Today at Berkeley Lab

The Physicist’s Guide to the Universe

An article in the CERN Courier recognizes the Particle Data Group’s contributions to particle physics over the past 60 years. The story chronicles how PDG grew out of a 1957 article co-authored by the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld to become an international collaboration, led by the Lab, whose comprehensive Review of Particle Physics is popularly known as the “bible of particle physics.”

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IT’s Stephen Lau Helped Save Lives During Santa Rosa Fire

A reserve police officer for Hayward, Lau was among those from departments all over the Bay Area to respond to Santa Rosa’s call for help last week. He and his crew drove towards the flames and went door-to-door in the Kendall and Oakmont neighborhoods telling residents to evacuate. Then as the flames grew, he and other officers had to make a run for it as well. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive on Oct. 19

The Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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How to Help Victims of North Bay Fires

The wildfires burning throughout the North Bay and Wine Country region have claimed at least 29 lives and displaced some 20,000 people. For employees who would like to help those affected, a number of organizations are accepting financial contributions. Go here to view a list of resources.

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TechWomen Delegates From Around the World Visit the Lab

The Lab has welcomed six researchers from five countries participating in TechWomen, an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department that connects early-to mid-career STEM professionals from Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East with their counterparts in the United States. They will be at the Lab until Oct. 17. View an Exposure photo feature here.

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Lab Honors Education Volunteers at Special Event

The Lab recently honored over 400 employees who have volunteered for education and outreach events over the last year. These activities are critical for bringing the Lab’s science into schools and communities. Check out photos from the event here. If you’d like to volunteer to mentor interns, facilitate workshops in schools, or participate in career panels, complete this brief form.

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2017 SHARES Charitable Giving Campaign Begins

Employees can make donations through payroll deductions, or one-off donations directly to preferred charities. Payroll deductions are not pretax, and forms are due by Nov. 14. Visit the SHARES website for more information.

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A Lovely Day for Science at the 2017 Solano Stroll

Lab volunteers recently participated in the Solano Stroll, an annual fair featuring booths, entertainment and food in north Berkeley and Albany. In addition to demos by ESnet, JBEI, and Workforce Development & Education, volunteers fielded hundreds of questions from visitors curious about the Lab. See volunteers list here. The booth was organized by Government & Community Relations.

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Reception for Lab Education-Outreach Volunteers on Sept. 21

Hundreds of Lab staff volunteer for education and outreach programs across the Bay Area. Celebrate their substantial impact on schools and communities at the annual Berkeley Lab Education Volunteer Recognition event on Sept. 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the cafeteria dining room. Volunteers should bring/wear their ambassador t-shirt for a group photo at 4 p.m.

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BASIS Science Outreach Program Sign-Up and Sept. 28 Kickoff Event

Sign up to become a science role model for elementary school students while teaching fun and engaging science and engineering lessons. Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS) is a fun, easy way to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Learn more at a kick-off event on Sept. 28, noon to 2 p.m. in 775 Tan Hall at UC Berkeley, which features hands-on activities and free pizza.

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