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Postdoc Appreciation Events This Week

In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association is hosting a series of events this week, including a Lab-wide gathering on Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30-8 p.m. at the cafeteria patio. Food and beverages will be served. Everyone is welcome to come to the events and celebrate our postdocs. More>

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Winners of Photo Club’s ‘Macro Photography’ Contest Selected

First place winner is Victor Negut (Nuclear Science), second is Heather Pinto (OCFO), third is Matt Rivas (Facilities), and tied for fourth is Tom Rathmann (Engineering), and Haris Mahic (ALS). Go here to view the winning photos and for details on the Photo Club.

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Are You an Artist or Crafter? Participate in the Lab’s Holiday Craft Fair

If you are an artist or crafter, consider participating in the Lab’s Holiday Craft fair on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 3:30 – 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Past fairs have featured a variety of handmade items, such as jewelry, art, honey, baked goods, and hand-sewn items. Contact Robin Mitchell for more information.

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Vote for Your Favorite Runaround T-Shirt Design

Employees get to choose the design that will decorate the t-shirts for the 39th annual race. Only one vote per person for one design. Duplicate votes will be deleted. Voting ends on Sept. 23. The winner will be revealed on the day of the race (Oct. 14). Vote here.

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Wong, Perrodin Are Winners of Lab Tennis Club Tournament

Sherman Wong (Biosciences) and Didier Perrodin (Materials Sciences) emerged victorious at the club’s annual two-day tournament at the Davies Tennis Stadium in Piedmont last week. Second place went to Wladek Walukiewicz (Materials Sciences) and George Michelogiannakis (CRD). Contact Joe Harkins (x7486) for more information on the Lab Tennis Club.

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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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