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Lab Presence at Annual American Geophysical Union Conference

Lab scientists will speak on multiple research areas during the meeting, including climate-modeling challenges, projects on Arctic permafrost, increased lightning strikes, and subsurface fractures. The Earth Sciences Division is also hosting ‘Meet A Scientist’ sessions. The conference ends Dec. 19.

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IT’s Julie Petersen Attends Networking Conference with ESnet’s Support

To help boost the role of women in the networking community, ESnet is supporting two women attending the Oct. 27-312014 Technology Exchange conference. Julie Petersen of Berkeley Lab’s IT Division was one of the two women selected by ESnet, along with Arzu Gosney of PNNL. More>

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Lab Volunteers Energize Grace Hopper Computing Conference

Women from the Lab’s Computing Sciences area delivered talks, volunteered as mentors, and helped organize the conference, a celebration of women in computing. The event, billed as the “world’s largest gathering of women technologists, was held earlier this month. More>

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Jay Keasling to Give Keynote at Campus Synthetic Biology Conference

The gathering, sponsored by the University of Copenhagen, takes place Nov. 10-12 and focuses on “Optimal Production of High-Value Compounds.” In addition to Keasling, JBEI’s Dominique Loque will also speak at the event. More>

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Director Alivisatos Plays Key Role in White House BRAIN Conference

Alivisatos moderated two of the conference’s three panels, focusing on the critical technologies and tools that the community will need to develop in order to meet the goals of the BRAIN Initiative. More>

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Add Your Voice to The Future of the Web at WC3 Symposium

To mark the World Wide Web Consortium‘s (WC3) 20th anniversary, the group is hosting a symposium — W3C20—to discuss the future of the Web at the Santa Clara Marriott on Oct. 29. The consortium, which includes Berkeley Lab, develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Go here to register and here for more on the Lab’s participation.

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LIGTT’s “50 Breakthroughs” Study Presented at USAID Conference

LBNL Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies Executive Director Shashi Buluswar, presented the Institute’s forthcoming “50 Breakthroughs” study last week at a USAID conference in Washington, D.C. The study describes 50 scientific and technological breakthroughs most critical to sustainable global development. Other conference speakers included John Kerry, Kofi Annan, and Christine Lagarde. More>

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BERC Hosts Innovation Expo on Oct. 16

The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative event includes a keynote talk by LightSail Energy’s Danielle Fong, an energy innovation case competition for commercializing a Berkeley Lab technology, and a poster session and competition. More>

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Register Now for the 2014 ALS User Meeting

Highlights of the Oct. 6-8 meeting include plenary sessions on the facility’s scientific and technical achievements, a historical overview, and a look a future prospects. Featured speakers include user Erica Saphire, discussing how she has used the ALS for her Ebola research. The event also includes a vendor fair. More>

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Berkeley Lab Convenes Complex Soil Systems Conference This Week

Several scientists from the Earth Sciences Division are co-chairing a Complex Soil Systems Conference, which is being held Sept. 3-5 at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Check the conference website for more information.

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