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Vote for Your Favorite Runaround T-Shirt Design

Help select the official t-shirt for the 38th running of this annual foot race, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16. Go here to vote. Be sure you are logged into your Lab Gmail account. Voting ends on Sept. 25. Only one vote per employee permitted. Duplicates will be deleted.

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Photo Club ‘Texture’ Theme Winners Announced

The winners are Kevin Loutherback (Earth Sciences), Robert Cheng (Energy Technologies), Kenneth Goldberg (Material Sciences), and John Christensen (Earth Sciences). Go here to view the images and learn more about the Lab’s Photo Club.

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Patrick Huck, Derun Li Win Lab Tennis Tournament

Huck (ETA) and Li (ATAP) took home the top prize, followed closely by Sean Nord and Man-Hong Wong (both with the ALS). The event took place August 25 and 26 at the Davie Tennis Stadium in Piedmont. Those interested in learning more about the Lab Tennis Club can contact Joe Harkins (x7486) or Csaba Toth (x5338).

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Lab Tennis Club Hosts Aug. 25-26 Tournament

The annual event will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 25 and 26 at the Davie Tennis Stadium in Piedmont. Registratio is required. Contact Csaba Toth (ctoth@lbl.gov) to sign up. Cost is $5/day payable at the courts. Deadline to register is Aug. 21. Space is limited. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive on August 20

The Bloodmobile will be at the Lab on Thursday, August 20, in the Cafeteria Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Contact Marissa Smithwick (x6088) for more information.

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Register Now for Python Bootcamp

Don’t miss your chance to grab a seat at Software Carpentry’s popular Python Boot Camp. To be held at Berkeley Lab, August 19–21, the camp is designed to familiarize programmers of other languages (such as C, Java, FORTRAN, and Lisp) with the basics of Python. There’s a nominal fee (about $20) for the three days of training. More>

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Winners of Photo Club’s ‘Life at LBNL’ Theme Contest Selected

July’s theme was “Life at LBNL” and the winners are: Haris Mahic (ALS) for “Advanced Light Source”; Lena Trotochaud (MSD) for “…AT THIS TIME”; Edith Perry (EH&S) for “Rise and Shine! Sunrise at Grizzly Gate” tied with Haris Mahic for “Will There be Another Breakthrough in Science?”; and Janie Page (ETA) for “Can’t Find Parking Place.”

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‘Lab Voices’ to Enliven the Stage at Diversity Cultural Festival

Berkeley Lab’s Fifth Annual Diversity Culture Festival on Oct 28 will offer the right time and place to have your voice heard. In the spirit of a “poetry slam,” staff who have a story just waiting to be expressed in two minutes or less are invited to share their voice onstage. Those interested in participating must register by August 19. More>

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Send in Your Design for Runaround T-Shirt Contest

Submit one-color artwork on white or light background that includes Lab logo and “LBNL 38th Annual 2015” as a jpg, as well as division, phone, and brief description, to communications@lbl.gov by August 28. Staff can vote for their favorite design from August 31 to Sept. 25. The race is on Friday, Oct. 16. Contact Anytra Henderson to volunteer.

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Check Out Lab Clubs at July 17 Summer Festival

The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the cafeteria patio. Participating clubs include Filipino Martial Arts, Ukulele, Karaoke Idols, Asian Association, softball, Feldenkrais, yoga, dance, music, tennis, and the Lambda Alliance. The Bay View Café will offer a BBQ lunch for purchase. For more information, contact Jackie Scoggins (x8651).

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