Today at Berkeley Lab

A Day in the Life of the Lab Documented During Instagram Takeover

From morning coffee at the ALS, a pre-work run in San Francisco, and mentoring interns, to a “Drop, Cover and Hold” drill, training on a transmission electron microscope, and a turkey taking in the views, staff from all over the Lab took pictures documenting their day during a Lab-wide Instragram takeover last week. Go here to view complete coverage.

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Free Tickets for Oct. 25 Classical Piano Concert

Staff can send e-mail or call 510-845-4444 for free tickets to see pianist Jeanne Stark at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley (2407 Dana St.). More>

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Justin Ishida Wins Runaround T-Shirt Contest

More than 730 employees voted. Justin Ishida (Life Sciences Division) took the top spot with 188 votes for his “Berkeley Lab Runs On Science” design. Jeff Philliber (Facilities) came in second with 135 votes for his Labopoly design. Third place was a tie between Tom Banks (Nuclear Science) and Ian Pong (AFRD), who each garnered 65 votes.

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Film Screening to Celebrate Filipino-American History Month

The Lab’s Filipino-American Club will be hosting a film screening of “El Presidente” on Wednesday, October 22 at 12 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The movie portrays the life of General Emilio Aguinaldo and the first democratic republic in Asia. More>

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Lab Instagram Takeover Today

Check out the Berkeley Lab Instagram account throughout the day today for our first ever lab-wide “Day in the Life” takeover. Posts will feature employees that have volunteered to showcase their life at Berkeley Lab to the world. Follow here ». Posts will also be made to Facebook and Google+ on Friday as complete galleries.

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Parking, Traffic Affected by Friday Runaround

The K1 (cafeteria) parking lot will close Thursday evening. All traffic will be frozen on the Hill starting at 11 a.m. on Friday. Access via Strawberry Gate to Building 85 and up, and Blackberry Gate below the traffic circle will remain open. All roads and lots will reopen around 1:15 p.m. The Bikearound will start at 11:30 a.m.

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SHARES 2014: Annual Giving Campaign Runs From Oct. 13 to Nov. 28

For the 17th year, Berkeley Lab is sponsoring a charitable giving campaign called Berkeley Lab SHARES. Employees can pledge online, or fill out this donation form to pay by check or take a payroll deduction. Send completed donation forms (with check if applicable) to Bldg. 971-PR by Friday, Dec. 5 in order to meet the early cut-off payroll deadline. Go here to view a donor resource guide.

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QUANTUM Dance Performance Uses the Quark as its Muse

Lab staff can receive a 50% discount on tickets to a dance performance created by a visual artist and choreographer in residency at CERN. The event takes place on Oct. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. in the OCD Theater in San Francisco. Use the code swissnex50 at the end of the ticketing process to receive the discount. More>

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Runaround Takes Place Friday, Oct. 17

The date of the event, originally slated for Oct. 10, was switched due to scheduling conflicts. This marks the 37th annual running of this foot race. Runners should meet at the Fire House at noon. The race finishes at the cafeteria parking lot. The course is about 1.86 miles long. The event will feature live music and a special menu. Free t-shirts will be given to all finishers. More>

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Winners of Photo Club’s ‘Architecture’ Theme Contest Selected

This month’s winners include Daniel Parks of the Advanced Light Source, Carlos Faham of the Physics Division, and John Christensen of the Earth Sciences Division. Go here to view the winning images and for more information on the Photo Club.

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