Today at Berkeley Lab

Take Part in the Halloween-Themed JGI Runaround on Oct. 30

The annual JGI Runaround is a three km walk/run event starts at 11 a.m. in the JGI courtyard in Walnut Creek. In keeping with this year’s Halloween theme, participants are invited to come in costume. Prizes will be awarded for best times and costume. For more information, contact Christine Naca.

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ALS Hosts Lab-Wide Halloween Costume Party on Oct. 31

The event, “Nightmare on Cyclotron Road,” takes place at noon on the Advanced Light Source patio and includes a costume contest ($5 entry fee). Cash prizes will be awarded for scariest/best costume. Contact Giselle Jiles to enter the contest. Bring treats to share. Go here to download a poster.

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Jennifer Doyle, Steve Whitelam Repeat as Runaround Winners

Hundreds participated in the 37th annual race, but two emerged as the winners. Doyle (Engineering) led the women with a time of 10:57 (only one other woman has ever run it faster), while Whitelam (Materials Sciences) led the men’s division with a time of 9:48. Both won the race last year, and Doyle also won the women’s division in 2012. Go here to view a hyperlapse video of the race’s start.

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Lab’s 4th Annual Diversity Cultural Festival is on Oct. 30

This year’s event, themed “Weaving the Fabric of Diversity,” will offer a whirlwind tour around the world, featuring jazz singer Amy Ukena, Hula dancer Adel Serafino, the Ukulele Club, Dance Club, and the Karaoke Idols. Also featured are international dance performances. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive Today

The Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot until 2 p.m. Go here to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. Contact Marissa Smithwick for more information (x6088).

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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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