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Archives for August 2016

Laleh Coté’s Work at the Lab Highlighted in GradNews

Workforce Development & Education‘s Laleh Coté published a story in GradNews about her career path at Berkeley Lab, starting with her experiences as an intern for Gary Andersen. She is now a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, and received a NSF fellowship to conduct research in STEM education and learning. A message from the Dean of the Graduate Division followed the publication.

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DOE Sponsors Program for Graduate Student Research

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their thesis research at a DOE national lab for three to 12 months. The goal is to prepare graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE/Office of Science mission. Applications are due Nov. 21. More>

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Study Finds Potential New Biomarker for Cancer Patient Prognosis

A new study links the overexpression of 14 genes related to cell division to cancer patients’ prognosis and response to specific treatments. The findings could be used to develop a biomarker used to make more informed decisions about cancer therapy. More>

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Staff Advised to Explore Alternate Commute Options; Carpool FAQ Posted

With increased parking demand and shrinking supply, staff should consider carpooling, Lab shuttles and bicycling as commute options. Go here for information on the Carpool Pilot Program, including guidelines, map, and FAQs. Vehicles in “Carpool Only” spaces must display two parking permits, or risk citation. See parking enforcement and penalties info here (Section D.4).

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Vote for Your Favorite Runaround T-Shirt Design

Employees get to choose the design that will decorate the t-shirts for the 39th annual race. Only one vote per person for one design. Duplicate votes will be deleted. Voting ends on Sept. 23. The winner will be revealed on the day of the race (Oct. 14). Vote here.

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SkyDeck Accelerator Encourages Proposals from Lab Researchers

SkyDeck — which combines Silicon Valley acceleration with University of California resources — gives startups the opportunity to launch and compete with industry leaders. SkyDeck has a large and active network of investors and hosts a Demo Day at the end of each session. To qualify, a team member must have a UCSF, UC Berkeley, or Berkeley Lab affiliation. Applications are due Sept. 23. More>

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Lab Researchers to Speak at Exploratorium ‘Spin’ Event

The science museum’s “After Dark” Thursday night series will focus on “spin” during its Sept. 1 event, which will feature talks by Lab physicists. Carl Haber will discuss digitally mapping old recordings to recover lost sounds at 7:30 p.m., and Robert Cahn will talk on “Spin and the Quantum Rules for Apartment Rentals” at 8:30 p.m., both in the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery. More>

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Wong, Perrodin Are Winners of Lab Tennis Club Tournament

Sherman Wong (Biosciences) and Didier Perrodin (Materials Sciences) emerged victorious at the club’s annual two-day tournament at the Davies Tennis Stadium in Piedmont last week. Second place went to Wladek Walukiewicz (Materials Sciences) and George Michelogiannakis (CRD). Contact Joe Harkins (x7486) for more information on the Lab Tennis Club.

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Traffic Restrictions Affect Commute Along Warring, Derby, and Claremont Ave.

Employees who use the route along the top (east side) of campus (typically from Highway 24 or 13) will be affected by paving work Sept. 6 to Oct. 14. The route will be open one-way inbound (towards campus) in the morning, and at 1 p.m. will revert to outbound until 6 p.m. when two-way traffic will be reinstated. Map>

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Lab to Lead National Magnet Development Program

The future of high-energy physics colliders will require advanced superconducting materials and magnets. The Lab has been chosen to lead a national Magnet Development Program headed by Stephen Gourlay, director of the Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology. Spinoffs of the work are expected to benefit many other fields. More>

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