Lab Director Mike Witherell provided a welcome message, along with Associate Lab Director Jay Keasling, Lambda Alliance’s Executive Sponsor. The event was also the launch of Berkeley Lab’s Workplace Gender Transition Guidelines for transgender employees, which is considered a best practice among major companies. More>
Materials discoveries are typically driven by their potential for industrial and commercial applications. In a new Perspective article, Nils Zimmermann and Maciej Haranczyk unravel trends in zeolite discoveries. They find that current efforts in the field look similar to past trends that were little effective in establishing new mature technologies. More>
A briefing on the Integrative Genomics Building, the impacts on parking, commute options, the recent commute survey, and work by the Vehicle Access and Alternative Transportation Advisory Group (VAATAG) was presented. Video>
Effective Friday, July 1, the Lab’s security will be provided by Universal Protection Services. This change will result in a higher level of service as patrol officers will now hold certification as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Universal will staff a 24/7/365 operations center that will answer the Lab’s incident reporting line (x6999) in addition to providing traditional services.
Bruzzone recently passed away at the age of 83. He worked at the Lab from 1958 to 1995, serving as the technical supervisor of the Labor Shop in Facilities. He spent many years supporting the infrastructure of the Bevatron. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 30 at 9:45 a.m. at the Christ the King Parish in Pleasant Hill, followed by a reception.
As part of their 2016 Pride Month events, the Lambda Alliance is hosting a screening of the movie “The Danish Girl” today in the Building 50 Auditorium at 11:30 AM. An encore screening will take place in the Building 66 Auditorium on Wednesday, June 29th at 11:30 AM. More>