The Berkeley Symphony concert “Program IV: Remembrance” takes place Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Lab staff can get a special rate of $20 for side and rear orchestra seats (use code LAB20). Go here to purchase tickets. For assistance call (510) 841-2800, ext. 1. This offer is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association.
The Institute for STEM Education is seeking volunteers for its annual Career Awareness Day on April 27. This event allows high school students from Berkeley, Emeryville, Richmond, and Oakland to interact with local businesses, organizations, and government institutions through site tours, a networking lunch with STEM professionals, and exhibitor tabling. More>
Members of the Lab’s Community Advisory Group toured the Hazardous Waste Handling Facility, Wang Hall, Advanced Light Source, Old Town Demolition project, and the IGB construction site. CAG is a forum of community members for discussion about Lab initiatives and activities that impact the community.
The City of Berkeley is hosting an emergency preparedness fair for its residents. The event includes activities, tips and information, training, demos, a showcase of emergency vehicles, games, and prizes. The event takes place Saturday March 18, at Le Conte School (2241 Russell St.), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More>
Discover what it’s like to be a water drop traveling through rivers, lakes, wetlands, and even your own home, as you make your way into the healthy ocean. Have fun riding the Watershed Zipline, or walking through the Wetland Slow Zone, all while developing a deeper understanding of our place in the water ecosystem. The exhibit runs to April 30. More>
A volunteer orientation takes place Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. A one-year commitment of eight hours per month is required. More>
Berkeley’s new mayor, Jesse Arreguin (center right), recently spent the morning of Jan. 20 at Berkeley Lab. Joined by his senior advisor Jacquelyn McCormick, they met with Director Mike Witherell, learned about the Lab’s instrumental energy efficiency work, and toured FLEXLAB and the Advanced Light Source.
A massive fire took place in Oakland’s Fruitvale District on Friday, Dec. 2, claiming 36 lives so far. The Oakland Fire Department is involved in an ongoing investigation of the conflagration, with assistance from Protective Services staff Wayne Dutchover, a senior fire inspector, and Nick Bartlett, a fire protection engineer. Go here for more on the fire.
The Chabot Space and Science Center will have a special showing of “Phantom of the Universe,” a planetarium show about dark matter, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. The event is free but registration is required. Lab physicist Michael Barnett served as executive producer. More>
The City of Berkeley announced that construction will begin next week to make Hearst Ave. safer and easier to use for the corridor’s full mix of travelers: pedestrians, bicyclists, bus riders and motorists. Designing a street that balances between all modes of travel increases safety, and more easily allows people to move to and from campus. More>