Today at Berkeley Lab

Red Cross Blood Drive on April 19

April is National Volunteer Month. Participate by volunteering to give blood during the Lab’s next donation drive on Thursday, April 19. The Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (sponsor code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Smartphone Only’ Contest

The first-place winner is Doug Lockhart, with Lauren Lui in second, Tim Kneafsey in third, and Sayan Gupta in fourth. Go here to view the winning images and for more on the Lab’s Photo Club.

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Staff Invited to Join Summer Softball League

Interested in meeting people, getting exercise, and grabbing a slice of pizza? Then join the Lab’s Summer Softball League. No experience required. The season runs from June through August, with games on Wednesday evenings at Maxwell Family Field (next to Memorial Stadium). Teams meet for discounted pizza at LaVal’s on Euclid after each game. More>

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DOE Hosts Earth Day Photo Contest

Lab employees are invited to submit images that represent these six categories: conservation, community, renewable energy, energy efficiency, resilience, and comprehensive. The deadline for entry is Friday, April 6. Winners will be announced on April 17. More>

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Employee Arts Association Offers Complimentary Concert Tickets

Staff are eligible for two free tickets to see the Rastrelli Cello Quartet on Saturday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m., at Holy Names University in Oakland. Email CCarpenter@fsarts.org to reserve your tickets or call 510-845-4444.

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Test Your UC IQ: Take the 150th Anniversary Quiz by March 16

To help celebrate the University of California’s 150th anniversary, employees, students, and retirees are invited to test their UC knowledge with a lighthearted quiz and contest. A perfect score will earn contestants entry into a random drawing for UC merchandise. Submit your entry by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16. Winners will be selected the week of March 19. More>

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Winners Announced for Lab Photo Club ‘Water’ Contest

John Christensen and John O’Brien tied for first place, with Karen Lingua in second, Tim Kneafsey in third, and Sayan Gupta in fourth. Go here to see the winning images and to learn more about the Lab’s Photo Club.

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Celebrate Chinese New Year With Lab’s Asian Association on Feb. 25

The Berkeley Lab Asian Association (BLAA) will host its annual Chinese New Year Festival on Sunday, Feb. 25, from noon to 3 p.m., at Perseverance Hall inside the cafeteria building (Bldg. 54, Room 130). Lab employees and affiliates are welcome to bring their family and friends to the celebration; email BLAA President Larry Li Guo if you’re planning to attend.

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Marissa Smithwick Gives Life to Lab’s Red Cross Blood Drives

Since joining the Lab, Marissa Smithwick of the Facilities Division has been devoted to safety and volunteering. She is a member of the Building Emergency Team and a certified Emergency Medical Technician. She also keeps the Lab’s Red Cross blood drive going. The next session is Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the cafeteria parking lot. Register here (code LBL). More>

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Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Fog & Clouds’ Contest

Tied for first place are Karen Salvini (Directorate), James King (OCFO), and Alex Friedman (ATAP). In second place is Christina Patricola (EESA). Tied for third are Haris Mahic (ALS) and Doug Lockhart (retiree). In fourth place is Sayan Gupta (Biosciences). Go here to view the winning images and for more on the Photo Club.

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