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Fourth Dow/Berkeley Lab Webinar on August 15

Paul Ashby will present results from a collaboration between Dow and the Lab using scanned probe-based potentiometry and photoconductance measurements to understand how the nanostructure of various materials in the stack of Dow’s cadmium indium gallium selenide photovoltaic device influence efficiency, as well as other research capabilities at the Molecular Foundry. More>

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August 22 ETA Distinguished Lecture on Climate Change Policy

Jonathan Pershing of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will speak on “Evolving Climate Change Policy: a U.S. and International Perspective” on August 22 at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. He will discuss the evolution of climate change policy — domestically and internationally — and assess the future needs for research, technology development and policy. More>

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July 26 Talk on Diffraction Limited Storage Rings and Free Electron Lasers

Wolfgang Eberhardt of the Center for Free Electron Laser Science will give a July 26 talk on experiments unique to both DLSR and FEL instruments, emphasizing the need for both types of light source to meet the challenges of future science and society. The event, sponsored by the Advanced Light Source, takes place at 3 p.m. in Building 15-253. More>

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‘Your Brain Is Good at Inclusion … Except When It’s Not’ Talk July 26-27

In continuing efforts to enhance the work environment, Berkeley Lab has invited Dr. Steve Robbins ­– a leading expert on diversity and inclusion – to lead a presentation on July 26 and 27 in the Building 50 auditorium. Registration is required. Click here to learn more.

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Joint Dow/Berkeley Lab Webinar July 11

This joint webinar is the third in a series highlighting work between Dow and Berkeley Lab. The talk, “Structural Secrets of Ziegler-Natta Catalysts,” takes place from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 11. Go here for more details and login information.

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June 21 Earth Sciences Talk on Stormwater

On Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host Andrew Fisher of UC Santa Cruz. Fisher will discuss “Mapping, Modeling, Measuring and Monetizing Enhanced Groundwater Recharge with Stormwater.” More>

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Talk on Computational Approaches to Synthetic At-Scale Social Habitats

Madhav Marathe, director of Virginia Tech’s Network Dynamics and Simulation Lab, will discuss computational approaches to developing synthetic at-scale social habitats. Possible applications of such a data structure can be applied in a number of domains, including epidemiology and disaster response. The event is on June 19 at 10 a.m. in Bldg. 59-3101. View it remotely here. More>

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Workforce Development & Education Summer 2017 Brown Bag Speaker Series

The talks — which take place on Thursdays through July 13, at 3 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium — are open to the Lab community (they are mandatory for WD&E interns). Topics include perspectives from staff and intern alumni, resources at the Lab, the global impact of Lab research, STEM education and career paths, Lab user facilities, and Cyclotron Road. Go here to see the full schedule.

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Isabel Porras Gives Talk on Fostering LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace

Isabel Porras, associate director of research at Out & Equal Workplace Advocates in San Francisco, will give a brown bag lunch talk during Pride Month on “Fostering LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace.” This “Perspectives on Diversity” event will take place on Tuesday, June 27, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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June 12 Berkeley Lab-Dow Chemical Webinar

This joint seminar is the second in a series highlighting work between the two organizations. The talk, “Orientation of OLED Polymers Using Grazing Incidence X-ray Scattering,” takes place from 11 a.m. to noon. Go here for more details and login information.

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