Today at Berkeley Lab

Players, Teams Sought for Summer Softball League

Current and retired staff and spouses are invited to participate. Games take place on Wednesdays at 6, 7:15, and 8:30 p.m. on UC Berkeley’s Maxwell Field. The season runs from mid June to late August. Contact Steve Blair to sign up.

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Dance Club Hosts May 18 Potluck; Samba Series Starts June 8

Bring a dish and practice your merengue, rumba, waltz, West Coast swing, salsa, and other dance forms, starting at noon in Building 76-235. A new series on samba will start June 8. Zumba classes are held on Thursdays. Check the Lab events calendar on the TABL website for up-to-date info on all Dance Club activities.

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Joost Daniels Wins Photo Spring Showcase Contest

Daniels, with ATAP Division, received the most votes from employees who went to the exhibit last week for his image, entitled “Keyhole Sunset.” Maria Prieto of the Environment, Health & Safety Division won the raffle drawing. Her prize…a print of Keyhole Sunset. Go here for more on the Photo Club.

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Winners of Photo Club’s ‘Black & White/High Contrast’ Contest Selected

The top spots go to Sandy Mairecki (Nuclear Science), Karen Lingua (OCFO), Joost Daniels (ATAP), and Doug Lockhart (Facilities). Go here to view all the winning images and for more on the Photo Club.

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Photo Club Host May 6 Spring Showcase; Stop by to Vote for Favorite Pic

The Lab’s Photo Club is holding its annual Spring Showcase on Wednesday, May 6, in Perseverance Hall. The exhibit will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with refreshments served starting at 3:30 p.m. There will be a raffle for prizes, and guests are invited to vote for their favorite photo in the contest.

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Lab Celebrates Earth Week

Berkeley Lab participated with the DOE, Los Alamos National Lab, and NASA on social media campaigns centered around Earth Week and Earth Day. More:

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Molecular Foundry’s Francesca Morabito Leads New Italian Society

The Molecular Foundry’s Francesca Morabito is the new Director of Academic and Networking Activities at the newly formed Italian Society at UC Berkeley. The group promotes Italian culture in the UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab.

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Earth Day: April 23 Screening of ‘Elemental’ Documentary

The film chronicles three individuals who work to address ecological challenges in their homeland, including India, Canada, and Australia. The screening takes place on April 23 at 4 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. On April 24, join a sustainability conversation with the Lab’s John Elliot at noon in Building 90-3122 (or access via ReadyTalk). More>

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Screening of ‘Empowerment Project’ April 22 and 23

The documentary spotlights 17 “positive and powerful” women leaders, including the Lab’s own Mina Bissell, a Distinguished Researcher in the Life Sciences Division. Screenings will be held on April 22 at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, and on April 23 at noon in the Gray Auditorium in Potter St. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive on April 16

Over the past year blood donated at the Lab’s drives have aided more than 500 people. The Bloodmobile will be at the Lab on Thursday, April 16, in the Cafeteria Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Contact Marissa Smithwick x6088 for more information.

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