Each month, the Lab’s Photo Club selects a theme for its members to capture in images. Members are then invited to submit two photos, and all members can then participate in the selection of the top four photographs that best embody the theme. The theme for February was “Vintage” and the winners are Carlos Faham (Physics), Kei Nakamura (AFRD), Doug Lockhart (Facilities), and Steve Kessler (IT). Go here to view winning images and for more information on joining the Photo Club.
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Each month, the Lab’s Photo Club selects a theme for its members to capture in images. Members are then invited to submit two photos, and the club picks the top four. The theme for January was “Black & White (Contrast)” and the winners are Randy Roig (EHS), Karen Salvini (OCFO), Tim Kneafsey (Earth Sciences), and Kei Nakamura (AFRDO). Go here to view the winning images and for more information on the Photo Club.
In honor of Black History Month, KQED along with UC Berkeley’s African American Studies Department and History of Art Undergraduate Association will present “An Afternoon with Basquiat” at UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive on Friday, Feb. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. A collection of works by the artist (pictured) will be displayed, followed by a panel discussion. Register here. Additionally, the first annual Black History Month celebration in Berkeley will be held this Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Berkeley Community Theater. Click here for more information. Both events are free and open to the public.
Courtesy of the Lab’s Arts Council, employees are eligible for free tickets to a concert, featuring baritone Thomas Buckner, Joseph Kubera on piano, Ralph Samuelson on the Sakuhachi flute, and the FLUX String Quartet. The group will perform the music of living composers on Sunday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. in the Regents’ Theatre at Holy Names University. Two tickets per person will be held at the box office on the day of the event. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
The “MyFamily at LBNL” web portal provides a centralized location for parents and others to find information on services related to children, youth, elders, pets, and self-care. A new rotating feature has been added called “Family Profiles.” We would like to highlight you and your family (pets, kids, partners, grandparents, dependents, etc.) as part of this section. If you would like to participate, complete this Google Form and e-mail your family photo to email@example.com. The MyFamily web portal is a collaborative effort between the Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) and the Diversity & Inclusion Office (DIO).
Last year, blood drives at the Lab collected a total of 177 units of blood. Every unit can save up to three lives, which means employees helped save up to 531 lives. The American Red Cross has thanked the Lab for its continued dedication and support. The next blood drive will be on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria parking lot. Register for an appointment here (sponsor code is LBL). Walk-ins are accepted. For questions, contact Marissa Smithwick (x6088).
The University of California Office of the President has announced the opening of the application period for the next staff advisor-designate to the Regents. The position’s term runs July 2014 through June 2016. The staff advisor program allows for two staff and/or non-Senate academic employees to participate in open sessions of the Board of Regents as well as designated committees of the board. More>
Through the generosity of Berkeley Lab employees, the Filipino-American Club was able to donate nearly $1,500 to UNICEF. The funds will support UNICEF’s efforts to provide emergency water and sanitation, medical and nutrition supplies, and educational and recreational materials to some of the 6 million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. UNICEF is working with partners to deliver measles and polio immunizations, as well as immunity-boosting Vitamin A supplements, to 30,000 children in typhoon-devastated areas. Contact Lady Idos or Madelyn Bello for more information on the Filipino-American Club.
Is being more active among your new years resolutions? If so, you can tackle that goal right here at the Lab by attending lessons and practices sponsored by the Dance Club. Their next session, featuring West Coast Swing, begins on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Building 76-235 at noon. After this initial gathering, lessons will take place every Monday, with practices on Wednesdays, same time and location. And for those looking for additional activity, attend Zumba classes on Thursdays, same time and location. For more information, contact Jeff Philliber.
Employees who missed their recent performances in San Francisco have another chance to attend an Amaluna show by Cirque Du Soleil. The troupe is performing in San Jose Jan. 22 to March 2, and staff are eligible for a $31 discount on tickets. Use the code “LBL” when ordering online. Call 800-331-6483 for questions regarding this offer.