Taekwondo/Karate Classes
Bldg. 71


1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid
Bldg. 48-109

1:30 p.m.
NT Users Group Meeting
50B-4205 Conference Room

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division
Retroviral Insertional Mutagenesis Provides a Roadmap for Characterizing the Cancer Genome
Eddy Rubin
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Market Carvery: Beef Stew with Rice
Fresh Grille: Country Fried Steak Sandwich with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Cheese Enchiladas or Chicken Enchiladas, Rice & Black Beans
Choice of Roasted Lemon & Herb Chicken, Personal Chicken Pot Pie, or Fried Catfish w/Cajun Tartar Sauce, & Two Sides
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.
Full Menu
Open Enrollment is Around the Corner

It’s that time of year, when employees need to start thinking about their health benefits and whether changes should be made. Open Enrollment takes place throughout the month of November, and employees will receive their Open Enrollment Packets in the coming weeks. In the meantime, staff can visit the OP benefits website or contact the Lab’s Benefits Office for information. However, the office will be closed tomorrow and Wednesday while staff there receive Open Enrollment training.

More Than 200 Here
For ALS Users Meeting

For the next three days, more than 200 researchers who use the Advanced Light Source for their work will be discussing advances and applications of the machine at their annual workshop on site. They will also be helping to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ALS in a special "ALS 10-Year Retrospective" session. Berkeley Lab's David Attwood and Jay Marx will chronicle the twists and turns in the ALS's journey from concept through construction. An updated program for the meeting, including a list of the young researchers and highlights speakers, can be seen here.

In the News

Legislation May Hurt UC Lab Bid
By Ian Hoffman

For months, executives of the University of California have anguished publicly over competing to stay at the helm of Los Alamos, the world's first nuclear-weapons laboratory. But as new UC President Robert Dynes made clear last Thursday, the immediate fate of UC's 60-year dynasty in New Mexico won't be decided in Oakland but in Washington — most imminently in political wrangling over a federal spending bill. Full story.

Low-Swirl Combustion
Hits the Marketplace


A new clean-burning combustion technology called ultra-clean low-swirl combustion (UCLSC), developed by Berkeley Lab EETD researcher Robert Cheng, is entering the marketplace after years of research and development. According to the Environmental Energy Technologies Division Newsletter, UCLSC emits 10 to 100 times less nitrogen oxide (NOx) than conventional burners do. This new technology can be scaled for devices as small as home furnaces and boilers and as large as gas-fired power generators. Full story.


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