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8 a.m.
Environment, Health & Safety
EHS292-NFPA 70E Supplemental Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

Dance Club
Review Lesson for Salsa, Waltz, East & West Coast Swing, Tango
Bevatron Lobby

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Yoga with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
Environment, Health & Safety
EHS276-Fall Protection
Bldg. 70A-3377

2:45 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Power Futures
Charles Forsberg, ORNL
Room 3105 Etcheverry (campus)


9 a.m.
Environment, Health & Safety
EHS 20-ES&H for Supervisors
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble served with warm flour tortilla
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Popeye Omelet served with fruit salad
Carvery: Classic style beef stew

Pizza: Buffalo chicken
Deli: Barbecue chicken prestini with cheddar and spicy slaw
Entree: Oven-roasted turkey breast served with homestyle mashed potatoes
Fresh Grill: Beef quesadillas served with sour cream salsa and guacamole

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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‘Clean’ Burning Device
Passes Fuel Milestone

Cheng views LSI flame
An experimental gas turbine simulator equipped with an ultralow- emissions combustion technology called LSI has been tested successfully using pure hydrogen as a fuel – a milestone that indicates a potential to help eliminate millions of tons of carbon dioxide and thousands of tons of NOx from power plants each year. The technology, developed by Robert Cheng of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, recently won a 2007 R&D 100 award from R&D magazine as one of the top 100 new technologies of the year. The LSI holds great promise for its near-zero emissions of nitrogen oxides, gases that are emitted during the combustion of fuels such as natural gas during the production of electricity. Full story.

Rare ‘Corpse’ Flower
Ready to Bloom

Gardens Director Paul Licht measures Titania
A rare titan arums -- known as the corpse plant -- is expected to bloom any day now at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden just below Berkeley Lab’s Strawberry Gate. “Titania the Titan,” an Amorphophallus titanium, was grown from seeds collected in Sumatra and planted in the garden 12 years ago. This is the first batch to bloom. When the plant blooms, the aroma smells like rotting flesh – hence its unofficial name. One of the largest and most spectacular plants in the world, it is expected to bloom this week and last only about a week. Go here for more information. Admission is $7.

BART, ‘Engineers’ Group
Start ‘Tiny Tickets’ Drive

Engineers Without Borders (EWB), a non-profit agency dedicated to improving living conditions in underdeveloped countries – the Darfur stoves project, started at Berkeley Lab, is one example – has joined with BART transit to begin the “tiny tickets” campaign. “Leftover” BART tickets, those too small to use, can be donated to EWB to support their programs. The Lab’s Hanh Le of the Small Business Office has set up a collection point at the reception desk in Building 937 downtown and at the badge office, Building 65A on the Hill. Go here to read the latest story about the Darfur stoves that appeared in “O” magazine.

Road Behind Foundry,
62, 66 to Be Repaired

Beginning tomorrow, the lower road that runs behind the Molecular Foundry (Building 67) west loading dock and the western portions of Buildings 62 and 66 will be temporarily closed for repairs. The closure should last about one week. Contact Mike Elizalde (x6021) with any concerns.

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