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Postdocs Run in SF Marathon to Raise Funds for Postdoc Association

Leen Alawieh, Protonu Basu, Jarrod McClean, and Jana Voříšková were among the finishers of the San Francisco Marathon, which took place July 23. The runners used the race as a fundraiser for the Lab’s Postdoc Association, via the Berkeley Lab Foundation. McClean is leaving the Lab to continue work on quantum computing for Google.

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Lab Employees Invited to Watch Inclusion Videos, Play Game, Win A Prize

As a follow-up to the talk given by Steve Robbins on July 26-27, the Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO) is launching an inclusion program called “Inclusion Starts with a Conversation.” The DIO, along with the Diversity and Inclusion Council, invite all staff to watch the inclusion videos and play the “Inclusion Insights” game. Collect all of the cards to win individual and Division prizes.

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Postdoc ‘Meet and Greet’ July 19

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association is hosting a “meet and greet” at the cafeteria patio (Building 54) on Wednesday, July 19, at 3 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be served.

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Winners Announced for Photo Club’s ‘Street/Urban’ Contest

Jon Bertsch (JGI) placed first; John Christensen (EESA) and Kelly Owen (Strategic Communications) tied for both second and third place; and Bertsch, Michael Wehner (CRD), and Sayan Gupta (MBIB) tied for fourth place in the Photo Club’s June “Street/Urban” contest. For more information about the Photo Club, contact John Christensen. To see the winning images, go here.

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Annual Emergency Exercise to Impact Parking, Traffic, and Bus Services July 26

Closures include the U5 parking lot from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Lawrence Road east of Strawberry gate and the Building 74 bus stop from about 8:25 a.m. to 9 a.m. Bus services may be delayed. Exercise participants will be in “play” mode from about 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. More>

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Lab Delegate Sought for Council of UC Staff Assemblies Through July 21

The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) is seeking a new Berkeley Lab junior delegate for a two-year term. CUCSA is comprised of delegates from each UC location, including Berkeley Lab. Delegates meet quarterly with top UC administrators and Regents to discuss initiatives that impact staff. Go here for more information and to apply. Applications due by July 21.

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Red Cross Blood Drive June 15

The Bloodmobile will be in the Cafeteria Parking Lot on Thursday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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Berkeley Lab Marks Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June in remembrance of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In honor of Pride Month, we’re profiling Berkeley Lab’s Lambda Alliance groups and their accomplishments.

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Lambda Alliance Hosts Lab Events for LGBTQ Pride Month

The Lambda Alliance, Berkeley Lab’s LGBTQ association, invites employees to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June. Lab activities include screenings of “Pride” and “Don’t Call Me Son” (June 14 & 19), a social hour (June 20), and a resource fair (June 21). Click here to view all Lab events, or here to view on Google Calendar.

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Photo Club ‘Purple’ Theme Winners Announced

First place winner is John Christensen (EESA), second is Stephen Czarnecki (ETA), third is Sayan Gupta (Biosciences), and tied for fourth is Janie Page (ETA) and Doug Lockhart (retiree). Go here to see the winning images and for more on the Photo Club.

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