Today at Berkeley Lab

Botanical Garden Hosts Thursday Concerts This Summer

The shows, which feature a variety of music styles, run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the newly remodeled stage and amphitheater in the garden’s Redwood Grove. Concerts run from June through August. Go here for complete schedule and ticket information.

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New Lawrence Hall of Science Exhibit on ‘Science Fiction, Science Future’

Move objects with your mind, become invisible, learn about teleportation, and even meet a robot or two! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present. Experience hands-on and full-body activities as you discover that teleportation, holograms, and cyborgs are not just science fiction. More>

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Local School Donates $5,000 for Lab Air Pollution Research

Seventh graders at San Francisco’s Brandeis Hillel Day School presented a check to Berkeley Lab Foundation head Ivy Clift to support research by ETA’s Tom McKone. Parents donated the money in lieu of traditional bar and bat mitzvah gifts to teach students about philanthropy. The Lab was among five non-profits to receive a grant, voted on by fellow students.

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‘Big Questions’ Answered at April 29 Science at the Theater

Those who missed the April 29 event in downtown Oakland can catch the presentation of “Five Big Questions,” featuring Judy Campisi on cancer and aging, Kai Vetter on radiation and public safety, Javier Ceja-Navarro on beetles, biofuels, and combustion, Ann Almgren on simulating supernovae, and Shashi Buluswar on his Urban Food Initiative. Go here to watch the video.

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City of Berkeley Ranks # 1 in ‘Most Worker Diversity’

As reported by MarketWatch, a WalletHub survey found Berkeley to have the nation’s most “worker diversity.” The diversity reflects the city’s rare mix of government workers (largely through UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab), private-sector workers, and self-employed, and it’s a factor expected to keep the economy of the area sound. More>

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5 Big Questions Answered at March 23 Science at the Theater

Every discovery and invention starts with a question. From wave energy to dark energy, come see Lab scientists dive into the big questions that drive their research. The event takes place at the Berkeley Repertory Theater from 7 to 9 p.m. Go here for more information and to RSVP.

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Judges Needed for March 21 Alameda County Science Fair

Lab researchers are invited to serve as judges for the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 21, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free parking, breakfast, lunch, and snacks/beverages will be provided. Go here to sign up. For more information, contact Paul Mirkarimi.

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Registration for Lawrence Hall of Science Summer Camps Opens

More than 40 half-day and full-day camps for children aged four to grade 12 offer a flexible schedule to make the perfect experience for campers. Camps run June 15 through August 21. More>

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Lab Volunteers Key to Successful Family Science Night in Richmond

Twenty-four employees from various divisions helped youngsters investigate bubbles, explore green goo, and sift through science at Washington Elementary. School superintendent Bruce Harter expressed hi gratitude for this “small army of enthusiastic Lab volunteers.” Interested in helping out with future event? Contact Ramya Sankar (x7119). More>

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Nuclear Science Day for Girl/Boy Scouts on April 4

The event, now in its fifth year, is hosted by the Nuclear Science Division, Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division, and Workforce Development and Education. Volunteers are sought to assist, and employees with connections to scout troops are encouraged to invite them to sign up. More>

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