Today at Berkeley Lab

Red Cross Blood Drive on October 18

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Liver Awareness Month. Staff are encouraged to give blood during the Lab’s next donation drive on Thursday, Oct. 18, in support of cancer and transplant patients. The Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (sponsor code “LBL”). Save time by using RapidPass. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.

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Artisans Sought for Holiday Craft Fair

The annual Berkeley Lab Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by the Employee Activities Association, will be held the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 13, in the cafeteria. Past fairs have featured a variety of handmade goods, such as jewelry, photography, art glass, baked goods, jams and jellies, hand-sewn crafts, hand-knitted and crocheted items, paintings, and pottery. Contact Robin Mitchell if you are interested in participating.

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Free Tickets for Oct. 27 Saxophone Concert

Employees are eligible to receive two free tickets for the Kenari Saxophone Quartet, performing at Holy Names University Regents Theatre in Oakland on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Email ccarpenter@fsarts.org to request tickets. This offer is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association.

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CORRECTION: No Screening Today of Film Exploring Use of Technology to Treat Disabilities

As part of Disability and Inclusion Month, the Lab’s All Access Employee Resource Group is showing “Fixed,” a documentary that questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds. Told from the perspective of five people with disabilities, “Fixed” will be shown at noon, Oct. 5 in Perseverance Hall.

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Lab Runaround Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12

The 41st Runaround — the Lab’s annual 1.86-mile-long foot race — starts at the Firehouse (Bldg. 45) at noon (the Bikearound at 11:30 a.m.) and finishes at the cafeteria parking lot. No registration is required. The event will feature music, a farmers market, fitness vendors, and a special cafeteria menu. Free T-shirts will be given to all finishers. Parking and traffic will be affected. More>

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Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Landscape’ Contest

The first-place winner is Stephen Czarnecki, with John Christensen in second place, Doug Lockhart in third, and Tim Kneafsey in fourth. Go here to see the winning images and for more on the Lab’s Photo Club.

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Foundry’s Sinéad Griffin Wins First Place in Inaugural Lab-Wide Research Slam

Sinéad Griffin (center), an early-career staff scientist who specializes in condensed matter physics at the Molecular Foundry and the Materials Sciences Division, won first place and a cash price of $3,000 at the first annual Lab-Wide Research Slam last Thursday. Shyam Dwaraknath (left, Energy Technologies Area) won the second-place prize of $1,500, and Michele Rosso of the Computing Sciences Area won the People’s Choice Award of $750. More>

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‘Animals’ Win 2018 Lab Softball Championship

The Animals softball team claimed the Berkeley Lab league championship title, beating Ballpark Estimates 7-0 in the final game. Runners-up included Cyclotron Roadies and Small Ball. The league runs from June to August each year. Go here to see full results from the 2018 season, to sign up, and to learn more about the Lab league.

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Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Abstract’ Contest

The first-place winner was John Christensen, with Tim Kneafsey and Haris Mahic tied for second place, Umberto Savino and Tom Ruegg tied for third place, and Sayan Gupta and Stephen Czarnecki tied for fourth place. Go here to view the winning images and learn more about the Lab’s Photo Club.

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Winners Crowned for Lab Tennis Club’s Annual Tournament

After two evenings of play at the Davie Tennis Stadium in Piedmont, Lab retiree Sherman Wong and guest player Al MacLeod emerged as the winners of the Berkeley Lab Tennis Club annual tournament. Second place went to Amy Ecclesine of the Environment, Health, and Safety Division and guest player John Yarley. The club regularly plays tennis on campus over the lunch period. Contact Csaba Toth for more information.

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