Today at Berkeley Lab

Emotional Intelligence Workshop on Aug. 31

The Emotional Intelligence Workshop — which takes place next Wednesday, Aug. 31, noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall — will help participants become more aware of their emotions while increasing their ability to successfully interact with others. The event is sponsored by the Lab’s Employee Assistance Program. More>

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Develop Your Speaking and Leadership Skills With Toastmasters

Do you want to improve your public speaking and leadership skills? You can by joining the Lab’s Toastmasters club, Toast on the Hill. Meet club members on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the cafeteria lobby from noon to 1 p.m., or at regular meetings on Thursdays at noon in Building 70A-3377. More>

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SUDZ Wins Summer Softball League Championship

The undefeated team beat the Bad News Beers (17-12) in the semi-final, then faced Saving Quads in the final, beating them 17-6. Saving Quads ended the season 6-2, followed by Small Ball (3-2-1), Ballpark Estimates (3-3-1), Bad News Beers (2-5), Animals (1-5) and Rated X (0-6). Note: Small Ball was unable to field a team for play-offs, which included top four teams.

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Blood Drive on Aug. 18; Amazon Gift Card for Donors

The Red Cross is experiencing a critical blood shortage. As a thank-you to employees who give blood on Aug. 18, a $5 Amazon gift code will be provided. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria lot. Go here to schedule an appointment (sponsor code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Use RapidPass to expedite the registration process.

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Photo Club ‘Street Photography’ Contest Winners Announced

First and second place went to Eugene Reshetov (OCFO), tied for third place are James King (OCFO) and Tom Rathmann (Engineering), and tied for fourth place are John Christensen (EESA) and Ross Schaefer (Facilities). Go here to view the winning images and for more information on the Photo Club.

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Postdocs Run San Francisco Marathon; Raise Money for Postdoc Association

Mauro Del Ben (CRD), Lydia Terborg (ETA), and Sanshiro Mizuno (Nuclear Sciences) successfully completed the San Francisco Marathon on July 31, representing postdocs from Berkeley Lab. They raised over $500, which will be donated to the Berkeley Lab Foundation to benefit the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association.

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Lab Tennis Club Tournament Aug. 24 and 25

The club hosts its annual doubles tournament from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Davie Tennis Stadium in Piedmont. Partners rotate on the first day, then are fixed on second day. Cost is $5. Send e-mail with name, phone number, playing level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and availability for both or either days. Deadline to register is Aug. 19. Space is limited, so sign up early.

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New Organizer for Holiday Craft Fair Needed

After many years of dedicated service, Robin Mitchell is stepping down as organizer for the annual craft fair, during which staff sell handmade items they have created. In order to continue this event, a new lead will need to step in. Those interested should contact Mitchell, who is willing to assist the new person. Here are the participants from last year’s fair.

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Send in Your Design for Runaround T-Shirt Contest

Submit one-color artwork on white or light background that includes the Lab logo and “LBNL 39th Annual 2016” as a jpg, as well as division, phone, and brief description, to communications@lbl.gov by Aug. 26. Staff can vote for their favorite design from Aug. 30 to Sept. 23. The race is on Friday, Oct. 14. Contact Anytra Henderson to volunteer.

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Winners of Photo Club’s ‘Long Exposure’ Contest Selected

Tied for first place are Haris Mahic (ALS) and Doug Lockhart (Facilities), tied for second are Eugene Reshetov (OCFO) and Doug Lockhart, third place goes to Kei Nakamura (ATAP), and fourth to John Christensen (EESA). Go here to view the winning images and for more on the Photo Club.

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