Today at Berkeley Lab

Vote for Your Favorite Runaround T-Shirt Design; Deadline is Sept. 29

Employees get to choose the design that will decorate the t-shirts for the 40th annual race. Only one vote per design per person. Duplicate votes will be deleted. Voting ends on Friday, Sept. 29. The winner will be revealed on the day of the Runaround race (Oct. 20). Vote here.

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Rebecca Reiss and John Bockman Win Lab Tennis Tournament

Rebecca Reiss of the Joint Genome Institute and John Bockman (guest) won the Lab Tennis Club’s annual tournament held August 28 and 30 at Davie Tennis Stadium. Runners up were Fred Loebl (NERSC) and Joe Harkins (Facilities). The club organizes lunch-time matches on nearby campus courts on most weekdays. Call Csaba Toth (x5338) to participate.

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Enter the ALS ‘Science as Art’ Competition

Do you have an artistic eye? Enter your scientific images or photographs that show the aesthetic side of Advanced Light Source data and instrumentation in the “Science as Art” competition. The competition will be judged at the upcoming ALS User Meeting, but anyone can enter. The entry deadline is Sept. 18. More>

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Fire Prevention Day Activities on Oct. 10

The Berkeley Lab Fire Marshal’s Office will host a Fire Prevention Day event on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the cafeteria parking lot. Fire Prevention Day activities include a fire safety trailer designed to demonstrate the dangerous effects of smoke in a fire and strategies to escape. Virtual fire extinguisher training will also be offered. More>

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From Boulder to Bolder, With a Little Help From Toastmasters

Michael Commer, a geological research scientist in the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area, will compete against the best speakers from all over the globe in the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking semifinals in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Aug. 24, at the 86th Annual Toastmasters International Convention. More>

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Lab Tennis Club Hosts Annual Tournament August 28 and 30

The doubles tournament runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Davie Tennis Stadium in Oakland. Partners will rotate on the first day, then partnerships will be fixed on the second day. To participate, email your playing level (beginner, intermediate, advanced), availability (one or both nights), and phone number to Csaba Toth. Deadline is August 24 at noon. Cost is $5 per day, payable in cash.

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August 17 Blood Drive; $5 Target Gift Card for Donors

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage. Stop by the Bloodmobile in the cafeteria parking Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 17 to help out. Go here to schedule an appointment (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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Apply for the Smogathon by August 15 to Fight Air Pollution and Win $100,000

On October 3, the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative at UC Berkeley will host a combined North and South American continental semifinal of the Smogathon 2017 Global Edition, a worldwide competition for projects that have the potential to fight air pollution with innovative science and technology. Go here to learn more. Applications are due by August 15.

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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at the 2017 Solano Stroll

Volunteers are needed on Sunday, September 10, to help staff Berkeley Lab’s booth at the Solano Stroll. As the largest street festival in the East Bay, the Stroll is an engaging way to teach the community about the Lab’s world-leading science. Go here to sign up for a time slot.

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Photo Club Macro-Photography Contest Winners Announced

First place goes to Stephen Czarnecki (ETA), second to John Christensen (EESA), third to Tim Kneafsey (EESA), and fourth to Haris Mahic (ALS). Go here to view the winning images and for more information on the Lab Photo Club.

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