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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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Steve Robbins Gives Presentation on the Science Behind Inclusion

In continuing its efforts to enhance the Lab’s work environment, Steve Robbins was invited to speak to senior leaders, the Diversity & Inclusion Council, Employee Resource Group leaders, and selected staff. His talk was entitled “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion… Except When It’s Not.” More>

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Postdoc Association Hosts Talk by Former Cal Chancellor Robert Birgeneau

Physicist Robert Birgeneau, the former chancellor of UC Berkeley, will share his life experiences during a talk on Monday, May 22, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association. All Lab employees are invited to attend. More>

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NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Shares Her Experiences in Space; Video of Talk Posted

During her May 11 talk, Rubins, an astronaut and microbiologist, shared her experiences of conducting scientific research aboard the International Space Station (ISS) last year. She described the exhilarating rocket ride, the slow adjustment to microgravity, and how “you’re both the researcher and the experimental subject for a number of studies” aboard the ISS. Go here to watch a video of the talk.

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Javier Vela to Speak at Joint Foundry/ALS Seminar on May 16

Javier Vela, with Iowa State University, will discuss “Chemistry of Materials for Clean Energy: Ternary Phosphides and Organolead Halide Perovskites.” The Molecular Foundry/Advanced Light Source seminar takes place at 11 a.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. More>

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Joint Berkeley Lab-Dow Webinar Series Kicks Off May 10

The series showcases research projects between the Lab and Dow Chemical Company. Osman Karslioglu (Chemical Sciences) gives the first seminar on May 10, 11 a.m. to noon. Webinar viewers can join a discussion after the talk. The next webinar is scheduled for June 22. Go here to access the webinar (access code is 351 077 072). More>

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