Today at Berkeley Lab

Screening of ‘Empowerment Project’ April 22 and 23

The documentary spotlights 17 “positive and powerful” women leaders, including the Lab’s own Mina Bissell, a Distinguished Researcher in the Life Sciences Division. Screenings will be held on April 22 at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, and on April 23 at noon in the Gray Auditorium in Potter St. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive on April 16

Over the past year blood donated at the Lab’s drives have aided more than 500 people. The Bloodmobile will be at the Lab on Thursday, April 16, in the Cafeteria Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Contact Marissa Smithwick x6088 for more information.

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Guest House Hosts April 22 BBQ to Honor Administrative Professionals

Our admin professionals work hard, so to honor their efforts, the Guest House will host a BBQ on Wednesday, April 22, from noon to 2 p.m. The event will feature free burgers, hot dogs and vegetarian option, as well as drinks, sides, and cookies. Go here to RSVP.

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Winners of Photo Club’s ‘Night Photography’ Theme Contest Selected

The top spots go to Joost Daniels (ATAP), Karen Lingua (OCFO), and in a three-way tie are Doug Lockhart (Facilities), Steve Kessler (IT), and Quang Li (EH&S). Go here to view all the winning images and for more on the Photo Club.

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Toastmasters Club Forming; First Meeting on May 7

Do you give business presentations? Facilitate meetings or seminars? Need more confidence? Join the new Berkeley Lab Toastmasters club to develop better communication, leadership skills, and greater self-confidence. The initial meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7, at 11:30 a.m. in Building 70A-3377. More>

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Takakuwa, Lauritzen Take Top Spots at Recent Golf Tournament

The Lab’s Golf Club recently held its first event of 2015 at Las Positas in Livermore. Winners of the first flight were Jeff Takakuwa, Sherman Wong, and Ed Ritenour. Second flight winners were Ted Lauritzen, Lorraine Dowling, and Patty Giuntoli. Contact Giuntoli for information on joining the club.

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Winners of Photo Club’s ‘Smartphone Photography’ Theme Selected

For this contest, members were encourage to be spontaneous and take advantage of serendipity. The top spots go to Carlos Faham (Physics), Doug Lockhart (Facilities), Kelly Owen (Public Affairs), and Robert Cheng (EETD). Go here to view all the winning images and for more on the Photo Club.

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Free Tickets for Baritone Thomas Buckner Concert on March 21

Buckner will perform at St John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley. Employees can each receive two complimentary tickets. Send e-mail to CCarpenter@fsarts.org to reserve tickets. More>

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Ukulele Club Hosts Polynesian Songs Workshop

Learn how to pronounce and sing Hawaiian and Tahitian song lyrics using an easy-to-learn emphasis on phonetics. The free workshop starts at noon on Friday, Feb. 27, in Building 75-124 and will run for five weeks. For more information, contact lbl-uke-club@lbl.gov.

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Lab’s Asian Association Hosts Chinese New Year Festival

The event takes place on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Perseverance Hall, and will feature food, beverage, music, and entertainment. Family and friends are invited to attend (must be accompanied by Lab employee). Contact Larry Li Guo for more information (x6514).

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