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‘Ghost Ship’ Talk by Lab Fire Protection Team on April 25 at 10:30 a.m.

The “Ghost Ship,” an Oakland warehouse turned artists’ collective, erupted in flames last year, resulting in the loss of 36 lives. Lab fire protection personnel who were part of the investigation will present an overview of the fire, and discuss the importance of building codes, using caution at crowded venues, and general fire safety. The talk takes place in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. More>

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Earth Month Talk on Permaculture by Lexicon of Sustainability Practitioner

Come hear Penny Livingston-Stark highlight how permaculture principles can be applied in your own life to create sustainable and regenerative home and community environments. Livingston-Stark is director of the Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, and also featured in the Lexicon of Sustainability Pop Up Art Show. The talk is April 19 at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, or via Livestream. Add to calendar.

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April 17 Seminar on the History of Renewable Energy

Alexis Madrigal, author of the book “Powering the Dream” will give a talk on the fascinating history of renewable energy on Monday, April 17, at 11 a.m. in Building 50 Auditorium. Madrigal is editor at-large at Fusion.net, and former senior editor at The Atlantic and Wired and former visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. The event is hosted by the Postdoc Association and Cyclotron Road.

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April 11 Talk on Lessons Learned From Oakland Ghost Ship Fire

Last December, a tragic warehouse fire in Oakland claimed 36 lives. Protective Services’ Wayne Dutchover and Nick Bartlett assisted in the fire investigation. They will provide an overview of the fire, including response and lessons learned. They will also share tips on addressing fire safety in our own lives. The talk starts at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Earth Month Event: Explore the Lab’s Energy Data at April 11 Seminar

John Elliott will present “Tools for Change: New Online Tools to See, Understand, and Manage Energy Use at Berkeley Lab.” The talk is an Energy Technologies Area seminar and part of the Lab’s Earth Month celebration. The talk takes place noon to 1 p.m. in Building 90-3122, or tune in via Zoom (see calendar listing). View the Earth Month calendar.

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April 7 Earth Sciences Talk on Global Carbon Budget

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area will host a Distinguished Scientist Seminar at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. Pierre Regnier of the Université Libre de Bruxelles will present “Global Carbon Budget and its Anthropogenic Perturbation in the Land-Ocean Continuum: From Catchments to the Globe.” More>

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Earth Month Event: Learn the Lab’s Environmental History at April 4 Talk

Did JFK actually plant trees at the Lab? What animals are found on the Lab site but nowhere else? What event occurred a century ago that profoundly changed the Lab’s natural landscape? Learn these answers and more at the Berkeley Lab Natural History talk at noon on Tuesday, April 4 in Perseverance Hall and via Zoom. Add this event to your calendar. See the full Earth Month calendar.

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April is Earth Month: Lab Hosts Special Events

As part of the Lab’s celebration of Earth Month, staff can explore food sustainability through a traveling art show, learn about the Lab’s energy use through new online data systems, or discover special moments in the natural history of the Lab, among other activities. Subscribe to the Sustainable Berkeley Lab calendar, or go here for more.

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March 29 Interdisciplinary Instrumentation Colloquium

Soren Prestemon of the Lab’s Engineering Division will speak on “The Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The center integrates accelerator physicists and magnet researchers, magnet design engineers, and fabrication teams, to foster the development and reliable delivery of new magnet technology. More>

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March 16 Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

The event — which begins at 6 p.m. in the Andersen Auditorium at the Haas School of Business on campus — will explore the emerging trends in machine learning and how it is being integrated into everyday items. Go here to sign up.

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