Before retiring from the Lab, employees should contact the Archives and Records Office (ARO) to ensure their records are properly archived. All records created at Berkeley Lab (regardless of media) are the property of the U.S. government or the University of California. They cannot be moved offsite and must be left with your supervisor, project team, or ARO. Records are documentary material created or received in the course of Lab business that pertain to policies, procedures, activities and decisions. Records may include memos, computer files, notebooks, and more. More>
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The IT Division is sponsoring two Mathworks seminars on Tuesday, June 11, in the Building 50 Auditorium. Session 1 (10 a.m. to noon) will cover Introduction to Data Analysis and Visualization with MATLAB. Session 2 (1 to 3 p.m.) will cover Optimizing and Accelerating Your MATLAB Code. Registration is not required, but would be appreciated. More>
Charles Lawrence of the IT Division passed away on May 18 at the age of 54. He started at the Lab in 1976. Lawrence was a computer engineer for the Telephone Systems Group. For the past five years, Chuck supported the group’s centralized backup services. A service will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Greer Family Mortuary in Alameda (2694 Blanding Ave.). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alameda County Community Food Bank.
“Chuck’s love of job and people at LBNL was shown to his family by your sharing his LBNL life with us. Words of thanks are felt by all!”
Sincerely, Family of Charles (Chuck) Lawrence
On Tuesday, May 14, ReadyTalk representatives will provide an overview of the Lab’s audio and web conferencing service. The training will take place from 11 a.m. to noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Attendees will be introduced to the new video conferencing capabilities and learn user tips and best practices. Reservations are not required. The training will be recorded for viewing at a later time. For questions or access to the recorded session, send e-mail to email@example.com or call x7997.
Many divisions are moving to an automated performance review process this year, using a Google-based platform. If your division is participating, you recently received a link to your self assessment form. The IT Division will offer Google Docs Performance Review Seminars on May 8 and 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. If you need help with completing your self assessment using Google Docs, or want more information about the automated process, be sure to attend. You do not need to register in advance. For more information, visit the IT website.
Are you running out of space in your office, moving to a new office, or tasked with processing the records of retiring (or already retired) scientists? Learn more about files that need to be kept, which can be archived, which can be disposed of, and DOE and Lab compliance at a workshop (BLI0926) sponsored by the Archives and Records Office (ARO) and the Berkeley Lab Learning Institute (BLI) on Thursday, April 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. Registration is required. More>
The Lab’s library is chock full of information that can assist scientists with their research, and a on Thursday, library staff will give a presentation accessing that information on Thursday, April 4, at 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Librarian Peter Palath and Information Resource Specialist Sarah Cruz will provide details on retrieving articles and books, the library’s electronic resources, and the benefits of developments involving the Lab Library’s collaboration with UC Berkeley. The event is sponsored by the Physical Biosciences Division.
Maybe it comes from working for 15 years in Berkeley Lab’s IT Division, but administrative assistant Susan Green likes to keep a close eye on her e-mail, even those messages that end up in her spam folder. On Jan. 25, she saw a message announcing an update to Berkeley Lab Gmail and opened the message. Inside, the text looked legitimate, but the return address caught her attention. “Although it read like a normal memo, it didn’t seem quite right…it didn’t have an lbl.gov address,” Green said. “I noticed the word “lawyer” in the e-mail address, which wasn’t right.” More>
There will be intermittent telephone service this evening, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., due to telephone network upgrades. This will affect all onsite buildings, as well as these offsite locations: Potter, JBEI, Leap Frog, and OSF. During this time, if there is a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 from a cellular phone. To report incidents that are not life threatening, dial 486-6999 from a cellular phone. Contact Telephone Services (x7997) for additional information.
Managing scientific software development can be challenging, especially with limited resources. A new course, developed for Berkeley Lab, is designed to help scientific managers and staff to give these projects the best chance of success. The course will take place Monday, March 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Go here for more information and to register.