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Get $50 Award for Entering Roadway Safety Contest; Deadline is April 20

Submit images that embody the “Share the Road” spirit at the Lab, including pedestrians, wheelchairs, bikes, wildlife, motorcycles, shuttles, trucks, GEMs, construction crews, or cars. Qualifying entries get a $50 award, with a $100 award for the winner. All entries will be displayed at the April 27 Safety, Security and Sustainability Fair and the May 17 JGI Safety and Wellness Fair. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive on April 20

Join volunteer blood donors by making a lifesaving difference this April during National Volunteer Month. A blood drive will be held in Perseverance Hall 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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Employee Discount for May 4 Berkeley Symphony Concert

The Berkeley Symphony concert “Program IV: Remembrance” takes place Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Lab staff can get a special rate of $20 for side and rear orchestra seats (use code LAB20). Go here to purchase tickets. For assistance call (510) 841-2800, ext. 1. This offer is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association.

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Photo Club ‘Water’ Contest Winners Announced

First place goes to Sayan Gupta (Biosciences), second to Haris Mahic (ALS), third to Joost Daniels (ATAP) and Karen Lingua (OCFO), and fourth to John Christensen (EESA). Go here to view the winning photos and for more on the Photo Club.

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Submissions Open for Roadway Safety Image Contest

Staff can submit images that embody the “Share the Road” spirit at the Lab, including pedestrians, wheelchairs, bikes, wildlife, motorcycles, shuttles, trucks, GEMs, construction crews, cars, etc. Qualifying entries will be displayed at the Safety, Security and Sustainability Fair on April 27 and the JGI Safety and Wellness Fair on May 17. The winner will receive a $100 award. More>

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‘MAKERS: Women in Space’ Film Screening to Celebrate Women’s History Month

The PBS documentary “MAKERS: Women in Space” traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Screenings will be held on Tuesday, March 21, at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium; and on Tuesday, March 28, at 12:30 p.m., at the Joint Genome Institute, Conference Room 149A. More>

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Women Scientists & Engineers Council Champions Workplace Improvements

If you’ve ever used the Lab’s back-up care program or taken a parenting class on your lunch hour, you can thank the Women Scientists & Engineers Council (WSEC). In honor of National Women’s History Month, we look back at how WSEC got started and what issues it is currently working on. More>

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Lab Launches African-American Employee Resource Group (AAERG)

Sponsored by Lab Deputy Director for Operations Glenn Kubiak, the AAERG seeks to advance a diverse, inclusive and inspiring work environment, particularly focused on African American employees. Founding members: James Lee, (CRD); LaTonja Wright, (HR); Mary Sidney, Chair (ETA); Colette Flood, (Public Affairs); Jacqueline Scoggins, (NERSC). A brown bag lunch takes place on March 20 at noon in Perseverance Hall. Email AAERG@lbl.gov to sign up. More>

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Photo Club ‘Night Photography’ Contest Winners Announced

The first-place winner is Haris Mahic (ALS), second is Randy Roig (retired), third is Joost Daniels (ATAP), and fourth is Sayan Gupta (MBIB). Go here to view the winning photos and for more on the photo club.

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Dance Club Begins New Series on March 6

East Coast Swing is a lively dance style that can be performed to upbeat music from every era. Classes are free and geared towards beginners. Lessons will progress quickly with plenty of new material for more experienced dancers. Sessions are held Mondays and Wednesdays at noon in Building 76-235. Contact Jeff Philliber for more information (x5257).

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