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Lab Hosts Inaugural Radiological Resiliency Conference

What does it take for a city to recover from a radiological disaster? That question was at the heart of the April 10 inaugural International Symposium on Radiological Resilience & Beyond. The event brought together experts from Japan and elsewhere to discuss the current needs for increasing societal resilience to radiological events. More>

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BERC Hosts Roundtable on ‘Changing Lands in a Changing Climate’

Our lands provide food and resources in addition to acting as a carbon sink, making them one of the most important pieces of the climate change puzzle. The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative is hosting a roundtable on this topic on Friday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Go here for more information and to register.

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Foundry Group Attends Upward Bound Nanoscience Conference

Last weekend, Molecular Foundry senior staff scientist Ron Zuckermann and two of his undergraduate students presented at the Upward Bound Nanoscience conference. This is a college prep program for Bay Area high school students. They presented a lecture on the Wonders of Nanoscience and did a few demos. More>

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Earth Sciences Hosts TOUGH Symposium; Abstracts Deadline is April 17

The gathering will look at applications and enhancements to the TOUGH simulator for multiphase fluid, heat, and chemical transport, and other coupled processes. The symposium will be held at the Lab Sept. 28-30. Abstracts will be accepted until Friday, April 17. More>

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Lab to Host April 10 Symposium on Radiological Resilience

The event will provide an opportunity to discuss topics related to the current needs for increasing societal resilience to radiological and other events. The symposium will include speakers from research and academic institutions as well as community representatives from Japan and California. Registration required. More>

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Lab Booths at AAAS a Big Hit

Evocative 3D video from ALS research, a futuristic-looking IceCube neutrino detector, and a inspiring video loop capturing the breadth of the Lab’s scientific endeavors, among other attractions, brought hundreds of visitors over the three-day event. Over the weekend, Workforce Development and Education wowed with hands-on activities. More>

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Submit Poster Abstracts for Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

Poster abstracts for the Joint Genome Institute’s 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting are being accepted until March 9. Meeting registration is required in order to submit an abstract. The event is scheduled for March 24-26. More>

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Lab Speakers, Booth, Family Science Featured at AAAS Meeting

The meeting takes place in the San Jose Convention Center Feb. 13-15. Visitors can check out the Lab’s research highlights at booth #406 (registration required). The Lab’s Workforce Development & Education Office will be on hand for Family Science Days, a free event on Feb. 14 and 15. Go here to view some of the Lab scientists scheduled to present talks.

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Volunteers Needed at AAAS Family Science Days Feb. 14-15

Help to lead hands-on microscope and diffraction grating activities in the Lab’s booth, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the San Jose Convention Center. Three hour shifts are sough. Mileage and parking will be covered by the Lab. No experience necessary. Family members are encouraged to attend. Go here to register.

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Feb. 13 Symposium on the ‘Flame Retardant Dilemma’

A one-day symposium centered on the use of toxic and potentially toxic chemical flame retardants will be held in 150 University Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Speakers include academia, government, and industry and include both science and policy issues regarding chemical class. The event is sponsored by the Green Science Policy Institute. More>

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